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Planner II (Three Positions)

County of Stafford

Stafford, VA United States

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URL: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/stafford/jobs/4547686/planner-ii-00430


Performs intermediate-level professional work in the handling of a variety of assignments in the Department of Planning and Zoning; does related work as required. Work is performed under regular supervision of a more senior level planner. Supervision may be exercised over technical, clerical personnel, and lower level planners.

Effective 7/1/24 the hiring range for this position is from $66,393.60/year to $91,291.20/year based on experience. The full salary range for this position is $66,393.60/year to 116,188.80/year to provide opportunity for growth and development.


  • Performs or assists in the development of studies, analyses, and recommendations in connection with the current and long-range physical, social, and economic development of the County;
  • Gathers, selects, compiles, and analyzes data pertaining to characteristics of the area;
  • Analyzes and summarizes existing conditions, derives conclusions, and develops projections such as for population trends, highway needs, land use, etc.;
  • Manages and reviews subdivision and site plans;
  • Manages and reviews applications for re-zoning, conditional use permits, and Comprehensive Plan Compliance reviews;
  • Assists with the development and implementation of the County Comprehensive Plan and other long range planning tasks, including proffer tracking and growth scenario modeling;
  • Prepares reports and supporting graphic display materials descriptive of research and recommendations;
  • Explains planning problems and procedures to the general public on inquiry;
  • Assists with the County Land Conservation Program;
  • Serves as staff assistant to various boards, commissions, and committees;
  • Prepares presentations and presents information in a public setting;
  • Acts as technical advisors, within field of specializations, to other planners with the department;
  • Assists with training of new personnel;
  • Provides direction to planning technicians and lower level planners working on similar projects;
  • Assists with the background research and planning involved in the implementation of any Board of Supervisors' future vision and/or strategic priorities;
  • Tracks the implementation of development proffers; and
  • Performs related tasks as required.


  • Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of urban planning;
  • General knowledge of land development and engineering practices;
  • General knowledge of economics, sociology and municipal finance as applied to urban planning;
  • General knowledge of State and Local code requirements;
  • General knowledge of Geographic Information Systems;
  • Some knowledge of current literatures and recent developments in the field of urban planning;
  • Ability to analyze and systematically compile technical and statistical information and to prepare technical reports;
  • Ability to prepare and present technical information clearly and in an interesting manner to lay groups and the public;
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with professional colleagues, employees, and representatives of other public agencies;
  • Ability to plan and supervise the work of technical personnel.


Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university with bachelor's degree in urban planning or a related field, and 3 years of experience in professional planning work.

American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) certification preferred.

Experience Level
Mid I (1-4 years)
AICP Level
Comprehensive or Long-Range Planning
Salary Range
$66,393.60/year to $116,188.80/year (Full range)

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