Location: Prince William County, VA

Planning Director

The Position
Located in the thriving Washington, D.C. Metro Area, Prince William is in search of a new Planning Director. The Director will lead the Planning Department in the second largest county and one of the fastest growing counties in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The Planning Director oversees all long- range planning, current planning, and zoning matters within the County.

Currently, the Planning Director has six (6) direct reports, including a Deputy Planning Director, Administrative Specialist, and four (4) division managers/administrators. The Planning Director reports to one of the organization’s Deputy County Executives. The position is open following the promotion of the former Planning Director.

Experience and Education
Minimum requirements are a High School diploma or G.E.D., five (5) years of planning experience, and a minimum of three (3) years of senior management experience.

Preferred qualifications include a bachelor’s degree in planning, architecture, landscape architecture, public administration, or a related field and American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) certification. Public sector planning, urban design experience, and a demonstrated focus on redevelopment, urban form, and human interaction is also highly preferred.

There is no residency requirement although reasonable moving expenses may be provided as part of an overall compensation package. There is a strong preference for residency.

The salary range is $120,262–$200,436, depending on qualifications. Benefits offered include the following:

  • Medical, dental, vision, and life insurance
  • Retirement benefits through the Virginia Retirement System (VRS)
  • Holiday, personal, and sick and annual leave
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Flexible Spending Account Program
  • Retiree Health Insurance and Credit Program
  • Eligibility to join the PWC Employees’ Credit Union 

How to Apply
Applications will be accepted electronically by The Novak Consulting Group at Applicants complete a brief online form and are prompted to provide a cover letter and resume. Open until filled with the first review of applications on September 1, 2020.