Location: Fairfax County, VA

Planning and Development Director

Salary: $150,000 to $206,155

Closing: 6/17/22

Fairfax County is expansive, prosperous, and dynamic–and has the distinction of being the largest locality in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. It is immediately west of the nation’s capital. The Shenandoah Valley and Blue Ridge Mountains lie an hour to the west and three hours to the east is the Atlantic Ocean, Rehoboth Beach, DE and Ocean City, MD. The County itself is an attractive area characterized by gently rolling hills, tree-lined streets, and friendly engaging people. Its variety of housing, great schools, and access to numerous attractions make it a popular place to live.

The County is looking for a dynamic, visionary, enthusiastic individual. The best candidate will have with a proven track record for transforming a community, a vision for the County’s future, and a passion for excellence in planning and design. As the County continues to transform, the ideal candidate will have a solid grasp of the elements that lead to great places, through new development, redevelopment, and preservation.

A Master's degree in planning, architecture, public policy, or a related field, from an accredited college or university plus ten years of increasingly responsible professional planning experience, including supervision of the planning operations for a large urban community is required. Registration as a Certified Planner with the American Institute of Certified Planners or similar profession is a plus.

How to Apply
To apply, e-mail your cover letter and resume to by June 17th. Faxed and mailed resumes will not be considered. Questions should be directed to Colin Baenziger at (561) 707-3537, Lynelle Klein at (970) 433-7189, or Stephen Sorrell at (513) 317-0678. For more information, go to and click on “Executive Search / Active Recruitments.