Planning Administrator – City of Chesapeake, VA

Deadline: December 21, 2023

Planning Administrator – City of Chesapeake, Virginia

Position Summary

The Planning Department is seeking to fill the role of Planning Administrator for Comprehensive Planning division with an organized and motivated individual who CARES for the City of Chesapeake. This position of Planning Administrator will coordinate the operations of the Comprehensive Planning Division and is responsible for management of personnel and work programs. The Planning Administrator will also oversee complicated long-range planning studies and plans. Other duties will include budget preparation, contract oversight, and project management. The ideal candidate will have a passion for public service, commitment to innovation, and possess leadership qualities. The Comprehensive Planning Administrator will provide individuals with the opportunity to have a positive impact on the City through developing and implementing policy that makes Chesapeake an exceptional place to live, learn, work, farm, and play!

VOCATIONAL/EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENT: Requires a bachelor’s degree in planning or a closely related field.

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENT: In addition to satisfying the vocational/education standards, this class requires a minimum of four years of full-time equivalent experience.

SPECIAL CERTIFICATIONS AND LICENSES: Requires a valid driver’s license and a driving record that is in compliance with theCity Driving Standards.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Employees may be expected to work hours in excess of their normally scheduled hours in response to short-term department needs and/or City-wide emergencies.

Advertised Salary: $77,342 – $127,614; Depending on experience.

Hybrid telework schedule may be available. 

The City of Chesapeake offers an exceptional range of benefits. Please browse our Benefits Brochure, for a full list of benefits and employee perks.

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