Director of Community Development – King George County, VA

Deadline: June 30, 2024

Department: Com Development
Job Status: Full-Time
Rate of Pay: $81,612 – $134,660
Status: Until Filled

Job Overview

Reports to the County Administrator, the Community Development Director is a highly responsible professional position that plans, coordinates, and manages the operations and personnel of the Community Development Department; and develops and implements plans, policies, and programs to promote and increase residential and commercial activities with the County of King George. The Director is responsible for coordinating staff support to the Planning Commissions, Boards of Zoning Appeals, elected boards, and other commissions and committees.

Job Responsibilities

Planning, directing, and developing short- and long-range planning activities, services and programs; coordinating and supervising building codes enforcement, zoning ordinance and environmental code enforcement; serving as staff support to various boards and commissions; coordinating work with County Administrator and department directors; maintaining records and files; preparing reports.

 (These are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.)

  • Plans, organizes, and directs the planning, development and building inspections programs.
  • Provides staff assistance and recommendations to the Planning Commissions, Boards of Zoning Appeals, elected boards and other commissions and committees; prepares and presents various reports.
  • Consults with officials of the state and federal government to coordinate all phases of planning and community development for the County.
  • Legally responsible for the review and implementation of the local Zoning and Subdivision ordinance.
  • Supervises the maintenance of GIS, E-911 and long-range planning.
  • Prepares and maintains the general plan for the physical development of all jurisdictions in the County.
  • Coordinates reviews of site development plans to include VDOT, DEQ, VMRC, Service Authority, Fire & Rescue, engineering firms, and other agencies as necessary.
  • Prepares ordinances to implement growth and development policies, prepares amendments to Zoning Ordinance and subdivision regulations.
  • Prepares annual department budget and monitors expenditures as well as Capital Improvement Program requests; evaluates employee performance.
  • Processes rezoning applications, special exception applications, subdivision plats, and site plans.
  • Receives and responds to inquiries from the County Administrator, Board of Supervisors, and citizens.
  • May serve as principal subdivision, sediment and erosion control and zoning administrator for the County.
  •  Performs related tasks as required.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential tasks.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Comprehensive knowledge of the advanced principles and practices of urban planning and community development; comprehensive knowledge of economics, municipal finance and sociology as they apply to urban planning; thorough knowledge of current literature and recent developments in the field; general knowledge of the principles and practices of civil engineering as they relate to planning and subdivision design and control; ability to interpret and analyze technical and statistical information and to prepare and present technical oral and written reports; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates, officials, other governmental agencies and the general public.

Additional Information

Education and Experience: 

Candidates must possess a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university, preferably with a major in Engineering, Urban Planning, Public Administration, Business Administration, or a related field; possession of a Master’s degree is highly desirable. A minimum of five (5) years of direct experience in the field with one to three (1-3) years of extensive, progressively responsible administrative and supervisory experience or any equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities is required.

Special Requirements:

Possession of an appropriate driver’s license valid in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

How to Apply