Job Opening – Town Planner


(Entry Level Job Posting)

Do you have a passion for public service? Do you want to make a positive impact in the lives of residents of a small town? The Town of Round Hill is looking for a future leader seeking meaningful opportunities in local government to join our team as the Town Planner.

Do you see yourself as someone with an outgoing personality who enjoys working with people? Are you a self-starter and a problem-solver? Are you creative and innovative? The Town of Round Hill wants to attract a talented emerging professional in the field of community planning and public administration to serve as the Town Planner.

The Town Planner works under the direction of the Town Administrator (who also serves as Zoning Administrator) playing a leading role in planning, coordinating, and facilitating Town projects and programs. The Town Planner routinely interacts with Town leadership and attends high-level meetings to support the Town Administrator and Mayor responding to current events and community issues.

At the Town of Round Hill, you will be part of a team committed to upholding the public interest and being a part of a greater community vision. The ideal candidate embraces the values of honesty, accountability and commitment to public service and while taking pride in their work. The Town Planner is the first point of contact for many residents and business owners to get the information and assistance they need.

This entry-level position is an excellent opportunity to learn about every facet of a municipal operation, as you join a greater network of community leaders in Western Loudoun County. More importantly, you will be given tasks and responsibilities that allow you to make a difference to the residents and business community of Round Hill. You will also learn about the role of serving as a Zoning Official.

The Town of Round Hill, Virginia has a population of 600 residents and provides water and sewer service to a population of about 3,000 residents outside of town limits. Round Hill is located in Loudoun County, VA – about 45 minutes from Frederick, MD; 30 minutes from Winchester, VA; and 30 minutes from Charles Town, WV.   The Town Planner is one of 6 staff members, working in the Town Office, responsible for the administration of Town operations. The Town Office hours are 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. Attendance at Town Council evening meetings and Planning Commission evening meetings is required (as well as other Board and Committee meetings as needed).

Job Description & Application is found at the end of this Advertisement 

Ideal Candidate: The ideal candidate will have the ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing; relates well to individuals at all levels within and outside the organization; is tactful in contentious situations; possesses the interpersonal skills to adapt to diverse personalities and styles, facilitate group discussions, and make formal presentations; shows composure to be cool under pressure; learns quickly, understands complex processes and procedures, and applies creativity to find solutions; prioritizes workload, sets and meets deadlines, and performs well with minimal direct supervision; effectively copes with change; shifts gears comfortably and handles uncertainty; is action-oriented and full of energy for challenging tasks. Please follow link below to read the complete Job Description. 

Minimum Qualifications: A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four-year college or university in Planning, Public Administration, Political Science, Urban Affairs, Public Policy, or Community Development; and at least 2 years of related work experience. Applicants with degrees in related fields are invited to apply if their educational background and experience provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities to excel at the above described functions. Applicable internships (paid or unpaid) may satisfy the experience requirement. A Master’s Degree in a related field may be considered for the experience requirement.

Salary & Benefits: Salary will be in the range of $45,000 to $55,000 depending on the qualifications of the selected candidate. Total compensation package includes the Virginia Retirement System participation, paid vacation and sick leave, medical and dental insurance, approved professional membership dues and approved continuing education expenses. The Town of Round Hill follows Loudoun County Government Holiday Schedule (about 12 holidays per year). Please note that the Town Administrator reserves the right to consider varied experiences and educational backgrounds, and adjust the salary offer as needed.

Application: Send your application, letter of interest and resume, along with the contact information from at least three work (or education-related) references to: Melissa Hynes, Town Administrator, Town of Round Hill, P.O. Box 36, Round Hill, VA, 20142, or hand deliver to 23 Main Street, Round Hill, VA or email to [email protected] (see below for additional instructions).

Special Instructions: The following items must be included with the application: two work (or education-related) written recommendation letters (from a professor or colleague) and two applicable writing samples. Employment is contingent upon passing a background check and drug test.

Please contact the Town Administrator with questions at [email protected]

APPLICATION DEADLINE is February 4, 2019 at 4:30 pm. EOE

Town Planner Entry Level Job Description

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