Planning Director

Are you looking for an opportunity to join a supportive team of local government professionals in a community with an excellent quality of life?  Powhatan County is the Richmond region’s best kept secret for work-life balance while being a short drive from the capital city’s amenities. 

We are seeking a Planning Director to join our creative team of local government innovators and oversee the operations of the Planning department.  Successful performance helps ensure that construction in the county meets established standards of quality and safety and sets trends for future growth.  This position is a full time, benefit eligible position with a starting salary of $60,076.

Position Details
  • Department: Community Development
  • Compensation: Starting salary is $60,076
  • Hours: Full-time
  • Deadline: Position open until filled.

This position requires a Bachelor’s Degree in planning, urban studies, public administration or related field (Master’s Degree preferred) and a minimum of five years in local government planning, including a minimum of three years supervisory experience. AICP certification is required.

Candidates shall be able to demonstrate specific and successful experience in Comprehensive Planning, Zoning and Subdivision Ordinances, and other land-use issues (such as special planning districts, water and sewer policies, and transportation policies).  The ideal candidate will also possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with an emphasis on employee relations such as, but not limited to, team building, conflict resolution, and staff development of assigned personnel.

The position serves as the primary technical advisor to the Assistant County Administrator, the Planning Commission and the Board of Supervisors regarding land use issues, and ensures clear and accurate conveyance of this information to the general public.

Click HERE to Submit completed County application through the County's website.  Hard copies of the application may also be obtained in person at 3834 Old Buckingham Road, Powhatan, VA 23139 or through email

Equal Opportunity and Drug Free Workplace

Powhatan County is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) and encourages women, veterans and minorities to apply.  Powhatan County is a  Drug Free Workplace.

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