Director of Community Development

Director of Community Development

Shenandoah County is inviting applications for the position of Director of Community Development within the County’s Department of Community Development.

Shenandoah County is seeking a highly motivated, innovative, and experienced individual to lead the County’s Department of Community Development. The Director of Community Development performs difficult professional and administrative work in managing, planning, coordinating, and directing the operations and activities of the County’s Department of Community Development, including the divisions and functional areas of planning, building inspections, zoning, erosion and sediment control, and stormwater management. Work is performed under the general supervision of the County Administrator.

Comprehensive knowledge of the advanced principles and practices of community planning and development; thorough knowledge of current development practices and principles and practices of local government organization; comprehensive knowledge and use of management principles and practices; general knowledge of landscape architecture and traffic engineering; general knowledge of the principles and practices of civil engineering as they relate to planning and subdivision design and control; thorough knowledge of geographic information systems; competent in computer operations and relevant software programs; ability to interpret and analyze technical and statistical information; ability to present ideas effectively both orally and in writing and prepare a variety of clean and comprehensive reports and presentations; ability to establish and maintain effective professional working relationships with employees, officials, other agencies, and the general public.

Requires any combination of education and experience equivalent to a bachelor’s degree in urban or regional planning, public administration, business administration, landscape architecture, geography or related field from an accredited college or university and considerable experience in local government planning, community development, or zoning, to include supervision of planning operations and/or zoning administration. Master’s degree in urban or regional planning, public administration, business administration, landscape architecture, geography or related field from an accredited college or university preferred.

The annual pay range for this FLSA exempt position is $70,033—$103,964 with an anticipated hiring range of $81,216—$94,186, commensurate with qualifications and experience. The County offers an excellent benefits package, including Virginia Retirement System, health and dental insurance, vacation and sick leave, and holidays. The successful candidate must pass a pre-employment, post-offer drug screening and background check.

The County application, recruitment packet, and position description are available in the links provided below, or in the Office of the County Administrator, 600 North Main Street, Suite 102,

Woodstock, VA 22664, 540-459-6165. Qualified applicants should submit a complete application, cover letter, and resume in person or by mail to the attention of Ms. Mandy R. Belyea, 600 North Main Street, Suite 102, Woodstock, Virginia 22664. Applications may also be submitted electronically to Ms. Belyea: mbelyea@shenandoahcountyva.us.

The position will close at 2:00 pm prevailing time on Friday, March 5, 2021.

Shenandoah County is an Equal Opportunity Employer