Regional Planner Position

Regional Planner:  Commonwealth Regional Council (CRC) is seeking a Regional Planner to assist in planning initiatives. The selected candidate will be responsible for supporting staff on planning initiatives involving research, community development, emergency planning, transportation planning, comprehensive plan updates, comprehensive economic development, environmental planning, grant proposals as well as other duties as assigned.  Successful applicants should have excellent written/verbal and communication skills as well as the ability to facilitate meetings and convey a project or idea in an organized fashion to local officials.  GIS skills and website upkeep are a plus but not required.

Any combination of years of experience and/or education equivalent to a four-year degree with time focused on planning, or other related fields will be considered.  Excellent benefits including vacation/sick leave, holidays, health insurance, life insurance, and retirement programs.  Salaried position with salary dependent upon qualifications and experience.  Possession of a valid Driver’s License issued by the Commonwealth of Virginia is required.  Prospective employees will be expected to work in the office setting and have the ability to travel for various program activities in the region and also to workshops and training in and outside the State.  This position will be open until filled.  EOE.

Please send a cover letter, and résumé including 3 references to the Commonwealth Regional Council, ATTN Job Candidate, P.O. Box P, Farmville, VA  23901.   You may also email information to:  mfoster@virginiasheartland.org , subject line: Regional Planner Candidate.