Full Time with Benefits/Salary $68,268-$122,883

Summary & Scope of Responsibilities:
Under the general direction of and in collaboration with the Town Manager performs professional,
administrative, and supervisory work in coordinating the activities of the Department of Community
Development and Zoning. This individual provides a full range of management, technical,
administrative, and field services in order to maintain and implement the Zoning Ordinance,
Subdivision Ordinance, Comprehensive Plan, and sections of the Town’s Code of Ordinances. The
position fills the following roles: Planning Manager, Zoning Administrator, and Director of
Community Development. The incumbent manages the activities of professional/technical and
clerical staff engaged in comprehensive planning, zoning, subdivision/site plan review, GIS,
economic development, parks and recreation, and code enforcement.. Work also involves serving as
technical advisor to the Town Manager, Clerk to the Planning Commission, and Clerk to the Board
of Zoning Appeals. Employee is responsible for preparing the department’s proposed budget and
monitoring expenditures. Employee is also responsible for overseeing the compilation of monthly
and special reports. Employee must exercise tact and firmness in dealing with the general public,
volunteers, developers, contractors, and public officials. This individual is also responsible for
performance management activities for department employees, to include annual performance
Reporting Relationships: Reports directly to the Town Manager.**
Essential Tasks & Responsibilities:

  • Oversees coordination of all applications for land use, zoning, and development to

include meeting with developers prior to application, pre-clearing site inspections, andmonitoring of sites after development.

  • Oversees interpreting, maintaining, and updating the Zoning Ordinance, Subdivision

Ordinance, and the Comprehensive Plan.

  • Ensures coordination with various regional, state, and federal agencies involved in

development and land use regulation.

  • Serves as staff liaison to Town Council, Planning Commission, and Board of Zoning


  • Oversees enforcement of applicable Codes and ordinances to include Zoning Code, in

addition to all State and/or Federal standards.

  • Works with Town Manager to prepare annual department goals/work plans and budget,

monitors revenues and expenditures for department.

  • Prepares public notices and advertisements, as well as provides staff reports for all

rezoning applications, conditional use permits, and variances.

  • Provides staff reports on special projects assigned by Town Manager.
  • Evaluates proffers and makes recommendations.
  • Manages the staff assigned to Community Development and Zoning.

Other Responsibilities & Tasks:

  • Prepares code amendments.
  • Reviews proposed legislative changes.
  • Provides technical assistance for plan review, ensuring accuracy, completeness, and

compliance with all applicable Town and State Codes.

  • Serves as leader and role model to other employees.
  • May be required to represent the Town at networking or other municipal development


  • Maintains and adheres to quality and safety standards and departmental goals and

workplace values.

  • Coordinates with other department representatives to maintain a seamless approach to the

health, safety, and general welfare of all residents, visitors, and business patrons of theTown.

  • Oversees approval of all zoning permits.
  • Works closely with the Code Official, Town Manager, and Town Attorney in

enforcement of Zoning, Subdivision, and Town Code of Ordinance.

  • Works closely with Town Clerk in coordinating planning commission and perhaps other

agendas and packet preparation.

  • Supports field staff in conducting field inspections relative to violations.
  • Provides public education as necessary regarding the process of development and all

provisions of the Zoning and Subdivision ordinances.

  • Prepares and delivers timely and effective performance evaluations for direct reports


  • Possesses relevant management skills and practices to include budgeting, policy and

procedures development, and personnel supervision.**
Knowledge, Competencies & Technical Skills:

  • Knowledge of, and three years of experience using, Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel,

PowerPoint, Publisher and Outlook).

  • Use of proper English grammar demonstrated in written communication and speech.
  • Valid Virginia Driver’s License.
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills.
  • Ability to analyze complex issues and develop implementable solutions.
  • Ability to make presentations to various audiences and use of audio-visual equipment.
  • Ability to communicate/educate the public, contractors, engineers, elected officials and

co-workers effectively and successfully.

Expected Hours & Travel:
Salaried position that is expected to work as many hours as required. Minimal travel, however,
occasional travel to conferences and/or other educational opportunities.

Required Education & Experience:

  • A Bachelor of Science degree (Master’s degree preferred) in urban planning, public

administration, business administration, or a combination of education, training, andexperience to sufficiently demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed for this

  • Specialized technical training in zoning.
  • Knowledge of zoning and land use regulations – must have acquired a Certified Zoning

Administrator (CZA) designation through the Virginia Association of Zoning Officials(VAZO) or have the ability to acquire certification within one year.

Desired Experience:

  • Certification as a professional planner through the American Institute of Certified

Planners (AICP) or the ability to be certified by the AICP within one year ofappointment to the position of Director of Community Development and Zoning.

  • Comprehensive knowledge/experience preferred in overseeing Economic

Development incentives and activities.

  • Ability to utilize Geographic Information Systems.

AAP/EEO Statement: This position description provides a general overview of the
environmental conditions inherent in the job setting, as well as the physical, mental, and sensory
requirements necessary to perform the essential functions of this position.
The Town follows the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in all hiring
and employment decisions. The Town will not discriminate on the basis of disability in its hiring
and employment practices and will make reasonable accommodations or the known physical or
mental limitations of a qualified applicant or employee with a disability upon request unless the
accommodation would cause an undue hardship on the operation of the Town’s business.
Persons with disabilities are encouraged to contact the Director of Human Resources (at 315
Douglas Ave. Colonial Beach, VA, 22443) when accommodations and job modifications may be
Non-Discrimination in Employment

The Town does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex,
pregnancy, national origin, political affiliation, marital status, disability, genetic information,
age, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factors.
Duties and Responsibilities may change: This position description is subject to change at any
time as the needs of the Town change. Nothing set forth herein restricts the Town’s right to
assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this position at any time with or without notice.
Position open until filled. Applications may be obtained from Town Hall, 315 Douglas Avenue,
Colonial Beach, VA 22443, or online at https://colonialbeachva.net/233/Apply-for-Employment.
Return completed applications to Kimberly Fink, Human Resources via email at

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $68,268.00 – $122,883.00 per year


  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance


  • 8 hour shift