Pulaski County   Pulaski, VA   Full-time     Other
Posted on December 22, 2021



Pulaski County is hiring for the position of Planning & Zoning Director.  With a population of 34,500, Pulaski County provides a full range of rural and urban services. The County is located along I-81 just north of the I-81/I-77 intersection. With a land area of 327 square miles, Pulaski County encompasses the Towns of Dublin and Pulaski, the New River, Claytor Lake, two state parks, portions of the Jefferson National Forest, and the second largest Boy Scout camp in the US. The County also hosts a regional industrial park, a regional general aviation airport, jail, landfill, sewer treatment plant, home for handicapped adults and the Pulaski Yankees at the historic Calfee Baseball Park. The New River Valley offers a K-Doctorate level educational system through the Pulaski County School system, the Southwest Virginia Governor’s School for Science and Math, New River Community College, Radford University and Virginia Tech.


The essential functions for this position are to oversee the planning and zoning office including the  administration of zoning, subdivision, land development standards, long-range planning, and other related activities and duties. Responsible for enforcement of zoning, land development, and subdivision regulations. Staffs and serves several boards and commissions on behalf of Pulaski County. Does related work as required. Should operate at the executive level to interact with elected officials, appointed officials, and the public. 


Educational Requirements: A Bachelor’s degree in planning, public administration, architecture, geology, or a related field preferred.  Minimum of four (4) years of experience in planning or a related field; project management experience for planning and design of capital improvement projects; general knowledge about a wide range of planning topics; computer skills necessary to work in various Microsoft Office programs and ESRI ArcMap; ability to interpret and draft codes and ordinances; proficiency at public speaking; ability to work effectively in a team environment.  Possession of a valid appropriate driver’s license issued by the Commonwealth of Virginia. 


Preferred: Master’s Degree in planning or related field, AICP certification, minimum of two (2) years of supervisory experience, experience working with building inspectors, Certified Zoning Administrator (CZA) certification. Must have excellent customer service skills, technical writing ability, negotiation skills, verbal communication skills, and Planning Commission Management.


The salary range for the position is $54,797 - $86,784, DOQ.  Benefits include:  health, dental, vision and life insurance, state retirement program, 457b retirement program, county vehicle, sick and vacation leave, paid holidays and more.

Interested applicants may apply at the Virginia Employment Commission Office or complete a County Application located at  and submit it to Tammy Nichols, Human Resources Director at

Application review to begin immediately, position open until filled. 

Equal Opportunity Employer