Planner II

Roanoke County   Roanoke, VA   Full-time     Administration / Clerical
Posted on June 3, 2022
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Performs difficult professional work preparing and amending programs, policies, and ordinances used to guide current and future development within the County.   May prepare reports to be acted upon by the Planning Commission and/or the Board of Supervisors.  Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Assists in the preparation and annual update of the comprehensive plan for the development of the County
  • Review site plans and subdivision plats for compliance with the County’s development regulations
  • Participates in the review of rezoning, special use permits and variances
  • Assists in researching, documenting and developing policies on matters pertaining to County planning
  • Prepares codes and ordinances for consideration by the Planning Commission and the Board of Supervisors
  • Answers inquiries from the public concerning planning and zoning policies
  • Prepares complex technical planning reports and studies, including data collection survey development, graphics, public information materials and proposed official actions


Required: Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in urban and regional planning or a related field. Preferred: Master's Degree from an accredited college or university in urban planning or a related field
Required: One (1) or more years experience in comprehensive planning, reviewing development proposals, developing codes and ordinances, and policy analysis. 
Certifications/ Licenses
Required: Valid Virginia driver's license with good driving record.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of urban and regional planning
  • Thorough knowledge of land use, housing, natural resource management, transportation, and community and economic development
  • Ability to perform policy analysis and programming
  • Ability to interpret and prepare ordinances and codes related to development in the County
  • Ability to perform research and prepare oral and written reports
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, citizens and other government officials
  • Skill in the use of standard computer hardware and software including Microsoft Office and ArcGIS
Additional Requirements
Subject to a complete criminal history background search with acceptable results. Must be able to perform the job as described in the Physical and Environmental Demands section of this job description. May be subject to DMV driving record review as required by duties assigned. May be required to attend some night meetings.
Supervisory Responsibilities


Full-time employees are eligible for a comprehensive benefit package that includes:

• Progressive Flexible Leave Plan with cash-in option
• Twelve paid holidays
• Short Term Disability Insurance
• Long Term Disability Insurance
• Health, Vision and Dental Insurance
• Life Insurance
• Flexible Spending Accounts - Medical and Dependent Care
• Virginia Retirement System - Membership in VRS is automatic upon hire into a covered   position.  County contributes and employees pay their membership contribution.
• Deferred Compensation Plan with County Match
• Employee Assistance Program
• Credit Union Membership