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County Planner – Landscape Planner

04/03/2024 5:54 PM | Jennifer Thomas (Administrator)

County Planner – Landscape Planner

Development Review and Design Division

Henrico County Planning Department


The Henrico County Department of Planning has an opening for County Planner in the Development Review and Design Division, which focuses on the review of landscape, lighting, site plan and urban design projects to ensure compliance with county zoning ordinance, site standards, and design guidelines. Duties include preparation of alternative designs for plan review projects that provide solutions during the review process relating to site design, grading and drainage, landscaping and buffering requirements, fencing and lighting; and occasional preparation of landscape plans for special projects.

Requires knowledge and an ability to analyze and apply the principles of planning and urban design, landscape architecture, and site plan and subdivision processes. Reviews and analyzes detailed engineered plans of development, subdivision plans, and architectural plans, for conformity with county codes and regulations, zoning proffers, good planning and engineering principles, and county development policies and procedures. Coordinates the review process for site plans with other county, state, and federal agencies and private corporations. Chairs staff/developer conferences attended by developers and their representatives as well as other reviewing agencies, and prepares and occasionally presents staff reports on plan reviews and staff recommendations to the Planning Commission at public hearings.

Excellent written and oral presentation skills are required and experience presenting at municipal hearings is desirable.  Position requires a significant amount of interaction with citizens, developers, engineers, various state and county agencies, county administration, the Planning Commission, and the Board of Supervisors. Training and experience in landscape design, site construction, and land use practices including the ability to read and interpret detailed site construction, architectural, landscape and lighting plans, is essential. Possession of a degree in Landscape Architecture, Planning, or Urban Design with emphasis on landscape design, as well as PLA licensure or AICP certification, is preferred.


For more information and to apply:


8100 Three Chopt Road, OMG Suite 226

Richmond, VA 23229


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