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Essex County

Job Title: County Planner 
Status:  Full time, Salary:  $37,069 – 59,311
Pay Grade:  111, FLSA Status:  Non-exempt

Essex County, Virginia, is accepting applications for the newly created full-time position of County Planner.  Essex County is a predominantly rural county located on the Virginia Middle Peninsula along the banks of the Rappahannock River. This position will be responsible for a variety of community planning and land use code administration functions including zoning ordinance and subdivision ordinance permitting and administration.  The County Planner will work closely with the public, county staff, and elected and appointed County Boards and Commissions including the Planning Commission, Board of Zoning Appeals, and Board of Supervisors.  Excellent writing and communication skills are a must.  This position will report to and be under the supervision of the County Administrator.

Minimum requirements for the position are a Bachelors’ degree in Planning, Public Administration, or related field with three or more years of public or private sector community planning experience with demonstrated knowledge and experience in zoning and subdivision ordinance administration and enforcement, or any equivalent combination of education and experience which demonstrate the ability to perform the duties of the position. Experience with Chesapeake Bay Preservation Act or other coastal/wetland regulations are desirable.  Applicants which possess experience and working knowledge of ESRI ArcGIS will receive preferred status among candidates. The County provides a competitive salary with excellent benefits.

To be considered a completed County employment application form, cover letter, and resume is to be submitted to Timothy L.  Wilson, County Administrator, PO Box 1079, Tappahannock, VA 22560.  For further information on the position, County benefits, and applying please call Pam Smith, Assistant County Administrator at (804) 443-8155.  Open until filled. Review of applications will begin on May 15, 2017.

Essex County is an equal opportunity provider.


Job Title: Communications Operator - Dispatch 

Status:  Full Time, Salary - $30,688 Grade 108, with benefits and
 Part-time, Hourly Rate - $14.75, no benefits

The Sheriff of Essex County is seeking a full time and part-time individuals to perform radio and communications work in the communications division of the Sheriff’s Department on an assigned shift. The Communications Operator position performs skilled emergency service work that involves receiving emergency 911 and non-emergency requests for law enforcement assistance, determining nature/urgency of law enforcement, initiating law enforcement or other emergency personnel action (i.e., Sheriff, Fire, Public works, Animal Control, Virginia Highway Department, etc.) and maintaining close contact with field units to monitor response and needed support requirements. Employee must be able to operate a computer terminal connected to the Virginia Criminal and the National Crime Information Center. Employee must exercise considerable tact and firmness in obtaining information from distressed person(s). Employee must exercise independent judgment and initiative in receiving messages, responding to emergency situations, and dispatching calls. This position performs work under the supervision of the Communications Supervisor.  This position works varied shifts to include nights, weekends, and holidays.

A high school diploma or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience that provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job is required.  Must complete Basic Dispatch School and obtain VCIN Certification within first year of employment. A criminal background check is required.

For more information please contact the Sheriff of Essex County, Stanley S. Clarke, at 804-443-3346.  To be considered, a completed Essex County employment application is required and may be obtained at the bottom of this page. Completed applications should be submitted to Stanley S. Clarke, P. O. Box 955, Tappahannock, VA  22560. Open to all applicants April 1 – April 30, 2017.  Open until filled.  

Essex County is an equal opportunity provider.

Employment Documents

Essex County Job Application

Please return completed applications to:

Mrs. Pam Smith,
Assistant County Administrator
Essex County, Virginia
P.O. Box 1079
Tappahannock, VA 22560-1079

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Esta institución es un proveedor de servicios con igualdad de oportunidades.


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