Employment Opportunities

Director of Planning and Land Use

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Lancaster County is seeking a Director of Planning and Land Use to oversee the development, implementation and enforcement of the county's comprehensive plan, zoning ordinance, subdivision ordinance, erosion and sediment control ordinance, Chesapeake Bay Preservation Act, wetlands ordinance, other regulatory processes dealing with planning and land use and other duties as assigned.

Minimum qualifications include any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from an accredited college/university with major course work in urban or regional planning or related discipline; Virginia driver's license; at least two years' experience in planning, zoning or similar fields; and a knowledge of state, federal and local laws regulating land use matters.  A history of supervisory experience is desirable, but not mandatory.

This is a full-time position with benefits.  Salary commensurate with experience.  Lancaster County is an equal opportunity employer.  Contact the county administration office at 8311 Mary Ball Road, Lancaster, VA 22503, 804-462-5129, FAX 804-462-0031  for a detailed job description and application or download here (employment application link is at the bottom of the page).  Resumes are welcome, but must be accompanied by a county employment application.  Applications should be sent to the aforementioned address, Attention: Don G. Gill, County Administrator.  Interviews are expected to begin in early January 2019, but the position remains open until filled.

Finance Officer (Part Time)

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Lancaster County is seeking to employ an individual on a part-time basis to perform independently complex professional work, under the auspices of the county administrator. Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the planning, coordinating, and directing of all aspects of county financial management and administration in the areas of budgeting, general accounting, purchasing/procurement, debt issuance, financial/fiscal analysis and related work as apparent or assigned. Work involves ensuring the financial integrity of the county's operation by establishing policies and procedures and maintaining sound financial practices.

Must be able to perform duties independently with minimum oversight, prepare reports and make public presentations. Must have good oral and written communication skills. Must be available to attend evening meetings when requested.

Minimum qualifications: Bachelor's degree from an accredited college with a degree in accounting, finance, public administration, business administration or related field required. Considerable knowledge of and 3 to 5 years of experience with public budgeting, finance and accounting preferred and may be substituted for bachelor's degree. Knowledge of and experience with Virginia local government budgeting and finance, Virginia procurement statutes and regulations.

Hourly rate negotiable and dependent upon qualifications.  Minimum workload of 16 hours per week with expected workload of 20 hours per week.

Complete job description and county application form may be downloaded here (PDF format) or obtained from the County Administrator's Office at the address and telephone number listed below. Inquiries should be directed to the County Administrator's Office.

Submit letter of interest, completed county application form, minimum of three (3) professional references, salary history and any other materials documenting applicant's qualifications to:

Lancaster County Administrator's Office
8311 Mary Ball Road
Lancaster, Virginia 22503
Telephone: (804) 462-5129

Position is open until filled. First review of applications shall begin during the week of Monday, October 15, 2018. Lancaster County is an equal opportunity employer.

Unless otherwise noted, the following form(s) must be submitted:

Lancaster County Employment Application Form