Central Virginia Planning District Commission
Regional Planner
Salary Range: $49,961-88,400

Closing Date: Open until filled

Lynchburg, VA, United States

Plan the future of beautiful, dynamic, growing central Virginia! Some of the nation’s best-known natural and historical features mark the landscape of central Virginia including the Appalachian Trail, Blue Ridge Parkway, and Appomattox Court House National Historical Park. They surround the Lynchburg metropolitan area, a full-service urban area with a vibrant downtown, quiet neighborhoods, good schools, quality healthcare, and low crime rates. The region’s six institutions of higher learning and charming villages are nestled in the Blue Ridge’s foothills and the banks of scenic, accessible rivers.

Long a railroad town, Lynchburg’s passenger rail station offers three daily departures to Washington, DC, just a couple hours to the northeast. The region is within an hour’s drive of the University of Virginia and Virginia Tech and within two hours of the state capital. Urban bus transit serves the metro area, as does an on- and off-road bicycling network. Downtown arteries are undergoing transformation to complete streets, making the office convenient and accessible to neighborhoods of all types.

CVPDC planners perform professional work in areas of transportation planning and administration; community development; and economic, land-use, and environmental planning. CVPDC offers an ideal environment for motivated and creative individuals to develop and expand their professional skills.  Flexibility in work program and projects provide opportunities for our planners to work in various CVPDC service areas, which include rural development, physical planning and project management, economic development, comprehensive planning, and grant administration for the region and its ten member local governments.

Candidates with any level of experience, including internships, working with a metropolitan planning organization or other regional agency are encouraged to apply. Recent and impending graduates with professional degrees are encouraged to apply as well.

A complete job description can be found on our website here. Position title and salary are negotiable. Salaries for all planner positions range from $49,961 to $88,400. Excellent benefits include the Virginia Retirement System and an additional 457 retirement plan. Additional information on benefits can be found at: https://www.cvpdc.org/employee-resources.html

To be considered, please send a Cover Letter and Resume to Human Resources, Central Virginia Planning District Commission, 828 Main Street, 12th Floor, Lynchburg, VA 24504 or hr@cvpdc.org.