Wythe County is growing, and needs a planner to lead our team’s land use & development. The recent announcement of Blue Star NBR’s $714 million investment to create 2,464 jobs means local government, developers, landowners, industries and commercial interests are looking for innovative and creative ways to meet expected housing demand, future industrial growth and long-term healthy development of the County. Wythe County desires a responsive, creative individual to help us approach these challenges.

Recent investments by Klockner Pentaplast, Musser Lumber, Traeger, STS Group and others put the County in a growth trajectory, building a regional employment magnet at the crossroads of Interstates 77 and 81. This position is a reconfiguration of the Planning Department after a retirement, so the candidate selected will have the opportunity to forge new paths in local planning.

The position works at the direction of the Planning Commission and the Assistant County Administrator. This full-time professional position is exempt from overtime, with pay dependent on experience. The County offers paid annual and sick leave, health insurance, Virginia Retirement System and optional benefits.

Please click here for full job description. Submit letter of interest, resume and county application to Martha Collins, Wythe County Clerk, 340 South Sixth Street, Wytheville, VA  24382. Job posted July 1, 2002. Open until filled. First review of candidates begins July 22.

Wythe County is an equal opportunity employer.