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Town Planner (Entry Level Public Administration)

Town of Round Hill

Round Hill, VA United States

The Town of Round Hill is looking for a future leader seeking meaningful opportunities in local government to join our team as the Town Planner. Do you see yourself as a someone with an outgoing personality who enjoys working with people? Are you a self-starter and a problem-solver? Are you creative and innovative?

The Town of Round Hill wants to attract a talented emerging professional in the field of community planning and public administration to serve as the Town Planner.

The Town Planner works under the direction of the Town Administrator (who also serves as Zoning Administrator) playing a leading role in planning, coordinating, and facilitating Town projects and programs. The Town Planner routinely interacts with Town leadership and attends high-level meetings to support the Town Administrator and Mayor respond to current events and community issues.

Working for the Town of Round Hill means that you will be part of a team committed to upholding the public interest and a greater community vision. The ideal candidate embraces the values of honesty, accountability and commitment to public service and while taking pride in their work. The Town Planner is the first point of contact for many residents and business owners to get the information and assistance they need. The Town Planner is expected to have strong writing, organizational and interpersonal skills.

This entry-level position is an excellent opportunity to learn about every facet of a municipal operation, as you join a greater network of community leaders in Western Loudoun County. More importantly, you will be given tasks and responsibilities that allow you to make a difference to the residents of Round Hill. You will also learn about the role of serving as a Zoning Official for the Town in the future.


The Town of Round Hill, Virginia has a population of 600 residents and provides water and sewer service to a population of about 3,000 residents outside of town limits. Round Hill is located in Loudoun County, VA – about 45 minutes from Frederick, MD; 30 minutes from Winchester, VA; and 30 minutes from Charles Town, WV. The Town Planner is one of 6 key staff members, working in the Town Office, responsible for the administration of Town operations. The Town Office hours of operation are 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. Attendance at Town Council and Planning Commission evening meetings is required (as well as other Board and Committee meetings as needed).

Education & Experience:

A Bachelor's Degree from an accredited four-year college or university in Planning, Public Administration, Urban Affairs, Public Policy, or Community Development; and at least 2 years of related work experience. Applicants with degrees in related fields are invited to apply if their educational background and experience provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. Applicable internships (paid or unpaid) may satisfy the experience requirement. A Master's Degree in a related field may satisfy the experience requirement.

Salary & Benefits:

Salary will be in the range of $45,000 to $55,000 depending on the qualifications of the selected candidate. Total compensation package includes the Virginia Retirement System participation, paid vacation and sick leave, medical and dental insurance, approved professional membership dues and approved continuing education expenses. The Town of Round Hill follows Loudoun County Government Holiday Schedule (about 12 holidays per year). Please note that the Town Administrator reserves the right to consider varied experiences and educational backgrounds, and adjust the salary offer as needed.


Send your application, letter of interest and resume, along with the contact information from at least three work (or education-related) references to: Melissa Hynes, Town Administrator, Town of Round Hill, P.O. Box 36, Round Hill, VA, 20142, or hand deliver to 23 Main Street, Round Hill, VA or email to mhynes@roundhillva.org. The following items must be included with the application: two work (or education) related written recommendation letters (from a professor or supervisor) and two applicable writing samples. Employment is contingent upon passing a background check and drug test.

Job Description

Job Application

APPLICATION DEADLINE is February 4, 2019, at 4:30 pm.

Please contact the Town Administrator with questions at mhynes@roundhillva.org

Experience Level
Entry (0-1 year)
AICP Level
Comprehensive or Long-Range Planning
Salary Range
$45,000 to $55,000 (DOQ)

Contact Information

Melissa Hynes
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