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Land Use Planner – Reston, VA – New Position

Reston, VA · Legal
Land Use Planner – Reston, VA – New Position
Position summary: Land Use Planner will work for a law firm alongside real estate attorneys and senior land planners to assist owners, developers, and investors with all facets of land use and zoning, development and operation of residential, commercial, and large-scale mixed-use projects.
Position responsibilities:
  • Assist in preparing re-zoning, special exception and other land development applications
  • Provide assistance with the processing of permits and bonds
  • Assist in performing land use, zoning, title and survey due diligence
  • Help prepare development agreements, deeds and other legal documents
  • Research, monitor, and report on revisions to local land use policies and zoning ordinances
  • Network and develop relationships with clients, engineers, architects, citizen groups, planning commissioners and elected officials at the local, state and federal levels
  • Attend public hearings and assist in preparing public presentations to represent clients’ interests.
  • Work directly with clients, planning staff, planning commissions, board of supervisors and council members, as well as other local, state and federal authorities
  • Other tasks as assigned or required
Skills & experience: 
  • A bachelor's degree or MA in a relevant field of study
  • 1 to 3 years of experience working on real estate project development
  • Available to work overtime, as required
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail with the ability to manage multiple priorities and track extensive details
  • Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with clients and all levels of personnel and handle confidential information sensitively and discreetly
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team in a fast-paced environment, while demonstrating initiative, diplomacy and tact when under pressure
  • Proficiency in the Microsoft Office suite
  • Minimum of 1 year experience in land use planning or a related real estate position
  • Member of American Planning Association (“APA”)
  • Member of American Institute of Certified Planners (“AICP”)
  • Ability to: work independently and as part of a team in a fast-paced environment for multiple supervisors; manage time and meet deadlines; and maintain flexibility with work assignments (including changes in attorney/paralegal assignments) and work schedule
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work assignments, as well as delegate tasks to service departments when necessary, effectively and efficiently
  • Proven initiative, diplomacy, and tact
  • Excellent written and verbal, communication and proofreading skills and strong attention to detail
  • Reliable, committed, and punctual
To Apply:
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to:

Craig Fleck
Vice President
Chelsea Search Group
4376 Pacifica Way Suite 3
Oceanside, CA 92056
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