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The RRPDC is a regional planning agency serving
the Town of Ashland;
the City of Richmond; and
the counties of Charles City, Chesterfield, Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, New Kent, and Powhatan.

Richmond Regional
Planning District Commission

9211 Forest Hill Avenue
Suite 200
Richmond, VA 23235

Directions to RRPDC

Phone:  804.323.2033
Fax:  804.323.2025

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


Employment Opportunities

We're Hiring

The Richmond Regional Planning District Commission maintains a staff to execute its mission. The administration of the Commission is delegated to the Executive Director who reports to the RRPDC Board. 

The RRPDC offers its employees a wide range of standard and elective benefits including paid vacation and sick leave, flexible work schedules, and insurance. Applicants for employment should submit a cover letter and completed application, as outlined below.

As a political subdivision of the Commonwealth chartered under the Regional Cooperation Act, RRPDC employees are government employees and subject to all applicable state and federal laws.

Current Openings

Full-time Positions

Director of Transportation - September 17, 2018

The Richmond Regional Planning District Commission (RRPDC), located in Richmond, Virginia, is seeking an experienced, dynamic and energetic transportation planning professional to lead its regional transportation planning and programming efforts.  This position is designed to play a significant role in the future of transportation infrastructure in the Richmond region and is ideal for motivated and energetic professionals who possess a strong commitment to public service and regional planning.

The Director of Transportation reports to the Executive Director of the RRPDC and directs the work prioritized by the Richmond Regional Transportation Planning Organization (RRTPO) through development of the Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP).  The RRTPO is the federal and state designated MPO for the nine jurisdictions of the Richmond Region.  Competitive candidates will possess a comprehensive knowledge of federal and state urban transportation planning requirements as well as familiarity with project development, funding and financial programming.  All candidates should demonstrate ability to work collaboratively with members of local government staffs, elected officials and state and federal agency representatives.  Strong interpersonal, personnel, fiscal and project management skills are critical to the success of the selected candidate. Detailed job description. 

Eligible candidates hold an undergraduate degree in Planning, Engineering or a related field and possess significant progressively responsible experience in Transportation Planning.  A Masterís degree is preferred with at least 10 yearsí experience in Transportation Planning with at least 5 years serving in a supervisory role. 

Compensation includes salary commensurate with experience and qualifications and a very competitive benefits package including health, vision and dental insurance, flexible working environment and retirement programs through the Virginia Retirement System and ICMA. 

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and RRPDC employment application to Brenda Stone-Cannaday, Human Resources Coordinator at    

Interviews will be scheduled beginning at the end of October; the position will remain open until filled.  EOE

Part-time Positions

The RRPDC is not currently seeking applicants for part-time employment.

Internship Positions


Research and Data Development

The RRPDC is seeking an intern to assist in the development of the regionís socioeconomic data and forecasts and various plans, programs, and studies.  The primary duties will be demographic data development and research.  The ideal candidates will be able to work with minimal supervision and have some background or experience (academic or work) in development of demographic data and/or forecasts, working with census data, and an interest in regional planning.

Pay is $13.00 - $15.00 per hour for the part-time, hourly positions, depending on experience.  The position is available beginning early September 2018, through December 31, 2018, with a possible extension to June, 2019.  Applicants should be willing to work 20 to 30 hours per week during the school year and up to 40 hours per week when school is not in session (maximum of 32 hours per week on average over any six-month period), depending on project work requirements and class schedule.

Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited undergraduate or graduate degree program related to planning, geography, engineering, public administration, or related fields. The applicants must be computer proficient and experienced with Arc GIS and Microsoft Office 365.  Applicants must also be thorough, detail-oriented, and communicate well, with a willingness to learn new skills.  Applicants should have good analytical, data mining, and time management skills.  Interest in demographics, data development, and travel demand modeling a plus.  This is an excellent opportunity to gain knowledge and experience in regional planning.

Interested candidates should submit an RRPDC employment application, cover letter, and resume following the directions below.


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Hiring & Employment Policies

Instructions to apply

Applicants for employment at the Richmond Regional Planning District Commission should submit a cover letter, resume, and completed application, which can be downloaded for completion by hand (.pdf) or digitally (.zip). Applications, cover letters, and any other requested information may be submitted by postage or electronic mail.

Postage Mail:

Julie Fry, Executive Assistant
Richmond Regional Planning District Commission
9211 Forest Hill Ave., Suite 200
Richmond, VA 23235

Electronic Mail:

Julie Fry
jfry [at ] richmondregional . org

As a means of accommodation to persons with specific disabilities that prevent them from completing this application, confidential assistance in filling out this application may be obtained by calling the RRPDC.

Full-time Employee Benefits Package

The Richmond Regional Planning District Commission offers its full-time employees a wide range of standard and elective benefits including paid vacation and sick leave, flexible work schedules, and insurance.

New employees receive the following benefits:

  • retirement plan through the Virginia Retirement System;

  • fully-paid employee health insurance that includes dental, vision, and prescription drug coverage;

  • fully-paid, group, term-life insurance for employee;

  • annual leave beginning at 12 days per year;

  • sick leave for employee and family illness; and

  • 13.5 standard holidays.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The Richmond Regional Planning District Commission strives to cultivate and maintain an inclusive culture among its staff members. We are committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at RRPDC are based on agency need, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics, disability or any other status protected by the laws or regulations applicable in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

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