The Town of Dumfries prohibits discrimination against any person in any practice or procedure relating to hiring, promotion, discharge, pay, training, fringe benefits, and other aspects of employment on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, marital status, age, religion, political affiliation, disability which is unrelated to a persons occupational qualifications, or any other non merit factor which is not a bona fide occupational qualification. Reasonable accommodations which do not impose an undue hardship are available to qualified applicants and employees with disabilities, as defined in the Americans with Disabilities Act, during the recruitment process and during employment.  The Town of Dumfries is an equal opportunity employer.

If you have any questions, please call 703-221-3400.


Current Positions:


Director of Public Works


Manages, directs, and coordinates the work of the Department of Public Works, including Administration, Transportation Planning, Stormwater, Building Official, Information Technology, Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) program efforts in accordance with the U.S. Clean Water Act, and Operations (Buildings & Grounds, Vehicle Maintenance, Engineering, and Streets Maintenance). Ensures capital improvement and maintenance projects are performed according to project terms, in compliance with contract guidelines, and in a timely manner. Professional Engineer preferred.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree with coursework in civil engineering or related field; supplemented by five (5) years progressively responsible experience in public works operations and administration; or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.
  • Must have successfully completed required courses and certification; may be required to possess additional certification(s) as deemed necessary by the Town.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid Virginia driver’s license.

Salary Range:

The Salary range for this position is from $70,000 to $78,000 dependent upon qualifications.

Job Description:

Public Works Director

Community Development Director


Manages, directs, and coordinates the all aspects of Community Development activities, including Administration of Community Development, Zoning Administration and Marketing of the Town. All Community development projects are performed according to and in compliance with the Town code, policy, procedures, and guidelines in a timely manner.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree with coursework in urban planning or related field.
  • Three (3) years experience in building and engineering.
  • Three (3) years experience in land use planning and/or zoning administration.
  • Certified Zoning Administrator upon being hired.
  • Must have successfully completed required courses and certification; may be required to possess additional certification(s) as deemed necessary by the Town.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid Virginia driver’s license.

Salary Range

The Salary range for this position is up to $75,000 dependent upon qualifications.

Job Description:

Community Development Director Job Description

Police Officer

The Town of Dumfries has nine (1) Police Officer positions.

Minimum requirements:

  1. Must be a Citizen of the United States;
  2. Must be 21 years of age;
  3. Must be a high school graduate or equivalent;
  4. Must have a valid VA Driver’s License at the time of employment start date;
  5. Must not have been convicted of any felony.

Persons who are interested must submit a completed application to the police department. Resumes should be attached to the application.

Applicants must successfully complete:

  1. Physical Agility Test;
  2. Polygraph Examination;
  3. Psychological Examination;
  4. Physical Examination (to include a Drug Screen);
  5. Credit Check;
  6. Extensive background investigation (i.e. criminal background check, driver transcript review, ect.).

Salary Range

Pay is $46,500 and a standard benefits package that includes VRS LEO retirement and employee fully funded health insurance.


Submit cover letter, resume, and Dumfries Police Department Application to Mayor Foreman, John Wilmer Porter Building, 17755 Main Street, Dumfries, VA 22026. Contact Mayor Foreman at 703.221.3400. The application is located below.

Be sure to print, complete, and submit the “Dumfries Police Department Application” and not the general EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION.

Dumfries Police Department Application

Job Description:

Police Officer Job Description

Planning and Zoning SpecialistThe planning and zoning Specialist is a full time exempt position with the primary purpose in
working with the Planning Commission, Board of Zoning Appeals, Architecture Review Board,
Board of Building Code of Appeals, and Town Council. To guide long range land use planning
and natural resource management for Town of Dumfries and to implement related programs and
regulations, including zoning, subdivision, erosion and sediment control, and floodplain
management. The incumbent ensures the efficient management of records, minutes of meetings,
correspondence, reports, and resources for each Board and Commission. The planning and
zoning specialist will interacts with Town staff, residents, businesses, volunteers and elected
officials. Work days are Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm.

Requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Urban Planning or a related field with one to five years’
experience in planning and zoning, or a combination of equivalent education and experience
Requires significant computer capabilities and proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word,
Excel, and Visio) and ESRI GIS ARC map.

The salary range is based on 40 hour work week ($52,000 – $70,000) dependent upon

A detailed job description can be found at www.dumfriesva.gov. Applications are available
online at: Employment Application

Submit applications no later than 5:00 pm, September 8, 2017, to Jatinder Khokhar, Email to
jkhokhar@dumfriesva.gov, or mail to 17755 Main Street Dumfries VA 22026

Job Description:

Planner & Zoning Specialist





Dumfries Police Department Application