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 bonafide 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:



The Planner 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 the Town 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 Planner will interact 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 or a combination of education and experience equivalent to a bachelor’s and, preferably, a master’s degrees from an accredited college or university with major course work in urban planning or related field.

5 years of progressive experience in professional planning work preferred.

The salary range is based on 40-hour work week ($52,000 – $56,000) dependent upon qualifications.

Job Description:

Planning and Zoning Specialist 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


Dumfries Police Department Application