Deputy Planning Chief Named

County Executive Robert S. Noe Jr. has appointed Michael E. Tompkins, who was a division manager for the Office of Land Development Services in Austin, Tex., as the county's deputy planning director.

Tompkins, 38, replaces John Schofield, who was promoted to planning director two months ago. Tompkins will take office March 14.

Tompkins will assist the planning director in drafting and administering county planning and zoning policies.

Before his work in Texas, Tompkins was director of zoning in Albemarle County from 1984 to 1986 and as a planner for James City County from 1973 to 1980.

Tompkins graduated from Christopher Newport College in Newport News, Va., with a degree in governmental administration, and received two master's degrees in planning and public administration from the University of Virginia.

200 Summer Park Jobs Open

The Prince William County Park Authority is seeking 200 summer employees to fill recreational and maintenance staff positions at county parks and recreational facilities.

Positions are open for swim instructors, lifeguards, day camp counselors, golf workers, park caretakers and park rangers, among others. Pay ranges from $3.40 an hour for aquatic aides to $7.80 an hour for groundskeepers.

To find out more about qualifications and to apply for positions, contact any Park Authority center.

Radiology Department Accredited

The Prince William Hospital Department of Radiology recently was granted a certification from the American College of Radiology Mammography Accreditation Program for its mammography facility, becoming the first such facility in the state to be accredited.

Accreditation by the college, which is requested voluntarily, was based on an evaluation of the facility's radiologists, technical staff, equipment, quality control and quality assurance programs.

Mammography is an X-ray examination of the breasts that the American Cancer Society and medical experts view as the best means for the early detection of breast cancer, spokeswoman Donna Ballou said.

Trumpet Player to Offer Class

Area band and orchestra instructors and student wind instrumentalists are invited to attend a free class to be taught by Stephen Hendrickson, principal trumpet player with the National Symphony Orchestra, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday at Gar-Field High School.

The class is being sponsored by the Youth Orchestras of Prince William and will be followed by a Youth Orchestras wind orchestra concert March 23, in which Hendrickson will be the guest artist. The concert will take place at 8 p.m. at Gar-Field High School.