Planner III (14950, 14951, 14197, 11693, Grade 28)

Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission
Upper Marlboro, MD
Jan 26, 2022
Jan 28, 2022
Accountant, IT
Full Time
Description The Prince George's County Planning Department of The Maryland-National Capital Park & Planning Commission is seeking four innovative, experienced, and highly-motivated Planner III's to join our team in working to help shape the future of one of the nation's largest, most diverse counties.Prince George's County, Maryland is a metropolitan destination for technological innovation, world-class higher education, performing arts, hospitality and tourism, and entrepreneurship. It is home to a diverse, engaged, and energetic population of 900,000 residents that live, work, and play in a wide range of interconnected urban, suburban, and rural communities immediately adjacent to Washington, DC. Connected to nearby international centers of commerce, government, and culture by the Metrorail system and a growing range of transportation and networking options, the County is becoming a destination of choice for new residents, workers, students, and visitors.The Department is transforming to meet the challenges and facilitate the opportunities presented by the County's economic growth. This is an opportunity for two highly motivated, experienced community planners to be advocates for implementing the County's award-winning comprehensive general plan, Plan Prince George's 2035.These positions provide the following opportunities to:Work in a multi-cultural community adjacent to the nation's capital.Lead the development of a variety of land use master plans for urban, suburban and rural areas.Work with all levels of government: municipal, county, state, regional, and federal, on planning and implementation.Job DescriptionThe selected candidates will lead interdisciplinary teams, including staff, consultants, and agency partners, in the development of comprehensive master and sector plans, planning studies, and comprehensive zoning map amendments. This work involves managing community outreach and engagement, interagency coordination, and communication of complex and sensitive information to multiple audiences to complete assigned duties. Examples of Important Duties Leads the development and approval of master and sector plans that meet the County's goals and objectives, manages contracts for professional services and the legislative approval municates effectively with an array of stakeholders, meets deadlines and maintains product quality while managing multiple assignments.Provides strategic leadership for the project teams and mentors project team members. Reviews and analyzes development proposals for sector and master plan compliance and community impacts through written reports and oral testimony at public hearings.Leads and/or participates in plan implementation activities.Makes presentations to many different audiences including large public meetings, the County Council, the Planning Board, community groups, interagency working groups, and other stakeholders. Minimum Qualifications Bachelor's Degree in Planning, Geography, Architecture, Parks and Recreation, Transportation, Urban Design, Engineering, Environmental Science, Public Policy, Economics or any related field. Four (4) years of progressively responsible professional level planning experience related to specific area of assignment such as transportation planning, environmental planning or urban planning.An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted, which together total eight (8) years.Valid driver's license (depending on area of assignment) in accordance with both State and Commission rules and regulations. Driver's license must be unencumbered by restrictions, revocations, suspensions, or points that could limit the employee's ability to drive Commission vehicles or perform driving duties required by the position of assignment. Supplemental Information Class/Specification: Planner IIIPerson(s) hired for this position must provide proof of being fully vaccinated for COVID-19 (with limited religious or medical exceptions). Preferred Qualifications: Membership in the American Institute of Certified Planners. Experience working in diverse communities. A working understanding of real estate market dynamics, land use planning, zoning, urban design, and TOD standard methodologies.Ability to work with all levels of government and established communities in a diverse, innovative planning environment.Knowledge of ArcGIS software, Scenario Planning tools such as ESRI and CommunityVizProficiency in Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Suite, especially Photoshop and Illustrator. Experience developing requests for proposals, procuring consultant services, and managing consultants and consultant contracts.Multilingual verbal and writing skills a plus (Spanish desired)Supplemental information:PLEASE NOTE: applicants are required to submit a writing sample as part of the application. The Prince George's County Planning Department is currently located in historic Upper Marlboro, Maryland. Free onsite parking is available for employees.The M-NCPPC offers a competitive salary range of $65,328 to $117,831 at the Planner III level with an excellent benefits package including generous leave, extensive health coverage, deferred compensation plan, employer's retirement plan, and work-life programs. Salary is commensurate with education and experience. The Commission is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from underrepresented groups, women, and persons with disabilities. PDN-95111f0b-5a5e-4779-8e72-bbd6a00030e0

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