The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission-Planner Coordinator

Application Deadline:
August 12, 2019

The Prince George’s County Planning Department of The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission is seeking a Planner Coordinator experienced in environmental planning to review development applications, prepare master plans, conduct studies, and recommend policy.
 
As Planner Coordinator, you will review proposed development for compliance with environmental laws and policies, make recommendations for land use master plans, conduct studies, coordinate with other government agencies, and manage consultant contracts. You will be working with a team of planners, technicians, and consultants. You will also collaborate with county, state, federal, and utility officials; affected community members and neighborhood associations; business groups, land developers, and their consultant teams.

Examples of Important Duties
  1. Reviews development applications for compliance with county laws, master plans, and policies.
  2. Oversees the selection and management of consultants for research studies.
  3. Applies best national environmental planning practices and makes policy recommendations.
  4. Reviews and makes recommendations on proposed legislation.
  5. Receives input from and makes recommendations to elected and appointed officials and community groups.
Minimum Qualifications

Master’s degree in planning, architecture, parks, engineering, environmental science, or equivalent disciplines related to job function and three years of progressively responsible professional level planning experience at the journey level; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Supplemental Information


DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:
 
1. Proven ability to manage projects to meet work program objectives including the delivery of work products on schedule and within budget, and in accordance with progressive planning principles, best practices, and high quality standards.
 
2. Expert proficiency in environmental planning, wetland delineation, soils science, forest delineation, Forest Conservation Act, Chesapeake Bay Critical Area, land use, and/or land development.
 
3. Demonstrated ability to manage or facilitate complex, multi-year projects involving multiple stakeholders and a wide array of disciplines, sensitive political issues and challenges, and diverse communities.
 
4. Strong communication skills, oral and written; ability to develop and maintain collaborative relationships with a variety of stakeholders, including elected officials and agency officials at all levels of government, non-profit organizations, developers, and civic groups.
 
The Prince George’s County Planning Department is currently located in historic Upper Marlboro, Maryland. Free onsite parking is available for employees. In the foreseeable future, the Department will be moving to a newly renovated, state-of-the-art building in Largo, Maryland, conveniently located near Metro and I-495.
 
The M-NCPPC offers a competitive salary range of $61,231 to $104,980 per annum at the Planner Coordinator level with an excellent benefits package. Salary is commensurate with education and experience. The Commission is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from minorities, females, and persons with disabilities.

Agency
The Maryland-National Capital Park & Planning Commission
Address
6611 Kenilworth Avenue
Suite 103
Riverdale, Maryland, 20737
Phone
301-454-1411