Senior Planner, M-NCPPC

Job Title: Senior Planner

Company/Organization: Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission

Salary: $50,815.00 – $86,954.00

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Position Description:

The Prince George’s County Planning Department of The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission is seeking a Senior Planner to become part of the Subdivision Section in our Development Review Division.

Under supervision, the selected candidate will perform a wide variety of professional planning work related to land use, development, public facilities, and parks. Work assignments include the review of preliminary plans of subdivision, final plats, vacation petitions, and referrals for conformance to the Subdivision and Zoning Regulations, master plans and functional master plans. Writes technical staff reports, resolutions of approval, and referrals. Conducts site visits.

This position requires a very good understanding of the planning process, ordinances, and laws and their application to a variety of situations in any area of planning. Must be able to read and interpret site plans. Work is performed independently or as part of a work team/group. Performs other related duties as assigned. Must have excellent communication skills, be able to take direction in a high paced Department, and meet and track critical deadlines. The candidate must have excellent writing skills with the ability to explain complex issues in a concise and direct manner.

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

This position requires a talented planner to review and analyze development proposals, as well as manage on-going processes such as the Subdivision and Development Review Committee. Development proposals to be reviewed may include the full range of applications, including subdivisions, final plats, site plans, zoning cases, special exceptions, and vacation petitions.

Must have excellent plan review and interpretation skills. Other duties may include participation in community meetings, or area and sector plans, working as part of an interdisciplinary project team. Candidate must have the ability to lead, plan, organize, and monitor multi-faceted team projects and studies. The job requires the ability to negotiate solutions and build consensus in a sometimes confrontational environment. You will be required to make concise, effective presentations on complex and controversial topics at public hearings and before public groups.

The selected candidate must possess strong oral, written and visual communication skills; innovative problem-solving skills; and possess the ability to work well with internal and external customers. The ability to express planning and design principles verbally and in writing is required, as well as the ability to take direction from management.