Planner Coordinator, Prince George’s County Planning Department

Job Title: Planner Coordinator

Company/Organization: Prince George’s County Planning Department

Salary: $57,549.00 – $98,667.00

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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 Planner Coordinator to become a part of our Development Review team in the Zoning Section.

Under direction, performs advanced professional planning work requiring considerable complexity, responsibility, and technical expertise to review proposed land use, development, redevelopment, and transit-oriented development. Coordinates the review of proposed multi-faceted projects that typically involve coordination with other department staff, county agencies, and citizens. Provides technical guidance and expertise to other staff individually and working in a team environment. Performs related administrative work. Incumbents in this class are regularly assigned project leadership and coordination responsibilities as well as independent work assignments and contribute their expertise as part of other project or work teams. Performs other related duties as assigned. Exceptional communication skills are required.

The individual in this position should be a planner, architect, landscape architect, or urban designer capable of reviewing and analyzing development proposals for the Development Review Division, as well as managing on-going processes such as the Alternative Compliance Committee. Primary duty will be full regulatory case load to include all types of applications, such as site plans, subdivisions, zoning cases, special exceptions, and departures, as well as providing zoning expertise to planning teams. Candidate must be able to apply design and other discretionary regulations to major residential, mixed-use projects and overlay districts. In addition, the candidate should have an understanding of basic land use law. Other duties may include participation in master plans or sector plans, working as part of an interdisciplinary project team. Requires negotiating solutions and making effective presentations on complex and controversial topics before public groups and in public hearings. Must possess strong oral, written, and visual communication skills; innovative problem-solving skills; and the ability to work well with people. Ability to express planning and design principles verbally, graphically and in writing is essential. Combined public/private experience is preferred.

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.