The Prince George's County Planning Department of The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission is seeking a Planner Coordinator to become part of our award-winning planning team. The Planner Coordinator will play an important role in developing innovative community implementation strategies and funding mechanisms to advance economic development and transit-oriented development (TOD) at several existing Metro stations. Prince George's County has made TOD one of its highest priorities and is actively pursuing innovative projects, programs, and partnerships to achieve sustainable, mixed-use, vibrant, walkable, bikeable communities within proximity of our nation's capital.
The Planner Coordinator will be engaged in one or more Strategic Planning/Implementation projects/initiatives that will involve a variety of challenging assignments. The Planner Coordinator will be working with professional teams of planners, county, state and federal agencies, community groups, and stakeholders to achieve the County's visions and goals for TOD, economic development, and housing. The Planner Coordinator will also be responsible for carrying out active and ongoing community engagement in support of community revitalization, TOD, implementation and other activities as assigned. In addition, the successful candidate will be responsible for working with and making presentations to the Planning Board, Commissions, work groups, the County Council, municipal, state, federal, community, and other stakeholders.
The Planner Coordinator will serve as a liaison to various agencies to assist in guiding plan visions that promote responsible development and redevelopment that improves the quality of life in the County; and formulates a proactive, innovative, and sustainable long range and short term actions that ensure transparency, efficiency, collaboration, and competitiveness as directed by the Chief of Strategy and Implementation Unit.
EXAMPLES OF IMPORTANT DUTIES:
Experience and proven skills in strategic planning, implementation, economic development, project management, grant writing and management, and community engagement.
Demonstrated strategic thinking and independent judgment with the ability to prepare plans, area studies, and implementable action plans.
Conducts research and performs analysis in the development of action plans, strategies, and the preparation of technical reports.
Prepares reports at the request of the Chief on various site plans, and subdivision and zoning applications to determine compliance with approved master plans, sector plans, area studies, and implementation plans.
Responds to and makes recommendations to zoning, general plan, subdivision, floodplain,and future development applications.
Prepares and manages staff teams responsible for the development of implementation plans, studies, strategies, and action plans for specified areas.
Develops, maintains data bases and manages work programs for various plans and projects.
Prepares correspondence, memoranda, agenda items/packets, and other assigned documentation for Planning and Community Development Boards and Commissions; compiles data and prepares reports; processes public hearing notices.
Facilitates public meetings, including community meetings, visioning exercises, utilizing consensus building techniques among board members, stakeholders, and the community.
Prepares, reviews, and edits planning related correspondence and reports.
Works with staff to identify and develop grant and other alternative funding proposals to support development and implementation.
Supervises the collection of data and information for community planning purposes.
Possesses research and analysis skills necessary to develop and support community planning goals, policies, and strategies.
Performs other related duties and responsibilities as required.
Presents cases and information to public officials, agencies, and the public;
Communication, interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction.
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.
Preferred candidates will possess the following and be given priority consideration: Master's Degree in Public Administration, Business Administration, Economic Development, or equivalent disciplines related to job function; and three years of progressively responsible professional level experience at the journey level; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Required Knowledge of:
Municipal government principles, practices, and operation; strategic planning; project management; state land use laws
Principles and practices of urban planning, community planning, zoning, land use ordinances and guidelines
Principles of record keeping, records management, and preparing a variety of reports
Graphic & digital mapping methods, and specialized GIS software applications and file management procedures
Factors influencing the planning and construction of major real estate and industrial development projects
Skill in understanding and interpreting complex laws, rules, regulations, and guidelines
Customer service principles
Required Skill in:
Economic development; project management skills; management experience including evaluating projects on a cost/benefit basis
Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook
Reading, interpreting, and explaining laws and regulations
Collecting, tabulating, organizing, evaluating, analyzing, and presenting data and information
Interpreting legal records, technical documents, and map specifications; interpreting and applying department standards and county policies
Establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships with employees, officials, other community development agencies, and the general public
Assessing and prioritizing multiple tasks, projects, and demands
Operating a personal computer utilizing a variety of business software
Effective communication, both verbal and written
Principles and practices of public administration, including budgeting, program planning/development, project management
Preparing, analyzing, and evaluating a variety of urban planning and community development plans and projects; and
Researching, analyzing, and evaluating information and data regarding planning, zoning, and community development issues.
Applicants called for an interview should bring writing samples.
Physical Demands/Work Environment:
Work is primarily performed in a standard office environment and involves sitting, standing, walking, and bending for extended periods of time. On occasion field work is required
Must be able to safely lift and carry equipment and materials up to thirty (30) pounds.
Must be able to work evenings as required for meetings. Possess an exemplary work ethic.
* 1. Do you have a Master's degree in planning, architecture, parks, engineering, environmental science, public administration, business administration, economic development, or equivalent disciplines related to job function and three years of progressively responsible professional level planning experience a the journey level?
Yes or No
* 2. Do you have an equivalent combination of education and experience?
Yes or No
* Required Question
Telecommuting is allowed.
Additional Salary Information: The M-NCPPC offers a competitive salary range of $58,556 to $100,394 per annum with an excellent benefits package. The Commission is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
About The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission
The role of the Prince George's County Planning Department is best described in its mission statement” “to preserve, protect, and manage the County’s resources by providing the highest quality planning services and growth management guidance and by facilitating effective intergovernmental and citizen involvement through education and technical assistance.”
Prince George’s County, Mary...land is the largest and wealthiest majority minority jurisdiction in the country and adjoins Washington, D.C. The region’s many economic, historic and natural assets have attracted new growth and created a booming economy. Already the seat of the nation’s governance, it is also becoming the nation’s capital of information technology and digital communication.
Prince George’s County currently has a diverse population of over 850,000 that is very active in the planning and development processes in the county. Physically, the county is made up of older first generation suburbs, developing suburban areas, and largely rural areas. The older suburbs, some of which are more urban in nature, are experiencing a rebirth and mixed-use redevelopment is occurring in areas such as those around the 15 Metro stations located in the county. The developing suburban residential areas are comprised of a mix of housing types including many newer estate-type developments. The rural areas of the county are made up of active farms, large lot development, and preserved open space and natural features.