The Prince George's County Planning Department, County Wide Planning Division, Transportation Planning Section, of The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission is seeking an experienced Planner II to join our planning team. This is an outstanding opportunity for the candidate with a background in long range transportation planning who also has experience with the development review process. The Department is responsible for developing and implementing community plans, neighborhood revitalization programs, countywide planning, and assisting with implementation programs in an urbanizing county adjacent to our nation’s capital. Are you ready to make a difference in Prince George’s County? If so, we invite qualified applicants to apply.
Important Employee Characteristics:
Knowledge of zoning and subdivision codes, County geography, general planning department functions, and basic principles and concepts of land use and transportation planning.
Knowledge of land use and long-range transportation planning.
Ability to review and understand technical and analytical reports, plans, and correspondence, including engineering drawings and site plans.
Ability to effectively communicate technical issues and reports to a non-technical audience.
Is organized, detail oriented, accurate, and can reliably prioritize their own work to adhere to department practices and established time frames.
Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office software, especially Word, Teams, and Excel; Adobe Acrobat; and remote work collaboration software.
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume along with their Application.
Examples of Important Duties
Serves as a resource team member for planning projects including area master plans, connectivity studies, pedestrian, and bicycle studies, or other long-range, place-making, and community revitalization projects.
Assesses all transportation related recommendations and facilities for department-initiated plans and studies.
Coordinates with federal, state, and local transportation, transit, planning, parks and recreation, and revenue agencies. Participates on committees and other working groups to advance County goals, plans, and projects.
Reviews public facilities development applications for compliance with functional, sector and community master plans such as Water and Sewer Amendment requests, Maryland Clearing House applications, and Mandatory Referrals.
Updates the master plan roadway right-of-way and pedestrian and bicycle facilities layers for PG Atlas, the County’s online mapping tool.
Bachelor’s Degree in Planning, Geography, Architecture, Parks and Recreation, Transportation, Urban Design, Engineering, Environmental Science, Public Policy, Economics or any related field.
Two (2) years of progressively responsible professional level planning experience or 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 six (6) 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.
Working Conditions: This position is traditionally located in an office setting. Staff in the Planning Department may be eligible to telework up to two days/week with Planning Department supplied equipment. Field work may be necessary depending on job assignment. May be required to attend and/or facilitate public meetings in person or virtually in the evening or on weekends.
Why Prince George’s Planning? Amenities:
Complimentary access to M-NCPPC gymnasiums throughout Prince George’s County
Free parking is available for employees
Professional development opportunities/Tuition assistance
Positions may qualify for federal student loan forgiveness assistance
The M-NCPPC offers a competitive salary range of $56,769 to $100,538 (salary is commensurate with education and experience) at the Planner II level with excellent benefits including generous leave, extensive health coverage, deferred compensation plan, and employee pension plan.
The Prince George’s County Planning Department is currently located in historic Upper Marlboro, Maryland.
Person(s) hired for this position must provide proof of being fully vaccinated for COVID-19 (with limited religious or medical exceptions).
The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC) is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We celebrate a workplace culture of diversity, equity and inclusion without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, gender identity, or any other non-merit factor.