The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission
Upper Marlboro, MD
|Job at a Glance|
|Job Category||Planning Methods|
|Job Level||Senior (8-10 years)|
|Salary Range||$53,835.00 - $92,300.00 Annually|
THE MARYLAND-NATIONAL CAPITAL PARK & PLANNING COMMISSION invites applications for the position of
Planner Coordinator (10527, Grade I)
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 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, walkable and bikeable communities within proximity of our nation's capital.
The Planner Coordinator will be engaged in one or more planning projects 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 TOD, economic development, primary healthcare, and housing visions and goals. The Planner Coordinator will also be responsible for carrying out active and ongoing community engagement in support of TOD implementation and Prince George's County's Primary Healthcare Initiative and other activities as assigned. In addition, the successful candidate will be responsible for making presentations to the Planning Board, Commissions, County Council, community, and other stakeholders.
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 with the ability to prepare master plans, sector plans, area studies, and action plans.
• Prepares reports on various site plans, and subdivision and zoning applications to determine compliance with approved community plans.
• Responds to and makes recommendations to zoning, general plan, subdivision, floodplain, and future development applications.
• Manages staff teams responsible for the preparation 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 community meetings.
• 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.
• Research and analysis skills necessary to develop and support community planning goals, policies, and strategies.
• Performs other related duties and responsibilities as required.
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.
Required Knowledge of:
• General purposes and techniques of community planning and zoning.
• Principles of record keeping and records management.
• Graphic & digital mapping methods, and specialized GIS software applications and file management procedures.
Required Skill in:
• 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.
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.
Applicants called for an interview should bring writing samples.
APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT: http://www.mncppc.org/jobs
An Equal Opportunity Employer
SALARY: OPENING DATE: 05/08/13
CLOSING DATE: Continuous
DESCRIPTION: This is a re-announcement. Previous applicants need not re-apply.
|Postal Address||6611 Kenilworth Avenue
Riverdale, MD 20737