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Planner I/II

Planner I/II

The Prince George’s County Planning Department of The Maryland National-Capital Park and Planning Commission is seeking a Planner II or Planner I with a background in environmental planning, including technical review skills, to join our planning team. The Department provides land use planning for the physical development of Prince George’s County, Maryland. As the second most populous county in Maryland, Prince George’s has a population of approximately 900,000 residents, is characterized by urban, suburban and rural areas, and is home to The University of Maryland at College Park, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, and Joint Base Andrews Air Force Base. This position may be filled at the level of Planner II or Planner I depending on the qualifications of the applicant.



The Planner II/ Planner I will play an important role in assisting in the implementation of the applicable environmental regulations, educating the public on the requirements, permitting regulations, and assisting with the myriad of state reporting requirements. The position also requires the ability to apply land use regulations and to meet deadlines.



The duties of this position are highly technical and will primarily focus on environmental planning and review of short term, site specific land development applications. The job will require coordination with other local agencies as well as state and federal agencies. Long term planning assignments may be assigned as needed. Fieldwork and occasional evening meetings are required. Knowledge of natural resources and land development processes is highly preferred.



This position will be located in the County Administration Building in Upper Marlboro but may be relocated, if necessary, to the section’s secondary location in Largo, Maryland.

Examples of Important Duties
Planner I:

Conducts review and preparation of Woodland Conservation Letters of Exemption
Conducts review and preparation of Natural Resource Inventory (NRI) Equivalency Letters
Conducts review of Natural Resource Inventory Plans
Conducts review of stand-alone Tree Conservation Plans (TCP)
Conducts field investigations as needed to support review of NRI’s and TCP’s
Conducts review of permits
Collects and maintains data, databases, and other information for planning and reporting purposes
Assists in quality control and scanning of files
Serves customers directly both in-person and on the phone


Planner II:

Planner I duties listed above
Reviews development applications for compliance with County laws, master plans, and policies
Conducts review of mandatory referrals
Conducts field investigations as needed to support review of development applications and enforcement actions
Prepares routine correspondence related to the implementation of the requirements of County Code
Speaks at public hearings as necessary to provide expertise and information for development applications
Assists Planner III’s and Planner IV’s as needed
Other duties as assigned
Minimum Qualifications
Planner I - salary range $50,076.00 to $88,688.00

Bachelor’s Degree in Planning, Geography, Architecture, Parks and Recreation, Transportation, Urban Design, Engineering, Environmental Science, Public Policy, Economics or any related field.
An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted, which together total four (4) 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.

Planner II - salary range $56,769.00 to $100,538.00
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.

Supplemental Information
DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:

Background in environmental planning, natural resources protection, soils, arboriculture, water resources, or related field with the ability to conduct field work including plant, wetland, stream and/or soils identification; experience with GIS and PC based planning and mapping programs; excellent interpersonal and presentation skills. Must demonstrate excellent writing skills; ability to obtain Qualified Professional status as defined in COMAR 08.19.06B (1)-(4); ability to interpret ordinances; ability to communicate effectively; ability to establish working relationships and demonstrate excellent work ethic. Familiarity with the Forest Conservation Act and various local environmental and permitting regulations.



SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION:
The Prince George's County Planning Department is currently located in historic Upper Marlboro, Maryland. Free parking is available for employees. Applicants called for an interview should bring a writing sample.


The M-NCPPC offers a competitive salary range of $50,076 to $88,688 at the Planner I level and $56,769 to $100,538 at the Planner II level with an excellent benefits package including generous leave, extensive health coverage, deferred compensation plan, employer's retirement plan, and work-life programs. Salary is commensurate with education and experience. The Commission is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from underrepresented groups, women, and persons with disabilities.


Classification Specification: Planner II, #2243
Planner I, #2242

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 & Planning Commission

6611 Kenilworth Avenue, Suite 103

Riverdale, Maryland, 20737

301-454-1411


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Additional Info

Job Type : Full-Time

Education Level : Masters

Experience Level : Mid to Senior Level

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