Planner Coordinator

The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission

Upper Marlboro, MD United States

Position #12240, Grade 26

Salary $61,231.00 - $104,980.00 Annually

Location Upper Marlboro, MD

Job Type Career Full-Time


Job Number 12240


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 planning team in Upper Marlboro, Maryland.

Under direction, the selected candidate will perform a wide variety of advanced and complex professional planning work requiring a high level of responsibility and technical expertise to review proposed land use, development, redevelopment, and transit-oriented development. Work assignments include the coordination and review of multi-faceted projects that typically involve coordination with other department staff, county agencies, and citizens. 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 administrative work directly related to case assignments. Performs other related duties as assigned. Must be able to take direction in a high paced department, and meet and track critical deadlines. Must have excellent writing skills with the ability to explain complex issues in a concise and direct manner to individuals and to the County Planning Board, District Council and Zoning Hearing Examiner at a public hearing.

Minimum Qualifications

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.

Supplemental Information

The individual in this position should be a planner, landscape architect, or urban designer capable of reviewing and analyzing development proposals, as well as managing on-going processes related to the assigned cases including variances. Primary duty will be the review of applications for conformance to the County Code including Zoning and Subdivision regulations. This includes coordinating a Departmental recommendation on each application. The workload will include all types of applications, such as rezoning cases, special exceptions, departures, certified nonconforming uses, subdivisions, as well as providing zoning expertise to planning teams. The candidate must have very good plan review skills including engineered site plans. 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; critical thinking 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.

The Prince George's County Planning Department is currently located in historic Upper Marlboro, Maryland. Free onsite parking is available for employees. In the foreseeable future, the Department will be moving to a newly renovated, state-of-the-art building in Largo, Maryland, conveniently located near Metro and I-495.

The M-NCPPC offers a competitive salary range of $61,231 to $104,980 at the Planner Coordinator level with an excellent benefits package. Salary is commensurate with education and experience. The Commission is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from minorities, females, and persons with disabilities.


The Maryland-National Capital Park & Planning Commission


6611 Kenilworth Avenue
Suite 103
Riverdale, Maryland, 20737




Closing 11/25/2019 11:59 PM Eastern

Experience Level
Senior (8-10 years)
AICP Level
Not Required
Land Use and Development Regulation and Zoning
Salary Range
$61,231.00 - $104,980.00 Annually

Contact Information

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6611 Kenilworth Avenue, Suite 103
Riverdale, MD
United States
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