Planner II - Senior Planning Analyst
The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission
Upper Marlboro, MD United States
Senior Planning Analyst (11918, Grade 24)
Salary $56,769.00 - $97,138.00 Annually
Location Upper Marlboro, MD
Job Type Career Full-Time
Department Prince George's County Planning
Job Number 11918
Division Information Management Division, Data Systems Section
Closing 6/1/2021 11:59 PM Eastern
The Prince George's County Planning Department of The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission is seeking an experienced and highly skilled Planner II to become part of 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 and is home to The University of Maryland at College Park, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, and Joint Base Andrews Air Force Base. Prince George's County is also home to many attractions such as FedEx Field, National Harbor, and Six Flags Amusement Park. If you are interested in working for the Prince George's County Planning Department, we invite qualified candidates to apply for our Planner II position.
This is a unique position that will focus on planning analysis in support of planning activities related to community planning, countywide planning, and development review activities across the Department. The selected candidate will provide technical planning support and analysis to multiple divisions. Our ideal candidate would be more interested in the technical analysis related to planning operations versus policy or community outreach related activities.
Qualified applicants for this position will have enthusiasm for planning as well as exceptional analytical, technical and communications skills. The position will be responsible for various quantitative and qualitative analyses in support of planning. Experience with software applications related to Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Adobe Creative Suites, Office 365 collaboration tools, transportation modeling, permitting and/or land development systems is desired. The Planner II will support database development and analysis activities so experience with designing, setting up, and generating reports from relational database management systems is also important.
Examples of Important Duties
Under general supervision:
- Performs analytical work and generates reports from the Department’s development activity, permitting, land records management systems and databases.
- Assists with the requirements analysis, information gathering, training, and user support for the Department’s planning applications.
- Assists with maintaining, updating, querying and developing Division wide planning applications using tools such as Microsoft Access and Oracle.
- Assists and supports analysis projects related to development capacity analysis, development tracking, scenario planning, and land use development.
- Works with analytical/visualization tools like Tableau, Microsoft Power BI to create accurate, easily comprehensible, thoroughly documented charts, maps, and graphics to enhance written products and presentations.
- Performs GIS analysis and assists in web map development using the Department’s enterprise wide GIS database.
- Conducts research to analyze technology solutions to support planning operations and assists with the implementation of such solutions.
- Uses Commercial Off the Shelf (COTS) tools and databases to perform demographic and socioeconomic analysis. Examples of tools include products from CoStar, Metrostudy, Pitney Bowes, and ESRI Community Analysis.
- Writes and develops planning reports, correspondence, plans, and other materials.
- Explains technical planning issues and concepts to support research conclusions and recommendations. Develops and designs charts, graphs, maps, statistical data, and other exhibits as appropriate.
In addition to the minimum qualifications the ideal candidate will possess the following:
- Professional Certifications such as AICP or GISP
- Strong technical skills and familiarity with methodologies for collecting, analyzing, and summarizing planning, zoning, and land development data
- Strong written, verbal, graphic, communication and presentation skills and an ability to explain technical information in a comprehensive and easy to understand manner
- Good understanding of GIS analytical tools
- Experience with statistical analysis and visual graphic tools such as Microsoft PowerBI, Tableau
- Experience working with Excel and Microsoft Access for database development, analysis, and reporting
- Experience with planning tools such as CommunityViz, ArcGIS Urban, Envision Tomorrow, UrbanFootprint
- Experience with activities related to capacity analysis, scenario planning, development monitoring
- Experience with land records, permitting, work order management, or development tracking systems
- Experience with Adobe Creative Suite, Office 365 Collaboration tools
- Experience with relational database management systems
- Desire to serve the public, collaborate with other agencies and departments, and work closely with other planning team members
- Effectively work with planners, the public, and technical staff
- Action-oriented, full of energy for challenging tasks, and enjoy working hard
- Experience with state and local government agencies and applications
- 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.
NOTE: Candidates selected for interview will be asked to provide a sample of their work.
The Prince George's County Planning Department is currently located in historic Upper Marlboro, Maryland. Free onsite parking is available for employees. The M-NCPPC offers a competitive salary range of $56,769 to $97,138 at the Planner II 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. Individuals from all cultures and communities are encouraged to apply.
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