Position #14719 - Transportation Planner IV (Team Lead)

The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission

Upper Marlboro, MD United States

Transportation Planner IV (Team Lead) (Grade 30, #14719)

Salary  $71,266.00 - $128,550.00 Annually

Location  Prince George's County, MD

Job Type Career

Department Prince George's County Planning

Job Number 14719

Closing 6/8/2022 11:59 PM Eastern

The Prince George’s County Planning Department of The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission is seeking a Planner IV to join our planning team. The candidate selected for this position will serve in a leadership position with the Transportation Planning Section’s Development Review Team. This position performs professional level transportation planning of development review applications and project management work involving varying levels of responsibility, complexity, and diversity. Work assignments involve transportation planning for development review applications which includes reviewing plans, transportation analyses, or other materials for applications for new development. Assignments may be performed as part of a work team/group or independently and are crafted to support the work plan for the division/section. Performs other related duties as assigned. 

Examples of Important Duties

  1. Coordinates transportation planning staff participating as reviewers for subdivision and zoning applications for new development.
  2. Leads countywide transportation projects, including the update to the Transportation Review Guidelines for Traffic Impact Studies and Bicycle/Pedestrian Impact Statements.
  3. Assesses all transportation related recommendations and facilities for development applications.
  4. Coordinates with the development community in scoping out the parameters for new development application submittals.
  5. Serves as the Department’s transportation lead in the review of new development policies and regulations.
  6. Oversees transportation planning staff carrying out the policies of the zoning ordinance, subdivision regulations and the Countywide Master Plan of Transportation. 
  7. 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.
  8. Collaborates with transportation planning staff and other department staff to advance progressive transportation recommendations and policies to achieve equitable and sustainable transportation goals.
  9. Serves as a transportation policy and facility specialist for Planning Board Commissioners and elected officials. Responds to complicated and critical transportation information requests from elected and appointed officials, state and local agencies, and the public.

Meaningful Employee Characteristics 

  1. Practical experience in reviewing and commenting on transportation recommendations for development applications.
  2. Practical experience in reviewing and commenting on traffic impact studies and other transportation analyses.
  3. Knowledge of County geography and sophisticated principles and concepts of land use and transportation planning.
  4. Ability to review and understand technical and analytical reports, plans, and correspondence, including engineering drawings, transportation studies, environmental impact statements, and site plans.
  5. Ability to constructively communicate technical issues and reports to a non-technical audience through presentations, written correspondence, etc.
  6. Is organized, detail oriented and accurate, and can effectively prioritize their own work in the context of department practices and established time frames.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Bachelor’s Degree in Planning, Geography, Architecture, Parks and Recreation, Transportation, Urban Design, Engineering, Environmental Science, Public Policy, Economics or any related field. 
  2. Six (6) years of progressively responsible professional level planning experience that includes project consultation and coordination.  
  3. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted, which together total ten (10) years.
  4. 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

Preferred Qualifications

A Master’s degree in planning, civil engineering, engineering, parks, architecture, environmental science, or related subjects and four years of professional planning experience; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience. 

Working Conditions

Works in an office. Field work may be required depending on job assignment. Required to attend and/or facilitate public meetings with members of the community in the evening or on weekends. 

 PLEASE NOTE: Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume along with their application. 

Why Prince George’s Planning? 


  • Telework opportunities 
  • Flexible schedules 
  • 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 $71,266 to $128,550 (salary is commensurate with education and experience) at the Planner IV 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 factorWe will do what we can to provide reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us at 301-495-4525 to request accommodation. 





Experience Level
Senior (8-10 years)
AICP Level
None Selected
Transportation Planning
Salary Range
$71,266 to $128,550 Annually

Contact Information

Recruitment and Selection Services
7833 Walker Drive
Suite 425
Greenbelt, MD
United States
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