Planner III - Long Range Transportation Planner III

The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission

Upper Marlboro, MD United States


The Prince George’s County Planning Department of The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission is seeking a Transportation Planner III to join our planning team. This position performs professional level planning and project management work involving varying levels of responsibility, complexity, and diversity. Work assignments include transportation planning for community master plans; transportation modeling; reviewing plans, reports, or other materials for regional transportation projects; leading multimodal transportation studies; and coordinating grant and technical assistance projects. 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. Serves as a resource team member for planning projects including area master plans, connectivity studies, pedestrian and bicycle studies, or other long-range, placemaking, and community revitalization projects.

  2. Project management of countywide transportation projects, including the Countywide Master Plan of Transportation.
  3. Assesses all transportation related recommendations and facilities for department-initiated plans and studies.
  4. Provides review and feedback for regionally significant transportation projects such as the countywide bus rapid transit study, Baltimore-Washington Maglev, I-95/I-495 managed lanes, US 301 congestion mitigation, and other county developed transportation plans.
  5. 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.
  6. Drafts requests for proposals, project contracts and change-orders as necessary.
  7. Collaborates with department staff to advance progressive transportation recommendations and policies to achieve equitable and sustainable transportation goals.
  8. 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.
  9. Facilitates public meetings as related to County planning projects or attends public meetings as a source of transportation expertise. Explains technical transportation planning issues to the public. Prepares visual and written materials for presentations.

Employee Characteristics 

  1. Practical experience developing transportation plans, reviewing and commenting on transportation recommendations for master plans, and advancing multimodal transportation policy in planning documents.
  2. Knowledge of county geography and sophisticated principles and concepts of land use and transportation planning.
  3. Ability to review and understand technical and analytical reports, plans, and correspondence, including engineering drawings, transportation studies, environmental impact statements, and site plans.
  4. Ability to constructively communicate technical issues and reports to a non-technical audience through presentations, written correspondence, etc.
  5. Is organized, detail oriented and accurate, and can effectively prioritize their own work in the context of department practices and established time frames.
  6. Has practical experience reviewing and providing transportation related comments and recommendations for comprehensive and master plans, community studies, and other planning efforts
  7. Can discuss and present planning topics to appointed and elected officials, members of the public, and advocacy and stakeholder organizations
  8. Can work cooperatively in a team environment
  9. Can work remotely and is familiar with cloud computing and virtual meeting and collaboration software.

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. Four (4) years of progressively responsible professional level planning experience related to specific area of assignment such as transportation planning, environmental planning or urban planning.
  3. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted, which together total eight (8) 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

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 $65,328 to $117,831 (salary is commensurate with education and experience) at the Planner III 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. The Commission is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from underrepresented groups, women, and persons with disabilities. 

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 factor.



Experience Level
Senior (8-10 years)
AICP Level
Transportation Planning
Salary Range
$65,328.00 - $117,831.00 Annually

Contact Information

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