Planning Supervisor - Position #11334

The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission

Upper Marlboro, MD United States

Historic Preservation Planning Supervisor (11334, Grade 32)

Salary  $81,932.00 - $145,022.00 Annually

Location  Upper Marlboro, MD

Job Type Career

Department Prince George's County Planning Department

Job Number 11334

Closing 12/7/2022 11:59 PM Eastern

The Prince George's County Planning Department of The Maryland-National Capital Park & Planning Commission is seeking an experienced Planning Supervisor to join our planning team and help shape the future of one of the nation's largest, most diverse counties. 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. Prince George's County is also home to many attractions such as FedEx Field, National Harbor, and Six Flags Amusement Park. Are you ready to make a difference in Prince George’s County? If so, we invite qualified candidates to apply for our Planning Supervisor position.
We are looking for an experienced manager with outstanding supervisory skills to lead, support, and implement a variety of work programs and projects assigned to the Department. The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate an understanding of federal, state and local historic preservation laws, grant programs and archeological professional standards (including the purposes and goals of Phase I, II and Ill archeological investigations). The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of successful supervisory experience, strong management skills, effective stakeholder engagement experience, and the ability to work collaboratively within teams, across agencies, and with elected officials at all levels of government.

As Planning Supervisor, you will be responsible for the section’s various work programs and reviews including zoning applications, subdivision applications, historic area work permits, preservation tax credit, grant applications and documentation associated with local historic site/district designations and nominations to the National Register of Historic Places. Other duties include oversight of the following:

  • Understanding of Zoning, Subdivision, and other applicable regulations
  • Review of archeological reports
  • Review of staff reports prepared for the Historic Preservation Commission
  • Review of proposed legislative amendments
  • Oversight of the Historic Properties Grant Program and Non-Capital Grant Program
  • Support community planning in the development of area master plans and studies
  • Annual Historic Preservation Section budget preparation 
  • Developing and monitoring the work of consultant contracts and development of strategic plans to implement the Historic Sites and Districts Plan (HSDP) recommendations

Examples of Important Duties

  1. Performs HR supervisory functions such as assigning work to staff; evaluating staff performance and preparing performance appraisals; recruitment and selection of staff; approving leave requests; recommending training; counseling and discipline; and ensuring adherence to Commission policies and procedures.
  2. Prepares annual budget requests and staff time allocations. Recommends work plan projects. Participates in consultant contract process including drafting RFPs, specifying contract language, and processing change orders as necessary.
  3. Develops policy and procedures to achieve work program goals and objectives.
  4. Provides oversight of projects to ensure adequate resources to meet project objectives. Provides technical guidance on planning methodologies and approaches.
  5. Manages regular communication with Department management and works with the Planning Board, County Council, Historic Preservation Commission, and other high level public officials to keep them informed of progress on planning projects, and to elevate and resolve difficult planning issues in a timely and effective manner.
  6. Responds to and coordinates staff responses to sensitive and complex inquiries or requests for information from residents, community leaders, developers, attorneys, and public officials.
  7. Oversees Historic Preservation Planning Section projects, including updates or amendments to the Historic Sites & District Plan
  8. Serves as a source of expertise in deliberations of the Planning Board, County Executive, and County Council. Serves on, or delegates section staff to serve on, county and state committees.
  9. Serves as acting division chief when needed.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Proven ability to supervise, mentor, counsel, and develop staff.
  • Knowledge and experience in historic preservation planning.
  • Ability to understand the development review process.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage or facilitate complex projects
  • Familiarity with the Secretary of the Interior's Standards and Guidelines for Archaeology and Historic Preservation, as well as other state and federal historic preservation laws, regulations, such as the National Register of Historic Places program and National Historic Landmarks program.
  • Strong communication skills, oral and written, and the ability to develop and maintain collaborative relationships with a variety of stakeholders, including elected officials and agency officials at all levels of government, non-profit organizations, developers, civic groups, County residents, and others involved in planning, community and economic development.

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 supervisory or project leadership and coordination experience.
  3. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted, which together totals 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.

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 $81,932 to $145,022 (salary is commensurate with education and experience) at the Planning Supervisor 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 factor.


Agency The Maryland-National Capital Park & Planning Commission

Address 7833 Walker Drive, Suite 425
Greenbelt, Maryland, 20770

Phone 301-454-1411


Experience Level
Senior (8-10 years)
AICP Level
Historic or Cultural Resources Preservation
Salary Range
$81,932 to $145,022 Annually

Contact Information

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