Transportation Planner III - Position 14033

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 Planner II to join our planning team. This is an outstanding opportunity for the candidate with experience in the development review process and/or a background in long range transportation planning. Are you ready to make a difference in Prince George’s County? If so, we invite qualified applicants to apply.

Examples of Important Duties:

  1. Evaluates motor vehicle transportation impact studies, pedestrian and bicyclist impact statements, proposed development layouts, statements of justification, and any other materials submitted by applicants for regulatory review of development or mandatory referrals. 
  2. Proposes multimodal transportation changes to development applications and mandatory referrals necessary to meet County Ordinance requirements or conform to approved master plans.  
  3. Applies problem-solving techniques, creates appropriate criteria for evaluation, and assesses the technical integrity of multimodal transportation analyses and infrastructure plans.
  4. 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.
  5. Assesses all transportation related recommendations and facilities for department-initiated plans and studies.
  6. 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.
  7. Reviews public facilities development applications for compliance with functional, sector and community master plans such as Water and Sewer Amendment requests, Maryland Clearing House applications, and Mandatory Referrals. 

Important Employee Characteristics:

  1. Knowledge of zoning and subdivision codes, County geography, general planning department functions, and basic principles and concepts of land use and transportation planning.
  2. Knowledge of land use and long-range transportation planning.
  3. Ability to review and understand technical and analytical reports, plans, and correspondence, including engineering drawings and site plans.
  4. Ability to optimally communicate technical issues and reports to a non-technical audience.
  5. Is organized, detail oriented, accurate, and can reliably prioritize their own work to adhere to department practices and established time frames.
  6. Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office software, especially Word, Teams, and Excel; Adobe Acrobat; and remote work 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. Two (2) years of progressively responsible professional level planning experience or 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 six (6) 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.

Working Conditions:

This position is traditionally located in an office setting. Staff in the Planning Department may be eligible to telework up to two days/week with Planning Department supplied equipment. Field work may be necessary depending on job assignment. May be required to attend and/or facilitate public meetings in person or virtually in the evening or on weekends.

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


  • 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 $58,756 to $104,057 (salary is commensurate with education and experience) at the Planner II 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.



Experience Level
Mid II (4-8 years)
AICP Level
Transportation Planning
Salary Range
$58,756.00 - $104,057.00 Annually

Contact Information

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