Planner I/II - Position #'s 14042 and 14052

The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission

Largo, MD United States


Would you like to have an impact on the built environment and the quality of life of residents in an urbanizing county adjacent to our nation’s capital? Do you want to help shape our communities of tomorrow? If so, the Prince George’s County Planning Department of The Maryland National-Capital Park and Planning Commission is seeking two Planner I/IIs to join our Long-Range Planning Section and the Neighborhood Revitalization Section, both within in the Community Planning Division. The Department provides land use planning for the physical development of Prince George’s County, Maryland, and the Division is responsible for developing and implementing community plans, neighborhood revitalization programs, and assisting with implementation programs.
As the second most populous county in Maryland, Prince George’s has a population of approximately 900,000 residents with 15 Metro Rail Stations and is home to the University of Maryland at College Park, National Harbor, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, and a world class parks and recreation system. If you are interested in working for the Prince George’s County Planning Department, we invite qualified candidates to apply for our Planner I/II positions.
Qualified applicants for these two positions will have enthusiasm for community planning and outreach; outstanding analytical, critical thinking, and interpersonal skills; proven research skills; and familiarity with comprehensive planning, demographic analysis, transit-oriented development, housing, growth management, transportation planning, community engagement, and economic development.
The positions may be filled at either level depending on the qualifications of the applicant.
Planner I - Annual Salary Range: $54,452 - $96,439
Planner II -Annual Salary Range: $61,730 - $109,325.
Salary is commensurate with education and experience.

Examples of Important Duties

The primary role for these positions includes participation in an interdisciplinary project team working on various projects like area master plans, sector plans, plan amendments, sectional map amendments, specialized studies, short-term focused plans, and/or developing scopes of work. The individuals hired for these positions will primarily focus on long-term land use and zoning issues for small areas throughout the County. They will also have the opportunity to explore additional planning topics within the scope of each plan or study, including housing, the natural environment, transportation and mobility, public health, healthy food access, public facilities, parks and recreation, urban design, community and cultural heritage, equity, community resilience, and economic development. 


The ideal candidate will be highly organized, have strong analytical and critical thinking skills, possess outstanding communication skills, and be proactive. In addition, they must be independently engaged in the work program and highly dependable.  
The ideal candidate will have: 

  • Strong written and verbal communications skills.
  • A desire to serve the public, collaborate with other agencies and departments, and work closely with other planning team members.
  • Familiarity with methodologies for collecting, analyzing, and summarizing data for planning and policy-related research.
  • The ability to learn quickly, apply creativity and logic to problem solving, understand complex processes and procedures, prioritize workload, set and meet deadlines, and perform well with minimal direct supervision.
  • The ability to cope effectively with change, be flexible, and shift gears comfortably.
  • Experience researching, writing, and presenting information about local planning.
  • Experience supporting complex planning projects.
  • Experience providing policy support to committees, boards, councils, or other advisory or decision-making bodies.
  • A sense of satisfaction after a day’s hard work and a positive energy for facing challenging tasks.
  • Experience with Office 365 (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook), Sharepoint/Teams, GIS is strongly preferred.
  • Ability to perform other related duties as assigned.
  • Multilingual verbal and writing skills (Spanish desired).


  • 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

M-NCPPC offers a competitive salary range of $54,452 - $96,439 at the Planner I level and $61,730 - $109,325 at the Planner II level (salary is commensurate with education and experience) with excellent benefits including generous leave, extensive health coverage, deferred compensation plan, and employee pension plan.

The Prince George’s County Planning Department is conveniently located in Largo, Maryland, near Metro and I-495.

May be subject to medical, drug and alcohol testing.

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.

Applicants with Disabilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you require accommodations or special arrangements due to a qualifying disability, please notify the Recruitment & Selections Services Unit at the time of application at 301-454-1411 (Maryland Relay 7-1-1) M-NCPPC will make all efforts to reasonably accommodate you.



Experience Level
Mid II (4-8 years)
AICP Level
Comprehensive or Long-Range Planning
Salary Range
See Position Description

Contact Information

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