The Prince George’s County Planning Department of The Maryland National-Capital Park and Planning Commission is seeking a Planning Supervisor to join our planning team. 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 Air Force Base. Prince George’s County is also home to many attractions such as FedEx Field, National Harbor, and Six Flags Amusement Park. If you are interested in working for the Prince George’s County Planning Department, we invite qualified candidates to apply for our Planning Supervisor position.
Examples of Important Duties
Under general direction, performs difficult planning work that involves the supervision of planning activities for a recognized planning unit. Manages and supervises staff for significant planning programs requiring complex theories and concepts within one or more planning disciplines. Determines methodologies, approaches, or alternatives used to achieve program objectives. Troubleshoots and resolves complex and politically sensitive issues or problems. Performs related administrative and management work for the unit/program. Acts for and represents the Planning Division Chief as requested. Professionally performs the following major duties and responsibilities:
Supervises and leads a unit/program within the planning function.
Plans, schedules, and assigns work to staff.
Monitors work performance and identifies areas of improvement.
Develops and trains staff in planning policy and procedure.
Evaluates performance of staff or provides input during staff performance reviews.
Participates in recruitment and recommends selection of staff.
Provides technical guidance on planning methodologies and approaches.
Recommends changes or improvements to work program.
Provides expert counsel to senior management and professional colleagues on planning issues.
Consults with developers, attorneys, architects, engineers, governmental agencies, and the public about planning and design-related issues.
Develops formal and informal partnerships with other recognized government, academic, and private sector organizations within a field of expertise.
Conducts presentations before the Planning Board, District Council, and Zoning Hearing Examiner.
Other duties may include full participation in interdisciplinary planning teams. The ability to relate land use plans to development review regulations is important. The candidate must possess innovative problem-solving skills and be willing to work in a diverse environment. Qualified candidates will be expected to effectively communicate planning and design principles verbally, graphically, and in writing. A combination of regulatory and private experience is preferred.
WHAT YOU SHOULD BRING The ideal candidate for the Planning Supervisor Position will possess:
Strong analytical, plan review, and communication skills as well as the ability to provide an innovative approach to planning and zoning.
The drive to be a highly-motivated team player.
Strong oral and written communication skills and exceptional organizational skills.
Effective leadership and supervisory experience in the field of Urban Planning, Regulatory Land Use Principles, and Plan Review.
Proven experience with principles related to transportation, zoning, historic preservation, and environmental science.
Effective technical report preparation and presentation techniques.
Knowledge of pertinent federal, state and local laws, codes and regulations including recent changes.
Principles and practices of leadership, training, and personnel management
Familiarity with local government procedures and practices.
Skill in citizen involvement techniques and processes
Knowledge of computer hardware and software programs, including Microsoft Office, Internet applications, personnel management systems, and land use/project management systems.
Superior experience in managing multiple projects effectively and meeting firm deadlines.
Strong interpersonal skills to develop good working relationships at various levels and to resolve complaints.
Strong reading comprehension to understand technical and legal materials.
Proven effective supervision and staff management experience.
Planning Supervisor: Master's degree in planning, architecture, parks, engineering, environmental science, public administration, or related fields and six years of progressively responsible professional level planning experience that included at least three years of supervisory experience or project leadership and coordination experience; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Please provide a copy of your resume and cover letter with the submission of your application.
The Prince George's County Planning Department is currently located in historic Upper Marlboro, Maryland. Free onsite parking is available for employees. In the foreseeable future, the Department will be moving to a newly renovated, state-of-the-art building in Largo, Maryland, conveniently located near Metro and I-495.
The M-NCPPC offers a competitive salary range of $71,266 to $124,203 at the Planning Supervisor level with an excellent benefits package. Salary is commensurate with education and experience. The Commission is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from minorities, females, and persons with disabilities.
The Maryland-National Capital Park & Planning Commission
6611 Kenilworth Avenue Suite 103 Riverdale, Maryland, 20737
About The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission
The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC) is a bi-county agency empowered by the State of Maryland in 1927 to acquire, develop, maintain and administer a regional system of parks within Montgomery and Prince George's Counties, and to provide land use planning for the physical development of Prince George's and Montgomery counties. In addition, the M-NCPPC gained responsibility for the public recreation program in Prince George's County in 1970.
The M-NCPPC administers a park system of more than 52,000 acres. It is composed of stream valley parks, large regional parks, neighborhood parks and park-school recreation areas. Its staff of career employees includes planners, park and recreation administrators, park police and administration staff. In addition, seasonal workers staff numerous park and recreation programs.
The M-NCPPC is governed by the Commission which consists of ten members, of which five are appointed by Montgomery County and five are appointed by Prince George's County. The Commission coordinates and acts on matters of interest to both counties, and meets at least once a month. The members of the Commission from each county serve as ...separate Planning Boards to facilitate, review and administer the matters affecting their respective counties.
The organizational functions are carried out by the following departments:
Human Resources and Management
Prince George's Planning
Prince George's Parks and Recreation