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Planner II - Position #'s 11807, 14718 and 14952 (Grade 24)

Full Time
Work Place
Part Remote
Real Estate Field
Upper Marlboro
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United States

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Planner II (11807, 14952, 14718, Grade 24)

Salary  $56,769.00 - $100,538.00 Annually
Location  Upper Marlboro, MD
Job Type Career
Department Prince George's County Planning
Job Number's 11807, 14952 and 14718
Closing 5/18/2022 11:59 PM Eastern


The Prince George's County Planning Department of The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission is seeking three experienced Planner IIs to join our planning team. The Department is responsible for developing and implementing community plans, neighborhood revitalization programs, countywide planning, and assisting with implementation programs in an urbanizing county adjacent to our nation’s capital.

Qualified applicants for these positions will have passion for community planning, outstanding analytic and communications skills, proven research skills, and familiarity with comprehensive planning, demographic analysis, transit-oriented development, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), and Adobe Creative Suites. The positions will be responsible for various quantitative and qualitative analyses in support of planning including, but not limited to the following program areas: comprehensive planning, neighborhood revitalization, transit-oriented development, community engagement, urban design and placemaking, housing, economic development, and performance monitoring for program implementation. Individuals from all cultures and communities are encouraged to apply.

The ideal candidates will have:

  • Strong written and verbal communications skills.
  • 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, 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, shift gears comfortably, and handle risk and uncertainty.
  • Experience providing policy support to committees, boards, councils, or other advisory or decision-making bodies.
  • Must be action-oriented, full of energy for challenging tasks, and enjoy working hard.
  • Experience with Creative Suite, MS Office (especially PowerPoint), GIS is strongly preferred.
  • Ability to perform other related duties as assigned.
  • Multilingual verbal and writing skills a plus (Spanish desired).

Examples of Important Duties

Under general supervision:

  • Participates and/or assists in community planning, neighborhood revitalization planning, and/or plan implementation projects, including production of small area/neighborhood plans.
  • Conducts research and analysis of planning trends. 
  • Provides planning services in assigned area of the county. 
  • Provides urban design, research, and writing support on master plans, sector plans, and area studies.
  • Reviews and prepares reports on site plans, subdivision and zoning applications to determine compliance with approved community plans.
  • Assists in the facilitation of community meetings, virtual and in-person, and community outreach activities.
  • Conducts planning studies, including oversight of consultants and presentations to the Planning Board or County Council, as needed.
  • Assists in developing land use regulations and implementing the zoning code


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.

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 $56,769 to $100,538 (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. 


The Maryland-National Capital Park & Planning Commission
7833 Walker Drive, Suite 425
Greenbelt, Maryland, 20770

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