November 15, 2011 at 2:40 pm #145797
Planning Supervisor (14029, Grade J), Maryland-National Capital Park & Planning Commission
Post Date Nov 14, 2011 Salary $62,657.92 – $109,200.00 Start Date Application Deadline N/A ICMA Members Only No ICMA Credential (Details) not required Normal Population 5,000 Seasonal Population Employer Location Riverdale, Maryland United States Job Reference Number Job Description The Prince George’s County Planning Department of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission is seeking an experienced Planning Supervisor to facilitate and manage several exciting new community planning projects in the northeast section of Prince George’s County. As a Community Planning North Supervisor you will play a leading role in several work programs that will involve a variety of planning assignments focused on commercial corridor revitalization, urban design and zoning strategies, transit oriented development planning, neighborhood conservation and implementation.
You will be working with and supervising a team of project managers, planners and consultants that bring a commitment to achieving the county’s visions and goals. You will be collaborating with and facilitating county and state agency involvement in the planning process. You will also be assisting in active and ongoing community outreach and engagement.
The position reports to the Division Chief and is part of the division management team overseeing the administrative functions and work program of the office.
The position provides the following opportunities:
Work in a multi-cultural community;
Planning in urban, suburban, rural, and regional environments;
Work with all levels of government: municipal, county, state, regional, and federal;
Participate in the update of the General Plan to guide future master and sector planning projects and the rewrite of the zoning and subdivision ordinances to better meet land use objectives and recommendations in approved plans;
Innovation in developing zoning and land use development strategies and tools for mixed-use development, industrial and neighborhood commercial uses, agriculture, and rural preservation;
Collaboration with county agencies on the development of policies and strategies to address mixed income housing, community and economic development, and sustainability priorities.
EXAMPLES OF IMPORTANT DUTIES:
Plans, schedules and assigns work to staff. Monitors work performance and identify areas of improvement. Develops and trains staff in planning policy and procedure. Evaluates performance of staff and prepares and administers performance appraisals. Conducts staff meetings. Provides technical guidance on planning methodologies and approaches. Prepares annual budget requests. Recommends new and changes to work plan projects.
Develops policy and procedures for the division in collaboration with the division management team. Creates and utilizes innovative planning and policy analysis strategies and methodologies to achieve work program goals and objectives. Works with top management in the department to establish goals and objectives for designated planning programs and major policy initiatives. Establishes unit work standards to accomplish work program assignments.
Serves as project facilitator ensuring adequate resources to meet project objectives. Oversees the hiring and management of consultants. Manages regular communication with upper management and works with the Planning Board, County Council, and other high level public officials to keep them apprised of progress on planning projects and to elevate and resolve difficult planning issues in a timely and effective manner.
Responds and oversees staff responses to sensitive and complex inquiries or requests for information from residents, community leaders, developers, attorneys, and public officials at the municipal, state and federal levels. Identifies and establishes relationships with development, finance, and real estate resources, education, and professional organizations for their input, best practices, and technical assistance to meet project objectives.
Serves as a source of expertise in deliberations of the Planning Board, County Executive, and County Council. Serves on county and state committees that exist for the purpose of promoting, reviewing or coordinating various aspects of the planning functions, or whose activities may impact upon the agency’s planning program.
Serves as acting division chief when needed. Leads or serves as facilitator for department-wide special purpose teams to establish new policies and programs for the department, or for the purpose of evaluating and recommending improvements to existing department programs and procedures.
Master Planner: 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 project leadership and coordination experience; OR an equivalent combination of education and 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.
Desirable skills include the following:
Proven ability to supervise, mentor, counsel and develop staff to meet work program objectives, including the delivery of work products on schedule and within budget, and in accordance with progressive planning principles, best practices, and high quality standards.
Knowledge and experience in transit-oriented development, real estate development including mixed-use development, mixed income housing, and development incentives and financing.
Demonstrated ability to manage or facilitate complex, multi-year projects involving multiple stakeholders and a wide array of disciplines, sensitive political issues and challenges, and diverse communities.
Strong communication skills, oral and written, and ability to develop and maintain collaborative relationships with a variety of disciplines, elected officials and agency officials at all levels of government, non-profit organizations, developers, civic groups, and others involved in planning, community and economic development, rural and environmental preservation, agriculture, and real estate development.
AICP Certification preferred.
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