THE MARYLAND-NATIONAL CAPITAL PARK & PLANNING COMMISSION
invites applications for the position of:
Transportation Planning Supervisor
(Grade 30, Position #11352)
An Equal Opportunity Employer
SALARY: $70,213.00 - $122,367.00 Annually
CLOSING DATE: 03/18/19 11:59 PM
The Prince George's County Planning Department of The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission is seeking an experienced Planning Supervisor to manage the Department's transportation planning group.
As Planning Supervisor you will play a leading role in transportation planning activities including: reviewing proposed development projects for compliance with adequate public facility regulations and other transportation policies; long-range transportation planning of the County's road, transit, pedestrian, bicycle and trail networks; development and utilization of complex transportation modeling programs; coordination of land use and transportation policy; and transportation strategies for small area master plans.
You will be working with and supervising a team of planners, technicians and consultants focused on achieving the County's vision of a multi-modal transportation network that connects residents to jobs and other activity centers equitably, efficiently and safely. You will collaborate with county, state and federal officials; affected community members and neighborhood associations; land developers and their consultant teams. You will manage an efficient, transparent development review process. You will address the transportation needs of urban mixed-use development as well as more traditional suburban developments.
EXAMPLES OF IMPORTANT DUTIES:
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 and prepares and administers performance appraisals. Conducts staff meetings. Provides technical guidance on planning methodologies and approaches. Prepares annual budget requests. Recommends work plan projects.
Develops policy and procedures for division in collaboration with the division managementteam. Utilizes innovative planning and policy analysis 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.
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 transportation planning, including all relevant transportation modes, modeling, and regulatory review of land development.
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 the 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.
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.
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 1-495.
The M-NCPPC offers a competitive salary range of $70,213 to $122,367 at the Planning Supervisor level with an excellent benefits package. The Commission is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from minorities, females, and persons with disabilities.