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Location: Wheaton, MD

Regulatory Planner II/III

Salary: $65,328.00 - $117,831.00 Annually

Closing: 6/6/2022

Description
Are you passionate about shaping Montgomery County for the 21st century by having a broad impact on the built environment while advocating for Design Excellence? If so, the Montgomery County Planning Department is where you want to be! We are currently seeking an experienced Regulatory Planner II/III, ideally with urban design experience, for our Regulatory Team within the DownCounty Planning Division, covering the urbanizing communities of Montgomery County inside the Capital Beltway. This is an opportunity to have a broad impact on the built environment, advocate for design excellence, and shape future communities.

Examples of Important Duties - Planner II

  • Coordinates development review functions of varying degrees of complexity.
  • Provides timely and accurate reviews of preliminary plans, site plans, sketch plans, and concept plans of varying complexity.
  • Ensures compliance with regulatory requirements, such as the Zoning Ordinance and Subdivision Regulations, adopted policies, standard methodologies, guidelines, and regulations, while promoting and achieving Design Excellence.
  • Leads, advocates, and negotiates for Design Excellence in all projects.
  • Develops goals, schedules, and deadlines for work effort and assures that objectives are met for completion.
  • Writes and develops planning reports, correspondence, plans, and other materials.
  • Explains technical planning issues and concepts to support research conclusions and recommendations.
  • Ensures the development and design of presentations, charts, graphs, maps, data, and other exhibits as appropriate.
  • Presents and defends staff recommendations to the Planning Board in a Public Hearing setting.
  • Makes presentations to a variety of individuals and groups (e.g., Planning Board, community, business developers) for purpose of communicating planning issues, procedures, and recommendations.
  • Schedules and coordinates pre-submission meetings to provide general guidance and feedback on development proposals.
  • Effectively coordinates applicant, citizens, agency, and staff meetings to resolve issues in a manner that produces appropriate, successful solutions.
  • Offers suggestions, including design alternatives, that can address planning issues identified and works toward achieving creative and equitable solutions.
  • Responds to general inquiries from citizens, elected officials, developers, engineers, architects, and attorneys concerning development, actions of the Planning Board, planning regulations and development processes.
  • Conducts site visits and documents important site conditions as needed.

Examples of Important Duties - Planner III
The Planner III will perform similar duties as the Planner II, but more independently and under more general direction. In addition to the duties listed above, the Planner III performs the following major duties and responsibilities:

  • Perform comprehensive review of regulatory applications, with a focus on architectural and urban design critiques for the building and site design, including applicable Design Guidelines, as well as compliance with the Zoning Code, Master or Sector Plans, and other applicable guidelines.
  • Provide timely, considered, and accurate reviews of complex concept plans, sketch plans, preliminary plans, site plans, and other regulatory applications.
  • Serves on committees, task forces, and special teams for the purpose of contributing technical expertise, problem solving approaches and resource support to achieve goals and objective of work effort.
  • Brings innovative ideas and solutions to work assignments by keeping current with the latest developments in other jurisdictions and the body of current design and planning knowledge.
  • Assists and mentors other staff on design principles related to architecture, landscape architecture, and urban design.
  • Coordinate inter-divisional project teams.

Minimum Qualifications - Planner II

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Planning, Geography, Architecture, Parks and Recreation, Transportation, Urban Design, Engineering, Environmental Science, Public Policy, Economics or any related field.
  • Two (2) years of progressively responsible professional level planning experience or specific area of assignment such as transportation planning, environmental planning or urban planning.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted, which together total six (6) years.
  • 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.

Minimum Qualifications - Planner III

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Planning, Geography, Architecture, Parks and Recreation, Transportation, Urban Design, Engineering, Environmental Science, Public Policy, Economics or any related field.
  • Four (4) years of progressively responsible professional level planning experience related to specific area of assignment such as transportation planning, environmental planning or urban planning.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted, which together total eight (8) years.
  • 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.

How to Apply
Apply online at: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/mncppc/jobs/3524798/regulatory-planner-ii-iii-11662-grade-24-28?department%5b0%5d=MC%20Planning&sort=PositionTitle%7CAscending&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs