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Posted: 07/11/2013

The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission
Prince George's County Planning Department

The role of the Planning Department is best described in its mission statement: “to help preserve, protect and manage the County’s resources by providing the highest quality planning services and growth management guidance and by facilitating effective intergovernmental and citizen involvement through education and technical assistance.” Prince George’s County boasts a diverse population of nearly 850,000 residents increasingly interested in the land development process, the services we provide, and opportunities for public involvement. The Department values community engagement and is committed to enhancing knowledge and participation of the public in every element of its work. The Planning Department acts as a catalyst for positive change in Prince George’s County through the resources and activities of five divisions — Community Planning North and South, Countywide Planning, Development Review, Information Management and Planning Director's Office—which operate under the leadership of the Planning Director.

Planner Coordinator
Professional Opportunity
Upper Marlboro, MD



The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, Prince George's Planning Department is seeking a Planner Coordinator in the Historic Preservation Section. The ideal candidate will have a master's degree in Historic Preservation planning or architectural history or equivalent disciplines related to the job functions and at least three years of progressively responsible professional-level planning experience, OR an equivalent combination of education and experience. At the Planner Coordinator level, the individual in this position is an experienced professional planner who will be primarily responsible for management and coordination of the Implementation Plan associated with the 2010 Historic Sites and Districts Plan, and will participate in other aspects of the Historic Preservation Commission's work program including but not limited to Historic Area Work Permit (HAWP) applications, Preservation Tax Credit applications, and will participate as a team member in the development
of historic preservation elements for Planning Department master plan and section plan


Candidates for this position should meet appropriate qualifications for professional preservation planning, especially including a strong background in the history of vernacular architecture, experience in conducting architectural surveys, undertaking Section 106 review or compliance work, the preparation of National Register nominations, heritage tourism initiatives, and other historic preservation-related plans and studies. The successful candidate will demonstrate experience in developing and implementing complex preservation planning projects and will have experience in team leadership, and successful project initiation and management. A successful candidate must also have substantial analytical skills that reflect "best practices" in historic preservation and excellent written and oral communication skills including the ability to negotiate in a clear and persuasive manner.


Preferred Skills: Microsoft Office Suite, ArcGIS

Note: The Historic Preservation Section provides support to the Prince George's County Historic Preservation Commission (HPC), an appointed board that meets one evening each month, and also provides technical support to the Prince George's County Planning Department and the
Prince George's County Planning Board.




Master's degree in planning, architecture, parks, engineering, environmental science, or equivalent disciplines related to job function and three years of progressively responsible professional level planning experience at the journey level; OR an equivalent combination of

education and experience.

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How to apply
APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT: http://www.mncppc.org/jobs OUR OFFICE IS LOCATED AT: 6611 Kenilworth Avenue Riverdale, MD 20737 301-454-1411 An Equal Opportunity Employer
Human Resources
Phone: 301 454 1411
6611 Kenilworth Avenue
Riverdale, MD 20737

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