The City of Takoma Park, Maryland, is seeking an experienced Planner who is a self-starter with strong communication and project management skills. Our planning staff is small and plays an important role in the City’s efforts to improve the quality of life of its residents through the implementation of policies that support dynamic, multi-modal transportation systems, vibrant and equitable public spaces, and mixed-use development. An incumbent in this position may be designated “Senior Planner”.

The successful candidate will have an opportunity to initiate projects, identify funding options, and work collaboratively with other departments and agencies on projects that advance local and regional development goals. This position is eligible for membership in the AFSCME union.

Typical Duties may include:

  • Managing streetscape and placemaking design and engineering projects;
  • Researching, gathering, and analyzing data for different projects and policies;
  • Preparing memoranda, reports, presentations, publications, spreadsheets, tables and charts for presentations;
  • Organizing, developing and updating community engagement materials and events for  specific projects;
  • Coordinating review of development applications;
  • Developing maps for internal and external purposes and manage geographic data;
  • Managing grant projects from researching, preparing, and submitting applications to managing grant awards including monitoring progress, expenditure of funds, and preparing reports;
  • Performing all other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications include:

  •  Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with the completion of a baccalaureate degree in a course of study related to the Planning, Community Development, or any other related field;
  •   One to two years of progressive, responsible Planning experience; or
  •   Any combination of education, training, and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job;
  •   Experience reading site plans and construction drawings.
The City of Takoma Park is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.  We strive to be a diverse workforce that is representative of the residents we serve and the area in which we live.  We are dedicated to creating an inclusive environment where employees of diverse backgrounds can thrive and make a positive impact in the services we provide.