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Montgomery County Planning Commission – Planner II

Website Montgomery County Planning Commission

MONTGOMERY COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION, P.O. BOX 311, NORRISTOWN, PA 19404-0311  

The Montgomery County Planning Commission (MCPC) is located in a diverse and historic suburban community of over 820,000 people located directly northwest of Philadelphia. The county is home to a variety of communities, including revitalizing boroughs and villages as  well as scenic, rural townships. We are an award-winning agency with a well-earned reputation as an innovator of cutting edge planning  concepts and strategies. Our mission is to provide professional planning services that provide effective solutions to community challenges.  We are looking for an outgoing, technically proficient, and highly motivated individual to join our dynamic team of professional planners.  

POSITION TITLE: PLANNER II 

EXEMPT: YES  

DEPARTMENT: PLANNING COMMISSION  

POSITION REPORTING: SECTION CHIEF – COMMUNITY PLANNING  

SALARY RANGE: $48,629 – $49,115 (depending on experience)  

REMOTE WORK ELIGIBLE: YES 

SUMMARY: This position requires the individual to be proficient in the terminology and application of the technical and political processes  concerned with the use of land, public welfare, and the design of the natural and built environment in general.  

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES shall include the following:  

Manage planning projects for municipal or regional clients  

Review subdivisions and land developments  

Work cooperatively with other staff, general public, and local officials  

Manage multiple tasks, meet deadlines, and organize information  

SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES in addition to all of the above shall include some combination of the following dependent upon  stated position: 

Write zoning, land development, and subdivision regulations  

Author and produce planning related documents such as, but not limited to, comprehensive, revitalization, parks & recreation and  other plans, studies, and reports  

Have technical knowledge in land use, housing, transportation, open space, environmental, demographics, landscape design,  zoning, planning law, and related subjects  

Attend and participate in public meetings, day or evening.  

Work closely with municipal planning commissions and task forces, leading group discussions and building consensus to advance  planning goals; undertake public outreach for comprehensive planning efforts and when appropriate.  

Grant writing  

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform all essential and specific duties  satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations  may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  

Master’s Degree in Planning or related field  

Two to four (2-4) years of relatable work experience or any equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the  knowledge and abilities necessary to be successful in the position  

Excellent written and verbal communications skills including public speaking  

Good analytical, organizational, logical thinking and problem-solving abilities  

Ability to use state of the art business and audio visual equipment  

Ability to multi-task and willingness to take the initiative  

Strong organizational skills and time management  

Knowledge of essential professional office computer software to perform word processing, spreadsheet analysis, presentations,  design and ability to learn certain geographic information system functions  

Have a valid driver’s license 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully  perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the  essential functions.  

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, sit, talk and hear. Walking is required in field conditions  with uneven terrain to perform site visits, acquire information, and perform inspections or to attend meetings. The employee is occasionally  required to use hands to handle or feel objects. The employee is also required to kneel or crouch. The employee must occasionally lift and/or  move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision and depth perception.  

The employee must be able to drive to various locations during the day or night and attend meetings that may last several hours.  

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while  performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the  essential function. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.  

TO APPLY ONLINE: Go to https://www.montcopa.org/Jobs.aspx fill out the application form under the job posting. Please  submit a cover letter with your application.

To apply for this job please visit www.montcopa.org.

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