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Community Planner (Capital Facilities Planner)

Friday, January 21, 2022

Job ID: 15747

Opening Date: 1/21/2022

Closing Date: 1/31/2022

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Job Summary

This position is in the DC Office of Planning (OP). OP has the lead responsibility for planning the physical and economic development of the District of Columbia. OP provides vision, framework, and principles to guide public and private development decisions. OP supports and coordinates efforts to encourage housing and neighborhood enhancement; to expand the employment base for the District residents; to promote the local economy and to retain, expand and attract new businesses. OP is responsible for zoning analysis, historic preservation, statistical services, and interagency coordination of economic development planning efforts and serves as the official Census State Data Center. This position is in the Citywide Planning Division.  The Citywide Planning Division develops and monitors District Elements of the Comprehensive Plan, the District's 20-year blueprint for the city, as well as works with other city agencies and stakeholders to create strategies that help guide, coordinate, and provide analytical support for capital facilities planning and budgeting efforts of individual agencies, including in annual formulation of the District’s multi-billion-dollar Capital Improvements Plan (CIP). The CIP is the District’s 6-year schedule of public investments that provide for the maintenance, renovation, modernization, and/or new construction of District-owned assets, including civic facilities and horizontal infrastructure.

This position reports to the Associate Director of Citywide Planning and performs technical, data and policy analysis, vision and goal setting and develops of specific recommendations and implementation agendas. Responsibilities include assisting with identification of critical planning issues, conducting analyses of facilities and capital budget planning and related inter-agency coordination and collaborations, analysis of economic development and revitalization opportunities, and sector-specific and innovation planning that is responsive to unforeseen challenges arising from dynamic urban change. This position works within OP and across agencies to help the District enhance facilities and capital planning, project delivery and performance outcomes, and to improve resident experiences and services. The position plays a key role in annual formulation and review of the District’s multi-billion-dollar Capital Improvement Plan (CIP), a six-year schedule of public investments in District-owned assets, including facilities and infrastructure. Responsibilities include convening inter-agency and inter-disciplinary efforts to shepherd development of holistic approaches and cross-cutting strategies to enhance the impact and optimization of planning and investment in public facilities; strengthen the link between the Comprehensive Plan and the District’s CIP; and develop tools that integrate a wide range of data types and that provide information products for internal clients that can help ensure growth in the District is inclusive, resilient, and equitable in alignment with core values of Washington, D.C.

Duties and Responsibilities

The incumbent coordinates and monitors capital projects recommended in approved small area plans and other planning projects. Researches, collects, and verifies data on demographics, planning, revitalization, community, or development issues from various sources (technical literature, public meetings, site visits, census data, etc.) to be used in the development of planning studies and projects. Guides inter-agency and cross-Division collaborations and coordination to support capital facilities planning and CIP/budget formulation. Develops and/or manages related workplans, meetings, strategies, plans, content, data sets, mapping, presentations, and strategic communications. Develops information plans for the Associate Director on special projects or assignments related to Major Development projects and planning studies. Prepares specialized technical and analytical reports based on data collected, analyses conducted, or fieldwork/site visits. Reports include graph, charts,maps developed to support findings.

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