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Community Planner

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Job ID: 14835

Opening Date: 10/27/2021

Closing Date: 11/06/2021

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Job Summary

This position is in the DC Office of Planning.  The Office of Planning has the lead responsibility for planning the physical and economic development of the District of Columbia. The Office of Planning provides vision, framework, and principles to guide public and private development decisions. The office 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. The office is responsible for zoning analysis, statistical services, and interagency coordination of economic development planning efforts and serves as the official Census State Data Center.

The Neighborhood Planning Division within the Office of Planning is responsible for preparing technical planning studies, including small area plans and corridor studies that shape the future development and revitalization of the District’s neighborhoods.  The Office of Planning’s planning process involves community engagement and the use of consultant teams to prepare market studies and provide urban design assistance.

Duties and Responsibilities

The incumbent serves as an advisor to assist the division by compiling data and preparing technical reports to be used in major planning studies or projects. Participates on Small Area Plan teams and assist senior planners in the preparation of existing conditions reports, design, and production of materials for plan reports and outreach and in community engagement. Assists the Associate Director or senior planners in special projects or assignments, including best practices research. 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.

In addition, the incumbent will assist the Associate Director or senior planners in 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 graphs, charts, maps developed to support findings. Communicates and presents major themes and concepts effectively to diverse audiences with varying skills and knowledge levels. The Incumbent contributes to community outreach engagements for planning studies and projects, including preparing for and participating in community meetings.

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