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Community Planner (Neighborhood Planning)

Thursday, March 3, 2022

Job ID: 16378

Opening Date: 3/03/2022

Closing Date: 3/13/2022

Available Openings: 2

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Job Summary

The position is in the Office of Planning (OP), Community Planning and Design Division. OP is tasked with planning for the long-term growth of the District of Columbia (D.C.) to help ensure it reflects our values of an inclusive and vibrant city, where all District residents can thrive, regardless of income, race, age, or background. OP guides development in D.C.’s distinctive neighborhoods by engaging stakeholders and residents, performing research and analysis, serving as the steward of our historic resources, and publishing various planning documents, including the Comprehensive Plan.

Within OP, the Neighborhood Planning Division has five main areas of responsibilities which shape the future development and revitalization of the District's neighborhoods namely, developing small area plans and planning studies, coordinating, and tracking plan implementation: participating in citywide planning initiatives that have a neighborhood impact. monitoring and reviewing development projects; and acting as a liaison to elected officials and community stakeholders on land use, development, and planning issues. This position is an advanced professional level within the division and has corresponding technical expertise and administrative responsibilities in all five of these areas. The Neighborhood Planning Division includes planners assigned to each ward of the District to work in collaboration with Advisory Neighborhood Commissions, citizen associations, and residents, businesses, elected officials, and District agencies.

Duties and Responsibilities

The incumbent is expected to maintain and prepare plans which include technical and policy analysis, objectives and specific proposals and recommendations. Directs plans or projects from inception to completion, including drafting statements of work, coordinating with diverse technical project teams and handling budget controls. Identifies critical planning issues as they relate to the city, ward, subareas, neighborhoods, or specific projects and recommends appropriate policy solutions or options for resolution. Assists in initiating surveys of land use; social, economic, and environmental conditions; transportation; housing and commercial development patterns; and other concerns or issues that may impact on planning objectives and goals. Prepares reports, studies and analysis which address planning issues and problems throughout the city or in the wards, subareas, neighborhoods, or with regard to specific development projects. Prepares plans and implementation programs for the orderly growth, development, or renewal of wards, specified areas or neighborhoods. Helps prepare or directs the preparation of maps, graphs, charts, and other graphics related to the presentation of city, ward and neighborhood studies and plans. Reviews and comments on proposed zoning revisions, development proposals and plans of other District and Federal agencies.

Reviews and comments on City Council bills or Federal legislation as they may affect the city or specific areas. Coordinates with other District agencies and regional bodies Involving various functional systems and planning concerns as they affect the city, wards, or specific subareas or sections. Responds to short term planning related policy issues. Represents OP at meetings of Advisory Neighborhood Councils (ANC) and other community organizations. Represents the agency on interagency working groups or task forces. Responds to telephone and written public inquiries concerning activities and proposed plans. Provides support to other divisions within the agency in the preparation and maintenance of the Comprehensive Plan and in analysis of zoning cases as required.

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