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Open Position: Community Planner

Monday, June 17, 2024

Job ID: 26644

Opening Date: 06/17/2024

Closing Date: 06/28/2024

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Job Summary

This position is in the Office of Planning (OP) in the Urban Design Division. OP has the lead responsibility for land use planning in the District of Columbia and provides the vision, framework and principles that guide land use change, growth, and development for an equitable and vibrant city. OP undertakes citywide and neighborhood planning and engagement; urban design and development review; historic preservation; mapping and data analysis; and serves as the official Census State Data Center. OP is the steward of the District's Comprehensive Plan, which advances housing, economic recovery, racial equity, resilience, and coordination of public resources and civic infrastructure.

Duties and Responsibilities

The incumbent will be responsible for managing plans conducting technical and policy analysis, defining objectives, and formulating specific proposals and recommendations to develop comprehensive and well-informed strategies addressing urban design and community development challenges. Manages plans or projects from inception to completion, including drafting statements of work, managing diverse technical project teams, and budget control to ensure the successful execution of planning initiatives or projects. 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. Contributes to initiating surveys of land use; social, economic, and environmental conditions; transportation; housing and commercial development patterns; and other concerns or issues that may impact planning objectives and goals to gather essential data and information crucial for informed urban planning decisions.

The incumbent will represent OP at meetings of Advisory Neighborhood Commissions and other community organizations. Responds to short-term planning-related policy issues and works on interagency working groups or taskforces to facilitate meaningful engagement and representation in community matters ensuring timely and effective responses to planning-related policy issues and collaborate internally with OP staff to develop plans, design studies, and guidelines, and review development proposals. They will coordinate efforts with government agencies, nonprofit organizations, and private entities to enhance and beautify the District’s public realm, which includes park, environmental, and transportation systems.

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