Planner I - Rural/Historic

Calvert County Government

Prince Frederick, MD United States

Please note: A complete application is required to be considered for a position within Calvert County Government. All prior work experience, education and other certifications should be entered into the application and supplemental questions should be answered completely. Attachments are not provided to hiring managers unless you are selected for an interview.

 Merit Full-time Position, Grade 22, 35 hours per week.  Position eligible for telework.

Performs routine technical planning work and specialized informational work in support of the planning function. Work involves field inspections and investigations to establish facts and to prepare recommendations regarding compliance with land use laws, rules and regulations. Such work may be presented to County Boards or higher level planning officials. Work may involve administrative support to boards and commissions. Work at this level requires technical training in land use planning. Workers report to technical supervisors.


 Essential Job Functions/Other Duties/KSA:

Reviews and approves permits/applications: determines if project meets all regulations and policies; notifies and/or meets with applicants and/or surveying and engineering firms to correct problems.

Receives and distributes applications for review and processing. Prepares staff report for review and authorization by supervisor. Works in multiple specialized areas (critical areas, flood plains, and so forth).

Receives complaints of possible violations. Conducts site inspections. Documents and maintains files on cases. Writes letters, makes phone calls and/or meets with property owners to explain violations, means of compliance and deadlines. Follows up to determine if violations have been corrected. Issues citations for non-compliance. Testifies in District Court. Maintains case file system, index and statistical records.

Answers questions from public regarding planning and zoning regulations and procedures.

Works with boards and commissions in an advisory or administrative capacity to include scheduling of meetings and testimony, record keeping, invoice payment, and other related services.

Reviews subdivision and/or site plans: Meets with developers, engineering firms and other County reviewers to provide comments on proposed projects. Verifies that the project meets regulations for preliminary and final approval. Submits written comments on findings, recommendations, and requirements to the technical supervisor. Provides technical information/support to various boards and groups.

Prepares and distributes approval/denial papers.

May prepare and/or present material and studies to County Boards or higher officials in the department.

Other Duties
Compiles data/information in area of responsibility for reports.

Performs related work as required.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (These are pre-employment KSA that apply only to Essential Job Functions.)
Knowledge of - 

  • Basic principles and practices of land use planning as applied to municipal planning and zoning administration.

Ability to - 

  • Perform field investigations to establish facts pertaining to site development, construction, and land use and prepare reports of findings and recommendations.
  • Interpret and apply land use laws, rules and regulations.
  • Write technical reports, summaries and memoranda.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others encountered in the work.
  • Communicate effectively orally and in writing.
  • Deal effectively with the public.


 Minimum Qualifications:

Required Qualifications (Note: Any acceptable combination of education, training and relevant experience that provides the above knowledge, skills, and abilities may be substituted on a full-time year for year basis.)

Training and/or Education:
Bachelor's degree in planning or related field.


Licenses or Certificates:
Valid driver's license.


 Other Information:

Special Requirements:
Operation of County owned vehicle.

Physical Demands:
Requires long periods of standing, frequent walking indoors, repeated bending, crouching, stooping, stretching or reaching; recurring lifting of objects up to 49 pounds; operation of keyboard devices.

Unusual Demands:
Site work exposes workers to dirt and soil, and work is subject to inflexible deadlines.

FLSA Status:

Accommodations will be made for individuals with disabilities upon reasonable notice.
County application required.

Experience Level
Mid I (1-4 years)
AICP Level
None Selected
Historic or Cultural Resources Preservation
Salary Range
$45,791.00 - $63,937.00