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Planner II

Firm Name
Anne Arundel County (Maryland)
Firm Location
Annapolis, MD
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Position Description

The Office of Planning and Zoning (OPZ) is responsible for planning the physical growth and development of Anne Arundel County, Maryland of over (population 588,000). In order to fulfill that responsibility, OPZ’s portfolio has four programs: Administration, Development, Planning, and Zoning.

The Planner II position is in the Zoning Division, which oversees regulation and interpretation of the Anne Arundel County Zoning Ordinance and manages intake, processing, and legal activities related to zoning violations.

This position is on the Zoning Administration Team and is supervised by the team’s Planning Administrator.

This is responsible supervisory and complex professional work in the field of planning.


Work involves responsibility for planning, scheduling, and conducting major planning projects or zoning processes.

The position will be responsible for the daily activities of the Zoning division including customer service, evaluation of complex zoning applications including variances, special exceptions, and rezonings, and drafting and presenting recommendations before the Administrative Hearing Office and Board of Appeals.

The position may also assist in developing recommendations for revisions to the Zoning Ordinance and other land use laws as needed.

The position also handles other special projects as requested by the Planning Administrator.

Work programs and objectives are set forth by a lead person or supervisor, but the employee exercises considerable initiative and judgment in carrying out assigned projects.

Work is reviewed periodically by the supervisor.


Minimum Qualifications

A bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university with course work in planning or a closely related field; two (2) or more years of experience in professional planning and zoning work or a related field; and a valid non-commercial Class C motor vehicle operator’s license.


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Job Details

Job Type
Paid Y/N
Application Due
Start Date

Contact Information

Contact Name
Zoning Administration Section
Contact Phone
(410) 222-7437
The contact is a Carolina Planning alum.
Job Category:
Land Use
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