Director of Planning

City of Cambridge   Cambridge, MD   Full-time     Management
Posted on May 19, 2024

The City of Cambridge is seeking a dynamic and energetic individual for the position of Director of Planning to supervise the Planner I & contribute to the overall organizational advancement of the Planning & Zoning Division.  The position requires excellent management ability, independence, organizational skills, creativity to solve complex problems, superior interpersonal skills, and the ability to cooperate with diverse stakeholders.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS The successful candidate shall have a minimum of six years of work experience in the field of planning and zoning. A master’s degree preferred, however, a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in urban planning, or a related field will be accepted. Must possess thorough knowledge of all pertinent ordinances, codes, laws and regulations governing all aspects of planning, and zoning, principles, practices, law, regulations, procedures and requirements of federally financed community development programs. Must possess the ability to analyze, interpret, and draft proposed zoning codes and regulations. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. Must have knowledge of economics, market analysis, land appraisal, real estate practices, land development and planning. Must possess general knowledge of principles and practices of general accounting and financial management. Must be able to identify and analyze socio-economic problems and opportunities and to plan and implement comprehensive solutions. Must possess the ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with consultants, property owners, developers, residents, occupants, other employees, City Manager, Mayor, City Council, Federal and State officials, the general public, and diverse stakeholders often under difficult and contentious circumstances. Must have the ability to present ideas and highly complicated regulations and requirements clearly and concisely, orally and in writing, to groups, individuals, City Manager, Mayor, and City Council. Must possess the ability to make decisions recognizing established precedents and practices and to use resourcefulness and tact in meeting new problems for which no precedent exists. Must show demonstrated ability and have experience in various aspects of planning and zoning and grants administration. Must possess the ability to deal courteously, effectively and tactfully with the public.


The City of Cambridge is an equal opportunity employer with a deep commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Please join us on our journey towards becoming a more equitable municipal organization serving the residents of Cambridge.

City of Cambridge

Cambridge , MD