Community Planner

Website NCPCgov National Capital Planning Commission

The federal planning agency for the nation's capital

This a federal position officially advertised on the USAJOBS website.  See “How to Apply” of this posting for application instructions.

Open Period:   April 1, 2019 – April 15, 2019*

*Note: Once 150 applications are received, this job will close which may occur before the closing date given.

Job Summary:

Do you want to contribute to reimagining public spaces? Solving planning challenges? Envisioning modernization plans while preserving the historic landscape of the nation’s capital?  

Expand on your urban planning skills at NCPC!  Collaborate on impactful, multifaceted issues and initiatives such as Pennsylvania Avenue, Parks & Open Space, Memorials for the Future, SW EcoDistrict, Flooding, and more, through research, analysis, urban design, project review, plan development, and/or public engagement.

At NCPC, the primary duties of the community planner position at its full performance level involve comprehensive research and analysis; plan and project review at various phases; preparation and presentation of reports and issues in compliance with appropriate authorities, policies, and procedures; plan and project proposal modifications and recommendations with the use and integration of a range of planning technology software (e.g. GIS, InDesign); coordination and collaboration with other team members, agencies, and the general public; and public engagement strategies.

As the federal planning agency for the National Capital Region, NCPC preserves and enhances the extraordinary historical, cultural, and natural resources and federal assets of the National Capital Region to support the needs of the federal government and enrich the lives of the region’s visitors, workers, and residents.  The Martin Luther King Memorial, Eisenhower Memorial, and National Museum of African American History & Culture are just some examples of the historic and groundbreaking initiatives under NCPC’s review that have significantly contributed to and captured our nation’s unique history and legacy.

Learn more about NCPC and its major initiatives, plans, and projects on our website and social media platforms.


You must meet the basic education and minimum specialized experience requirements to qualify for this position.  You will be required to verify proof of education and your resume must clearly demonstrate the experience required to qualify for consideration of this position.  The official USAJOBS announcement specifies the details of the qualification requirements (see “How to Apply”).

How to Apply:

You must submit your complete application online via USAJOBS containing the required documents and information stated in the official announcement.  The official announcement link is provided here:


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