The Principal Planner also known as Planning Manager supervises and participates in current and advanced highly-complex professional planning activities. Depending on the organization, the Principal Planner often manages and supervises sections or divisions within the larger planning department of an organization. Furthermore, the Principal Planner may function as a deputy for the Senior Principal Planner/Planning Director or even serve as Acting Director. In other cases, the Principal Planner may possess a more limited supervisory role and rather function within an organization as the most senior planner with expertise in a particular specialization. The incumbent is responsible for overall division planning and management, personnel administration including training, selection and performance management, coordinating work programs and priorities, and insures that decision making among the divisions is internally consistent and in accordance with State and municipal statutes. The incumbent works under the direction of the Senior Principal Planner/ Director of Planning.