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Employment at the Montgomery County Planning Department

For more than 80 years, the Montgomery County Planning Department has won acclaim for planning innovative solutions to land use and development challenges. We apply smart growth strategies to cultivate vibrant new urban centers and transit-oriented development, forge environmental protections, preserve historic features and encourage great community design. Interested in working at the Montgomery Planning Department and enjoying a rewarding career in community planning? Check out our openings.

staff service awards The M-NCPPC 2016 Service Awards recipients recognized at a Planning Board meeting.

Openings

Senior Transportation Planner (13086)

The Montgomery County Planning Department in Silver Spring has an opening for a Senior Planner to lead the transportation planning efforts in the urban areas of Montgomery County, Maryland in the Master Plan Section.

The position of transportation senior planner will be involved in creating attractive and functional environments through the preparation of master plans and the review of mandatory referral proposals. Ideal candidates must possess strong analytic capabilities and interest in all areas of transportation planning. Strong oral and written communication skills, interest and ability to communicate directly with the public on technical transportation planning issues, ability to handle multiple projects effectively, and the ability to work successfully in a multi-disciplinary setting are required. In addition to this, the position will be responsible for incorporating transitways, roadways, intersection improvements as well as bicycle, trail and pedestrian facilities into the transportation system for Montgomery County.
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Planner Coordinator (10079, 12925)

The Montgomery County Planning Department seeks two architects, landscape architects, planners or urban designers to serve as a working leader/coordinators for designated urban and suburban projects, special studies, or master plans in the Area 2 planning division. Tasks include reviewing, analyzing, and making recommendations on applications for development and rezonings; preparing urban design guidelines; and leading or participating in the preparation of comprehensive land use plans. Successful candidates must apply knowledge of planning standards, codes, and plans to develop alternatives to resolve planning problems. Work entails the interpretation of development plans, codes and regulations; preparation of staff reports; and public presentations. Requires effective communication and negotiation skills. Experience with GIS, AutoCAD, and SketchUp software is preferred.
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Senior Planner (11564)

The Montgomery County Planning Department seeks a Senior Planner to participate in a full range of planning activities applied to the suburban and urban areas in the Area 2 planning division. The selected candidate will be required to assist or lead master plan efforts, assess the impact of development proposals, evaluate proposed public facilities, and recommend best land uses. The ideal candidate must be able to clearly organize and communicate information, know and understand best practices in land use planning, review regulatory requirements, apply appropriate federal, state and county codes, prepare written technical reports and have the ability to present to citizen groups and public officials.
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Research Manager (13009)

The Research and Special Projects Division of The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission's Montgomery County Planning Department is seeking a Research Manager to supervise staff in the timely development of in-depth analysis on demographic, economic, housing, land use, and other relevant planning and public policy issues in the county. The role also includes overseeing technology-driven approaches to disseminating research and working with other department staff to develop and maintain web and GIS-based data tools that make information resources available online to staff and the general public. He/she must have a sound understanding of the principles of urban planning, land development, and or economic development. The ideal candidate must be able to present ideas both graphically and in report format to non-technical audiences.
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Communication Specialist (11769)

The Management Services Division of The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission's Montgomery County Planning Department is seeking a motivated, outgoing, and creative Communication Specialist to plan, organize, and coordinate communication efforts for external and internal audiences. The selected candidate will develop and implement communication plans, proactive and reactive media relations plans, work directly with reporters and media professionals, and coordinate the writing and proofing of Planning Department documents and materials.
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Transportation Planner Coordinator (11393)

The Montgomery County Planning Department in Silver Spring has an opening for a Transportation Planner Coordinator to lead the transportation planning efforts in the rural and upper portions of Montgomery County, Maryland in the Regulatory Review Section.

The position of Transportation Planner Coordinator will be involved in creating attractive and functional environments through the preparation of master plans and the review of development proposals. Ideal candidates must possess strong analytic capabilities and interest in all areas of transportation planning. Strong oral and written communication skills, interest and ability to communicate directly with the public on technical transportation planning issues, ability to handle multiple projects effectively, and the ability to work successfully in a multi-disciplinary setting are required. The position will be responsible for incorporating transitways, roadways, intersection improvements as well as bicycle, trail and pedestrian facilities into the transportation system for Montgomery County. The Transportation Planner Coordinator will apply transportation planning principles to the preparation of master plans and the review of zoning cases, preliminary plans, conditional use applications and site plans. The emphasis of this position is on development review activities and working with agencies and stakeholders on creative solutions to addressing development review issues. The selected candidate will also be required to ensure compliance with transportation planning guidelines and regulations, coordinate review activities with other agencies, prepare technical reports, deliver presentations to the Planning Board, attend community meetings, and respond to information requests from residents, developers, planners, engineers, attorneys and public officials. Fieldwork and occasional evening meetings are required.
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To view available positions throughout the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, go to our Jobs Opportunities Bulletin.

Staff contact

Robbin Brittingham, Human Resources Manager
Management Services Division
Robbin.Brittingham@mncppc-mc.org
301-495-4570

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Last updated: August 11, 2016