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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.

Presenting the 2014 Planning Department Employee Service Award recipients. These employees represent years of service from five to 35. Interested in working at the Montgomery Planning Department and enjoying a rewarding career in community planning? Check out our openings.

Openings

Mangement Services Division Chief (13336, Grade K)
The Montgomery County Planning Department is seeking a knowledgeable, experienced and progressive manager for its Chief of Management Services Division.  This position is responsible for a broad spectrum of administrative, fiscal, and managerial functions for the Montgomery County Planning Department.  Working closely with the Planning Director this position assists in ensuring that work program projects and strategic initiatives are conducted efficiently and effectively.  The Chief of Management and Technology Services oversees the operations of program-based budgeting and related work program coordination, performance measures, human resources management and administration, media relations and outreach, communications, mapping and graphics, document production, procurement, telecommunications, facility management and management of administrative processes.  This position is responsible for managing a staff of approximately 16 employees.
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Multimedia Production Specialist (14188, Grade H)
The Montgomery County Planning Department seeks a highly organized and dependable Multimedia Production Specialist to lead the coordination of a wide variety of printed and web-related projects as well as numerous spontaneous and unplanned requests.  The individual must be able to multi-task, prioritize and work well under tight deadlines.

The successful candidate will plan and coordinate the production of a wide variety of graphic design, video, social media and website work in support of the Montgomery Planning Department, including performing the most advanced and difficult graphics work for print, web and video platforms. 

This incumbent is held responsible for the efficiency and effectiveness of a high performing production team and the ability to meet departmental goals and needs.  This position reports to the Communication Manager and is in constant collaboration with the Planning Division Chiefs and Communications Manager.
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Procurement and Special Projects Manager (10228, Grade I)
The Montgomery County Planning Department is seeking an experienced Procurement & Special Projects Manager to work in its Management Services Division. The selected candidate will be responsible for managing diverse and complex administrative programs and will be responsible for monitoring the Departmental procurement processes, contract administration, purchase card activity monitoring, and vendor activity monitoring.

The work of this position is deadline driven and requires a detail-oriented multitasker. A customer service focus is needed to be able to address concerns of vendors, Departmental customers, and Central Administrative Services as guided by standard procedures and practices as well as State and federal laws. The ability to maintain accurate financial and procurement records and knowledge of public sector procurement and budgeting are core requirements. The incumbent will work with the Budget Manager in addressing expenditures, encumbrances, and the availability of funds related to procurement issues. Responsibilities include preparing RFPs, IFBs, informal and sole source bid and quote requests as well as reporting discrepancies and monitoring vendor activity and compliance. Procurement work will be in collaboration with the central Legal staff and Planning Department managers. Other responsibilities will include processing change orders, processing invoices and payments, overseeing the timesheet submission process, and overseeing petty cash and purchase card activity. Incumbent will train and monitor office support staff who handle (or provide back-up for) midlevel and basic procurement activities.
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Information Counter Supervisor (13055, Grade I)
The Montgomery County Planning Department is seeking a Planning Information and Permit Review Supervisor for its Development Applications and Regulatory Coordination Division. This position is responsible for managing the Public Information Counter; assigning new street addresses or changing existing ones; processing money received from product sales; inventory control; and providing excellent and timely customer service.

The successful candidate will be required to direct and supervise Information Service Planning Technicians; assign new street addresses; change existing street addresses; process money received from product sales; ensure adequate inventory of documents are available; work with the general public, developers, and professionals to identify and explain submission requirements, master plans, and other planning related data; oversee the Planning Department's official action on building permits; and develop and implement procedures to improve program performance.
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Lead Inspector/Inspector (12644, Grade I/H)
The Montgomery County Planning Department seeks a qualified individual as a Lead Inspector/Inspector primarily related to forest conservation and adherence to certain other plan conditions. The Lead Inspector would be responsible for coordinating enforcement actions within the Development Applications and Regulatory Coordination Division. This position is primarily responsible for enforcing the Montgomery County Forest Conservation law but will also may have some enforcement responsibilities related to preliminary and site plans.

The Lead Inspector will be the main contact for all pre-construction meetings; tree save plan inspections; forest conservation inspections, violations and complaints. They will lead a team of Inspectors but will also have inspection duties. The work requires the review of approved plans and ensures the plans are successfully implemented by developers; assessment of site conditions and issuance of violations or citations when necessary. In-depth knowledge of the Forest Conservation law, tree protection, the ability to read plan drawings, and good communication skills are necessary.
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Transportation Planner (11393, Grade I)
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 planner coordinator will apply transportation planning principles to the preparation of master plans and the review of zoning cases, preliminary plans, and site plans. The selected candidate will also be required to review traffic studies, compose traffic mitigation agreements, review plats and roadway design plans, 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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Senior Planner (11403, Grade H)
The Montgomery County Planning Department, a premier planning agency, seeks two Senior Planners to participate in a full range of planning activities applied to the suburban and urban areas in Montgomery County, MD. The selected candidates 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 successful candidates will possess research and analytical abilities, 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 and prepare written technical reports. The ability to present to citizen groups and public officials is essential. This position requires strong written and oral communication skills. Experience with GIS is desireable.
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Senior Planner (11270, Grade H)
The Montgomery County Planning Department, a premier planning agency, seeks two Senior Planners to participate in a full range of planning activities applied to the suburban and urban areas in Montgomery County, MD. The selected candidates 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 successful candidates will possess research and analytical abilities, 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 and prepare written technical reports. The ability to present to citizen groups and public officials is essential. This position requires strong written and oral communication skills. Experience with GIS is desireable.
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To view available positions throughout the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, go to our Jobs Opportunities Bulletin.

M-NCPPC staff contact

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

Last updated: July 18, 2014