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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.

Openings

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.


Planner Coordinator (12921, Grade I)

The Montgomery County Planning Department in Silver Spring has an opening for a planner coordinator in Area 3. This position provides an opportunity to work with a team to shape the rural and upper portions of Montgomery County, Maryland.
 
The position of planner coordinator will be involved in creating attractive and functional environments in rural and upper Montgomery County through the preparation of master plans and the review of development proposals. Candidates must possess strong analytic capabilities, and experience and interest in master planning, urban design and development review. Oral and written communication skills, ability to handle multiple projects effectively, interest and ability to work directly with the public on technical issues, meet deadlines, and work successfully in a multi-disciplinary setting are required.  Tasks include both the preparation of master plans and the review of regulatory cases, but the primary tasks will involve the review of sketch plans, preliminary plans, site plans, forest conservation plans and water quality plans. The selected candidate will be required to ensure compliance with planning regulations, coordinate review activities with other agencies, prepare technical reports, deliver presentations to the Planning Board, attend civic association meetings, and respond to information requests from residents, developers, planners, architects, engineers, attorneys and public officials. Fieldwork and occasional evening meetings are required. 

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Principal Planning Technician (12355, Grade G)

The Montgomery County Planning Department is seeking a knowledgeable individual for its Development Applications and Regulatory Coordination Division. This position will involve initial review and processing of development applications and contributing to the department’s planning and regulatory program by providing assistance with other planning tasks.
 
A Planning Technician plans, organizes, and prioritizes their work in the context of established standards under general supervision. This position is associated with the intake and initial processing of various types of development applications/regulatory plans.
 
The successful candidate will be required to review development applications for consistency with our submission requirements; identify problems and changes needed for applications to be complete; and work with developers, professionals, and the general public to identify and explain submission requirements. Work requires the ability to learn development review procedures and become familiar with the county zoning and subdivision codes. Knowledge of county geography and familiarity with the use of GIS are also needed.

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Senior Planner
(13867, Grade H)

The Montgomery County Planning Department in Silver Spring has an opening for a senior planner in Area 3. This position provides an opportunity to work with a team to shape the rural and upper portions of Montgomery County, Maryland.
 
The position will be involved in enhancing corridor cities, satellite towns and rural villages, and preserving agriculture and rural open space in Montgomery County. Ideal candidates must possess strong analytic capabilities, experience and interest in master planning, environmental planning, and agricultural and rural open space preservation. Strong oral and written communication skills, interest and ability to work directly with the public on technical issues and the ability to work successfully in a multi-disciplinary setting are required. The primary tasks include the preparation of master plans and special planning projects. Providing input into the review of regulatory cases including preliminary plans, site plans, natural resource inventories, and forest conservation plans to ensure consistency with recommendations in master plans will also be required. The selected candidate will be required to coordinate land use recommendations with other agencies, prepare technical reports, deliver presentations to the Planning Board, attend civic association meetings, and respond to information requests from residents, developers, planners, architects, 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.

M-NCPPC staff contact

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

Last updated: May 5, 2015