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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

Area 3 Division Chief (14003, Grade K)
For over 80 years, The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (MNCPPC) has a national reputation for excellence in planning, and today serves a culturally diverse population of nearly two million people on the border of Washington, D.C. In Montgomery County, the MNCPPC provides county-wide planning functions through the Montgomery County Planning Department, which has pioneered programs in agricultural preservation, inclusionary housing, and transit-oriented design. The Planning Department is seeking a dynamic leader and highly innovative planner for the position of Division Chief, Area 3. Area 3 includes more than half the county and contains a wide variety of communities from the growing corridor cities of Germantown and Clarksburg to rural villages such as Sandy Spring, and also encompasses the 93,000 acre Agricultural Reserve. The Division Chief manages a multi-disciplinary team of talented professional planners responsible for master and regulatory planning within the Area 3 geographic boundaries. The Chief is expected to represent the Planning Board and the Department as liaison with citizens, community groups, developers, consultants, the County Council, County Executive, and other government agencies.

The Division's prime responsibilities include preparing master and sector plans and managing the development review process so that development projects are functional, as well as compatible and consistent with approved and adopted master plans. Land-use planning tasks also include integrating environmental and transportation considerations into the earliest phases of the planning and development processes, and providing timely and coordinated analysis of zoning requests, special exceptions, mandatory referrals, and development applications in order to achieve implementation of area master plans, sector plans and other public plans and policies.

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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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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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Senior Planner
(11403, Grade H)

The Montgomery County Planning Department, a premier planning agency, seeks a Senior Planner 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 desirable.

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Environmental Senior Planner
(11270, Grade H)

The Montgomery County Planning Department, a premier planning agency, is seeking an individual to participate in a full range of land use and environmental planning activities applied to the suburban and urban areas in Montgomery County, MD. The selected candidate will be required to review development plans, assist master plan efforts, evaluate the need for public facilities, and recommend best land uses and solutions.
 
The successful candidate will possess research and analytical abilities, be able to clearly organize 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 communication skills.

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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: March 2, 2015