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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.

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Senior Transportation Planner (12039)

The Montgomery County Planning Department's Functional Planning and Policy Division is currently seeking to fill a transportation planning support position.

The Senior Transportation Planner/Modeler will serve under the direction of a Planning Supervisor or Planner Coordinator and will focus on developing or checking data used by the regional travel demand model, including transportation networks and land use data, analyze key transportation-related data sets, run and update the regional travel model, support estimation, calibration, and validation activities associated with the regional travel model, write technical memoranda and reports and supporting data requests from outside parties for the regional travel demand model and/or its inputs.
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Senior Planner (11110)

The Montgomery County Department of Planning's Historic Preservation Section is seeking a motivated individual with historic preservation project review experience.

This Senior Planner will, with minimal supervision, review applications for Historic Area Work Permits and make staff recommendations to the Historic Preservation Commission, as well as perform a range of activities such as providing technical preservation information and support to citizens and owners of historic properties, inter­acting with other governmental departments and agencies, and conducting outreach with a broad range of citizens and civic associations, and other related duties as assigned. Work involves a high level of responsibility, complexity, and variety, and requires the ability to work on projects individually and in a team setting. The candidate must demonstrate the ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously, analyze project applications and apply preservation guidelines to recommend decisions, and effectively communicate information in a variety of formats to audiences with different levels of understanding of historic preservation concepts.
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Principal Administrative Assistant (12597)

The Montgomery County Department of Planning's Development Applications and Regulatory Coordination Division seeks an organized and energetic professional to provide high-level administrative support to the Division Chief and a team of 19 staff.

The Principal Administrative Assistant must demonstrate excellent interpersonal and time management skills, and the ability to perform and organize multiple and competing tasks. Duties include but are not limited to: maintaining accurate files and records; managing multiple mailings; inputting data into electronic databases; receiving and logging all incoming documents; distribution of certified plan drawings; and preparing documents for archiving. Potential other duties include managing the Chief's calendar (coordination of individual and group meetings); processing and managing correspondence, staff reports and publications; preparing and managing expense and petty cash requests, financial reports, and timecards; managing the reimbursements of Leaves for Neighborhoods tree coupons; and the archival and retrieval of documents. The Administrative Assistant is privy to confidential information and must demonstrate the ability to handle sensitive information.
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Planner Coordinator (10420, 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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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

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Last updated: September 16, 2016