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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.


Montgomery County Planning Internships 2016

The Montgomery County Planning Department is offering COLLEGIATE INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES. The Internships are designed to provide job training in planning, urban development, and human resources to qualified college students who anticipate careers in these areas. Interns will be assigned to work with Montgomery County Planning Department staff at the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (MNCPPC). Internships will be available for the summer. Interns will work full-time (37.5 hours per week) and will be compensated.

The Montgomery Planning Department has a wide variety of opportunities that will provide students with a realistic work experience. Selected students will have the opportunity to work with experienced individuals in their respective disciplines. The Montgomery County Planning Department will be seeking students pursuing degrees or disciplines in the following areas:

Human Resources/Training
Housing Research
Transportation Planning
Development Research
Urban Designs/Studies
Architecture/Landscape Architecture
Geography/Geographic Information Systems

Students Eligibility:
Students must currently be enrolled in one of the above mentioned disciplines
at a college or university at the undergraduate
or graduate level. Students must have a 2.5 GPA (on a 4.0 scale)

Additional Criteria
Strong Writing Skills
Effective Interpersonal Skills
Familiarity and/or experience with computers
Work or volunteer experience that might be applicable
References from past supervisors and/or professors
Self-motivation; ability to work well with minimal supervision

Program Dates
Internships will run May 22th through September 10th

Applications for summer 2016 internship positions will close on April 25th
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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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Transportation Planning Engineer (11686)

The Montgomery County Planning Department serves a rapidly growing and culturally diverse population of nearly one million people on the border of Washington, D.C. For more than 80 years, our agency has cultivated a national reputation for excellence in planning. Montgomery County planning staff is responsible for both long range planning and the regulatory review of development applications and works in a diverse environment that includes downtown Bethesda and Silver Spring, as well as suburban and agricultural areas.

The Functional Planning and Policy Division seeks a Transportation Planning Engineer to oversee the review of County and State transportation capital programs and projects to ensure consistency with our Master Plans and best engineering practices. Working with reviewers in other divisions and departments, determine a mutually acceptable analysis process and produce a set of recommendations to help ensure that these programs and projects integrate the Commission’s planning, environmental, and urban design goals; present these programs and projects to the Montgomery County Planning Board; and defend the Department’s and Board’s recommendations to the County Council.
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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 and Technology Services Division

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Last updated: April 27, 2016