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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.

Presenting the 2014 Planning Department Employee Service Award recipients. These employees represent years of service from five to 35.


Web Specialist (13221, Grade G)

The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission is seeking a Web Specialist to join its Web team and provide support for on-going development and maintenance of three main Web sites, and related connected services. The Web Specialist will work extensively with two other members of the Web Team and will also have direct contact with other staff within the Montgomery County Planning Department, the Department of Parks and the Planning Board in our offices.

The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (The Commission) is a local government agency serving the residents of Montgomery and Prince George's County from headquarters in each County. For more than 85 years, the M-NCPPC has been leading urban planning and park development in these two jurisdictions.

This position is located in downtown Silver Spring, Maryland a few blocks from the Silver Spring Metrorail station.
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Special Project and Policy Coordinator (10062, Grade I)

The Management Services Division of the Montgomery County Planning Department seeks a Special Projects and Policy Manager. The position is responsible for managing special projects and developing policies for the Department. This is a position for a strong multi-tasker and a self-starter. The successful candidate will be detailed oriented; possess the ability to gather and track information; possess excellent written and oral communication skills; and own exceptional organizational skills. Expert level Microsoft Office Suite user is highly preferred.


Develop and update various Standard Operating Procedures for the Department.
Recommend improvements to policies, procedures, and internal tools that will enhance organizational efficiency.
Develop, coordinate and manage the Department's energy plan.
Develop, coordinate, and manage the Department's Continuity of Operation Plan (COOP).
Develop, coordinate, and manage the Department's sustainability plan.
Act as the Department's representative for various inter-agencies and intra-agency committees (Energy Plan, COOP, Emergency Management and Sustainability Committees).
Analyze operating procedures to devise most efficient methods of accomplishing work: Plan study of work problems and procedures, such as organizational change, communications, information flow, and integrated production methods.
Manage labor codes and analyze usage.
Update the Master Plan and Major Project Schedule as required.
Manage renovation and upkeep of the Montgomery County Regional Office (MRO) including contract management, vendor searches, and RFP development and management.
Establish project priorities, provide training and technical assistance.
Establish and implement internal employee orientation process.
Monitor Kronos and train new employees on usage.

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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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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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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

Last updated: July 24, 2015