The Functional Planning & Policy Division Team of the Montgomery County Planning Department is seeking to fill a Transportation Planner Management role as a Master Planner / Supervisor to join one of the nation's premier planning agencies and help shape Montgomery County for the 21st century. The Division works in support of Countywide growth management studies/policies and area master / sector / functional plan updates. The Master Planner / Supervisor will report to the Division Chief and will be responsible for a variety of duties, including:
Providing guidance to transportation planners engaged in all facets of multi-modal transportation planning, largely as part of specific technical studies and master / sector / functional plan development.
Supervising the Division's program for retaining outside professional technical services in support of plan development, analysis and adoption.
Providing technical advice and analysis for Department management on on-going technical studies and policy documents such as the County's Subdivision Staging Policy.
Providing input during the in-house review of detailed development applications to ensure consistency with adopted plan guidance and County / Department policy.
Supervising and coordinating Division staff on matters related specifically to long range transit, bicycle, and pedestrian planning.
EXAMPLES OF IMPORTANT DUTIES:
Direct supervisory experience with master / sector / functional plan scoping and analysis from project initiation to plan adoption.
Demonstrated ability to summarize complex technical issues and analysis for presentation to residents/stakeholders as well as the County Council, Planning Board and similar organizations comprised of elected and/or appointed public officials. Excellent writing skills are essential for this position.
Comprehensive technical background in multi-modal transportation planning methodology and application of latest tools and research. Wide-ranging knowledge and experience in bicycle planning. Some understanding of travel forecasting methodologies, GIS applications, and transit operations planning experience are considered a plus.
Extensive project management experience involving project scoping, budgeting, management of labor and skill set allocation, and documentation and presentation of findings and recommendations. Prior professional consulting experience involving project management is a plus.
Master Planner: Master's degree in planning, architecture, parks, engineering, environmental science, public administration, or related fields and six years of progressively responsible professional level planning experience that included at least three years of project leadership and coordination experience; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Planning Supervisor: Master's degree in planning, architecture, parks, engineering, environmental science, public administration, or related fields and six years of progressively responsible professional level planning experience that included at least three years of supervisory experience or project leadership and coordination experience; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.
The Montgomery County Planning Department is located in downtown Silver Spring. It is conveniently located near the Silver Spring subway (Metro) and train (MARC) stations. The Department is an element of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (MNCPPC), an award winning, bi-county organization, and offers excellent benefits and competitive salaries. Transit subsidies are available. Generally, works in an office environment but may occasionally be required to perform job duties outside of the typical office setting. See http://www.mncppc.org/commission_home.html
Physical Requirements: As required by the duties and responsibilities of the job.
The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC) is a bi-county agency empowered by the State of Maryland in 1927 to acquire, develop, maintain and administer a regional system of parks within Montgomery and Prince George's Counties, and to provide land use planning for the physical development of Prince George's and Montgomery counties. In addition, the agency gai...ned responsibility for the public recreation program in Prince George's County in 1970.
The governing body of M-NCPPC consists of 10 members, 5 appointed by Montgomery County and 5 by Prince George's County. The Commission coordinates and acts on matters of interest to both counties, and meets at least once a month. The members of the Commission from each county serve as separate Planning Boards to facilitate, review and administer the matters affecting their respective counties.
Range of Duties
M-NCPPC administers a park system of more than 52,000 acres. It is composed of stream valley parks, large regional parks, neighborhood parks and park-school recreation areas. Its staff of career employees includes planners, park and recreation administrators, park police and administration staff. In addition, seasonal workers staff numerous park and recreation programs.