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Two Planning Positions, Montgomery County Planning Department, Maryland

July 21, 2017 by nrantisi in Uncategorized

 

THE MARYLAND-NATIONAL CAPITAL PARK & PLANNING COMMISSION
invites applications for the position of:

1. Development Applications and Intake Master Planner/Supervisor (11768, Grade 30)

An Equal Opportunity Employer

SALARY: $68,153.00 – $118,777.00 Annually OPENING DATE: 07/10/17
CLOSING DATE: 08/21/17 11:59 PM

DESCRIPTION:

The Montgomery County Planning Department in Silver Spring has an opening for a Development Applications and Intake Master Planner/Supervisor with the Development Applications and Regulatory Coordination Division.

The Development Applications and Intake Master Planner/Supervisor will manage intake of all development applications, record plat review and processing, and the administration of regulatory noticing according to the development requirements of Chapter 50 and 59 of the Montgomery County code and, if necessary, oversee amendments to those regulations or other applicable aspects of the code. The individual will be responsible for oversight of the department’s electronic application and review software and troubleshooting issues that arise for both staff and applicants. The individual plans, schedules and assigns work to staff; assures that regulatory deadlines are met, monitors work performance, and trains staff in new planning policies and procedures. The Development Applications and Intake Master Planner/Supervisor will assist, and occasionally act as the backup, for the Chair of the Development Review Committee (DRC) which brings together inter-governmental representatives to provide input for new development applications in an effort to help streamline regulatory reviews.

Other important duties include: (1) working with the Planning Board, other agencies and departments of County and State government, and the County Council to resolve difficult policy issues related to development review; (2) responding to complex information requests from citizens, developers, architects, attorneys, and others concerning development projects, etc.; and (3) serving as the Agency’s representative on special committees as needed to promote or coordinate activities and functions of the Department.

The ideal candidate must demonstrate excellent oral and written skills, have a strong work ethic, be able to work in a time-pressured environment, and be familiar with the regulatory processes in Montgomery County and the electronic submission and processing of regulatory applications. Experience with the Planning Department’s ePlans is preferable, or there must be a willingness to thoroughly learn and understand the software.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

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.

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION:

The Montgomery County Planning Department is conveniently located in downtown Silver Spring. Accessible by the Metro and MARC trains. The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission offers excellent benefits and competitive salaries.
Submit resume/application to:

M-NCPPC
Website: www.mncppc.org/jobs/

EOE/AAA/M/F/D Employer

2.  Real Estate and Urban Planning Research Analyst (12726, Grade 26) $58,556.00 – $100,394.00 Annually, Career Full-Time, Silver Spring, Maryland

DESCRIPTION:

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 Research and Special Projects Division (R&SP) is responsible for demographic, land use and economic data collection, housing policy, real estate market and feasibility analyses related to master plans and land use policy decisions. In addition, the division oversees numerous special studies, such as the current Rental Housing Study, a study looking at the colocation of public facilities, and a Master Plan Reality Check.

R&SP seeks a Real Estate and Urban Planning Research Analyst to enhance the Division’s capacity to provide comprehensive economic, market, and financial analysis in support of master plans and development review. The Real Estate and Urban Planning Research Analyst will work across divisions to support the development of master plans and implementation strategies that are grounded in economic realities. In addition, the analyst will conduct research studies on real estate and economic issues and support other special studies as needed. This position is an opportunity to work on an exciting range of projects in a dynamic public planning agency.

The candidate must have experience conducting market and real estate feasibility studies, including building pro formas. He or she should have a strong understanding of the principles of land use planning and how the analysis of real estate feasibility works with the overall land development plan process. In addition to being a creative and analytical thinker, the candidate must have strong communication and writing skills and the ability to distill findings from complex analysis into key points that are understandable to a range of audiences, including interdisciplinary planning department staff, planning board members, and the general public.

EXAMPLES OF IMPORTANT DUTIES:

  • ?  Conduct analysis of County economic and real estate market conditions to advise master plan teams on the development potential in plan areas
  • ?  Build basic proformas to conduct residual land value and other feasibility analyses
  • ?  Conduct analyses related to housing affordability
  • ?  Propose and execute creative, in-depth analyses to study niche markets and/or policy

    issues.

? Present findings from financial analysis and market assessments to the public, Planning Board, and planning staff

? Contribute to blog posts, policy papers, and special studies on salient economic, development financing, and urban planning topics.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Master’s degree in planning, real estate, economics, public policy or equivalent disciplines related to job function and three years of progressively responsible professional level planning experience at the journey level; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience. ADDITIONAL DESIRED SKILLS

  • Advanced user of Excel
  • Experience with Costar and other real estate data sources
  • Previous experience working with government agencies is desirable

    The Montgomery County Planning Department is conveniently located in downtown Silver Spring. Accessible by the Metro and MARC trains. The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission offers excellent benefits and competitive salaries.

    CLOSING DATE: Monday, August 07, 2017
    HOW TO APPLY: Qualified individuals must log on to our website at http://www.mncppc.org/

    Contact: Kiwahna Reid Montgomery County Planning Department 301-495-4525

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