The Functional Planning and Policy Division Team of the Montgomery County Planning Department is seeking a Multimodal Transportation Planner Coordinator with a background in 1) transit planning and/or Vision Zero, 2) community outreach, and 3) project leadership, to join one of the nation's premier planning agencies and to help shape Montgomery County for the 21st century.
EXAMPLES OF IMPORTANT DUTIES:
The Planner Coordinator will be responsible for a variety of duties, including:
Participating in long range transit planning, including the development of transit functional plans.
Coordinating with stakeholder agencies on transit studies and reviewing transit capital projects.
Coordinating the department's activities related to Montgomery County's Vision Zero initiative, including managing a project to take a systemic approach to identifying high-risk intersections and roadways.
Working with community stakeholders and developing collaborative partnerships to advance the County's Vision Zero Action Plan.
Providing input on development applications to ensure consistency with Vision Zero and transit plans.
Participating in regular community meetings and events, including evenings and weekends.
Master's degree in planning, architecture, parks, engineering, environmental science, 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.
Required Skill Sets
Comprehensive technical background in multimodal transportation planning, especially transit, bicycle and/or pedestrian planning.
Demonstrated ability to summarize complex technical issues and analysis for presentation to residents/stakeholders as well as elected and/or appointed public officials.
A strong interest in public engagement.
Excellent writing and communication skills.
Proficiency with GIS applications.
Project management experience involving project scoping, management of labor and skill set allocation, and documentation and presentation of findings and recommendations.
The Montgomery County Planning Department is currently located in downtown Silver Spring but will be moving to Downtown Wheaton around summer 2020. Both locations are conveniently located near the Metrorail 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. Generally, work is performed in an office environment but may occasionally require activity outside of the typical office setting. See http://www.mncppc.org/commission_home.html
As required by the duties and responsibilities of the job.
Internal Number: 12039
About The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission - Montgomery County Planning Department
Founded in 1927, the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC) is a nationally recognized leader in land use planning, parks, and recreation achieving countless awards for innovation, stewardship and exemplary vision for enhancing the lives of current and future generations. The agency, which is charted by the State of Maryland, has geographic authority in the Montgomery County and Prince George’s County region, which are the two Maryland counties surrounding Washington, DC. The agency improves the well-being of over 2 million residents and countless visitors within this region by:
Planning for the coordinated and harmonious physical growth and development of the region;
Protecting and stewarding natural, cultural, and historical resources;
Providing award winning system of parks;
Creating recreational experiences that enhance quality of life of all individuals; and
Planning great communities that are vibrant, livable, accessible and sustainable.
Among our seven departments are the Montgomery County Planning Department and the Prince George's County Planning Department.