For over 90 years, The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC) has enjoyed a national reputation for excellence in planning and, today, serves the culturally diverse populations of Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties on the border of Washington, D.C. The nationally recognized Montgomery County Planning Department, part of M-NCPPC and with approximately 150 employees, aims to improve quality of life by conserving and enhancing the natural and built environment for current and future generations. Montgomery Planning provides county-wide and community land use planning as well as reviews of development applications in a diverse built environment of downtown urban districts, suburban communities, and agricultural areas. The Montgomery County Planning Department has pioneered nationally modeled programs in agricultural preservation, inclusionary housing, and transit-oriented design. Montgomery County is evolving quickly as a model of new suburbanism, shifting away from traditional suburban greenfield development to a greater emphasis on infill redevelopment and urbanizing areas around transit and key corridors.
The Management Services Division of the Montgomery County Planning Department is seeking a highly motivated and detail-oriented professional to join the department as a Special Projects and Policy Coordinator. The person in this position will work with senior management and others on special programs and projects; provide high level analysis and advice in coordination with a diverse professional staff; coordinate/contribute to the work of special project committees, including independently conducting complex research and analysis; conduct and manage policy compliance reviews, and formulate policy recommendations.
EXAMPLES OF IMPORTANT DUTIES:
Develop, coordinate, and manage the Department’s Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Plan
Develop, coordinate, and manage the Department’s Emergency Action Plan (EAP)
Develop, coordinate, and manage the Department’s Continuity of Operation Plan (COOP)
Develop, coordinate, and manage the Department’s recycling plan and sustainability plan
Act as the Department’s representative for various inter-agencies and intra-agency committees (Safety Committee, Recycling Committee, Sustainability Committee, and Emergency Operations Committee) and serve on ad-hoc Commission committees/work groups to address Commission-wide initiatives affecting agency management
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
Organize and document findings of studies and prepare recommendations for implementation of new systems, procedures, or organizational changes
Review proposed changes to or new Commission policies and administrative notices and advise the Director and Deputy Directors on recommendations and feedback
Contribute to improvement of policies, procedures, and internal tools
Develop and update various process manuals for the Department
Manage departmental activity codes and analyze usage
Establish project priorities, provide training and technical assistance
Monitor county and state legislative changes that impact the Department, and summarize and report out on critical issues
Preferred Skills and Abilities
Excellent research, writing and editing skills and an analytical mind.
Strong oral communication skills, including the ability to effectively distill and present complex information in a concise and compelling way.
Excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to work independently and in a team setting.
Efficient, organized work style and an ability to prioritize quickly and confidently to manage multiple deadlines.
Strong Microsoft Office Suite user.
About the Montgomery County Planning Department
Montgomery County Planning Department believes that diversity in all dimensions of the organization support and bolster the innovative thinking essential to its success. We do not make hiring decisions on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, religion, political affiliation, ideology, or status as a Veteran. We will do what we can to provide reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us at 301-495-4525 to request accommodation. To learn more about who we are and what we do, we encourage you to watch this brief video: Link and visit our website at www.montgomeryplanning.org.
Classification Specification: Administrative Specialist III, #1136
The Montgomery County Planning Department values the safety of our staff and our community. To that end, we have required all our employees to be vaccinated while following all COVID-19 protocols.Person(s) hired for this position must provide proof of being fully vaccinated for COVID-19 (with limited religious or medical exceptions.)
1. Bachelor's Degree in Human Resource Management, Finance, Business or any related field. 2. Four (4) years of progressively responsible experience in Human Resource Management, finance or any related field. 3. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted, which together total 8 years.
M-NCPPC has enjoyed a national reputation for excellence in planning and serves a culturally diverse population of nearly two-million people on the border of Washington, DC. As Maryland's most populous county, Montgomery County continues to attract an increasingly diverse and technologically savvy population. We at Montgomery Planning focus our skills and talents to bring high-quality design in both form and function to all areas, from central business districts to rural villages and have pioneered programs in agricultural preservation, inclusionary housing, and transit-oriented design. To learn more about us, visit www.montgomeryplanning.org.