The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission
Location: Wheaton, Maryland
Type: Full Time
Preferred Education: 4 Year Degree
Internal Number: (11377, Grade 24)
Do you have a passion for enforcing Forest Conservation for the benefit and sustainability of future generations? If so, the Montgomery County Planning Department is where you want to be! We are seeking a motivated Forest Conservation Inspector with environmental compliance and regulatory enforcement experience to join our Intake & Regulatory Coordination (IRC) Division. Our IRC team consists of experienced development inspectors, plan reviewers, and regulatory professionals related to Forest Conservation Law, Subdivision and Zoning ordinances in Montgomery County.
Montgomery County Planning Department is part of The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC). For over 90 years, M-NCPPC has had a national reputation for excellence in planning, and today serves a culturally diverse population of over one million people on the border of Washington, D.C. in Montgomery County. We provide county-wide planning functions including long range planning, as well as reviews of development applications in diverse built environments of downtown urban districts, suburban communities, and agricultural areas. We have pioneered nationally modeled programs in agricultural preservation, inclusionary housing, and transit-oriented design. To learn more about who we are and what we do, we encourage you to watch this brief video here and visit our website at www.montgomeryplanning.org.
M-NCPPC 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.
We value 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.)
As our Inspector, you will primarily be responsible for coordinating and performing various development inspections and enforcement proceedings related to certain regulatory requirements as specified in Planning Board approved site plans, preliminary plans, and forest conservation plans. Additionally, you will recognize constructability issues as they relate to existing field conditions and contradicting plan requirements and provide reasonable solutions while directing field changes and time sensitive development triggers.
Perform various preconstruction, construction, and post construction development inspections as required by plan approvals.
Ensure Forest Conservation Law is upheld on development projects and M-NCPPC Forest Conservation Easements for a specific assigned territory of the County.
Ensure conditions of plan approval are being met throughout the development process.
Investigate forest conservation violations from discovery, documentation, and record keeping.
Draft correspondences such as responses to property owners, corrective action orders, plan comments, and staff reports.
Issue notices of violation and civil citations to property owners and developers.
Conduct property research, document development activities, and investigate public complaints.
Follow-up to ensure all milestones are satisfied in settlement agreements, violation cases, and financial penalties.
Experience reviewing land records and searching property data and forest conservation plan management and maintenance agreements, easement documents, and associated performance bonds or LOC’s.
Review site plan, forest conservation plan, and preliminary plan amenities/landscaping requirements to determine performance bond cost estimates.
Assist in writing and/or updating the inspectors manual, public outreach marketing, and other applicable program documents.
Attend meetings and inspections with homeowners, developers, and builders.
Document forest conservation easement areas and monitors changes.
Review submitted forest conservations exemption requests, restoration plans, and forest conservation plan amendments in response to violations for compliance with submittal requirements, accuracy, and completeness. Identify problems and changes needed for compliance. Prepare and disseminate detailed written review comments on application issues.
Prepare and make presentations before Montgomery County Planning Board or a Hearing Examiner.
About The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission
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 chartered 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
Planning great communities that are vibrant, livable, accessible and sustainable
The Commission is comprised of 7 distinct departments, each led by their respective Department Head. The Department of Parks and Recreation and the Department of Planning carry out services for the Prince George’s C...ounty region. The Department of Parks and the Department of Planning carry out services for Montgomery County. Bi-county corporate management is carried out by the Department of Human Resources and Management, the Department of Finance, and the Office of the General Counsel. Other Bi-county functions include the Office of Inspector General, the Chief Information Officer, and Merit System Board.
The Commission’s governing body is comprised of ten Commissioners, 5 appointed to the Montgomery Planning Board and 5 appointed to the Prince George’s Planning Board, which have oversight of decisions for the Montgomery and Prince George’s region. The Commission appoints the bi- county officers of the Executive Director, Secretary-Treasurer, and General Counsel.