Montgomery County, MD Department of Transportation
Location: Rockville, Maryland
Type: Full Time
Salary: $73,173 - $117,424
Civil - Urban and Community Planning
Years of Experience:
5 - 10
4 Year Degree
Internal Number: IRC59578
This position reports to the Deputy Director for Transportation Policy and is responsible for performing advanced transportation planning duties, including conducting advanced planning studies, research, and analyses, overseeing the most complex development projects, master plan and development code amendments, policy/ordinance development, and project administration.
The Senior Planning Specialist will be responsible for tracking and managing grants and other funding efforts at the State and Federal levels; serving as day-to-day contact with the Transportation Planning Board (TPB); and, evaluating and preparing written reports and studies related to transportation projects, and presenting findings to the Director, the County Executive’s Office, County Council, other government agencies and the public regarding Transportation and engineering issues.
This position will also support efforts relating to the Washington Area Metropolitan Transit Authority (WMATA) and other strategic tasks within the Policy group. The Senior Planning Specialist will work closely with various Department Division, County Departments, the Maryland Department of Transportation, and the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission. This position requires extensive community outreach and engagement regarding safety concerns and transportation options. Attendance at evening meetings will be required, and hours may occasionally include early morning and/or weekend work for emergency situations, special events, and other issue-specific needs. The Senior Planning Specialist is expected to provide leadership, mentoring, and guidance to other professional and paraprofessional staff.
This position REQUIRES the possession of a valid driver’s license and the ability to attend meetings and perform work at locations outside the office, including locations throughout Montgomery County and other places in the Washington Metropolitan region. These locations may not be accessible by public transportation.
This position requires the incumbent to work a flexible work schedule that may include working core work hours, as well as working flexible work hours (i.e., early morning, evening, and/or weekend work) to handle emergency situations, special events, inclement weather as well as the perform inspections, surveys, observations, etc.
To ensure a positive workplace and to comply with federal, state, and County laws, the incumbent is responsible for completing mandatory training within the first three to six months or within the specified timeframe.
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To view the job posting and submit an application, please visit Montgomery County Government’s Career website at www.montgomerycountymd.gov/careers and click on Search Jobs. You will find the job posting under the General Professional job category – IRC59578 (Closing Date September 25, 2023, EOE: M/F/D)
EXPERIENCE: Five (5) years minimum experience in urban planning, civil engineering, architecture, or related field.
EDUCATION: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in an appropriate planning specialization or a related field such as Urban Design, Civil Engineering, Environmental Studies, Public Administration, Architecture, or Landscape Architecture.
EQUIVALENCY: An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted.
About Montgomery County, MD Department of Transportation
MCDOT’s more than 1,400 outstanding employees are dedicated to achieving the department’s core business of moving people and connecting places.
Our Vision: A seamless transportation system for people of all ages, incomes, and abilities that supports a vibrant and sustainable community.
Our Mission: To move people and connect places with the best transportation choices and services.