Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission
March 8, 2018
Silver Spring, Maryland
Full Time - Experienced
CLOSING DATE: 4/18/18
The Functional Planning and Policy Division of the Montgomery County Planning Department is seeking a motivated planner with strong transportation planning experience to join one of the nation's premier planning agencies and help shape Montgomery County for the 21st century. The Senior Transportation Planner position will serve under the direction of a Planning Supervisor or Planner Coordinator in a fast-paced work environment focusing on a variety of duties that support countywide transportation planning projects.
EXAMPLES OF IMPORTANT SKILLS AND ABILITIES INCLUDE:
Demonstrated ability to collect, integrate, standardize and visualize various transportation data sets.
Experience with operational planning concepts/theories using quantifiable metrics in ArcGIS.
Balance of technical, writing, and interpersonal skills. Adept at summarizing technical findings for presentation to the County Council, Planning Board, and similar organizations comprised of elected and/or appointed officials. Proficiency with ESRI’s ArcGIS Network Analyst Extension.
Leveraging the ESRI ArcGIS platform to conduct various transportation analyses, including development of a Pedestrian Master Plan, monitoring implementation of the Bicycle Master Plan and other multi-modal analyses.
Participating in the development of a countywide multi-modal GIS network.
Conducting data-driven analyses to inform policy makers and the public.
Ensure data integrity, maintenance, and upkeep.
Enhancing data processing workflows using scripting languages like Python.
Visualizing and synthesizing “big data” to make it useful and meaningful to decision makers and the public.
Working with area master plan teams to translate identified transportation goals and objectives into quantifiable metrics.
The skill set and qualities of the ideal candidate include: (1) self-motivation (2) ability to pay attention to detail; (3) ability to work independently; (4) strong computer skills and database management experience, (5) desire to work with and analyze large, complex data sets and; (6) basic knowledge of transportation planning techniques and procedures, as well as knowledge of and experience with the ESRI ArcGIS software platform.
Working knowledge of and/or hands on experience with the application of Critical Lane Volume (CLV) and Highway Capacity Manual (HCM) delay-based traffic analysis methods is desirable.
Working knowledge of the full MicroSoft Office software as well as statistical analysis packages is also preferred.
Bachelor’s degree in planning, transportation planning, urban planning, engineering, or
equivalent disciplines related to job function and three years of applicable
professional level planning experience; OR an equivalent combination of
education and experience.
The Montgomery County Planning Department is conveniently located in downtown Silver Spring, Maryland near the Silver Spring subway (Metro) and train (MARC) stations. The Department is an element of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC), an award winning, bi-county organization, and offers excellent benefits and competitive salaries. Transit subsidies are available. Work is performed in a typical office environment. See http://www.mncppc.org/commission_home.html
As required by the duties and responsibilities of the job.
About Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission
The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC) is a bi-county agency empowered by the State of Maryland in 1927 to acquire, develop, maintain and administer a regional system of parks within Montgomery and Prince George's Counties, and to provide land use planning for the physical development of Prince George's and Montgomery counties. In addition, the agency gained responsibility for the public recreation program in Prince George's County in 1970.
The governing body of M-NCPPC consists of 10 members, 5 appointed by Montgomery County and 5 by Prince George's County. The Commission coordinates and acts on matters of interest to both counties, and meets at least once a month. The members of the Commission from each county serve as separate Planning Boards to facilitate, review and administer the matters affecting their respective counties.
Range of Duties
M-NCPPC administers a park system of more than 52,000 acres. It is composed of stream valley parks, large regional parks, neighborhood parks and park-school recreation areas. Its staff of career employees includes planners, park and recreation administrators, park police and administration staff. In addition, seasonal workers staff numerous park and recreation programs.