The Montgomery County Planning Department of The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCCPC) seeks an experienced and motivated SeniorTransportation Planner to serve as a leader in the regulatory and master plan teams of the Area 3 planning division. This is an opportunity to help shape Montgomery County for the 21st century by having a broad impact on the built environment while advocating for design excellence, adequate mobility infrastructure, and Vision Zero.
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. 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.
Ideal candidates must possess strong analytic capabilities and interest in all areas of transportation planning. Ideal candidates will have strong knowledge of transportation planning and traffic engineering standards and operations, the ability to read and interpret roadway design and land use plans, experience in the implementation of key elements of Vision Zero, and experience analyzing or performing traffic studies. Strong oral and written communication skills, interest and ability to communicate directly with the public on technical transportation planning issues, ability to handle multiple projects effectively, and the ability to work successfully in a fast-paced, multi-disciplinary setting are required.
EXAMPLES OF IMPORTANT DUTIES:
Responsible for incorporating roadways; intersection improvements; transitways; and bicycle, trail and pedestrian facilities into the transportation system for Montgomery County through development review and master planning.
Apply transportation planning principles to the preparation of master plans and the review of development proposals.
Ensure compliance with transportation planning regulations, adopted policies, best practices, guidelines, and Master Plans.
Assist in coordinating and negotiating with agencies and stakeholders on creative solutions to addressing development review issues.
Review transportation plans, intersection analyses, and traffic studies based on Critical Lane Volumes (CLV) and delay-based Highway Capacity Manual (HCM) models.
Assess transportation related impacts for regulatory projects, including adequacy of the local transportation network, site circulation, pedestrian and vehicular safety, and compliance with the County's regulations.
Develop transportation related conditions of approval for regulatory projects.
Prepare well-written, accurate, concise, and clearly understandable reports and other documents.
Conduct research to develop transportation recommendations for Master Plans.
Participate in community meetings and explain transportation issues and recommendations to the public.
Respond to information requests from residents, developers, planners, engineers, attorneys and public officials.
Deliver presentations to the Planning Board and community meetings.
Fieldwork and occasional evening meetings are required.
Master's degree in planning, architecture, parks, engineering, environmental science, or equivalent disciplines related to job function and one year of progressively responsible professional level planning experience; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.