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Job TitlePlanning Specialist I, Grade 18
LocationRockville, MD, US
Organization NameGeneral Services
Medical ExamMedical History
Background InvestigationNo
Financial DisclosureNo
Job Description

Closing Date: September 19, 2013


Position will be under-filled at the Planning Specialist I, Grade 18 level.


This position will be responsible for tracking and analyzing planning strategies that promote Montgomery County's economic development.  The incumbent will work to increase community development and efficient land use to meet the Montgomery County Department of General Services community goals.  The successful applicant will serve as the technical specialist for planned development and transportation, community development, and environmental analyses.  This incumbent will conduct research and technical studies and develop plans for land use and County partnerships.  This position will be responsible for consulting and presenting information to public, private, and non profit organizations, public officials, and civic leaders to collect and disseminate information, promote cooperative efforts, and providing support and assistance to the DGS Director, County Executive and Council.

Additional Employment Information

Montgomery County Government is an equal opportunity employer, committed to workforce diversity. Accordingly, as it relates to employment opportunities, the County will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities, in accordance with the law. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the Office of Human Resources via email to Individual determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made in accordance with all applicable laws.

Montgomery County Government also provides hiring preference to certain categories of veterans and veterans/persons with a disability. For more information and to claim employment preference, please refer to the Careers webpage on Hiring Preference.

Minimum Qualifications

Experience: Some (1 year) experience in a planning specialization.

Education: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree in urban planning, community development, geography and/or related planning field.

Equivalency: An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted.

Preferred Criteria

Resume must include information specific to the preferred criteria listed below. Make sure that your resume references your knowledge, skills, and abilities as they relate to the preferred criteria. Ideally, the preferred criteria should be addressed in a separate section in your resume.  The system only allows for one document to be submitted so your preferred criteria must be part of the resume.


1.  Experience developing and implementing projects related to the Smart Growth Initiative, Master plan amendments, rezoning proposals, special exception requests, historic preservation and/or annexation proposals.

2.  Experience planning and developing studies to assess community development needs to include conducting surveys to collect and evaluate data, proposing alternatives, and/or recommending decisions for delivery of assistance and services.

3.  Experience conducting studies of amendments to the zoning ordinance or subdivision regulations, with emphasis on policy issues and implementation problems. 

4.  Experience writing and preparing narrative and statistical reports summarizing research information and providing planning options and recommendations.


If selected for consideration for this position, you may be required to provide evidence that you possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities indicated on your resume.


All applicants will be reviewed by OHR to determine whether or not they meet minimum qualifications for the position.  All applicants who meet minimum qualifications will be reviewed and rated by subject matter experts based on the Preferred Criteria.  Based on the results of Preferred Criteria evaluation, applicants will be rated and placed on the Eligible List as either "Qualified" or "Well Qualified." The highest rated applicants will be placed on the Eligible List and may be considered for interview.  Employees meeting minimum qualifications who are same grade or higher will be placed on Eligible List as a "Transfer" candidate and may be considered for interview. Note: In the event there are 5 or less minimally qualified candidates, all will be placed on the Eligible List as Qualified and will be interviewed.

Minimum Salary42283
Maximum Salary69728
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