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MCPC – Executive Director

Website Montgomery County Planning Commission

POSITION TITLE:  Executive Director

EXEMPT: Yes
DEPARTMENT:  Planning Commission
POSITION REPORTING: Chief Operating Officer and Planning Commission Board
SALARY: $93,228.00 – $121,197.00 depending on experience

LAST UPDATE: 1/2/20

SUMMARY:  Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer and Planning Commission Board, the Executive Director manages all functions of the Planning Commission by providing staff direction; coordinating the activities of various functional planning areas and support sections; assuring agency consistency, quality control, and comprehensiveness of recommendations and products; formulating recommended actions for County Commissioners, Planning Commission Board, municipal decision-makers and others; and establishing and implementing policies.  The employee in this position would represent the County Commissioners and Planning Commission Board in advancing county planning policies.  The Executive Director chairs the management committee, which develops County Planning Commission staff policy.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:

  • Manage all functions of the Planning Commission including budget development and administration, personnel management of the 40+ staff, development of policies and procedures, and project supervision
  • Build and maintain relationships with leaders representing municipalities, businesses, building and development industry, and various regional, state and federal organizations
  • Work to maintain collaborative working relationships with other county departments to advance county-wide initiatives
  • Work with Planning Commission Board, County Commissioners and senior staff to develop and implement planning policies
  • Oversee the design and development of new county-owned trails throughout the county
  • Represent the county at public meetings and conferences
  • Ensure high level of standards of quality and excellence in all planning commission products and presentations
  • Develop agency policies, procedures and priorities
  • Communicate with the County Commissioners and other county departments
  • Maintain appropriate professional contacts and certifications
  • Recruit new staff
  • Undertake special projects as assigned by the Commissioners or Planning Commission Board
  • Participate in various types of meetings (day or evening) to discuss and present planning work
  • Duties as assigned

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Master’s Degree in Planning or related degree preferred
  • 10 years of progressively responsible experience in professional planning
  • Any equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the knowledge and abilities necessary for the position
  • Excellent communications skills and public speaking ability
  • Excellent managerial, supervisory and administrative skills
  • Good analytical, organizational, logical thinking and problem-solving abilities
  • Ability to organize information
  • Sound policy and technical knowledge in land use, community planning, housing, transportation, open space, environmental, demographics, design zoning, planning law, and related fields
  • Good analytical, organizational, logical thinking and problem-solving abilities
  • Knowledge of essential professional office computer software to perform word processing, spreadsheet analysis, presentations, design, and ability to learn certain geographic information system functions and other software for planning
  • Valid driver’s license

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; and talk and hear.  Walking is required in field conditions with uneven terrain to perform site visits, acquire information, perform inspections or to attend meetings. The employee frequently is required to taste or smell.  The employee is occasionally required to use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands or arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision and depth perception.

The employee must be able to drive to various locations during the day or night and attend meetings that may last several hours.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential function.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

To apply for this job please visit www.montcopa.org.

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