• Are you a positive and enthusiastic leader?
  • Are you passionate and knowledgeable about parks?
  • Do you have a strong background in park planning?

Come work for the Montgomery County Department of Parks Park Planning and Stewardship Division in the role of Long Range Planning Supervisor.

The Long Range Planning Supervisor leads a team of park planners to apply social science research methods to complex planning issues and guide the strategic direction of the Montgomery County Department of Parks. The Long Range Planning Section crafts parkwide strategic plans, develops park components of master and sector plans, refines park level of service analyses, conducts studies of important park topics, and develops programs of requirements for individual parks.

The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC) is a six-time National Recreational and Parks Association Gold Medal Award Winner.  Behind the vast and diverse Montgomery County Department of Parks system is a career staff complement of nearly 800 employees, 421 parks and over 37,000 acres of park land that serves a diverse population of more than one million residents in the Washington, DC area.  Go to our website to learn more:

DIVERSITY STATEMENT: Montgomery County Department of Parks believes that diversity in all dimensions of the organization supports and bolsters the innovative thinking essential to its success. Montgomery County Parks does not make hiring decisions on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, religion, political affiliation, ideology or status as a Veteran.
Please Note: The salary range listed above represents the earning potential for this position. Salary is commensurate with experience.


Examples of Important Duties

  • Manages team of long-range planners; Establishes work program goals and objectives; Plans, schedules, assigns, and reviews the work of the long-range planners.
  • Establishes templates and typical planning frameworks for staff to follow and innovate on.
  • Maintains high quality of work of the long-range planning unit, including demographic analysis, monitoring park planning trends, existing conditions analyses, level of service analyses, equity analyses, strategic plans, studies, visual presentations of qualitative and quantitative data, and comprehensive park planning recommendations.
  • Provides recommendations and advice related to complex park projects and issues; Conducts sophisticated analyses of complex park planning issues.
  • Manages, reviews, and completes park planning reports, presentations, planning studies, parks policies, ordinances, and procedures.
  • Conducts advanced park planning projects, master plans, concept plans and studies; Explains technical planning issues and concepts to support research conclusions and recommendations.
  • Oversees the development and design of presentations, charts, graphs, maps, statistical data, and other exhibits as appropriate.
  • Supervises regulatory review of park-related issues.
  • Manages complex data related to park amenities, fealties, and characteristics.
  • Conducts and supervises community engagement for long-range planning projects.

Important Skills and Characteristics:

  • Experience with applying social science methods to real-life situations and various planning contexts.
  • Extensive knowledge of parks and recreation, trails, and public facilities, Local, State and Federal codes, regulations and industry standards.
  • Creative problem solving and innovative design and planning thinking.
  • Collaborative spirit with ability to work proactively with diverse groups of people.
  • Passion for equitable delivery of park amenities.
  • Knowledge of the principles and concepts of planning.
  • Ability to develop and conduct public engagement to receive and incorporate community feedback and efficiently deliver projects
  • Track record of successful project management including organizational skills, workload management, coordination, and problem solving.
  • Demonstrated ability to convey complex information visually using software including GIS and Adobe Creative Suite.
  • Strong writing skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Professional Certified Planner (AICP/APA).
  • Ability to communicate in another language.
  • Knowledge of local, state, and federal regulatory requirements related to park planning and development.
  • Master’s degree in planning or a related field.


Minimum Qualifications

  1. Bachelor’s Degree in Planning, Geography, Architecture, Parks and Recreation, Transportation, Urban Design, Engineering, Environmental Science, Public Policy, Economics or any related field.
  2. Six (6) years of progressively responsible professional level planning experience that includes supervisory or project leadership and coordination experience.
  3. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted, which together totals ten (10) years.
  4. Valid driver’s license (depending on area of assignment) in accordance with both State and Commission rules and regulations.  Driver’s license must be unencumbered by restrictions, revocations, suspensions, or points that could limit the employee’s ability to drive Commission vehicles or perform driving duties required by the position of assignment.

Working Conditions:
Primarily works in an office setting; however, attends public meetings and hearings. Work involves frequent positioning of self to obtain maps, drawings, plans, remaining in a stationary position, moving about inside the office, communicating with the public, officials and employees. Driving to attend various meetings and conduct site inspections. Subject to various job demands such as high volume of work, tight deadlines and extended hours.
Very competitive and flexible benefits programs available!

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