DEPARTMENT OF PERMITTING SERVICES
Division Chief, Zoning and Site Plan Enforcement Division
This position will direct the operations of a newly formed Zoning and Site Plan Enforcement Division of the Department of Permitting Services. Contacts are with legislative and executive branches of County government, officials with the Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC) and in other governmental jurisdictions, developers, and private sector and community groups. Must be able to explain and reconcile controversial policy positions where conflicting and opposing viewpoints exist and to develop suitable alternatives or acceptable solutions in the development process.
This position develops, implements, and evaluates overall policies concerning the County's regulation of construction and land development in the issuance of permits and ensuring compliance with zoning, site plans and related regulatory approvals, regulations and laws to ensure that construction and development activities are carried out in accordance with applicable zoning and development approvals, regulations and laws.
This position will administer the work of zoning and site plan section managers, and approximately 25 staff consisting of supervisors, senior permitting services specialists, investigators, permitting and code enforcement inspectors and permit technicians and administrative assistants. This position will also administer the work of contractors. The work of the Division is to include review of proposed development plans, applications for M-NCPPC approval of development plans, tracking and enforcement of site plan and related M-NCPPC approvals, review and enforcement of permit applications for zoning, development standards and site plan compliance to ensure responsive, customer-friendly service and compliance with applicable Federal, State, and County regulations and codes. This position is also responsible for interdepartmental coordination and achieving the Division's mission and the timely completion of work assignments, determines the work to be performed, the methods utilized, and the standards of performance.
As a manager/supervisor of unionized employees, this position has a responsibility for fostering a positive labor relations environment based on mutual trust, respect, and cooperation.
Additional Employment Information
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Seven years of progressively responsible experience in managing / directing land development program operations, three years of which were in a supervisory or executive capacity.
: the term "executive" is further defined as a high echelon or high level position in an organization that is assigned technical research, management advisory services responsibilities, or policy-making duties and responsibilities that exerts considerable influence on organizational policy, plans, and operations through technical research management advisory services, and/or policy-making duties and responsibilities (e.g., County positions at Grade 30 or above).
: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree.
: An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted.
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.
Experience in Maryland and Montgomery County land use, planning, zoning, code enforcement and/or administration;
Experience in Montgomery County subdivision planning and development processes;
Experience in communicating and coordinating with elected officials, multiple state and local agencies, community groups, and coworkers with an emphasis on consensus building;
Experience in evaluation or development of laws, regulations, and policies pertaining to planning, implementation and enforcement of land development, zoning, site plan and subdivision regulations.
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.