This is a re-announcement. Previous applicants need not re-apply.
The Park Development Division of the Montgomery County Department of Parks is seeking a full-time career ADA Compliance Project Manager to plan, coordinate, and manage the development of a Transition Plan to improve accessibility throughout the park system. The selected candidate will also manage various projects creating indoor and outdoor accessibility compliance at existing facilities.
Examples of Important Duties:
ADA Compliance The Project Manager will be the main point of contact within the Department of Parks for applying the Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines (ADAAG) for various projects. This position requires a thorough knowledge of the requirements of Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) including (1) a clear understanding of the program access requirements and their applicability in the built environment, (2) familiarity with the new 2010 ADA Accessibility Standards for recreation facilities, (3) the principles of universal design, and (4) best practices in accessibility including those developed by the U.S. Access Board and the National Center on Accessibility. The selected candidate is responsible for developing a long-term capital program for upgrading the park system to comply with the Title II requirements for recreation facilities. This program will include a system-wide assessment of existing park facilities, management of audit results, recommendations and prioritization of upgrades, and a short and long-term action plan for implementation and documentation of repairs. The Project Manager may also be responsible for field surveys of compliance, preparation of compliance reports to the U.S. Department of Justice, and redesigning various park facilities as mandated by the 2010 ADA Accessibility Standards. The incumbent will also support other staff with regards to applying ADA requirements to ongoing projects and will coordinate training for Department staff related to ADA. The selected candidate must be detail oriented and proactive to stay abreast and learn about new guidelines, standards, and requirements, while working closely with others within Parks to improve accessibility. Project Management The Project Manager may be required to prepare project documents, review construction documents developed by others to assure Park-wide compliance requirements are being met during planning, design, and construction, as well as make recommendations for ongoing programming, maintenance and operations of park facilities. The incumbent will lead an Inter-Divisional ADA Transition Team that will require significant coordination, leading of meetings and, field work to obtain accessibility measurements per DOJ standards for sites and buildings. The Project Manager will present findings and make recommendations to senior management, the public, and the Montgomery County Planning Board, and liaison with other county government agencies. The selected candidate may also develop and write scopes of work for projects, prepare schedules, budgets, reports, concept designs, and construction documents, and manage consultants hired through competitive bid and other governmental procurement processes. Project Managers with experience working on a large variety of projects, including indoor and outdoor recreational facilities are highly desirable. The primary work program initially will be work related to ADA projects. Project Managers may be assigned to other types of project work related to their discipline depending on the workload. Architects may be assigned to projects related to retrofitting, modifying, renovating, or rehabilitating existing park buildings and historic structures. Engineers may be assigned to civil engineering projects, including engineering of park facilities, storm water management facilities and other infrastructure. Landscape Architects may be assigned to design of new and renovated parks and park facilities, including trails and playgrounds.
1. Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, architecture, landscape architecture, or related field and six years of experience in discipline or construction or project management experience; or
2. An equivalent combination of education and experience.
Experience working with ADA practices and codes for government agencies is highly desirable.
Strong writing and verbal skills required.
The selected candidate may be required to prepare project documents, review construction documents developed by others to assure Park-wide compliance requirements are being met during planning, design, and construction, as well as make recommendations for ongoing programming, maintenance and operations of park facilities. Experience with AutoCAD, GIS, Microsoft Suite, and spreadsheets is highly desirable.
Excellent benefits package includes generous leave, extensive health coverage, deferred compensation plan, employer’s retirement plan, and work-life programs. The office location is convenient to downtown Silver Spring and Capital Beltway. The Commission is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from minorities, females and persons with disabilities.
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