The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission(M-NCPPC) is a six-time award winning, nationally recognized agency and recipient of the National Gold Medal Award for Excellence in Parks and Recreation Management, serving the Maryland region adjacent to the Nation's Capital.
Montgomery County Department of Parks has an exciting and challenging position open to lead its Park Development Division. This senior upper management position plays a key leadership role in overseeing the
Division that plans and develops the best in the national parks and recreation system. The Park Development
Division has a staff of approximately fifty employees and an annual operating budget of 5.5 million dollars with a six-year capital improvement program budget of $185 million.
The Chief position is responsible for implementing the Department's Capital Improvement Program (CIP) to develop parks and recreation infrastructure by directing and coordinating six units of parkland acquisition, design, architecture and special projects, environmental engineering, procurement and Construction inspection and management. The successful candidate will have a passion for parks and recreation coupled with considerable management experience, exceptional communication skills, and the aptitude and judgment to work in a complex work environment with various stakeholders and political demands.
EXAMPLES OF IMPORTANT DUTIES:
- Manages Division programs, defines goals and objectives; sets standards, policies and procedures; organizes, plans, schedules, assigns, and reviews the work through subordinate supervisors; develops, recommends and administers approved budgets (controls expenditures)
- Deploys staff and other personnel in support of programmatic objectives and operational requirements; monitors work operations.
- Communicates the goals and objectives of the Division to stakeholders within the Department, Commission and County.
- Manages the preparation of the CIP for land acquisition and park development for approval by Director, Planning Board and County Council; participates in the development of various strategies involving funding approaches, project scheduling and establishing criteria for prioritizing projects
- Make presentations to the Planning Board and County Council members to explain CIP strategy and provide project updates
- Reviews and approves Requests for Proposals (RFPs), Invitations for Bid (IFBs), design and construction contracts, Purchase Requisitions, Purchase Orders and Applications for Payment for facility planning and design or construction projects establishing criteria for prioritizing projects
- Reviews and approves architectural and engineering design for new parks, buildings, and other facilities.
- Coordinates construction and renovation work by Commission crews and outside contractors. Participates in claim resolutions associated with design and construction contracts in collaboration with Central Purchasing and the Legal Department
- Stays abreast of regulations, policies, standards, construction technology, materials, methods and practices; evaluates requirements, or potential, for application in Division projects and operation
- Serves on Maryland, county, and regional committees that review or coordinate various aspects of park and facility development functions or whose activities may impact the Division work program
- Represents the Division in Department-wide initiatives such as the Culture Change Initiative, Department Award Submissions, the Innovative Programming Initiative, Department Leadership Programs, the Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) system, and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP
- Serves as a member of the Department’s management leadership team.
- Identifies, recommends, and implements new work methods, develop and implement Division-wide policies, and procedures to enhance productivity, and effectiveness.
- Works with other division chiefs within the department, and works with broader scope and senior Commission management teams as well as inter-agency teams, to resolve problems, enhance inter-staff or inter-agency teamwork.
- Makes presentations to the Department Director, the Planning Board, and others concerning proposed changes in policies, procedures, and work methods.