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 Washington, D. C. This full time, career position in the Park Development Division of the Montgomery County Department of Parks offers an excellent opportunity for a construction professional to manage the Department’s Capital Improvement Program (CIP) construction services program, which consists of construction management, inspection, and survey. The CIP has a six-year capital budget of $195 million.
This position manages the Montgomery County Department of Parks’ infrastructure and facility construction project management, construction inspection and land surveying work programs. The incumbent plans and coordinates construction projects managed in both design-build and design-bid-build approaches. S/he applies a comprehensive knowledge of the construction industry and management practices with a solid knowledge of related fields such as engineering, landscape architecture, architecture, project management, and administrative management to ensure that the unit’s work products and services are effective and efficient. It is also necessary to work competently across the phases of construction consulting in the design, construction, and commissioning of projects. This position must be able to work well with people inside and outside of the organization to share information, advise, coordinate, obtain agreement or compliance, present and defend, convince or persuade and achieve desired actions.
EXAMPLES OF IMPORTANT DUTIES:
Supervises and manages work programs for construction managers , construction representatives supervisor, and a survey crew supervisor to implement the Department’s construction projects and to coordinate parkland encroachment enforcement program;
Performs full range of supervisory human resources management functions, unit wide, such as recruitment, trains and develops staff or ensures staff training and development
Coordinates the work of the Section with other divisional, departmental, and outside agency units;
Identifies and recommends long-term and short-term construction service needs and initiatives,
Authorizes construction activities by utility companies, other public agencies or private developers.
Establishes standards, develops policies and procedures, and defines goals and objectives for the Section;
Assigns the Section work programs, provides guidance and support to the Section staff, and monitors overall work schedules;
Recommends annual and long-range capital improvements County-wide. Helps review cost estimates for CIP projects.
Supervises the planning and coordination of large, complex, construction projects funded by the CIP or as major maintenance.
Monitors construction schedules, progress and expenditures to ensure that work is completed within approved time and cost constraints.
Meets regularly with architectural, engineering, and landscape architectural staff to coordinate construction projects and to resolve issues.
Approves and issues Park Construction Permits to outside entities for their development projects on parkland
Serves as member of Division’s Management Team
Bachelor’s degree in Construction Management, Engineering, Landscape Architecture, Architecture or related field.
Seven years of progressively responsible construction management experience that includes substantive work in the range of duties and responsibilities in this class specification.
An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted, which together total 11 years.
Valid driver’s license in accordance with State and Commission rules and regulations
Must obtain and maintain a Maryland Responsible Person Certificate (‘green card’) for soil erosion and sediment control within six months.
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Strong negotiation and problem solving skills
Knowledge and experience with word processing, presentation and spreadsheet including the entire Microsoft Office Professional software suite
Excellent interpersonal skills
Construction Management certification accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) is desirable
Several years of supervisory experience
Good working knowledge of environmental engineering, geo-technical engineering, other engineering specialties, architecture, landscape architecture, urban and regional planning, and related fields as they provide context for and support project planning and execution
Knowledge of technological advances, equipment, devices, and hardware related to design and construction of park related projects.
Comprehensive knowledge of the concepts, principals, techniques and practices of construction management, construction inspection, land surveying and the construction industry
About The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Co
The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC) is a bi-county agency empowered by the State of Maryland in 1927 to acquire, develop, maintain and administer a regional system of parks within Montgomery and Prince George's Counties, and to provide land use planning for the physical development of Prince George's and Montgomery counties. In addition, the agency gained responsib...ility for the public recreation program in Prince George's County in 1970.
The governing body of M-NCPPC consists of ten members, five appointed by Montgomery County and five by Prince George's County. The Commission coordinates and acts on matters of interest to both counties, and meets at least once a month. The members of the Commission from each county serve as separate Planning Boards to facilitate, review and administer the matters affecting their respective counties.
M-NCPPC administers a park system of more than 52,000 acres. It is composed of stream valley parks, large regional parks, neighborhood parks and park-school recreation areas. Its staff of career employees includes planners, park and recreation administrators, park police and administration staff. In addition, seasonal workers staff numerous park and recreation programs
Throughout 80 plus years of service, The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC) has endeavored to improve the quality of life for all of the citizens of the bi-county area it serves and of the communities in which these citizens live, work and raise their families. This mission is embodied in three major program areas which respond to the vision of our founders and are incorporated into our charter. M-NCPPC's mission is to:
Manage physical growth and plan communities.
Protect and steward natural, cultural and historic resources.
Provide leisure and recreational experiences.
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