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M-NCPPC Montgomery Parks seeks Design and Construction Project Manager (10409, Grade 26)

Salary: $63,374.00 - $112,457.00 Annually

Location: Silver Spring, MD


  • Are you highly organized with solid coordination skills?

  • Are you a creative manager and problem solver?

  • Do you get satisfaction out of building projects that improve people's quality of life?

The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC), a six-time National Recreational and Parks Association Gold Medal Award Winner is seeking a Construction Project Manager in its Park Development Division,to lead Montgomery Parks in building and renovating quality park and recreational facilities while protecting resources in the Montgomery County Park System. This is an exciting time to join the Department, which serves a diverse population of more than one million residents in Montgomery County, Maryland, and manages 421 parks on more than 37,000 acres of parkland with a career staff of approximately 830 employees. The role and impact of parks have expanded considerably over the last few years, especially during and as a result of the pandemic. This position will be key in managing priorities around the maintenance and growth of one of the largest local park systems in the country.

The Department has an annual operating budget of over $130 million and a six-year Capital Improvement Program (CIP) of over $235 million.

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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

What the job will involve: Under direction, this position concurrently manages the construction of park and recreation facilities for multiple projects in various stages of completion. This position works across the continuum of design and construction activities and applies a knowledge of architecture, engineering, landscape architecture, and construction management with a good working knowledge of related fields to ensure the delivery of timely and well-constructed projects that provide quality recreation facilities and protects natural resources.

  • Manages capital and major maintenance projects that are large, technically complex, politically sensitive or highly visible,

  • Conducts constructability review, participates in detailed design process, and supports contract document and bidding process,

  • Performs full range of professional construction management work including submittal review, schedule management, and inspector oversight,

  • Ensures effective timely project delivery, cost controls, and transitions into operations,

  • Demonstrates understanding of ADA, SWM, and other regulatory requirements.

  • Applies a comprehensive knowledge of Park construction and related fields.

  • Independently performs various types of analyses and solves problems, including interactions with technical and non-technical staff.

  • Works with people inside and outside the organization to inform, coordinate, instruct, guide, advise and achieve desired actions.

  • Works with Parks’ Electronic Asset Management (EAM) system to incorporate new and modified assets.

Important Skills and Characteristics

The successful candidate will have:

  • Proven ability to lead a team with in-depth experience in diversity management.

  • Collaborative with a strong work ethic; a cooperative spirit, and creative thinking skills.

  • Proven ability to approach and interact with people of all backgrounds and the ability to think collaboratively with various members of the organization and other public agencies.

  • Proven organizational, coordination, and workload management skills and abilities.

  • Superb verbal, organizational and interpersonal skills. Strong negotiation and problem-solving skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • Eight (8) years of progressively responsible experience that includes substantive work in project construction management.

  • Direct experience in both building development and park related site projects including new construction and renovation.

  • Strong attention to detail and communication skills.

  • Strong computer skills in GIS, databases, AutoCAD, and other graphic software relevant to construction project management.

  • Exceptional organizational and interpersonal skills.

  • Storm Water Management Green Card Certificated or able to acquire the Green Card Certificated within six months.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. A Bachelor's Degree in Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Engineering, Construction Management or any related field.

  2. Four years of progressively responsible designer and/or construction experience that includes substantive work in the range of duties and responsibilities in this class specification.

  3. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted, which together total 8 years.

  4. Valid driver's license 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.

Supplemental Information

Class/Specification: Design and Construction Project Manager II Working Conditions: The position requires a combination of field and office work and includes exposure to inclement weather and outdoor hazards. Also, the incumbent may experience high volume of work and tight deadlines.

Very competitive and flexible benefits programs available!

Get to know Montgomery Parks and the opportunities available:

Person(s) hired for this position must provide proof of being fully vaccinated for COVID-19 (with limited religious or medical exceptions).

The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC) is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We celebrate a workplace culture of diversity, equity and inclusion without discrimination or harassment on the basis ofrace, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, gender identity, or any other non-merit factor.


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