Inspection Supervisor

The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission
Silver Spring, MD
United States
Experience Level: 
69,175 - $120,559

The Montgomery County Planning Department, a premier planning agency, is seeking an Inspection Supervisor  (13059, Grade 30) to join the Development Applications and Regulatory Coordination Division to perform a full range of inspection enforcement up to and including applications and forest inspections in Montgomery County, MD.


  • Responsible for oversight and consistent application of enforcement activities as they relate to the County's forest conservation law, easements granted to the Commission, and for the Department's role in site plan enforcement.
  • Perform field investigations/inspections to establish facts pertaining to enforcement cases prepares reports of findings and recommendations and to ensure developers are adhering to approved plans or the terms of conservation easements. Follows up to determine if violations have been corrected.
  • Supervises and leads a unit/program within the planning function. Plans, schedules, and assigns work to staff. Monitors work performance and identifies areas of improvement.
  • Develops and trains staff in enforcement and working with customers. Performs performance evaluations on supervised staff.
  • Serve as the Agency's representative on special committees as needed to promote or coordinate activities and functions of the Department.
  • The individual will be involved with violation cases and will assist in the documentation of violations, analyzing the impacts to resources, suggesting corrective actions and penalties, and being a witness at enforcement hearings.
  • The individual will be the lead person for any legal and regulatory changes to the forest conservation law and regulation and be responsible for the preparation of proposed changes to the law and regulation, presenting the changes to the Planning Board and to the County Council.

The ideal candidate must demonstrate excellent oral and written skills, have a strong work ethic, be able to work in a time-pressured environment, and be familiar with the regulatory processes in Montgomery County, the County's Forest Conservation Law, and, enforcement activities.  Previous enforcement experience and experience with the Montgomery County Forest Conservation Law is preferable, or there must be a willingness to thoroughly learn and fully understand the law.


Planning Supervisor: Master's degree in planning, architecture, parks, engineering, environmental science, public administration, or related fields and six years of progressively responsible professional level planning experience that included at least three years of supervisory experience or project leadership and coordination experience; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.


Classification/Spec Title:  Master Planner Supervisor

The Montgomery County Planning Department is located in downtown Silver Spring. It is
conveniently located near the Silver Spring subway (Metro) and train (MARC) stations. The Department is an element of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (MNCPPC), an award winning, bi-county organization, and offers excellent benefits and competitive salaries. Transit subsidies are available. Work is performed in a typical office environment.
Ideal Candidate:

  • Good communication skills.
  • Experience with a variety of computer programs and applications for word processing, spreadsheets, map production graphics, slide presentations, data entry, or tracking systems.
  • Self-motivated and works well within a team environment.
  • Previous enforcement experience including testifying in judicial or quasi-judicial hearings.
  • Ability to work efficiently while serving customers and responding to phone calls and voicemails.
  • Experience using GIS.
  • ISA Certified Arborist, Licensed Forester, Licensed Landscape Architect, Maryland Tree Expert, or with a real estate development background.

Physical Requirements:
As required by the responsibilities & duties of the job; work is subject to inflexible deadlines. Approximately 2/3 of the work will be outdoors.  Work involves field investigations which could entail walking through forests, fields, active construction sites during all four seasons and all types of weather.  There could be considerable walking through uneven surfaces, standing, bending, crouching, and carrying of equipment and supplies while in the field. 

Published on:
September 27, 2018 - 9:16am
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