Park Planning and Development Division Chief

  • Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission
  • Riverdale Park, Maryland
  • Feb 04, 2019
Full Time Parks and Recreation
  • Salary: $93,036 - $159,201
  • Apply By: Feb 22, 2019


The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC), a six-time recipient of the national Gold Medal for Excellence in Parks and Recreation Management, is seeking an accomplished, results-oriented leader to serve as its Park Planning and Development Division Chief.  This upper-level management position oversees park planning, design and construction of park and recreation facilities, and the execution of major park improvements for Prince George’s County Department of Parks and Recreation and directs a 55-member staff, comprised of planners, architects, landscape architects, construction managers, and engineers, and manages an annual operating budget of $6 million and a capital budget of $500 million.


Job Description

The Division Chief directly supervises six positions, including the Park Planning Program Manager, Park Development Program Manager, Project Manager III, CIP Manager, Administrative Supervisor, and Public Information Coordinator.  The position reports to the Deputy Director of Administration and Development within the Department of Parks and Recreation.

Job Requirements

Qualified candidates will possess a Bachelor’s Degree in Planning, Urban Planning, Recreation Planning, Engineering, Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Construction Management or any related field, and have at least eight years of progressively responsible experience that includes substantive work in the relevant range of duties and responsibilities. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted, which together total 12 years.  The ideal candidate will have a passion for parks and recreation with considerable senior level management experience, exceptional communication skills, political savvy, and the aptitude and judgment to excel in a complex work environment that responds to a wide variety of stakeholders.


Special Instructions

Please complete an online application at, Posting #11862.  This position is open until filled; first review of resumes begins February 22.  Springsted | Waters is assisting M-NCPPC with this search. For more information, please contact Sharon Klumpp at or 651-223-3053.