Director of Planning and Code Administration

Organization: City of Gaithersburg, Maryland
Salary: The salary range is $93,785 to $148,237. Starting salary is negotiable DOQ’s. The City’s comprehensive benefit package can be viewed at
Close Date: December 12, 2011

Job Description:

Located in Montgomery County, Maryland near Washington, DC, Gaithersburg is home to a growing and diverse population that is attracted to the City for its excellent neighborhoods (including a number of new, large-scale developments currently under construction), opportunities for employment, an elite County school system, and comprehensive local and regional recreational venues.

Consistently recognized as one of the best communities in the U.S., Gaithersburg was ranked #1 by BusinessWeek in 2008 and 2009 on its list of "Best Places to Raise Your Kids” in Maryland; Money magazine placed Gaithersburg at #29 on its 2008 list of the "Best Places to Live" in the United States;” and Prevention magazine placed Gaithersburg at #63 on its national list of “Best Walking Cities in America.” The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recognized Gaithersburg with one of only four “Building Healthy Communities for Active Aging” awards in 2010.

The City operates under a Mayor/City Council-City Manager form of government, with the Mayor and Council appointing a City Manager who is responsible for the day-to-day operations. Gaithersburg is a fiscally responsible City that is debt-free. Municipal services include Police; Finance and Administration; Parks, Recreation and Culture; Public Works; Information Technology; Human Resources; Community and Public Relations; and Planning and Code Administration. Gaithersburg has more than 250 full-time employees with a budget of $47,979,455 in FY2012. The total operating budget is $41,632,325.

The Director of Planning and Code Administration reports directly to the City Manager and is responsible for the proper management of Gaithersburg’s Planning and Code Administration Department. The relevant job description can be viewed at

The department employs 41.03 FTE’s (36 FT) and has an FY2012 budget of $3,846,185. Departmental functions include Permitting and Administration, Code Enforcement, Planning, Animal Control, Environmental Services, and Neighborhood Services.

Requirements include graduation from an accredited college or university with a Master’s Degree in Urban Studies, Urban & Regional Planning, Engineering, Architecture, or closely related field and eight to ten years of progressively knowledgeable and responsible professional experience in planning and code administration functions, the majority of which has been acquired in a managerial capacity; or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.

The salary range is $93,785 to $148,237. Starting salary is negotiable DOQ’s. The City’s comprehensive benefit package can be viewed at

Apply by December 12, 2011 with cover letter, resume and current salary to:

Robert E. Slavin
3040 Holcomb Bridge Road #A-1
Norcross, GA 30071
TEL: 770/449-4656
FAX 770/416-0848

Gaithersburg is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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