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Transportation Demand Management (TDM) Administration & Compliance Coordinator | Montgomery County Department of Transportation | Apply by 9/21

CLOSING DATE: SEPTEMBER 21, 2022

The Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) mission is to move people and connect places with the best transportation choices and services. MCDOT is seeking a candidate for a Program Specialist II position in the Director’s Office, Office of Transportation Policy, Commuter Services Section. The mission of Commuter Services is to implement Transportation Demand Management (TDM) programs and services to reduce single-occupant driving and promote the adoption of alternative modes of transport, reduce traffic congestion, improve air quality and promote sustainable transportation to help the County and the region achieve their climate goals. Alternative modes include the transit of all types, car/vanpooling, biking and other micro-mobility modes, walking, and telework.

This position is a critical component of implementation efforts for the County’s TDM program. Montgomery County is one of the nation’s leaders in implementing TDM and in local action on climate change. In 2018 the County Council adopted emergency legislation to reduce greenhouse gases to net zero by 2035. In 2020 the County adopted its Climate Action Plan, a roadmap to achieving those goals. MCDOT’s TDM program is a critical component of that effort. The County recently adopted legislation expanding the application of TDM and adopting goals for all parts of the County except the Agricultural Reserve and implementing a revised approach to requirements for TDM strategies to be adopted by businesses and development projects. Those goals, along with recently adopted County Code TDM provisions and regulations, form an underpinning for much of the work of Commuter Services and are the basis for the responsibilities of the TDM Administration and Compliance Coordinator position.

This position reports to the Chief of Commuter Services and supports many other staff and contractors implementing the TDM program.

Major Duties include, but are not limited to:

Administer TDM Program

  • Coordinate with employers and developers of commercial and multi-unit residential projects to administer the County’s Next-Gen Transportation Demand Management (TDM) Program, including new County Code and regulatory provisions. Provide input to development review processes. Assist developers and employers to file TDM Plans to meet requirements.
  • Administer, monitor, and evaluate program elements and compliance. Work with diverse sets of participants and stakeholders, including developers, employers, attorneys, engineers, facility managers, human resources professionals, and public agency staff, as well as County contractors tasked with outreach and implementation of TDM program components within Transportation Management Districts and other areas. Analyze TDM Plans for new developments and TDM Plans for employer worksites. Coordinate TDM requirements with agencies providing input on other aspects of development requirements. Apply provisions of the County Code, regulations, and policies consistently but adaptively to achieve program goals.
  • Due to recent changes in the County Code this program will be expanding across larger portions of the County and will involve more development projects and worksites over time.

Track Program Results and Facilitate Compliance

  •  Track and analyze results from the TDM plan and implementation of strategies within those plans, including achievement of Non-Auto Driver Mode Share (NADMS) goals established in Master Plans and in the County’s Growth and Infrastructure Policy.
  • Coordinate with Commuter Services Marketing and Outreach staff and contractors to facilitate the compliance of new development projects and employment worksites with TDM program requirements.

Administer Transportation Management Fee Collection

  • Administer process for collecting Transportation Management fees. Track payments, and project revenues, and calculate appropriate fee liability for individual development projects. Review internal and external data sources to determine the status of pending development projects.
  • Interact with developers, businesses, and management companies to confirm project status and key parameters and provide explanations of fees and calculations.
  • Work with others in the County government to facilitate the process for fee collection. Lead efforts to develop new approaches to implementing Code and regulatory requirements for fees. Work with County IT and other entities to develop new systems for tracking and collecting fees, to improve outcomes, and facilitate processes for private sector participants and public agencies alike.

Innovate and Implement Improved Processes and Programs

  • Lead efforts to develop innovative approaches to implementing Code and regulatory requirements for TDM Plans required to be submitted by development projects and employers. Work with County IT and other entities to improve existing systems or develop new ones for collecting and analyzing information, improve the quality of submissions and outcomes, and facilitate processes for private sector participants and public agencies alike.
  • Work with others, both within and outside County government, to develop new program components based on experience with existing programs. Assist with the development and implementation of changes to Code, regulations, or policies as needed.
  • Help scale up program elements to meet future needs as implementation areas expand, focusing especially on implementation, monitoring, and evaluation as the program expands.

The successful candidate must be highly organized, able to multi-task, have a high level of attention to detail, and be able to handle competing priorities and requests for assistance. The selected candidate must possess the patience, tact, and diplomatic skills; use creativity in developing new approaches to managing data and other program components; implement a collaborative approach to problem-solving; and build positive relationships with other staff and contractors, with the development community and land use bar; with building owners and managers, and with the public.

This position REQUIRES possession of a valid driver’s license and the ability to drive a county vehicle to conduct and attend meetings and presentations, transport marketing materials, bulk supplies for events, transporting bikes, and other supplies for their vendors, perform work at locations outside the office, and participate in other work-related duties.

PRESENTATIONS/MEETINGS/EVENTS SOMETIMES OCCUR DURING EVENINGS AND/OR WEEKENDS; THUS NIGHT AND WEEKEND WORK WILL BE REQUIRED FOR THOSE TIMES.

To ensure a positive workplace and to comply with federal, state, and County laws, the incumbent is responsible for completing mandatory training within the first three to six months or within the specified timeframe.

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Additional Employment Information

Effective August 30, 2021 all new hires will be required to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus prior to their first date of employment. Individuals who are unable to be vaccinated should contact OHR@montgomerycountymd.gov to discuss possible accommodations.

OHR reviews the minimum qualifications of all applicants, irrespective of whether the candidate has previously been found to have met the minimum requirements for the job or been temporarily promoted to the same position. This evaluation is based solely on the information contained in the application/resume submitted for this specific position/IRC.

Montgomery County Government is an equal opportunity employer, committed to workforce diversity. Accordingly, as it relates to employment opportunities, the County will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities, in accordance with the law. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the Office of Human Resources via email to OHR@montgomerycountymd.gov. Individual determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made in accordance with all applicable laws.

Montgomery County Government also provides hiring preference to certain categories of veterans and veterans/persons with a disability. For more information and to claim employment preference, please refer to the Careers webpage on Hiring Preference.

All applicants will respond to a series of questions related to their education, relevant experience, knowledge, skills and abilities required to minimally perform the job. The applicant’s responses in conjunction with their resume and all other information provided in the employment application process will be evaluated to determine the minimum qualifications and preferred criteria status. Based on the results, the highest qualified applicants will be placed on an Eligible List and may be considered for an interview. Employees meeting minimum qualifications who are the same grade will be placed on Eligible List as a “Lateral Transfer” candidate and may be considered for interview.

If selected for consideration for this position, you may be required to provide evidence that you possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities indicated on your resume.

Montgomery County Ethics Law: Except as provided by law or regulation, the County’s “Public Employees” (which does not include employees of the Sheriff’s office) are subject to the County’s ethics law including the requirements to obtain advanced approval of any outside employment and the prohibitions on certain outside employment. The outside employment requirements of the ethics law can be found at 19A-12 of the County Code. Additional information about outside employment can be obtained from the Ethics Commission website.

Minimum Qualifications

EXPERIENCE:

Two (2) years of professional experience in a field related to Transportation Demand Management, urban planning, project development, regulatory administration, or a related field.

EDUCATION:

Graduation from an accredited College or University with a Bachelor’s degree.

EQUIVALENCY:

An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted.

LICENSE:

This position requires possession and maintenance at all times of a valid Class “C” (or equivalent) driver’s license from the applicant’s state of residence and the ability to perform work at locations outside of the office.

Preferred Criteria

There are no Preferred Criteria assessments. All applicants will be reviewed by OHR for minimum qualifications. Those applicants who meet minimum qualifications will be rated “Qualified,” placed on the Eligible List, and may be considered for interview.

Preference for interviews will be given to applicants with the following qualifications:

  • Experience working with members of the development community, business owners and managers, and multi-unit residential owners and managers; and with attorneys representing those interests.
  • Knowledge of Transportation Demand Management strategies
  • Experience with tracking and monitoring programs, compiling, and analyzing data, and creating spreadsheets and graphic presentations
  • Demonstrated organizational and teamwork skills and attention to detail
  • Demonstrated oral and written communication skills
  • Proven relationship-building skills that have resulted in successful collaboration with internal and external customers

If selected for consideration for this position, you may be required to provide evidence that you possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities indicated on your resume.

 

Apply here:

To view the job posting and submit an application, please visit Montgomery County Government s Career website at and click on Search Jobs. You will find the job posting under the General Professional job category – IRC55443 (Closing Date September 21, 2022).