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Deputy Director of Community Planning and Development Services

Are you seeking an amazing career opportunity in planning and development services where you can make a difference in a community by positively impacting the lives of others? Rockville, a community of nearly 70,000 residents and Maryland’s 3rd largest city, seeks an accomplished, skilled and collaborative leader with exceptional communication skills to serve as its next Deputy Director of Community Planning and Development Services.

Located just 12 miles northwest of the nation’s capital, and 35 miles southwest of Baltimore, Rockville is a historic, vibrant, highly educated, and diverse community that benefits from an engaged citizenry, and is poised for continued future success. Uniquely positioned along the I-270 Bio-tech corridor rich in technology-based businesses with two Metro Stations and an employed labor force of more than 80,000, Rockville possesses a strong sense of community with stable neighborhoods, a vibrant downtown that serves as the county seat for Montgomery County, and a wide range of recreational and cultural opportunities, and annual celebrations. To learn more about the City, please visit their website at:

The City of Rockville operates under a Council-Manager form of government, consisting of the Mayor and four Council members, all of whom are non-partisan and elected at-large, every four years. Rockville’s FY2022 budget (July-June) operates with a combined funds budget of $149M for the City’s 11 operating funds. The City operates with 538 full-time equivalent employees.
The Deputy Director of Community Planning and Development Services co-leads a mission and customer driven department with the Director. Employees thrive in this key department by providing a culture of empowerment, professional growth, collaboration, creativity, diversity, and innovation.

The ideal candidate must have proven skills in project management, community engagement, budgeting, and creating consensus from various appointed and elected officials, the staff, community groups, and stakeholders. The Director will plan and coordinate major research projects to enhance and benefit the community, develop, and review requests for proposals, and supervise and provide leadership to the staff of the department.

To qualify for this position, candidates must have earned a Bachelor’s in urban planning, public administration, or a closely related field, with a minimum of ten years in progressively responsible work in community planning, zoning, development review, permitting services, with at least four of those years in a Supervisory position. A Master’s degree is strongly desired, or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to be successful in the position. Candidates with an American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) designation is preferred. The selected candidate must be able to obtain a Maryland Driver’s License in a reasonable period of time and will be required to reside within the corporate limits of Rockville. The starting salary for this position ranges from $110,712 - $182,674 DOQ/E, plus excellent benefits. This position provides a flexible and remote employment several days a week.

Qualified candidates are invited to submit their cover letter and resume online by visiting our website: This position is open until filled with a first review of candidates occurring on Monday, October 24, 2022. As a condition of employment, all new hires, including part-time, temporary and seasonal employees, reporting to the worksite, as well as working remotely, are required to have received at least the first dose of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine or the single dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine prior to their start date. New hires will be required to receive any additional doses (including the booster shot) of the COVID-19 vaccine in a manner and schedule consistent with the current CDC guidelines. For more information about this position, please contact Art Davis at or at 816-868-7042.

The City of Rockville is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity at all levels of its workforce (EOE).