Planning Specialist III (Grade 23)

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Deadline to Apply:

Tuesday, August 9, 2016, 4:00pm


Rockville, MD
United States

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Planning Specialist III (Grade 23)
Montgomery County Government
Department of Environmental Protection
Rockville, Maryland

Salary Range: $56,387 - $93,396

This position is part of the outreach team of the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), Division of Environmental Policy & Compliance, responsible for developing and implementing various outreach and education activities supporting the Division's programs focused on sustainability, energy, trees and forests, and other environmental activities. The successful candidate must have the ability to work in a collaborative environment within a large organization with multiple priorities.

Key responsibilities include:

  1. Outreach support for program managers on short and long-term projects, including development of promotional materials, in-person and online communication campaigns, videography and photography, social media content and contract management.
  2. Creating, designing and implementing visual communication campaigns, including advertisements, brochures, displays, signage, PSAs, and websites.
  3. Program support for direct communication with the public through presentations, public events, fairs, festivals and other speaking engagements.
  4. Content development, writing and copy editing for the My Green Montgomery ( educational website, social media sites and promotional materials.

The successful candidate must have experience in campaign design and marketing, social media engagement and other communication strategies and tools, and be able to use this understanding to engage Montgomery County residents, businesses, and DEP partners in the mission of DEP. The candidate must have excellent oral and written communication skills, including superior writing, copy editing and proofreading ability. Experience in Adobe Creative Suite, photo and video editing, a plus. Experience in environmental programs and a passion for environmental issues, while not a requirement, is a plus.

This position requires the ability to attend meetings or perform work at locations outside the office, and occasional weekend and/or evening work may be required.


Experience:  Considerable (three (3) years) experience in designing, implementing and marketing outreach, volunteer and/or education programs.

Education:  Graduation from an accredited college or University with a Bachelor's degree in communications, marketing, graphic design, or a related communications field; or an environmental science, environmental studies, environmental education, earth sciences, natural resources management, sustainability, or a related environmental field.

Equivalency:  An equivalent combination of education or experience may be substituted.

We offer competitive salaries and excellent benefits.

EOE.  M/F/H.


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The requisition number is IRC22502

This Recruitment Closes August 9, 2016

All resume submissions must address the preferred criteria for the position, which are listed in the full advertisement, preferably in a separate section of the resume.

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