City of Rockville

City of Rockville

 Community Planning and Development Services (CPDS) Director


Rockville’s next Director of Community Planning and Development Services (CPDS) will join a high-performing organization in a community recently ranked as “the best place to live in Maryland.” This Director is responsible for the overall administration and implementation of all functions of the Department, including long-range community planning, development review, zoning administration and enforcement, historic preservation, redevelopment coordination, housing programs, and building construction codes. The Director reports to the City Manager, is a member of the senior management team, and actively participates in strategic planning efforts for the City.


Requirements: bachelor’s degree in urban planning, public administration or a related field and minimum of 10 years of progressively responsible work in community planning, zoning or development review/permitting services working directly for a local government, plus at least three years in a supervisory or management position overseeing staff.


Preferred qualifications: master’s degree; AICP certification; experience working on mixed-use, transit-oriented development/redevelopment projects, overseeing permitting, innovating moderately-priced dwelling initiatives, working with historic preservation groups, extensive community engagement, and demonstrated ability to improve development and permitting processes.


Visit for more information. Open until filled with the first review of applications March 12, 2018.

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