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Program Manager I (Waste Reduction and Recycling Programs) at Montgomery County DEP

The Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP) mission is to enhance the quality of life in our community by protecting and improving Montgomery County’s air, water and land in a sustainable way while fostering smart growth, a thriving economy and healthy communities.

There are two (2) current vacancies. These two positions are in the Recycling and Resource Management Division’s Waste Reduction and Recycling Section. Montgomery County has a recycling goal to reduce waste and recycle 70 percent of the waste in the County by 2020, aiming for 83% and beyond toward zero waste.

Program Manager I, Non-Residential/Commercial/Business Waste Reduction and Recycling Program:

Duties include but are not limited to:

• Formulate County policies, establish and manage program initiatives that increase efforts by non-residential/commercial entities (i.e., businesses, non-profit organizations and federal, state and local government facilities) to reduce waste, reuse, recycle, and buy recycled products.
• Directly supervise recycling program specialists.
• Conceptualize, plan and implement specific initiatives and activities designed to increase the amount of materials recycled by businesses, organizations and government facilities.
• Capture and analysis of data in developing program efforts and further expand partnerships to increase recycling by the business community.
• Ensure compliance with the County’s mandatory non-residential recycling regulations, including annual reporting requirements, and improving accounting/documentation for tonnages of recyclable materials recycled annually by the commercial sector.
• Develop, produce, update, and provide information, educational and training materials, social media content, and deliver a wide variety of resources which provide guidance and technical assistance on recycling, waste reduction, reuse, buying recycled goods, and other relevant topics, for the non-residential/commercial sector.
• Conduct formal training sessions and presentations to commercial property/business owners, and government facilities managers, employees, and business associations and organizations, and assist in the planning and implementation of numerous events coordinated by the County to increase recycling across all sectors.

Program Manager I, Multi-Family Waste Reduction and Recycling Program:

Duties include but are not limited to:

• Formulate County policies, establish and manage program initiatives that encourage multi-family properties (including apartments and condominiums) to reduce waste, reuse, recycle, and buy recycled products.
• Directly supervise two recycling program specialists.
• Conceptualize, plan and implement specific initiatives and activities designed to increase the amount of materials recycled by multi-family properties.
• Capture and analysis of data in developing program efforts and further expand partnerships to increase recycling by multi-family properties and residents.
• Oversee compliance with the County’s mandatory multi-family recycling regulations, including annual reporting requirements, and improving accounting/documentation for tonnages of recyclable materials recycled annually by the multi-family sector.
• Develop, produce, update, and provide information, educational and training materials, social media content, and deliver a wide variety of resources which provide guidance and technical assistance on recycling, waste reduction, reuse, buying recycled goods, and other relevant topics, for both the single-family and multi-family residential sectors.
• Conduct formal training sessions and presentations to multi-family property owners, managers, residents, and community organizations, and assist in the planning and implementation of numerous events coordinated by the County to increase recycling across all sectors.

BOTH POSITIONS: Applicants must have previous experience in recycling and/or solid waste, or previous experience in implementing a program on an important public initiative, specifically designed to bring about significant behavior change to meet established formal program goals. Experience in educating broad and varied audiences and stakeholders about complex and multi-faceted programs, as well as experience supervising professional staff necessary.

Requires a flexible work schedule that includes working earlier mornings and evenings during the week as well as Saturdays and Sundays, as work activities dictate. Requires possession of a valid driver’s license and the ability to drive a County vehicle to visit businesses, commercial properties and government facilities, attend meetings, conduct and participate in educational programs/events, and perform other work at locations outside the office.

Minimum Qualifications:
Education: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree.
Experience: Considerable three (3) years of experience providing technical assistance, education or training in the area of recycling or solid waste.
Equivalency: An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted.
License: Possess and maintain at all times a valid Class “C” (or equivalent) driver’s license from the applicant’s state of residence.

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