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Program Manager II 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.

DEP is seeking a Program Manager II. This position is in the Recycling and Resource Management Division, Materials Management Section and will report to the Section Chief. The primary work location is at the Transfer Station Facility in Derwood, Maryland.

Duties include but are not limited to:

• Manage the Montgomery County Yard-trim Composting Facility and the associated Grinding Operations located at the Transfer Station in Derwood, MD by hands-on contract management of the intergovernmental agreement with Maryland Environmental Service (MES). Oversee bagging activities. Track transportation, both rail and truck, and report compliance..
• Prepare, defend, track and implement annual County budgets for the Composting Facility, the grinding operation and the Dickerson Master Plan. Review and pay invoices accurately & promptly. Closely track, in detail, all MES expenditures on monthly basis.
• Maintain independent certification of compliance with the Environmental Management System (EMS) of the Composting Facility. Carry out lead responsibility for all EMS programs, assure required record keeping including documentation of continuous environmental improvements under the EMS.
• Oversee implementation of the Dickerson Solid Waste Facilities Master Plan. Work with the community and the Dickerson Area Facilities Implementation Group (DAFIG) to interpret and update the Master Plan as needed. Provide support to the DAFIG, which is an official advisory body to the County Executive.
• Act as the main contact for Sugarloaf Citizen’s Association (SCA). Meet with SCA twice per year delivering necessary reports in accordance with SCA Agreement. Manage maintenance work/projects that occur on SCA’s leased property (i.e. tenant house, barn, renovation, mowing) in accordance with agreement. Track, report and manage SCA conformance with Agreement.
• Manage DSWS’s contract for maintenance of the County’s Dickerson Weather Station and other monitoring structures. Collect and compile data daily, maintaining both hard copy files, electronic back-up, and on-line public access to real-time and archived weather data. Assure that the weather station is physically maintained and compliant with USEPA Guidelines for weather stations used in air dispersion modeling.

Knowledge of composting and solid waste issues necessary.


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, perform work at locations outside the office, and participate in other work-related duties.

Minimum Requirements:
Experience: Thorough five (5) years professional experience in solid waste or composting.
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: Possession and maintenance at all times of a valid Class “C” (or equivalent) driver’s license from the applicant’s state of residence.

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