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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 (formerly the Division of Solid Waste Services), Materials Management Section and will report to the Section Chief.

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 of Covanta as well as MES with Master Plan Policy to use rail haul rather than trucking to the maximum extent practicable. Manage all site related projects. Assure that the facility is operated in compliance with all permits and applicable laws and regulations. Assure adherence by all parties, County and MES, to the 1996 Agreement of Settlement and Compromise between Montgomery County and the Sugarloaf Citizen’s Association (SCA) as amended.
  • 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. Assure that MES timely concludes its specifications and procurements process for capital replacements such that all capital is spent within the year budgeted. Identify and implement new ways of reducing expenses and/or increasing revenues; minimize costs and maximize sales. Before the end of each fiscal year, revise your capital replacement plans for the subsequent seven fiscal years. Assure that Leafgro is priced to County’s maximum benefit.
  • 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. Perform all responsibilities of the Management Representative under the EMS. Manage the continuous improvement cycle. Carry out and document annual citizen involvement in setting any new priorities. Assure reporting to stakeholders. Prepare annual Management Review presentation. Schedule progress dates for all Action Tasks under each EMS Program and manage progress according to targeted schedules, and report to County Management on same.
  • 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. Shepherd DSWS through the Section 6L (public hearing) process to secure needed amendments to the SCA agreement. Support and assist with the DSWS Strategic Planning efforts for Food Waste Composting.
  • 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.

If selected for consideration for this position, you may be required to provide evidence that you possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities indicated on your resume.

Experience: Thorough five (5) years professional experience in a program/specialization area directly related to solid waste management. Supervisory experience may be required, depending upon the position assignment.

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.

Montgomery County Government offers competitive salaries and excellent benefits. Minimum Salary $64,708, Maximum Salary $107,346.

To view the complete job announcement and to apply, please visit our website. Click on the “Search Jobs” tab, and then on the Job Search link Available Jobs. Interested candidates must create an online account in order to apply. The requisition number is IRC39270. 

This Recruitment Closes September 18, 2019

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.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to review the Resume Preparation Tips listed under the “How to Apply” tab on the Office of Human Resource’s MCG Careers webpage.