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Program Specialist I (2 positions)

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

DEP is seeking to fill two Program Specialist I positions in the Recycling and Resource Management Division’s Waste Reduction and Recycling Section who will serve as a waste reduction and recycling education specialist assisting either multi-family properties (apartments and condominiums) or non-residential properties (businesses, organizations and government facilities) in developing and improving their on-site waste reduction, reuse and recycling programs and initiatives, in compliance with Montgomery County’s recycling and solid waste regulations. Employee will assist either multi-family properties or businesses, organizations and government facilities in implementing programs to increase recycling participation and achievement. The County’s goal is to reduce waste and recycle more, aiming for zero waste.

Job duties include:

  • Developing and fostering partnerships with the multi-family residential community or business community by providing direct on-site services through conducting daily site visits to multi-family properties or businesses, organizations and government facilities;
  • Evaluating on-site recycling, waste reduction, reuse and buying recycled programs;
  • Identifying problems, challenges and opportunities to increased waste reduction and recycling;
  • Collecting data and information about multi-family properties or businesses, organizations and government facilities and their on-site processes; and maintaining accurate data in a consistently timely, technically sound and professional manner.
  • Determining and recommending short and long-term solutions using critical and analytical skills, including data evaluation and analysis;
  • Working directly with multi-family property owners, managers, site staff and residents, or business and commercial property owners, managers, and employees in varied settings, teaching, training, communicating, and promoting waste reduction, reuse and recycling program requirements, as well as providing and/or delivering educational materials such as posters, brochures, flyers, stickers and recycling containers on a regular basis;
  • Partnering with multi-family properties or businesses, organizations and government facilities and assisting them to implement program improvements in their on-site waste reduction and recycling programs to achieve more;
  • Routinely planning, organizing, conducting, and participating in various educational and training events;
  • Planning and meeting with multi-family property owners, site staff and residents or business owners, managers and employees, as well as governing bodies at association and organization meetings;
  • Participating in County-wide community events and activities;
  • Assisting in the development of educational materials and messages to increase waste reduction and recycling, including through the use of social media.

Employee will work directly with multi-family property owners, property managers, on-site property staff, governing boards or associations, and residents, or business or commercial property owners, managers, and employees in varied settings, teaching, training, communicating, and promoting waste reduction, reuse and recycling program requirements, as well as providing and/or delivering educational materials such as posters, brochures, flyers, stickers and recycling containers on a regular basis. Position requires routinely planning, organizing, conducting, and participating in various educational and training events. Duties include planning and meeting with multi-family property or business owners, managers and employees, as well as governing bodies and residents at association and organization meetings. Employee will also participate in County-wide community events and activities. Knowledge of recycling and solid waste issues necessary.

PRESENTATIONS, TRAININGS, MEETINGS AND EVENTS OFTEN OCCUR DURING EVENINGS AND/OR ON WEEKENDS, THUS NIGHT AND WEEKEND WORK ARE REGULARLY REQUIRED.

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