Program Manager II (Recycling Planning, Policy, Regulation and Compliance)

Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection
Rockville, Maryland
Jul 19, 2018
Aug 14, 2018
Program Manager
Full Time

Program Manager II (Recycling Planning, Policy, Regulation and Compliance), Grade 25 

Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection

Division of Solid Waste Services, Waste Reduction and Recycling Section

$63,439 -  $105,241

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.  This position is in the Division of Solid Waste Services' Waste Reduction and Recycling Section and will report to the Section Chief.  The selected candidate will plan, develop, direct and evaluate County strategies, programs, initiatives and activities that reduce the amount of waste generated, encourage reuse of items and materials, and increase the amount of materials recycled by residents, multi-family properties, businesses, non-profit organizations and government facilities. 

The individual will use data to analyze the composition of the waste stream, research and use knowledge of innovative, environmentally preferable and economically feasible waste management techniques, market conditions, as well as evolving recycling technology and innovations to identify additional materials in the County's waste stream that offer recycling opportunities to advance recycling achievement.  Individual will develop, implement and manage programs (including pilot programs) in accordance with all applicable Federal, State and County regulations to enable County residents and businesses to further reduce waste, reuse, and recycle more items and materials in order to meet the County's recycling and waste diversion goals and objectives.  Individual will also supervise employees carrying out program activities, and provide oversight, work guidance and direction, as well as instituting newly developed approaches, methods and operating procedures to accomplishing organizational goals and objectives.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Identify, test, evaluate and recommend new or revised programs, operations and processes, as well as policies to maximize recycling and increase the amount of materials recycled in the County to achieve recycling goals.  Develop, recommend, and implement strategies, initiatives and activities to divert recyclable materials from the waste stream, and ensure that they are recycled.  
  • Develop program plans to advance recycling goals, such plans to include the following:  program and resource needs (short and long-term) to achieve recycling goals; risks and risk-management strategies to achieve program success; budget initiatives and proposals; metrics to assess effectiveness and success of activities; and stakeholder engagement, education/outreach, and management strategies.  Prepare budget proposals required to support recycling programs.  Develop and recommend annual budgets, to include capital, operating, and personnel requirements.  Assist Section Chief to ensure that recommendations are supported by justification and rationale.  Coordinate approved budgets, manage and oversee all expenditures.  Develop recycling tonnage projections to indicate potential recycling increases corresponding to budgeted activities.
  • Conceptualize, develop, oversee and perform evaluation and analysis of various technical solid waste research studies, including waste generation analyses, waste composition studies, etc., to determine opportunities for new and expanded waste reduction efforts and recycling programs.
  • Convene and lead meetings with relevant staff to ascertain input to development of public policy, planning, decision-making, program modification and funding.
  • Develop and administer contracts, which may include preparing requests for proposals (RFP's), reviewing bids and proposals, contract preparation and processing, administration of funds, and oversight of contractor performance. 
  • Develop recommendations concerning modifying and/or proposing County regulations regarding recycling, methods to increase recycling, and conducive to implementing expanded recycling initiatives, programs, and activities.
  • Review proposed legislation, particularly at the County and State levels for potential impact on current and planned facilities and initiatives to reduce waste, reuse, recycle and buy recycled items, identify compatibility and conflicts, evaluate and assess implications on programs, operations, revenues, finances, and achievements to develop recommendations and statement of fiscal impacts.

Knowledge of recycling 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. 

Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply. If the candidate selected for this position possesses multilingual skills, he/she will be required to successfully pass an examination assessing oral communication, reading comprehension, and interpreting skills. For Advanced proficiency, the candidate must also pass an examination requiring translating text from other language to English and vice versa.

As a manager/supervisor of unionized employees, this position has a responsibility for fostering a positive labor relations environment based on mutual trust, respect, and cooperation.

Minimum Qualifications

Experience: Five (5) years professional experience in recycling or solid waste field, including experience providing direct education and technical assistance to residents.

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 is required.

All resume submissions must address the preferred criteria for the position which are located in the full advertisement.  You also may be required to provide a writing sample.

Montgomery County Government offers competitive salaries and excellent benefits.

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The requisition number is IRC32698

This Recruitment Closes August 14, 2018
All resume submissions must address the preferred criteria for the position,
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