Program Specialist I

Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection
Rockville, Maryland
Nov 04, 2019
Dec 09, 2019
Program Manager
Full Time

Program Specialist I (Reduction and Recycling Education Specialist)
Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection
Rockville, MD
$46,795 - $77,166

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

DEP is seeking to fill two Program Specialist I positions area in the Recycling and Resource Management Division's Waste Reduction  and Recycling Section and serve as waste reduction and recycling education specialists assisting non-residential properties, including  businesses, not-for-profit organizations and Federal, state and local government facilities to develop, implement and improve their onsite  waste reduction, reuse and recycling programs and initiatives, in compliance with Montgomery County's recycling and solid waste  regulations. Employees will assist businesses, organizations and government facilities in implementing programs to reduce waste further  and increase recycling participation and achievement. The County's goal is to reduce waste and recycle 70% of waste, aiming
for 83% and beyond toward zero waste.

Job duties include, but are not limited to:
• Developing and fostering partnerships with the business community by providing direct on-site services through conducting daily site
visits to 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 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 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;
• Partnering with 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 business owners, managers and employees, as well as governing bodies at association and organization
• 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.


This position REQUIRES possession of a valid driver's license and the ability to drive a County vehicle to conduct daily site visits of
businesses, commercial properties and government facilities, attend meetings, conduct and participate in educational programs, and
perform other work at locations outside the office.

Bilingual applicants in the Spanish/English languages, or other languages, 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.

Minimum Qualifications
Experience: One (1) year professional experience in recycling or solid waste field, including experience providing direct education or  technical assistance.
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

To view the complete job announcement and to apply,  please visit our website at  click on the “Search Jobs" tab, and then on the Job Search link .  Read the full job description under the “General Professional” Job Category.  Interested candidates must create an online account in order to apply.  Montgomery County Government offers competitive salaries and excellent benefits.

The requisition number is IRC40807
This Recruitment Closes November 21, 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.

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