Program Manager I

Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection
Rockville, Maryland
Nov 05, 2019
Dec 03, 2019
Program Manager
Full Time

Program Manager I (Commercial Food Waste/Food Scraps Recycling)
Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection
Rockville, MD
$58,958 - $97,655

The Department of Environmental Protection’s 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's Recycling and Resource Management Division is seeking a Program Manager I to plan, develop, and evaluate County strategies, programs, initiatives and activities to decrease generation of food that is wasted, and to increase recycling of food waste/food scraps generated in the commercial sector.

Duties include but are not limited to:
• Identify, test, evaluate and recommend new or revised programs,  operations and processes, as well as policies to increase  the amount of food waste/scraps recycled by the commercial sector in the County and maximize recycling in order to  achieve recycling goals. Develop, recommend, and implement strategies, initiatives and activities to divert food
waste/scraps from the waste stream, and ensure that they are recycled.
• Develop program plans to advance food waste/scraps recycling by the commercial sector, 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  food waste/scraps recycling programs. Develop annual budgets, to include capital, operating, and personnel requirements.
• Ensure that recommendations are supported by justification and rationale. Coordinate approved program budgets, manage  and oversee all expenditures. Develop recycling tonnage projections to indicate potential recycling increases corresponding  to budgeted activities.
• Develop and perform evaluation and analysis of various technical food waste research studies, including waste generation  analyses, waste composition studies, etc., to assess opportunities for new and expanded food waste/scraps reduction efforts  and recycling programs targeting the commercial sector.
• Convene and lead meetings with relevant staff to ascertain input in the process of developing program initiatives, modifications,  and during implementation.
• 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 food waste/scraps recycling,  methods to increase food recycling, and conducive to implementing expanded food waste/scraps recycling initiatives,  programs, and activities.
• Review proposed legislation, particularly at the State level for potential impact on current and planned facilities and initiatives  to reduce food waste/scraps, reuse, and recycle food waste/scraps to identify compatibility and conflicts, evaluate and  assess implications on County programs, operations, revenues, finances, and achievements in order to draft position recommendations  and statement of fiscal impacts.

The employee will play a significant role in helping reach the County’s goal to reduce waste and recycle 70%, aiming for 83%  and beyond toward zero waste. Therefore, the employee may supervise or exercise direction over other subordinate employees  in carrying out program activities, providing work guidance and instruction, as well as developing new approaches, methods  and standardized operating procedures.

Employee will be REQUIRED to attend/participate in meetings and/or community events and activities which can  occur during early morning, evening and weekend hours. 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.

Applicants with experience planning, implementing and managing food waste/food scraps recycling programs are  encouraged to apply. 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.

Education: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree.
Experience: Considerable three (3) years professional experience in recycling or solid waste field, or in planning and implementing  food waste/scraps recycling programs.
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.

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.

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 IRC40867
This Recruitment Closes December 3, 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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