Program Manager I – MS4 Property Mgt (Grade 23)
Montgomery County Government
Department of Environmental Protection
2425 Reedie Drive, Wheaton, Maryland 20902

Salary Range: $69,222 to $110,588

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 committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals and values diverse perspectives, lived experiences, and cultures. DEP encourages BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and people of color), immigrants, women, LGBTQIA+, individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply.

DEP is seeking a Program Manager I for the Watershed Restoration Division, Planning Outreach and Monitoring Section to manage the County’s compliance property management and maintenance responsibilities under the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) permit. The position will develop and track the pollution prevention activities and good housekeeping plans for County properties. This position may conduct training and outreach, as well as onsite inspections.  The position will also coordinate the development of the annual Salt Management Plan, salt management policies, data tracking and reporting. A key function of this position is working collaboratively with multiple County departments and agencies, local municipalities, other Counties and Maryland Department of the Environment.

Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Managing the development and implementation of the Good Housekeeping Plans (GHP) for the County. This work is coordinated with multiple County departments, co-permittees, Montgomery County Public Schools, Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission, and MS4 co-permittee.
  • Managing the development and implementation of salt management plan for the County and Co-Permittees, which includes coordinating the development of salt management policies for the County as well as coordinating outreach and education of County departments and employees.
  • Developing and managing contracts and task orders for the Good Housekeeping Plans and Salt Management as well as managing the corresponding contractor budget.
  • Directing, coordinating, and monitoring contractor work, reviewing invoices and ensuring contractor is conducting work on time and within budget.
  • Preparing the annual reporting for MS4 Annual report for the Property Management Annual reporting, which must be in accordance with the requirements of MS4 Permit.
  • Developing and maintaining fact sheets and educational material for municipal property managers on good housekeeping/pollution prevention practices.

The ideal candidate will have considerable knowledge of federal, state, and local laws, codes and regulations and agency policy and procedures governing water quality, including NPDES MS4 Permitting, stormwater management and pollution prevention control techniques as well as experience in pollution prevention and development of stormwater pollution prevention plans and/or good housekeeping plans.

The successful candidate will have the ability to work collaboratively with multiple stakeholders, manage, analyze, and interpret data and write comprehensive reports.

Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply. If the candidate selected for this position possesses multilingual skills, they 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.

The work requires light physical effort such as working outdoors, standing and walking for long periods, sometimes over rough or uneven surfaces; repeated bending, stooping or crouching; and some lifting of objects up to 50 pounds.  There is occasionally some risk in exposure to chemicals used in collected samples.

This position requires possession of a valid driver’s license and the ability to drive a County vehicle to visit sites for field sampling, conduct surveys, conduct inspections and investigations, and/or observe inspections and investigations, and perform other work at locations throughout Montgomery County.

Occasional evening or weekend work outside of normal business hours may be required.

To ensure a positive workplace and to comply with federal, state and County laws, the incumbent is responsible for completing mandatory trainings within the first three to six months or within the specified timeframe.

For information about Montgomery County Government’s comprehensive benefits package, please visit the MCG Total Rewards webpage and check out our competitive benefits!


Experience:  Considerable (3 years) of professional experience in stormwater and National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (NPDES MS4) permitting and pollution prevention.

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 of a valid Class “C” (or equivalent) driver’s license from the applicant’s state of residence.


There are NO Preferred Criteria Assessments. All Applicants will be reviewed by the Office of Human Resources (OHR) for minimum qualifications.  Those applicants who meet minimum qualifications will be rated “Qualified”, placed on the eligible list, and may be considered for an interview.  Employees meeting minimum qualifications of the same grade or higher will be placed on the Eligible List as a “Transfer” candidate and may be considered for an interview.

Preference for interviews will be given to applicants with experience in the following.  Please address this information in a separate section of the resume.

  • Experience with stormwater pollution prevention, NPDES Industrial Stormwater Permitting, and salt management.
  • Knowledge of federal, state, and local laws, codes and regulations and agency policy and procedures governing water quality, including NPDES MS4 Permitting, stormwater management and pollution prevention control techniques.
  • Experience with effective communication and ability to handle communications and negotiations with tact, resourcefulness, and good judgment, even in confrontational situations.
  • Experience working with a diverse, multi-ethnic community.
  • Experience with data management, analysis, and reporting skills including knowledge of word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and ArcGIS applications.
  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in environmental science, environmental studies, sustainability, biology, public administration or related field.

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.

Montgomery County Government offers competitive salaries and excellent benefits.

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The requisition number is IRC61504.

This Recruitment Closes February 21, 2024.

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 “Career Resources” tab on the Office of Human Resource’s WORK4MCG webpage.