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

Salary Range: $62,873 to $103,034

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 a Program Manager I to develop and oversee a program for inspection, monitoring and routine maintenance of stream restoration projects that were constructed to provide water quality improvements and impervious area treatment.

The successful candidate will be responsible for management of the Stream Restoration Inspection and Maintenance Program, as required by the County’s National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit (NPDES) Municipal Storm Sewer System (MS4) permit.  The Inspection program must meet the MS4 Permit inspection and monitoring requirements including verification of the restoration project features, completion of specific monitoring protocols, and any project monitoring required by the United States Army Corps of Engineer (USCOE). The position may also oversee inspections and monitoring of other types of watershed restoration projects including wetland creation and enhancement, outfall stabilization, and reforestation.

The position will manage all stream restoration assets through DEP’s EAM asset management database, including, scheduling, releasing, and evaluation of work orders, monitoring contractor performance, and notifying property owners of stream inspection and maintenance.  This position may require supervision of support staff as the program grows.

Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Develop and manage the Stream Restoration Inspection Program. Develop inspection policies and procedures.  Maintain documentation of all stream restoration projects constructed, oversee inspections, review inspection results and organize and report inspection data.  The position will manage all stream restoration assets through DEP’s EAM asset management database, including, scheduling, releasing, and evaluation of work orders, and notifying property owners of stream inspection and maintenance.
  • Develop and manage the Stream Restoration Maintenance Program. Prioritize maintenance needs identified by the inspections. Issue work orders to maintenance contractor(s) for routine maintenance and assure that all work conforms to contract specifications. Work with engineers in the Watershed Restoration Division’s Design and Construction Section to identify and prioritize larger repairs appropriate for a CIP project.
  • Contract management – develop and manage contracts or task orders for both inspections and maintenance of stream restoration projects. Maintain inspection and maintenance schedules, monitor contractor performance, and perform field QA/QC, manage budgets and purchase orders, approve invoices, and assist with awards of new contracts.
  • Perform strategic analysis and evaluation of the Stream Restoration Inspection program. Identify appropriate program metrics and produce inspection reports.
  • Investigate citizens’ complaints and/or correspondence. In coordination with program management staff, resolve complaints, and provide customer service assistance via e-mail, telephone and/or letters with property owners, homeowner associations, etc.
  • Participate in dam emergency response planning and activation as required.

The ideal candidate will have considerable knowledge of drainage systems, stormwater management systems, stormwater management system function, stream restoration principles and theories, stream restoration practices and maintenance requirements, ability to read and interpret construction plans and specifications, as well as knowledge of fundamentals of conducting inspections and documenting observations in order to conduct a proper maintenance evaluation of a stream restoration project.

The successful candidate must have the ability to work in a collaborative environment within a large organization with multiple priorities, and have excellent interpersonal and communication skills. The successful candidate should also have demonstrated ability to deal tactfully, effectively, and equitably with the public.

This position requires possession of a valid driver’s license and the ability to drive a County vehicle to attend meetings, conduct inspections/investigations, and perform other work at locations outside the office.

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

This position involves field work, including walking long distances over uneven terrain, climbing ladders, and the ability to lift 50 pounds. The position may also be required to work in adverse weather conditions during severe weather events as required to inspect and monitor dams.

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.

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Experience:    Considerable (3 years) of professional experience in planning and support of environmental programs related to stormwater management and/or stream restoration.

Education:  Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree.

Equivalency: An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted.


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 interview.

Preference for interviews will be given to applicants with experience in the following:

  • Experience in and knowledge of stream restoration theory and practices, including construction, inspection, operation and maintenance and the ability to interpret construction plans.
  • Successful completion of Rosgen Level courses in fluvial geomorphology, river morphology/assessment and restoration, and experience with stream restoration practice implementation.
  • Knowledge of inspection practices, observations and documentation needed to conduct a proper evaluation of a stream restoration practice.
  • Knowledge of the principles, practices or techniques of program development, implementation, management and evaluation, including managing multiple task assignment, milestones, and goals; preparing and maintaining records and reports; recommending improvements to program.
  • Experience with and knowledge of asset management, database management, and GIS tools.
  • Experience with contract management, including contractor oversight.

Montgomery County Government offers competitive salaries and excellent benefits.

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The requisition number is IRC56237.

This Recruitment Closes December 5, 2022

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 “Resources” tab on the Office of Human Resource’s MCG Careers webpage.