Program Manager II (Grants Manager)
Montgomery County Government
Department of Environmental Protection
2425 Reedie Drive, Wheaton, Maryland 20902

Salary Range: $73,173 – $117,424

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 to fill a fulltime Program Manager II position in the Director’s Office, Intergovernmental Affairs Division to provide oversight, training, guidance, coordination, and support to department staff submitting grant applications to outside funders by ensuring proper review, approvals, and documentation are in place and consistent with County policy and legislation.  The position will also provide oversight and guidance on the implementation, reporting, and closeout of grants.

Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Promoting opportunities for outside grant dollars flowing into the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) by overseeing the development of a multi-year grant plan for DEP, including identifying and fostering potential grant funding sources.
  • Researching and advertising grant opportunities and establishing networks with current and potential outside funders to enhance grant funding opportunities to the environmental programs administered by DEP.
  • Coordinating with DEP Contract Team staff and program divisions to develop proposal plans for specific grant funding opportunities and future grant needs to ensure appropriate resource planning, alignment with DEP mission and program objectives, and implementation planning.
  • Integrating racial equity and social justice considerations into the grant search, opportunity analysis, and proposal design processes.
  • Analyzing DEP operational policies and procedures for overseeing DEP grant applications submitted and awards received to ensure practices are aligned with strategic objectives and reporting requirements, while developing recommendations for improvement.
  • Facilitating the compilation of documentation for appropriate department and County approvals and ultimate submission.
  • Developing and maintaining DEP guidance documents, internal policies, and protocols for grant application and management processes.
  • Representing DEP at internal County meetings/hearings, outside stakeholder events and activities as well as participating in meetings with the County Executive and other senior Executive leadership.
  • Development of standard operating procedures for grant application, implementation, reporting and closeout for the department.

This position requires possession of a valid driver’s license and the ability to drive a County vehicle to attend meetings and perform other work at locations throughout Montgomery County, and occasionally in nearby jurisdictions or in remote areas that may not be readily assessable by public transportation.

A criminal background check will be conducted on the selected candidate prior to appointment and will be a significant factor in the hiring decision.

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:  Thorough five (5) years professional experience in grant development, or an entity with similar functions, pursuing funding from State, Federal or private sources; ensuring compliance of awards received; and coordinating reporting to grantors.

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

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

Driver’s License:  Possession of a valid Class “C” (or equivalent) driver’s license from the applicant’s state of residence when required for job-related duties.


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:

  • Experience developing new policies, procedures, and data-tracking mechanisms related to grants.
  • Experience integrating racial equity and social justice considerations into systems and processes as well as working with diverse communities strongly preferred.
  • Experience working with government agencies, private foundations, or similar nonprofit grant making entities in an administrative or supervisory capacity with a focus on grants.
  • Knowledge of Federal and/or State grant funding requirements and regulations.
  • Experience writing grant proposals, letters of interest/inquiry, concept papers, and related materials for proposal submissions that align with funder interests.
  • Experience cultivating, managing, and maintaining relationships with funders and stakeholders through targeted and strategic outreach, interpretation, and stewardship.

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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Read the full job description under the General Professional” Job Category.  Interested candidates must create an online account in order to apply.

The requisition number is IRC59526.

This Recruitment is Closes September 7, 2023.

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 MCG Careers webpage.