Program Manager II – Private ESD Facilities (Grade 25)
Montgomery County Government
Department of Environmental Protection
Rockville, Maryland

Salary Range: $66,164 – $109,761

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 way while fostering smart growth, a thriving economy and healthy communities.

DEP is seeking an experienced Program Manager II with advanced knowledge of stormwater management practice design, construction, inspection and maintenance to manage all aspects of DEP’s inspection program for environmental site design (ESD) best management practices (BMPs) on private properties. A strong background in horticulture or landscape design related to stormwater management, and ESD BMPs will be required. The successful candidate should have experience working with plants native to Maryland’s piedmont area, experience designing planting specifications for vegetated ESD BMPs, and an understanding of Maryland’s design specification for all types of ESD BMPs. The position resides in the Stormwater Best Management Practices (BMP) Inspection & Maintenance Section within the Watershed Restoration Division.

Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

• Developing and implementing a program for inspection of ESD BMPs, on single family residential properties, including properties for which there is no right-of-entry.
• Developing inspection program policies and procedures.
• Developing and implementing a compliance program to ensure that privately owned and maintained ESD BMPs are functioning, including the development of compliance policies and procedures, complaint tracking, providing guidance for resolution of compliance issues, and issuing enforcement notices and actions.
• Reviewing and evaluating technical documents and products, inspection reports, engineering reports, and ensuring construction and maintenance activities comply with BMP plans, permits, engineering standards, and all applicable county and state codes and regulations.
• Developing proposals, contracts, and task orders as well as managing inspection contracts, overseeing contractor performance and payment, and managing contract budgets, invoice review and approval.
• Developing program metrics to monitor program goals and effectiveness.
• Managing program data, analysis and reports, and ensuring quality assurance and control of data entry by inspection staff.
• Supervising inspection and support staff in the inspection and compliance program, assigning and monitoring workloads.
• Investigating and resolving resident concerns and complaints.

The successful candidate must have the ability to work independently as well as in a collaborative environment within a large organization with multiple priorities; have excellent interpersonal and communication skills; be able to organize, prioritize, and accomplish assignments/tasks on schedule; have a positive attitude; and work well under pressure. Supervisory experience is preferred.

The work involves physical effort such as occasional standing for long periods and/or walking long distances over varying terrain and steep slopes, and occasional stooping, bending, reaching and climbing at construction sites.

This position requires possession of a valid driver’s license and the ability to drive a County vehicle to attend meetings with contractors and property owners, conduct site visits for inspections/investigations, and/or observing or inspecting construction, and performing other work at locations outside the office.

Occasional weekend and/or evening work may be required.

As a manager/supervisor of unionized employees, this position has a responsibility for fostering a positive labor relations environment based on mutual trust, respect, and cooperation.

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.


Experience: Thorough five (5) years professional experience in the inspection, construction or design of ESD facilities and contract management.

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

Medical Protocol: Medical History Review

Montgomery County Government offers competitive salaries and excellent benefits.

To view the complete job announcement and to apply, please visit our website at and click on the “Search for Jobs at MCG” tab.  Read the full job description under the “General Professional” Job Category.  The requisition number is IRC41666.  Interested candidates must create an online account in order to apply.

This Recruitment Closes January 14, 2020

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.