Program Manager I (Grade 23)
Montgomery County Government
Department of Environmental Protection
Salary Range: $58,958 - $97,655
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 a Program Manager I who will be part of the Office of Sustainability in DEP, assists in managing and implementing tree and forest programs and initiatives, particularly the Tree Montgomery program.
Duties will include, but are not limited to:
In order to promote and implement tree and forest planting programs and generally increase the awareness by residents and businesses of tree conservation within Montgomery County, the ideal candidate should have a good understanding of and experience with urban trees and forests, tree planting, tree-save measures, canopy conservation, and the benefits of trees; as well as an understanding of state and local regulations related to trees and forests. Experience evaluating hazardous trees, as well as familiarity with social media and computer-based tools to communicate with participants in programs, are a plus. The ideal candidate must have the ability to work in a collaborative environment within a large organization with multiple priorities and have excellent oral and written communication skills. The ideal candidate must also be highly organized and detailed oriented, as well as an enthusiastic ambassador for the County’s tree programs.
Possession of a Maryland Tree Expert license or certification as an arborist by an accredited program is a plus.
This position REQUIRES POSSESSION OF A VALID DRIVER'S LICENSE and the ability to drive a County vehicle to perform site visits in all areas of Montgomery County in order to evaluate properties for shade tree planting opportunities, inspect contractor plantings, and to perform work and attend meetings at locations outside the office.
The work involves physical effort such as occasional standing for or driving long periods of time, walking long distances over varying terrain, and occasional stooping, bending, and reaching. Additionally, working outside in most weather conditions is involved.
Weekend and/or evening work may be required, as needed and with advanced scheduling to meet with applicants who are unavailable during typical working hours to assist contractors during peak planting seasons.
Experience: Considerable (3 years) of professional experience in tree planting, inspection or evaluation programs; landscaping; forestry; natural resources management; arboriculture; or tree nursery operations.
Education: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree.
Equivalency: An equivalent combination of education or 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.
Montgomery County Government offers competitive salaries and excellent benefits.
To view the complete job announcement and to apply,
please visit our website at https://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/HR/Recruitment/MCGCareers.html
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.
The requisition number is IRC36466
This Recruitment Closes March 28, 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.