Program Specialist II (Waste Reduction, Recycling and Recycling Volunteer Specialist)
Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection
$53,738 - $88,849
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 Specialist II who will serve as the Waste Reduction, Recycling and Recycling Volunteer Specialist. This specialist will coordinate our Recycling Volunteer Program in the Recycling and Resource Management Division (formerly Division of Solid Waste Services) in the Waste Reduction and Recycling Section.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Providing education, training and technical assistance that support County waste reduction policies (including composting and grasscycling);
Coordinating program initiatives that encourage waste reduction and recycling by residents and employees in the County;
Managing the Recycling Volunteer Program and will recruit, train, and supervise volunteers at education events and activities;
Implementing efforts to maximize effectiveness of volunteer activities and will coordinate and track recycling volunteer efforts;
Writing and distributing quarterly Recycletter (recycling newsletter);
Assisting in development and design of materials and other resources supporting the County's recycling program;
Distributing various materials and resources for use by residents and properties; and participate in other special projects as needed; and
Developing new strategies and innovative solutions to increase recycling by County residents, provide education, technical assistance and training to residents, multi-family and business properties, and landscapers/lawn service contractors on grasscycling and on-site and/or backyard composting.
Position requires planning, organizing, conducting, and participating in numerous educational events. Knowledge of recycling and waste reduction issues necessary. FREQUENT PRESENTATIONS/MEETINGS/EVENTS OFTEN OCCUR DURING EVENINGS AND/OR WEEKENDS, THUS NIGHT AND WEEKEND WORK ARE REGULARLY REQUIRED.
Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply. If the candidate selected for this position possesses multilingual skills, he/she 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 from other language to English and vice versa.
This position REQUIRES possession of a valid driver's license and the ability to drive a County vehicle to conduct and attend meetings and presentations, perform work at locations outside the office, and participate in other work-related duties.
Education: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree.
Experience: Two (2) years professional experience in recycling or solid waste field, including experience providing direct education and technical assistance concerning recycling and/or solid waste to individuals or groups.
Equivalency: An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted.
License: Possess and maintain at all times a valid Class "C"(or equivalent) driver's license from the applicant's state of residence.
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.
All resume submissions must address the preferred criteria for the position which are located in the full advertisement. You also may be required to provide a writing sample.
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 or Recycling” Job Category.
Interested candidates must create an online account in order to apply.
The requisition number is IRC39272
This Recruitment Closes September 13, 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.
Internal Number: IRC39272
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