Stormwater Facility Maintenance Program Manager

Montgomery County, MD Government Rockville, MD
Program Manager II – Stormwater Facility Maintenance Program
Montgomery County Government
Department of Environmental Protection
Rockville, Maryland

Salary Range: $63,439 - $105,241

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 Management professional to manage a compliance, inspection and enforcement program to ensure that stormwater management (SWM) facilities are functioning properly in accordance with State and local laws.  The position will primarily focus on the maintenance of privately owned stormwater management facilities.  The position resides in the Stormwater Facility Maintenance Section within the Watershed Management Operations Division.

The successful candidate will be responsible to manage all aspects of the privately owned SWM facility inspection and compliance program to ensure that the facilities are functioning properly to protect water quality, and comply with State and local stormwater management laws and regulations. Duties will include supervising inspection and support staff, overseeing a successful compliance program, ensuring appropriate and accurate field inspection documentation, developing unit policies and procedures, and assisting in tracking and reporting program progress indicators.

Key responsibilities include:

  1. Manage the Department of Environmental Protection’s Stormwater Management Inspection and Compliance program to ensure that all privately owned and operated SWM facilities under County jurisdiction are maintained and functioning properly and comply with State and local stormwater management laws and regulations and the County’s Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4 permit).  Oversee a successful compliance program through coordination with County and State agencies, DEP inspection and engineering staff, property owners and their representatives, and the County Attorney’s Office.
  2. Manage a compliance and enforcement program including development of compliance policies and procedures, complaint tracking and resolution, and issuance of enforcement notices and actions.  Assist in the research of property ownership, easements and covenants, and maintenance agreement issues.  Provide outreach and education to property owners and their representatives to achieve voluntary compliance wherever possible and practical.   
  3. Develop inspection procedures and protocols.  Assess unit effectiveness and make recommendations for improved efficiencies.  Develop and track program metrics, including compliance rate, and number of enforcement actions. Ensure QA/QC of field reports and database entries. 
  4. Coordinate with the Dept. of Permitting Services on SWM design and construction issues which effect proper maintenance and functioning of SWM facilities.  Coordinate data sharing activities with County agencies for mutual support of drainage infrastructure. Participate in DEP/DPS/DOT policy coordination committees.
  5. Manage assigned consultant contract and tasks.  Review and approve consultant products. 
The ideal candidate will have considerable knowledge of storm water management systems, principles and theory, maintenance requirements and practices, field inspection practices, and knowledge of federal, state and county stormwater management laws.  Knowledge of construction practices and ability to read and interpret construction plans and specifications are essential. Knowledge of civil, environmental, structural or geotechnical engineering would be beneficial. This position will also participate in emergency response associated with dam safety during weather events. Knowledge of dam construction and safety protocols is a plus.

The candidate should have experience managing technical and non-technical staff performing field operations, and the ability to interact with the public, staff within DEP and other governmental agencies, contractors, elected officials and/or their staff on SWM facility inspection and maintenance complaints, facility transfer issues, enforcement actions and other related technical issues.

The candidate should have knowledge of contracting procedures; program development, implementation, management and evaluation; as well as knowledge of data management, database systems and applications, including Geographical Information Systems.

The successful candidate must have the ability to work in a collaborative environment within a large organization with multiple, and often conflicting, priorities, and have excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills. The successful candidate should 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 site visits for inspections/investigations, and perform other work at locations outside the office.

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 and water impoundments. 

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.


Experience:  Thorough five (5) years professional experience in environmental programs related to stormwater quality and stormwater management inspection programs.  Supervisory experience is required.

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: If required by the position of assignment, possession and maintenance at all times of a valid Class “C" (or equivalent) driver’s license from the applicant's state of residence.

We offer competitive salaries and excellent benefits.

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The requisition number is IRC28842

This Recruitment closes December 5, 2017

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