Stormwater Program Manager

City of Gaithersburg | Gaithersburg, MD

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Posted Date 1/24/2020
The Department of Public Works has an exceptional opportunity for an experienced, hands-on Stormwater Program Manager to plan, coordinate, implement, oversee, and lead the City's stormwater quality management program, which involves the development, implementation, and enforcement of City-wide stormwater and water quality ordinances, programs, and policies, as well as the City's compliance with applicable federal and state stormwater laws, rules, and permits.

The ideal candidate will have extensive experience in stormwater program management including delivering stormwater capital improvement projects, as well as construction management and staff management experience; be an innovative thinker who can anticipate problems before they develop; and possess a solution-based vision for community and for stormwater programs. You must have a clear and open communication style, excellent listening skills, and be able to negotiate in the public interest and balance conflicting and competing interests. Excellent analytical, customer service, interpersonal, verbal/written communication, and presentation skills are expected; a proven ability to lead by example, strong initiative, good judgment, and common sense are essential.
Starting salary is negotiable within the range depending on knowledge, qualifications, training, certifications, and experience. We provide top-notch insurance benefits (medical, dental, vision, long-term care, and life), paid time off, generous retirement contributions, tools to assist with paying down student loan debt and managing student loans, excellent work/life balance, and opportunities for professional growth.


Job Functions


What you will do with us:
  • Manage and supervise all aspects of the program including budget ($3 to $4 million annually), personnel, planning, training, regulatory processes, public outreach, and monitoring program effectiveness.
  • Participate in the development and implementation of program goals, objectives, policies, procedures, and priorities.
  • Maintain a stormwater management program plan which strives to balance the goals of the City's Watershed Implementation Plan (WIP), Chesapeake Bay Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) targets, maintenance of existing infrastructure, and a fair and equitable fee structure.
  • Coordinate assigned program activities with those of other City departments and staff as well as federal, state, and local agencies.
  • Review and approve stormwater project plans and specifications, design, technical documents, and reports.
  • Negotiate, administer, and monitor stormwater related contracts.
  • Oversee construction contractors, inspectors, and maintenance crews; participate in selecting consultants.
  • Oversee routine stormwater Geographic Information Systems (GIS) data updates.
  • Manage National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit compliance, monitoring and reporting.
Key responsibilities are highlighted above; please click here to view the full classification description for the Stormwater Program Manager position.




What you will need to be considered:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Environmental Sciences, Civil Engineering, Engineering, or closely related field; Master's Degree preferred.
  • At least 7 years of experience in stormwater program management, including delivering stormwater capital improvement projects.
  • Construction management experience and experience in a local government setting desirable.
  • At least 2 years of supervisory experience.
  • Demonstrated knowledge in local, state, and federal stormwater and environmental laws and regulations.
  • Demonstrated skill in budget development, preparation, and administration and contract negotiation and administration.
  • Proven ability to oversee multiple assignments simultaneously, shift priorities when necessary, and meet firm deadlines
  • Construction Document Technologist (CDT) certification required within 12 months of hire; Federal stormwater management certifications desirable.
  • Valid driver's license.
  • Or any acceptable equivalent combination of education, experience, and training that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.


Additional Information


Interested applicants must submit an online application, resume, and letter of interest (attached to the online application) to be considered. The cover letter should include why you are interested in the position and what special skills and abilities make you uniquely qualified to serve in this position.

The position will remain open until filled; however, for best consideration, please submit your application by December 6, 2019. Recruitment will close without notice when a sufficient number of qualified applications are identified or all hiring decisions have been made.

You must fill out the application completely, including relevant education and work experience; resume and other supporting materials will not be accepted in lieu of a completed online application.

This is a full-time salaried "exempt" position requiring a minimum of 40 hours per week (not eligible for overtime compensation under the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act and the City's personnel regulations). Attendance at some early morning/evening public meetings or events and other work outside of regular business hours may be required.

The successful candidate will be subject to a background investigation and pre-employment medical examination, including drug/alcohol screening. Direct deposit of paychecks is a condition of employment for all City of Gaithersburg employees.

For more information about the position, contact Michael Johnson, Director of Public Works, at or 240.805.1260. Questions regarding the online application process may be directed to the Department of Human Resources at or 301.258.6327.

This recruitment will establish an eligibility list which will be used to fill the current vacancy and may be used to fill other openings in this classification which occur in the next 12 months.
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