Deputy Director, Department of Environmental

Baker Tilly | Rockville, MD

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Posted Date 10/19/2023

Montgomery County, Maryland is seeking a Deputy Director for its Department of Environmental Protection.

Montgomery County, located adjacent to Washington, DC, has over one million residents and is one of Maryland’s most populous and affluent counties. The Department of Environmental Protection leads the County’s efforts for a range of environmental programs, including reducing greenhouse gas emissions, enforcing laws and regulations related to air and water pollution, and managing resource recovery and solid waste management facilities. The Department is supported by 207 employees and a Capital Improvement Program budget of $350 million. 

Reporting to the Department of Environmental Protection Director, the Deputy Director is responsible for shaping and implementing complex environmental programs for the County. The position serves, along with the Director, as the senior environmental manager, with responsibilities for steering the alignment and integration of strategies for the environment, recycling and solid waste services, and climate change. This is an appointed, non-merit position in the County Government.

This position requires a master’s degree from an accredited college or university in public policy, Public or Business Administration or related areas; and seven (7) years of extensive professional experience in the planning and management of complex public policy programs, including state public policy, environmental programs or related areas. At least four (4) years in a senior managerial or supervisory capacity which included responsibility for fund and budget administration, program planning, implementation, and administration is required. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted.

The starting salary is highly competitive, up to $213,394, depending upon the background and qualifications of the successful candidate. Montgomery County has an exceptional compensation package including pay for performance, medical, dental, life insurance, long-term disability, flexible spending account, defined contribution retirement plan, deferred compensation plan, vacation, sick leave, wellness program and other highly competitive benefits.

Apply by November 15, 2023 at:


Candidate names will remain confidential until a finalist is selected and the County Executive sends the nomination to the County Council. The hired candidate will be subject to a medical history review and a background check with prior permission. For more information, please contact Art Davis at or by calling 816-868-7042.  

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