Montgomery County Climate News Special Edition: We are Hiring!

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Climate News

Covering the latest climate news in Montgomery County, MD

Wednesday, September 29, 2021 | Department of Environmental Protection

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Join Montgomery County's Climate Team!

As part of the FY22 County Budget, the Montgomery County Climate Team will be adding three new positions:

  • Intergovernmental Relations Legislative Analyst (Climate Policy)
  • Senior Planning Specialist (Zero-Emission Vehicles)
  • Program Manager I (Climate Engagement)

We are actively recruiting for these positions and accepting applications! Please share with your networks or send in an application if you're interested in working with our team. See the job descriptions and learn how to apply below:

Intergovernmental Relations Legislative Analyst (Climate Policy) - Apply by 10/21

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DEP is seeking an Intergovernmental Relations Legislative Analyst to develop and lead the implementation of Montgomery County’s Clean Energy Action Plan. This position will be working with elected officials in the Maryland General Assembly, officials at the PSC, and utility representatives on laws, regulations, policies, and practices governing energy supplied to and used by the County’s residents, businesses, and institutions. This position will be navigating the competing policy objectives of a variety of stakeholders across a range of State climate and energy policies. Read more about this opportunity and how to apply. 

Senior Planning Specialist (Zero-Emission Vehicles) - Apply by 10/21


DEP is seeking a Senior Planning Specialist to work with local, State and regional stakeholders, including utilities, governments, businesses, residents, non-profit organizations, the vehicle industry (including manufacturers and dealers), and the community at large to develop and implement a strategic plan to achieve adoption of zero-emission programs that will accelerate the turnover of the private internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicle fleet to zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs), including electric vehicles (EVs). This position will function as the lead for the County on all issues related to private sector EV/ZEV adoption. Read more about this opportunity and how to apply. 

Program Manager I (Climate Engagement) - Apply by 10/27

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DEP is seeking a Program Manager I to join the Office of Energy and Climate to engage the community as partners in climate action. This position will lead a range of climate-related engagement and communication activities, with a particular focus on efforts to involve underserved community members who are likely to feel the impacts of climate change most acutely. The ideal candidate will have considerable experience in program development and management, community engagement, and working with low income, under-represented and BIPOC communities. Bilingual applicants in the Spanish/English languages are encouraged to apply. Read more about this opportunity and how to apply. 

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