Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin
Director, Program Operations
Authorized by an Act of Congress in 1940, the Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin (ICPRB)
is a science-focused, non-regulatory interstate compact agency of the jurisdictions surrounding the
Potomac River basin. Its mission is to protect and enhance the waters and related resources of the
Potomac River basin through science, regional cooperation, and education.
ICPRB seeks a Director, Program Operations, senior level position, responsible for directing ICPRB’s
technical contract/grant programs, and assisting the Executive Director in overall management of ICPRB
programs including budgeting, staff supervision, and delivery of products to meet Commission needs
and to fulfill the Commission strategic plan. The incumbent will monitor the progress of projects in
technical units, ensure that work is properly done on time and within budget. Coordinates and oversees
implementation of the Potomac River Basin Comprehensive Water Resources Plan.
Successful candidates must meet the following requirements:
Demonstrated understanding of applied water resources principles and concepts related to
water supply, water quality, source water protection, hydrology, and aquatic biology;
Demonstrated high level of written and oral skills (English) to effectively represent ICPRB with
other governmental agencies, public stakeholders, independently use peer reviewed
professional literatures and technical reports to accomplish project goals, prepare written
High level of mathematical skill and accuracy are essential, ability to apply techniques of project
accounting, exploratory data analysis, and statistical analysis, demonstrated ability in a wide
range of computer capabilities not limited to word processing, spreadsheets, databases,
statistical analysis and computer-based modeling, ability to integrate computer spreadsheet and
database software to automate budget, staff time tracking, and other administrative
Must have a high degree of experience with the ICPRB and its administrative procedures or
similar agency experience; familiar with EPA grant application procedures and grant
Proficiency with GIS and Microsoft Word, Excel, and Access;
Commitment to environmental stewardship and collaborative management of resources;
Ability to independently travel throughout the basin states with occasional overnight stays; and
Master’s or PhD degree in physical science, engineering, biological science and several years of
Compensation commensurate with experience. ICPRB is an Equal Opportunity Employer located in
Rockville, Maryland. Learn more at www.PotomacRiver.org.
Please email a cover letter, resume, and salary requirements by 5:00 PM EST on
November 13, 2020.