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Workforce Manager

Howard EcoWorks (HEW) is seeking a Workforce Manager to join our team. The Workforce Manager will assume responsibility for the day-to-day management of human resources operations and administration of HEW workforce programs. The Workforce Manager will be responsible for the personal development of HEW’s workforce who are largely young adults aged 16-25. The Workforce Manager will develop existing and new programming, policies and procedures to ensure competent career readiness and future employment success for HEW program participants. In coordination with HEW staff, the Workforce Manager will proactively manage the workforce for successful fulfillment of HEW’s current environmental work obligations to public and private entities.

To see the full job description, click HERE.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applications will be accepted until February 16, 2018 or until the position is filled. 
TO APPLY: Please email all of the following to llilly@howardecoworks.org:
1) Cover letter,
3) Resume, and
4) Names of three references with current contact information.

Restoring the Environment and Developing Youth (READY)

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Restoring the Environment and Developing Youth (READY) is a program working to create green jobs for young adults (16 to 25 years old) in Howard County while improving watershed health through the construction and maintenance of stormwater and habitat management projects. 

The program was formed in 2011 as a result of the economic recession that created difficult employment conditions, particularly for young people.  At the same time, the County had also being required to accelerate the implementation of stormwater management practices to meet State and regional water quality goals.  The partners - Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay, Howard County and People Acting Together in Howard - came together to form the summer READY program.

READY members are trained in the design and installation of green stormwater practicess such as rain gardens, maintenance of public and private installations, and stormwater assessment techniques. They receive job skills training and are exposed to local and regional environmental issues.

Hiring for summer Crew Members, Assistant Crew Leaders and Crew Leaders begins in late spring.   Applications for the 2017 summer are closed.  Descriptions of the jobs can be found below.  Contact Nicole McDaniels, nmcdaniels@howardecoworks.org, for more information.

READY Crew Leader:


READY Crew Leaders instruct, supervise, and lead a crew of 5 Crew Members throughout their daily work activities. These activities include construction of rain gardens and conservation landscapes, maintenance, invasive plant removals, stream cleanups, and more. Crew Leaders are expected to communicate clearly with operational and administrative staff to facilitate the coordination and logistics of daily work. Crew Leaders are paid a wage of $14/hr.


  • Must be at least 21 years old and have worked for the READY program at least 1 previous season
  • Must have a valid Maryland Drivers License
  • Demonstrate a strong sense of leadership, maturity, punctuality, good communication skills, and good decision making skills. 

READY Crew Leader Assistant:


The READY Crew Leader Assistant position is new for the Summer 2017 program. Crew Leader Assistants will work with their Crew Leader to assist them in any way they need. Tasks typical to a Crew Leader Assistant include but are not limited to: daily work updates, delegating work to Crew Members, communicating with the operation staff, and taking over the daily responsibilities of the Crew Leader in the event of their absence. Assistant Crew Leaders are paid a wage of $12/hr.


  • Must be at least 18 years old and have worked for the READY program at least 1 previous season
  • Must have a valid Maryland Drivers License

READY Crew Member:


READY Crew Members are the heart and soul of the READY Program. Crew Members work in teams of 5 under the direction of their Crew Leaders to construct and maintain rain gardens and conservation landscapes around Howard County. Crew Members also engage in other exciting environmental work  such as tree plantings, tree maintenance, invasive removals,  stream clean ups, and much more.  Crew Members are paid a wage of $10/hr.


  • Must be at least 16 years old
  • Must have a reliable form of transportation to get to work each morning

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