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Recruitment #19-002711-0061


The Water and Science Administration, Water Supply Program is recruiting for an Administrative Officer I. This is a position specific recruitment for the Maryland Department of the Environment. This recruitment will be used to fill current and future vacancies for this position/function only. The resulting certified list will be maintained for one year. Persons interested in future vacancies within this classification must re-apply.




Maryland Department of the Environment

Water and Science Administration

Water Supply Program

1800 Washington Blvd.

Baltimore, MD  21230

Main Purpose of Job

The main purpose of this position is to provide administrative and technical support for the Board's review of training programs and to assist applicants and certificate holders through the certification approval process regarding Maryland's Waterworks and Waste Systems Operators. The incumbent will also provide administrative support to include preparation of Board minutes, agendas, and updates on examination results. The incumbent of this position will be responsible for developing fact sheets, updating application forms as needed, and responding to verbal and written requests for information regarding examinations.  In addition, this position is responsible for preparing and developing tracking and administrative tools such as procedural manuals, statistical reports, flow charts, and reports that chronicle certification activities.              


Education: Possession of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university.

Experience: One (I) year experience in administrative or professional work.


1. Candidates may substitute additional experience in administrative staff or professional work on a year-for-year basis for the required education.

2. Candidates may substitute additional graduate level education at an accredited college or university at the rate of 30 semester credit hours for each year of the required experience.

3. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer involving staff work that included regular use of independent judgment and analysis in applying and interpreting complex administrative plans, policies, rules or regulations or analysis of operational programs or procedures with recommendations for improvement on a year-for-year basis for the required education and experience.


It is preferred that the selected candidate has the following: 

  • Ability to use independent judgement and discretion when performing work duties;
  • Customer service experience in a professional setting;
  • Experience in Microsoft Word, Excel and Access or similar databases; 
  • Good organizational, multi-tasking and problem solving skills; 
  • Strong attention to detail; 
  • Experience taking meeting minutes; 
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills; 
  • Knowledge of wastewater and/or drinking water plant operation.  


Employees in this classification may be assigned duties which require the operation of a motor vehicle. Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator’s license valid in the State of Maryland.


Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment. All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. We will not consider information submitted after this date. Successful candidates will be ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified and placed on the eligible (employment) list for at least one year.


The assessment may consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience related to the requirements of the position. It is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. Please report all experience and education that is related to this position. For education obtained outside the U.S., a copy of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service must be provided prior to hire. 

The Maryland Department of the Environment does not sponsor individuals in the application of the H-1B Visa.  All applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States under the Immigration and Reform Control Act.  You must be legally authorized and possess any necessary documents under this Act in order to be hired in the position for which you apply.



The online application is STRONGLY preferred. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of completing the state application. If you are unable to apply online or encounter difficulty attaching required or optional documentation you may submit a paper application, required documentation, transcripts and addendums via fax 410-537-3966, email: or mail to:

Maryland Department of the Environment

OHR- Recruitment & Examination Unit

ATTN: Olivia Finley

1800 Washington Blvd.

Baltimore, MD 21230

Reference Number: 19-002711-0061

 (Office) 410-537-3105

TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay

The MD State Application Form can be found online.

PLEASE NOTE: The Maryland Department of the Environment participates in the E-Verify Program.

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country, and encourage them to apply.

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State's diversity.  People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.