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Division Chief

Recruitment #19-004594-0003


The Water and Science Administration, Groundwater Discharge Permits Division is recruiting for a Regulatory Compliance Engineer Supervisor. 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

Groundwater Discharge Permits Division

1800 Washington Blvd.

Baltimore, MD 21230

Main Purpose of Job

This position functions as the Division Chief of the Ground Water Discharge Permits Division.  This is a supervisory position that will supervise and lead both technical and administrative staff.  With a strong engineering and hydrogeological background, the incumbent will provide recommendations for developing State policies, initiatives and directives regarding nutrient control, reclaimed water reuse and water quality protection. The incumbent in this position, will apply management experience and skills to manage the activities and staff in the Water and Science Administration’s Groundwater Discharge Permit Division, and the Federal Underground Injection Control Program (UIC), which was delegated to the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) by the US EPA.  The incumbent will consult with and lead regional sanitarians in the development of large onsite septic system permits. In addition, the incumbent will also serve as the lead engineer in preparing and issuing the municipal groundwater discharge permits. 


Education: Bachelor's degree in engineering or architecture from an accredited college or university.

Experience: Four years of engineering or architectural experience in pollution control, waste remediation, resource conservation, environmental protection, or public health and safety to ensure regulatory or quality compliance with engineering or architectural standards, practices, principles and methods.


1. A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with at least 20 credits in engineering and two years performing engineering or architectural work in pollution control, waste remediation, resource conservation, environmental protection, public health and safety, or a related area may be substituted for the engineering degree.

2. Possession of a Master's degree in engineering or architecture from an accredited college or university may be substituted for up to one year of the required experience.

3. Professional Engineer or Professional Architect registration in the State of Maryland or in a state with comparable requirements may be substituted for the education requirement and one year of the required experience.

4. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in Engineering and Architecture classifications or Engineering and Architecture specialty codes in the Environmental field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience and education.


It is preferred that the selected candidate has the following:

  • Bachelor's degree in Environmental, Civil, or Chemical Engineering;
  • Strong Management Skills; Experience in environmental engineering;
  • Experience in groundwater hydrology and pollution control;
  • Experience in providing technical and administrative support;
  • Experience in public service;
  • Experience supervising a professional environmental staff.

It is also preferred that the selected candidate be a licensed Professional Engineer.


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.


Employees in this classification may be subject to call-in twenty-four hours a day, and, therefore, may be required to provide the employing agency with a telephone number where they can be reached or carry an electronic pager.


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: 19-004594-0003

(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.