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Recruitment #18-004590-0002


The Maryland Department of the Environment will be recruiting for two entry level Regulatory and Compliance Engineer/Architect I positions.  This is a position specific recruitment for the MDE.  This recruitment will be used to fill current and future vacancies for these positions/function only.  The resulting cert list will be maintained for one year.  Person's interested in future vacancies within this classification must re-apply.

These are entry level positions; therefore, the selected candidate will be offered the base salary.  Progression in the current position will be based upon the approval of annual increments and/or cost of living adjustments.




Maryland Department of the Environment

Water and Science Administration (WSA)

Water Supply Program

1800 Washington Blvd.

Baltimore, MD 21230

Main Purpose of Job

The overall purpose and objective of these entry level  positions are to evaluate the results of water samples taken from schools to meet the requirements of House Bill 270, Lead in Drinking Water and to provide technical assistance when sample analysis indicates an elevated level of lead in the water and review remedial measures.


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

Experience: None


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 related areas may be substituted for the engineering degree.  

2. 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.

3. 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 education.


It is preferred that the selected candidate have:

  • A Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering;
  • Good organizational, multi-tasking and problem solving skills;
  • Strong attention to detail;
  • Knowledge of the Safe Drinking Water Act;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.


It is also preferred that the selected candidate be proficiency in the following:     

  •  Experience with MS Office Suites Applications.  (Excel, Access)


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 valid motor vehicle operator's license. 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 minimum /selective/preferred 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.  Applicants that meet the qualifications will be referred to the hiring unit for consideration of an interview/selection.  Only those candidates that demonstrate, in their applications, the required qualifications will be deemed qualified and referred.  


Your application is part of the examination process.  The assessment will be a rating of your education, training and experience related to the requirements of this position.  Therefore, it is important that you provide complete and accurate educational and employment information on your application.  Successful candidates will be ranked as Best Qualified and placed on the employment list for at least one year. This list will be used by the hiring agency to select employees.  Education credentials and experience verification will be completed by the Appointing Authority.  If you are scheduled to complete an education or licensing requirement within six months of the examination, you may participate in the examination process, if one is required.  Please note that you will be required by the appointing agency to provide proof upon hire of all certifications, licenses, educational and work experiences.

The MD 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.  For education obtained outside the U.S., you will be required to provide proof of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service.


The incumbent in this position is a member of a covered bargaining unit and will be required to pay a bi-weekly service fee to the exclusive representative of the bargaining unit.



It is STRONGLY preferred that you apply online; however, if you are unable to apply online, or encounter difficulty attaching required or optional documentation, you may submit via mail or deliver in person. Please be sure to include your name, identification number (Easy ID#) and reference number on any documentation to ensure timely processing.

Completed applications, required documentation, and any required addendums may be mailed to:

Peggie Jefferson

Recruitment and Examination Division

Office of Human Resources

1800 Washington Blvd. 

Baltimore, MD 21230

MDE Reference Number:  18-004590-0002


TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay

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

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.

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