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Recruitment #19-004593-0002


The Water and Science Administration is recruiting for a Regulatory and Compliance Engineer Senior in the Industrial & General Permits Division of the Wastewater Permits Program. 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 cert list will be maintained for one year.  Persons interested in future vacancies within this classification must re-apply.




Maryland Department of the Environment

Water & Science Administration/Wastewater Permits Program

1800 Washington Blvd., Baltimore MD  21230

Main Purpose of Job

The main purpose of this position is to act as the coordinator for all industrial facilities permitted under the federally delegated pretreatment authority of the Clean Water Act Program.

The incumbent in this position will serve as the Pretreatment Coordinator which involves auditing approved pretreatment programs in the State of Maryland, inspection of significant industrial users (SIUs) authorized to discharge by those programs and other industrial users as deemed necessary, as well as assist in the performance of categorical determinations. When these aspects of the Pretreatment objectives are properly implemented, toxic discharges to Publicly Owned Treatment Works (POTW) and ultimately to the Chesapeake Bay are reduced, pass-through and interference with the operation and performance of wastewater treatment plants are eliminated and biosolids quality is removed.

The position will also write and issue wastewater discharge permits (pretreatment, individual and general). These permits are combined federal and State authorizations, for industrial operations and businesses in the State of Maryland. The incumbent will be responsible for implementing total maximum daily loads and managing the associated permit issuance process by preparing fact sheets, public notices, and written responses to comments, meeting with applicants and interested parties, conducting and participating in public meetings, and preparing project files for judicial review.


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

Experience: Three 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/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 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. 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 educational requirement and one year of 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:

  • 6 months experience implementing some aspect(s) of The National Pretreatment Program required by the Clean Water Act; 
  • Experience managing a long-term technical project (a project that took 6 months or longer to complete); 
  • Experience managing multiple long-term technical projects at the same time; 
  • Experience implementing rules, interpreting regulations and/or following legal requirements; 
  • Experience writing technical documents; and 
  • Experience with public speaking or leading employees. 

It is also preferred that the selected candidate has a Bachelor's degree in the following:

  • Chemical
  • Civil
  • Environmental Engineering


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 a moble phone.


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, Better or Qualified and placed on the cert 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.



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 to:

Tammy Lewis, Manager, Recruitment and Examination Division

Office of Human Resources

MDE Reference Number:19-004593-0002

1800 Washington Blvd. Baltimore, MD 21230

Office: 410-537-3130 Fax: 410-537-3966

Please be sure to include your name, identification number (Easy ID#) and reference number on any documentation to ensure timely processing. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of completing the state application.

You may email required documentation, transcripts and addendums to or fax to 410-537-3966.

The MD State Application Form can be found online.

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

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