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REGULATORY AND COMPLIANCE ENGINEER/ARCHITECT SENIOR

Recruitment #21-004593-0001

Introduction

The Water and Science Administration, Dam Safety Division is recruiting for a Regulatory and Compliance Engineer Senior position. 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.

GRADE

20

LOCATION OF POSITION

Maryland Department of the Environment

Water and Science Administration/Dam Safety Program

1800 Washington Blvd., Baltimore MD  21230

POSITION DUTIES

The main purpose of this position is to assist the Division Chief with the implementation of a comprehensive dam safety program in Maryland by serving as a lead dam safety engineer in the State within a specialized civil engineering skillset (including geotechnical, water resources, and structural). This is accomplished by permitting and inspecting new dam construction and the renovation of existing structures, inspecting existing impoundment structures, and providing technical engineering expertise and direction to State, federal, and local agencies as it relates to dams. This position protects the public from the inherent dangers associated with dam failures. The incumbent in this position uses highly specialized engineering skills to evaluate dam safety and downstream hazard conditions, determine required remedial repairs, review and approve construction plans, and establish action plans to ensure that loss of life and major property damage are minimized in the event of sudden releases of water caused by dam emergencies. The incumbent will also represent the Department in meetings and hearings with State, federal, and local agencies; emergency management personnel; dam design consultants; dam owners; and the general public to provide dam safety advice and guidance on numerous complex dam safety issues

The employee in this position may be assigned duties that require the operation of a State vehicle, thus will be required to possess a motor vehicle license valid in the State of Maryland with less than 5 points on their driving record. 

Work requires the use of protective equipment such as gloves, hard hat, fall protection harnesses, etc.. The employee in this position will be responsible for Dam inspections that often requires special physical demands of accessing elevated and/or confined spaces such as inspection galleries, small storm drain and spillway pipes, lifting equipment weighing 50 to 75 pounds, and a great deal of climbing ladders, as well as, climbing up and down the slopes of earth embankments. Dams contain areas of confined space hazards requiring air monitoring and specialized training.  The incumbent of this position may also be exposed to other dangerous situation such as drowning hazards, falls from high outlet works structures, and may be exposed to heavy construction equipment hazards while conducting inspections of existing structures and dams under construction.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

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.

Notes:

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.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

It is preferred that the selected candidates have the following:

  • Experience inspecting existing dams, ponds, levees, and similar structures;
  • Experience inspecting the construction of dams, ponds, and levees; 
  • Experience performing hydrologic and hydraulic modeling using HEC-RAS, HEC-RAS2D, HEC-2, HEC-1, HEC-HMS, HydroCad, TR-20, USGS Streamstats, and GisHydro software or Knowledgeable in seepage and slope stability analyses for dams and levees. Use of  PCSTABL, Rockscience Slide, GeoSlope Slope/W and Seep/W, or similar software is desirable;   
  • Experience designing or reviewing earthen dams for water supply, flood control, stormwater management, and tailings retention; 
  • Experience preparing or reviewing geotechnical reports, flood studies, stormwater management design reports, structural analyses, and dam breach analyses for dams and levees;  
  • Familiarity with dam construction standards such as ASTM, AASHTO, ACI, NRCS, USACE; 
  • Experience instructing junior or entry level engineers and planners;  
  • GIS experience (ArcMap); 
  • Public speaking;
  •  Technical writing skills for preparing inspection reports and developing policies and design criteria, especially as related to dam safety; 
  • Familiarity with Maryland's laws and regulations regarding dam design and construction.

It is also preferred that the selected candidates have:  

  • A Bachelor's degree in Civil, Geotechnical, or Environmental Engineering; 
  • Be a licensed professional engineer in the State of Maryland or in a State with comparable requirements; 
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint)

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

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.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

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.

SELECTION PROCESS

Applicants who meet the minimum (and selective) qualifications will be included in further evaluation. The evaluation may be a rating of your application based on your education, training and experience as they relate to the requirements of the position. Applicants meeting the minimum qualifications will be placed on the Eligible List categorized as BEST QUALIFIED, BETTER QUALIFIED or QUALIFIED.  Therefore, it is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. Please report all related education, experience, dates and hours of work. Clearly indicate your college degree and major on your application, if applicable. Please note that you will be required by the appointing agency to provide proof upon hire of all certifications, licenses, educational and work experiences. 

For education obtained outside the U.S., any job offer will be contingent on the candidate providing an evaluation for equivalency by a foreign credential evaluation service prior to starting employment (and may be requested prior to interview). 

Complete applications must be submitted by the closing date. Information submitted after this date will not be added.   Incorrect application forms will not be accepted. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application.

Candidates may remain on the certified eligible list for a period of at least one year. The resulting certified eligible list for this recruitment may be used for similar positions in this or other State agencies.

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 applied. 

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

Online applications are highly recommended. However, if you are unable to apply online, the paper application (and supplemental questionnaire) may be submitted to MDE, Recruitment and Selection Division, 1800 Washington Blvd., Baltimore MD  21230. Paper application materials must be received by 5 pm, close of business, on the closing date for the recruitment, no postmarks will be accepted.

If additional information is required, the preferred method is to upload.  If you are unable to upload, please email the requested information to Tammy Lewis at tammy.lewis@maryland.gov. Only additional materials that are required will be accepted for this recruitment. All additional information must be received by the closing date and time. Please reference recruitment number 21-004593-0001.

For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact Tammy Lewis/MDE Recruitment and Examination Division at 410-537-3130.

If you are having difficulty with your user account or have general questions about the online application system, please contact the MD Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division at 410-767-4850 or Application.Help@maryland.gov

Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request by calling: 410-537-3130 or MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258.

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.

People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruitment, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State's diversity.