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Recruitment #22-004592-0007


The Maryland Department of the Environment is charged with protecting and preserving the State's air, water and land resources and safeguarding the environmental health of all Maryland’s citizens.  The Agency’s mission is to protect and restore the environment for the health and well-being of all Marylanders with a vision of healthy, vibrant, and sustainable communities and ecosystems in Maryland.

The Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) is seeking applicants to fill a Regulatory and Compliance Engineer III position within the Water and Science Administration.  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 the 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 and Science Administration 

Compliance Program, Central Division 

1800 Washington Blvd.

Baltimore, MD  21230


The Regulatory and Compliance Engineer III functions at a full performance level and will perform professional work as an engineering specialist in the Compliance Program, Central Division within the Water and Science Administration. The incumbent in this position will be responsible for evaluating wastewater treatment facilities and private contract laboratories for compliance with federal/State NPDES and State groundwater permits, including evaluating treatment process operation and maintenance, quality assurance and quality control (QA/QC) functions, sampling and preservation, analytical methodology, flow monitoring, record keeping and reporting. In addition, provides engineering expertise to evaluate specific sites, review proposed improvement plans and develop comprehensive environmental programs to address water pollution, sewage control and stormwater control. The incumbent will conduct inspections to assess compliance with wastewater discharge permits, sediment and erosion control, wetlands, waterway construction, well and septic systems and dam safety. This position responds to emergency incidents or natural disasters as requested.  The incumbent in this position may testify as an expert witness related to engineering, analytical procedures or techniques, or NPDES regulations. The RCE III provides basic engineering principles training, direction and information to Compliance Program staff.  This position consists of reviewing engineering plans and drawings, wastewater treatment plant improvements plans and biomonitoring study plans.

Working condition of this position are as follow:

·         Work involves exposure to uncomfortable or unpleasant surroundings, performing duties in inclement weather when evaluating wastewater/industrial facilities with odors, tanks, chemicals, insects, snakes, poisonous vegetation and bacterial hazards.

·         During inspections at construction sites hazardous conditions may result in injury when walking on uneven terrain, operating heavy equipment and machinery at industrial and wastewater treatment plants.  The nature of the work includes lifting heavy objects, climbing ladders, and walking long distances through areas with unseen holes. 

·         Facility inspections may involve climbing ladders to evaluate tanks, walking on suspended catwalks, and or traversing heavily vegetated areas.  This position requires the use of protective equipment such as hardhat, goggles, ear protection, safety shoes, gloves, mask, etc. Highway sites may involve the use of flashing, signals, flares, safety cones and safety vests.


The incumbent in this position will be required to drive a State vehicle.  If you maintain an out-of-state driving license, you must provide a certified copy of your driving record for the appropriate Motor Vehicle Administration at the time of appointment.  Individuals must maintain a driver's license with no more than 5 points on their driving record in order to drive a State vehicle.


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

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


1. Candidates may substitute the possession of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with at least 20 credit hours 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 for the required education.

2. Candidates may substitute the possession of a Master’s degree in engineering or architecture from an accredited college or university for one year of the required experience.

3. Candidates may substitute the possession of a current Professional Engineer or Professional Architect registration in the State of Maryland, or in a state with comparable requirements for the required education 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.


Preference will be given to applicants who possess the following preferred qualification(s). Include clear and specific information on your application regarding all qualifications.

It is preferred that the selected candidate has the following:


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental, Chemical or Civil Engineering;
  • Experience or knowledge in wastewater engineering and treatment technologies;
  • Experience or knowledge performing audit inspections of Publicly Owned Treatment Works (POTW) facilities and performance sampling inspection in accordance with approved methods and guidelines under CFR 40 Part 136;
  • Experience or knowledge implementing and evaluating environmental programs such as environmental engineering, industrial wastewater treatment, municipal wastewater, stormwater management, and laboratory testing of wastewater.
  • Knowledge of industry standards and practices related to construction and operational projects and processes in pollution control, waste remediation, resource conservation, environmental protection, or public health and safety; 
  • Knowledge of State and federal laws, regulations and codes applicable to facilities subject to NPDES regulations, municipal WWTP, industrial facilities, and construction and operational projects.
  • Experience preparing technical reports and making recommendations based on engineering or architectural procedures, standards and practice.


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.


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 this position. Applicants meeting the minimum qualifications will be placed on the Eligible List categorized as BEST 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. 



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 Olivia Finley, Only additional materials that are required will be accepted for this recruitment.  All additional information must be received by the closing date and time. For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact Olivia Finley/ MDE Recruitment and Examination Division at 410-537- 3105.  Reference Recruitment Number: 22-004592-0007.

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 

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.

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