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Recruitment #23-002087-0001


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. 


If you are looking for an exciting career committed to helping the environment for all Marylanders, please apply to become part of MDE’s workforce.  MDE offers competitive pay, great benefits, as well as an opportunity for advancement and professional growth – MDE offers you a wide range of benefits such as medical and dental coverage, paid time off (i.e., vacation, sick leave), state pension, supplemental retirement options (i.e., 401k, 457b, etc.).

The Air & Radiation Administration is seeking to hire six Health Physicist Trainee positions, three permanent position and three contractual. 




Maryland Department of the Environment 

Air & Radiation Administration

Radiological Health Program

1800 Washington Blvd.

Baltimore, MD 21230


The Health Physicist Trainee is an entry level position. Two positions will learn to perform recognition, evaluation, and control of radiological hazards to employees and the general public. Specifically, this position provides scientific and technical reviews of detailed applications for new radioactive materials licenses, radioactive material license renewals, amendments, and terminations, and conducts on-site inspections of new facilities in order to qualify them as physically adequate and with personnel competent to receive and use radioactive materials. Facilities include hospitals, industrial firms, medical offices, laboratories, and other facilities where the environment includes exposure to radioactive materials. The incumbent in this position will be responsible for assisting in the technical review of radioactive sealed sources and devices containing radioactive material requested to be certified to be safe for manufacture and distribution in and from the State of Maryland.

One position will learn to support the radon outreach radiation control program, regulation development, website updates, and enforcement of radiation control regulations including initiation and preparation of Notices of Violations and follow-up enforcement actions. 

The other three positions will learn to perform inspections, investigations, and other regulatory activities, such as processing registrations, preventive maintenance, and certifications, to protect the public and occupational personnel from unnecessary exposure to x-ray-producing radiation machines. These positions will perform work which involves exposure to uncomfortable or unpleasant surroundings during radiation machine inspections. The incumbent's duties may involve potential radiation exposure during routine inspections and emergency responses. During site inspections, protective equipment may be required to reduce exposure to ionizing radiation to minimal levels using time, distance, shielding, and lead aprons. These positions require the incumbents to climb ladders, lift heavy equipment, and travel to various inspection sites in the State of Maryland. 

The incumbents in these positions will also be required to participate and gain the required competency in many important technical roles in Calvert Cliffs and Peach Bottom nuclear power plant accident drills, on a 24/7 basis, in order to protect the health and safety of the citizens of the State of Maryland. 

The incumbents in these positions will occasionally work after hours and on-call 24/7 for Radiological Emergencies and occasional overnight travel and stay required. Incumbents will be required to drive a state vehicle, and therefore, must maintain a motor vehicle operator's license valid in the State of Maryland with 5 or less points on their driving record.


Experience: Four years of experience in performing the recognition, evaluation and control of radiological hazards to employees and the general public.


1. Candidates may substitute the possession of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum of 30 credit hours in mathematical, physical or biological sciences for the required experience.

2. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in Health and Medical Physicist classifications or Health and Medical Physicist specialty codes in the Physicist field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience.


It is preferred that the selected candidate has the following:


· A Bachelor's degree in Biology, Environmental Science, Health Science, or Physics;

· Strong written and oral communication skills;

· Strong computer skills with proficiency in Microsoft Office Word, Google Drive, Excel and


· Experience generating database reports;

· Detail-oriented with strong organizational skills and the ability to prioritize tasks;

· Willingness to work as a team member;

· Experience providing service to customers in a professional setting which must have included personal interaction with members of the general public or other customers.


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.


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, BETTER QUALIFIED AND 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.


STATE OF MARYLAND BENEFITS(Click CTRL link to view all benefits)

PERSONAL LEAVE - New State employees are awarded six (6) personal leave days annually (prorated based on start date)

ANNUAL LEAVE -  ten (10) days of accumulated annual leave per year.

SICK LEAVE – fifteen (15) days of accumulated sick leave per year.

PARENTAL LEAVE – up to sixty (60) days of paid parental leave upon the birth or adoption of a child.

HOLIDAYS – State employees also celebrate at least twelve (12) holidays per year.



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 in our office by 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 Peggie Jefferson at peggie.jefferson 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 #23-002087-0001. 


For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact Peggie Jefferson at 410-537-3879.  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  


This is a position-specific position for the Maryland Department of the Environment. The resulting certified eligible list will be maintained for one year. Persons interested in future vacancies within this classification must re-apply.  


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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