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**Internal/ Contractual**

Recruitment #24-001879-0001


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, opportunities to telework, as well as opportunities 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, and supplemental retirement options (i.e., 401k, 457b etc.). MDE headquarters facility offers free parking, a food court, and a gym.


As part of our continuous efforts to optimize performance and drive success the Environmental Compliance Specialist II is eligible for an annual promotion. The incumbent may advance

to a higher grade within the classification series, based on satisfactory work


Progressive grade levels include:

Environmental Compliance Specialist III – Grade 16 (($57,095 - $91,742)




Maryland Department of the Environment

Hazardous Materials Transportation Section

1800 Washington Blvd.

Baltimore MD, 21230

Main Purpose of Job

The Environmental Compliance Specialist II will ensure compliance at Hazardous Materials transportation facilities and during en-route shipments with current Maryland state regulations and federal requirements. The incumbent will also provide response, professional technical assistance, and oversight for the mediation of transportation related incidents involving the release or the threat of a release of regulated substances.

The working conditions for this position are as follows:

  • Work involves exposure to uncomfortable or unpleasant surroundings and the incumbent will be required to perform field inspections in inclement weather.
  • Work involves exposure to hazardous conditions and hazardous materials which may result in injury. The incumbent in this position will work on the roadside during moving traffic on major highways and secondary roads. Physical hazards such as exposure to noise, vehicle exhaust and heat.  
  • Work involves special physical demands such as lifting 50 pounds or more, climbing ladders, etc.
  • Work requires the use of protective equipment such as routine use of coveralls, safety boots, eye protection, etc. 

The incumbent in this position may 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 from 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.


Experience: Five years of experience performing environmental regulatory compliance work in more than one of the following areas: water pollution control; sediment and erosion control; tidal and non-tidal wetlands; flood control and waterway construction; storm water management; coal, non-coal and surface mining; air quality and air management control; solid waste management; hazardous waste control; and oil pollution control.


1. Candidates may substitute sixty credit hours from an accredited college or university which includes thirty credit hours in any combination of disciplines such as earth science, environmental science, geology, civil or environmental engineering, biology, chemistry, agronomy, forestry or other related discipline and two years of experience performing inspection or investigation work related to State, federal or local regulation, code or standard compliance for four years of the required experience.

2. Candidates may substitute the possession of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in earth    science, environmental science, geology, civil or environmental engineering, biology, chemistry, agronomy, forestry or other related discipline and one year of experience performing environmental regulatory compliance work in more than one of the following areas: water pollution control; sediment and erosion control; tidal and non-tidal wetlands; flood control and waterway construction; storm water management; coal, non-coal and surface mining; air quality and air management control; solid waste management; hazardous waste control; and oil pollution control for the required experience.

3. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in Environmental Engineering and Natural Resources classifications or Environmental Engineering and Natural Resources specialty codes in the Engineering and Natural Resources field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience.


Applicants must meet the selective qualifications listed below to be considered. The certifications below must be current and have been maintained as outlined in the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s Ops Policy 4. Certifications will be verified with the MD State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division’s Training section.

Must be a certified Truck Inspector with the following Federal Motor Carrier Safety Association (FMCSA) certifications:

North American Standard Part A and Part B;

General Hazardous Materials Inspector


It is preferred that the selected candidate has the following certifications: 

  • Be willing to work in Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Harford, Cecil , Kent counties;
  • Knowledge of State and federal laws and regulations applicable to the areas of water pollution control, sediment and erosion control, tidal and non-tidal wetlands.


This recruitment is limited to current MD State Employees Only (state wide).


1. 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.

2. Employees in this classification may be required to obtain and maintain certification or license in the designated environmental compliance area.


Employees in this classification are subject to call-in and, therefore, will be required to provide the employer with a phone number where they can be reached.


Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment. All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. We will not consider the information submitted after this date. Successful candidates will be ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified and placed on the eligible (employment) list for at least one year.



All information concerning the qualifications, including any required documentation (diploma, transcript, certificate, etc.) must be submitted and received by the closing date. Information submitted after this date will not be considered.


Should you possess a bachelor's/master’s degree from a college or university outside of the United States, you must have your educational credentials evaluated by an approved education review service.  This evaluation must be submitted prior to hire. For further information, you may call International Consultants of Delaware, Inc 302-737-8715 or the World Education Services Inc. at 1-800-932-3897 or 202-331-2925.

All Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States under the Immigration and Reform Control Act of 1986. 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.  


Contractual employees who work for an agency covered under the State Employee and Retiree Health and Welfare Benefits Program (the Program), have a current employment contract and work 30 or more hours a week (or on average 130 hours per month) may be eligible for subsidized health benefits coverage for themselves and their dependents.  As a contractual employee, you will be responsible for paying 25% of the premiums for your medical and prescription coverage, including any eligible dependents you have enrolled. The State of Maryland will subsidize the remaining 75% of the cost for these benefits. You can also elect to enroll in dental coverage, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, and life insurance, but will be responsible to pay the full premium for these benefits.


It is highly preferred that you apply online. If you are unable to apply online, you may submit the State paper application and supplemental questionnaire (by closing date) to or mail to:


Maryland Department of the Environment

OHR - Recruitment and Examination Division

1800 Washington Blvd.

Baltimore MD 21230


For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact Shantasia Baker at 410-537-3808. If you are having difficulties with submitting your online application, please contact the Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division at 410-767-4850 or


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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