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Recruitment #24-004594-0001


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.




Water and Science Administration 

Compliance Program, Wastewater Compliance Division 

1800 Washington Blvd.

Baltimore, MD 21230

Main Purpose of Job

The Compliance Program, Wastewater Compliance Division within the Water and Science Administration is recruiting for two Regulatory and Compliance Engineer (RCE) Supervisor. Both positions are the first level of managerial work in the field of environmental regulatory compliance. The RCE Supervisors serve as the Division Chief and assist the Deputy Program Manager in the management, planning, and supervision of staff and operations of the Division. Through various enforcement strategies, employees ensure compliance with State and Federal environmental laws and regulations concerning water pollution control. The Wastewater Compliance Division is responsible for statewide inspection and compliance monitoring activities at municipal and industrial wastewater treatment facilities. The incumbents in these positions are expected to be reachable to support after-hours responses as needed.

Work may involve exposure to uncomfortable or unpleasant surroundings. Consultations are performed in inclement weather in the middle of a wetland, sewage treatment plants, etc., where there could be exposure to potential chemicals, dust, or odors. Hazardous conditions may exist at the site when walking over rough surfaces and terrain when examining sediment traps, and stormwater ponds. Handling chemical testing agents and taking samples potentially exposes personnel to serious physical harm or impairment. In addition, the work involves heavy lifting, climbing over spoil piles, through rock-lined ditches, and crossing streams.  The use of protective equipment such as goggles and gloves to avoid direct contact with harsh chemicals and toxic byproducts of industrial activity.

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 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.  


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

Experience: Four 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 or 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 a related area 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 up to 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 may be substituted 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.


It is preferred that the selected candidate has the following:

  • Prior experience supervising technical and administrative personnel;
  • Strong interpersonal, leadership, planning, and organizational skills;
  • Strong written and oral communication skills to engage with a wide variety of stakeholders, including permittees, environmental groups, the public, federal and local governments, and other State agencies;
  • Technical experience applying State and federal laws and regulations, such as the Clean Water A NPDES permits, water quality, and other science-based permits, laws, and regulations;
  • Experience with administrative, civil, and criminal legal processes and working with the Office of the Attorney General;
  • Experience with EPA databases such as ICIS, ECHO, NetDMR, and MDE's ETS database.


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.


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 and placed on the eligible (employment) list for at least one year.  Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application.


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 experience.  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). 


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: Olivia Sterrett, MDE, Office of Human Resources, 1800 Washington Blvd., Baltimore MD 21230 or email  Paper application materials must be received in our office by the closing date for the recruitment. No postmarks will be accepted.

For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact Olivia Sterrett at 410-537-3105. 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  

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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