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Recruitment #24-000663-0001


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.

This position is a Management Service position that serves at the pleasure of the appointing authority.  




Maryland Department of the Environment 

Water & Science Administration

Water Supply Compliance Section

1800 Washington Blvd.

Baltimore, MD 21230

Main Purpose of Job

The Environmental Program Manager II (EPM II) functions as the Chief of the Enforcement Division responsible for managing a statewide program related to the enforcement of water pollution control and resource conservation laws and regulations.   The incumbent in this position provides supervisory level duties to professional and technical staff members in the planning, initiating, and tracking of enforcement actions and associated compliance activities.

The EPM II is responsible for developing short and long-term plans for the Division's operations and resources. Staff of the Division are supervised in the performance of activities which include reviewing and evaluating permittee Discharge Monitoring Reports (DMRs), Monthly Operating Reports MORs), violation reports, inspection reports, site complaints or notices of violation, and technical reports submitted by engineering consultants.   

The EPM II gives direction and oversight to staff regarding the preparation of litigation packages, administrative orders, and civil penalty assessments to address violations of general water pollution control laws and regulations pertaining to NPDES/State discharge permits for municipal and industrial facilities, sediment and erosion control, tidal/nontidal wetlands, industrial pretreatment, coal and mineral mines, well and septic systems, waterway construction, and dam safety. 

The EPM II oversees the entry of NPDES DMR, permit, inspection, and enforcement information into the EPA Permits Compliance System (ICIS) and the Department's ETS database by Enforcement Division staff and the management of the information to assess compliance and identify potential enforcement cases.  The EPM II is responsible for ensuring that grant commitments for the EPA 106 Grant are fulfilled, as well as coordinating enforcement activities with EPA, Region III as required by the NPDES delegation agreement, the Performance Partnership Agreement, and the MDE-EPA Enforcement Agreement.  

The EPM II work will involve exposure to hazardous conditions which may result in injury.  Work sometimes involves site inspections of industrial, construction sites, and wastewater treatment plants.  Work involves special physical demands such as lifting 50 pounds or more, climbing ladders, etc.  Site inspections may necessitate walking over rough terrain in adverse weather conditions. The site inspections at certain industrial facilities and construction sites may necessitate the use of personal protective equipment such as hard hats, goggles, ear plugs, safety shoes, etc.


Education:   A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university including 30 credit hours in engineering or the biological, environmental or physical sciences.

Experience: Five years of experience supervising a professional staff in an environmental field or experience as an environmental project manager including assigning tasks, setting priorities, and reviewing work products.


1. Candidates may substitute additional experience in engineering, public administration or law as related to environmental health on a year-for-year basis for the required education.

2. Applicants may substitute registration as an Environmental Sanitarian or as a Professional Engineer for the required education.

3. Applicants may substitute one additional year of experience in engineering, public administration or law related to environmental health for the 30 credit hours of required education.

4. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience at a rank of Corporal/Petty Officer or higher as a commissioned officer in Environmental Engineering and Natural Resources classifications or Environmental Engineering and Natural Resources specialty codes in the Engineering, Natural Resources and Science field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required education and experience.


This recruitment is limited to permanent and contractual employees of the Maryland Department of the Environment. 


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.



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. at 302-737-8715 or 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.  


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. 


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 the 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 Peggie Jefferson at 410-537-3879. If you have difficulties 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.  MDE is dedicated to creating a workforce that reflects the communities we serve. We strive to cultivate an inclusive environment where differences are celebrated.

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