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Recruitment #24-004590-0007


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.

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.

Performance Based Opportunity 

As part of our continuous efforts to optimize performance and drive success the Regulatory Compliance Engineer I, is eligible for an annual promotion. The incumbent may advance to a higher grade within the classification series, based on satisfactory work performance.  

Progressive grade levels include:

Regulatory and Compliance Engineer II – Grade 17 ($60,801 - $97,940)

Regulatory and Compliance Engineer III – Grade 19 ($69,159 - $111,505)




Water and Science Administrative
Municipal Wastewater Permit Division 
1800 Washington Blvd
Baltimore, MD 21230

Main Purpose of Job

A Regulatory and Compliance Engineer/Architect I is the entry-level of engineering or architectural work in the analysis and evaluation of construction, operational or industrial projects and processes in pollution control, waste remediation, resource conservation, environmental protection or public health and safety to ensure regulatory compliance with engineering or architectural standards, practices, principles and methods. Employees in this classification do not supervise other Regulatory and Compliance Engineers/Architects. Employees in this classification receive close supervision from the Regulatory and Compliance Engineer/Architect Supervisor or other designated official. Employees may be required to work evenings and weekends and to attend public meetings and hearings. Employees may be subject to call-in for emergency situations, such as operational accidents or natural disasters. The work may require traveling throughout the State to construction sites, physical facilities, permit or industrial operational sites where conditions may be noisy, dirty and uncomfortable. 

The work may require use of safety equipment, such as protective clothing, eyewear, gloves, and respirators. Employees may be exposed to physical hazards, such as toxic materials and fumes, asbestos, lead particles and falling debris. Positions in this classification are evaluated by using the classification job evaluation methodology. The use of this method involves comparing the assigned duties and responsibilities of a position to the job criteria found in the Nature of Work and Examples of Work sections of the class specification. 

The Regulatory and Compliance Engineer/Architect I, Regulatory and Compliance Engineer/Architect II and Regulatory and Compliance Engineer/Architect III are differentiated on the basis of the degree of supervisory control exercised by the supervisor over the employees. The Regulatory and Compliance Engineer/Architect I performs duties under close supervision. The Regulatory and Compliance Engineer/Architect II performs duties under close supervision at times and under general supervision at other times depending on the complexity of the specific duty being performed. The Regulatory and Compliance Engineer/Architect III performs the full range of duties and responsibilities under general supervision.


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

Experience: None.


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 may be substituted for the required education.

2. 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.

3. 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 education.


The preferred qualifications and skill set for a selected candidate have:

· Engineering degree(s) in one of the following disciplines:  Civil,  Environmental, Water Resources, Chemical,  Industrial, or Agricultural

· Experience using Geographic Information Systems;

· Experience using Water Quality Model/Simulation software packages;

· Experience with Microsoft Office Suite applications related to database building (Excel and Access).


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: Acacia Laing 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 Acacia Laing at 410-537-3233. 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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