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ENVIRONMENTAL COMPLIANCE SPECIALIST IV

Lead Inspector

Recruitment #18-001881-0002

Introduction

The Water and Science Administration, Compliance Program is recruiting for an Environmental Compliance Specialist IV. This is a position specific recruitment for the Maryland Department of the Environment.  This recruitment will be used to fill current and future vacancies for this position/function only.  The resulting cert list will be maintained for one year.  Persons interested in future vacancies within this classification must re-apply.  

This position is limited to permanent and contractual employees of the Maryland Department of the Environment willing to accept employment in the Cambridge Field Office.

GRADE

16

LOCATION OF POSITION

Maryland Department of the Environment

Water and Science Administration

Compliance Program  

407 Race Street

Cambridge, MD 21613

Main Purpose of Job

This is the advanced level position in the field of environmental regulatory compliance in the Water and Science Administration, Compliance Program. The incumbent will act as a multi-media technical expert in all assigned medias, and will conduct complex and advanced on-site consultations with officials representing various industries, local, state and federal facilities, construction and development interests that either impact or use the State's water resources. Through various enforcement strategies and following the Program's Enforcement Standard Operation Procedure, the incumbent ensures compliance with State and federal environmental laws and regulations. In conjunction with the regulated entity, the incumbent of this position develops and negotiates highly complex implementation plans for improvements or corrective actions needed at sites. Additionally, the incumbent also represents MDE in a wide range of environmental program specialties including water pollution control, resource management, sediment/erosion control, nontidal and tidal wetlands, flood control and waterway construction and stormwater management. 

The incumbent of this position will perform at a range of sites that is extensive and the work may involve exposure to uncomfortable, loud heavy equipment noise, pungent, and unpleasant odors. Consolations are performed at construction sites, in the middle of wetlands, sewage treatment plants, other waste treatment facilities, etc.  This position involves field work and the incumbent will be required to perform work in all weather conditions. Consultations conducted in the field require climbing over spoil piles, through rock-lined ditches, crossing stream, etc. The incumbent may be exposed to hazardous conditions which may result in injury when performing duties such as, walking over rough surfaces and terrain, examining stormwater ponds, handling chemical testing agents and samples which may potentially exposes personnel to serious physical impairment. The incumbent is required to wear protective equipment such as steel toe boots, hardhats, safety vests and goggles.

This is a field position that will perform duties in various regions of the State of Maryland, with a concentration in Eastern Shore, Dorchester, Wicomico, Worcester, and Somerset Counties.  The incumbent of this position will be required to drive a State vehicle and must maintain a valid driver’s license with less than 5 points.   

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: 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.

Experience: Three years performing environmental regulatory compliance work in the areas of water pollution control; sediment and erosion control; tidal and nontidal wetlands; flood control and waterway construction; stormwater management; coal, noncoal and surface mining; air quality and air management control; solid waste management; hazardous waste control; and oil pollution control.

Notes:

1. Candidates may substitute experience performing environmental regulatory compliance work in the areas of water pollution control; sediment and erosion control; tidal and nontidal wetlands; flood control and waterway construction; stormwater management; coal, noncoal and surface mining, air quality and air management control; solid waste management; hazardous waste control; or oil pollution control on a year-for-year basis for the required bachelor's degree.

2. Sixty credit hours from an accredited college or university which includes thirty credit hours in any combination of the above disciplines and two years of experience performing environmental regulatory inspection or investigation work related to State, federal or local regulation, code or standard compliance may be substituted for the required bachelor's degree.  

3. Graduation from an accredited high school or possession of a high school equivalency certificate and four years of experience performing environmental regulatory inspection or investigation work related to State, federal or local regulation, code or standard compliance may be substituted for the required bachelor's degree.

4. 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 education and experience.

LIMITATIONS ON SELECTION

This position is only open to employees within the Maryland Department of the Environment willing to accept employment in the Cambridge Field Office.

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

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 in which they are working.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

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.

SELECTION PROCESS

Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the minimum /selective/preferred qualifications for this recruitment.  All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date.  We will not consider information submitted after this date.  Applicants that meet the qualifications will be referred to the hiring unit for consideration of an interview/selection.  Only those candidates that demonstrate, in their applications, the required qualifications will be deemed qualified and referred.  

The Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) Medical Monitoring Program (MMP) is designed to detect health risks or adverse effects of occupational exposure to hazardous materials and to direct targeted treatment and occupational illness/injury prevention strategies.  MDE employees who may be exposed to hazardous materials are required to participate in a pre-placement, regular and/or post-termination medical examination.  MDE has determined that this position be part of the MMP; therefore, applicants selected for employment must successfully complete and pass the medical monitoring examination as a condition of employment. ​  

The Maryland Department of the Environment has determined that this classification necessitates the investigation and background check of the eligible individual for purposes of verification of suitability for employment.  When appropriate and job-related, areas of investigation may include, but are not limited to employment history, academic credentials, military records, criminal records and personal references.  Continued employment in this position will be contingent upon the results of the background investigation.  

EXAMINATION PROCESS

Your application is part of the examination process. The assessment will be a rating of your education, training and experience related to the requirements of this position. Therefore, it is important that you provide complete and accurate educational and employment information on your application.  Successful candidates will be ranked as Best, Better or Qualified and placed on the cert list for at least one year. This list will be used by the hiring agency to select employees.  Education credentials and experience verification will be completed by the Appointing Authority.  If you are scheduled to complete an education or licensing requirement within six months of the examination, you may participate in the examination process, if one is required.  Please note that you will be required by the appointing agency to provide proof upon hire of all certifications, licenses, educational and work experiences.

The MD Department of the Environment does not sponsor individuals in the application of the H-1B Visa.  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 apply.  For education obtained outside the U.S., you will be required to provide proof of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service.

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

It is STRONGLY preferred that you apply online; however, if you are unable to apply online, or encounter difficulty attaching required or optional documentation, you may submit via mail or deliver in person. Please be sure to include your name, identification number (Easy ID#) and reference number on any documentation to ensure timely processing. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of completing the state application.

You may email required documentation, transcripts and addendums to Olivia.finley@maryland.gov or fax to 410-537-3966.

Olivia Finley, Recruitment and Examination Division

Office of Human Resources

MDE Reference Number:18-001881-0002

1800 Washington Blvd. Baltimore, MD 21230

Office: 410-537-3105

The MD State Application Form can be found online.  

PLEASE NOTE: The Maryland Department of the Environment participates in the E-Verify Program.

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