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ENVIRONMENTAL COMPLIANCE SPECIALIST SUPERVISOR

Region I Section Head

Recruitment #18-001882-0001

Introduction

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 a field supervisor position that will direct and manage the enforcement and compliance functions for the Oil Control Program Compliance Division, primarily in Baltimore City, Baltimore, Carroll, Harford, Charles, Calvert and Saint Mary’s counties.   

GRADE

18

LOCATION OF POSITION

Maryland Department of the Environment

Land and Materials Administration

Oil Control Program

1800 Washington Blvd.

Baltimore, MD 21230

Main Purpose of Job

The main purpose of this position is to plan, organize, manage and direct enforcement inspection and compliance functions of Region I of the Compliance Division of the Oil Control Program. The incumbent of this position supervises environmental compliance specialists assigned to the region. The incumbent of this position will be responsible for the enforcement of laws, regulations, and permits within the purview of the Land and Materials Administration, and other specifically assigned functions of the Water and Science and Air and Radiation Administrations

The incumbent of this position will be required to visit and inspect sites that may involve collection of environmental samples entail a variety of exposure to field conditions such as plant ivy, mold fungus, bird and rodent feces, biting ticks, wild animals. The incumbent also will be required to visit and inspect areas containing chemical and physical hazards at a variety of contaminated or potentially contaminated sites (e.g. service stations, oil refineries, uneven terrain, old landfills, spill areas, dilapidated buildings, debris-strewn sites.). The incumbent may be required to lift heavy manhole covers, sampling equipment and supplies, operating and lifting heavy equipment, climbing down ladders, and wear respiratory protection while performing work activities. During site inspections protective equipment is required and may include respirators and chemical protective gear according to site specific conditions.


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: Four 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.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

It is preferred that the selected candidate has the following:

  • Experience and/or knowledge in underground storage tank installations, removals, inspections and testing; 
    • Be a certified Underground Storage Tank (UST) Inspector; 
    • Be a certified UST Technician;
    • Be a certified UST Remover; 
    • Be a certified UST System Precision Tester.

It is also preferred that the selected candidate: 

  • Have 40 hours Hazardous Waste Site Worker OSHA training;
  • Experience and/or knowledge with oil spill investigations; 
  • Experience and/or knowledge with oil spill clean-up oversight;
  • Experience and/or knowledge with environmental site assessments.

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. ​

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 to:

Olivia Finley, Recruitment and Examination Division

Office of Human Resources

MDE Reference Number:18-001882-0001

1800 Washington Blvd. Baltimore, MD 21230

Office: 410-537-3105 Fax: 410-537-3966

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.

The MD State Application Form can be found online.

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

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State's diversity.We thank our Veterans for their service to our country, and encourage them to apply.

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