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Field Enforcement Division

Recruitment #18-002456-0001



This is a position specific recruitment. The resulting certified eligible list may be used to staff several current and future vacancies for this position/function only.




Annapolis, MD


The incumbent in this position will perform inspections and enforcement work at the full performance level for the Field Enforcement Division of the Comptroller of Maryland. Responsibilities include assessing compliance with revenue, business, and environmental laws and regulations pertaining to motor fuels, transient and fixed vendors, and alcoholic beverages, tobacco products, and sales and use taxes. Assessment is accomplished using such means as tests of fuel coloration, octane measurement, and quality and inspection of documents, vehicles, tax stamps, and seals.

PLEASE NOTE: Employees in this classification are subject to calls 24 hours a day and must have a telephone in their home; may be assigned in any area of the State; may be subject to extended hours of driving within and outside of the State; may be subject to extended workdays on a regular basis; must have the ability to lift at least 50 pounds and have the ability to climb ladders; may be subject to harmful vapors and hazardous materials.


Education:  Graduation from an accredited high school or possession of a high school equivalency certificate.

Experience: One year of experience inspecting the sale and distribution of petroleum products, alcoholic beverages and tobacco products to assess compliance with tax and other laws and regulations for a regulatory government agency, or one year documented investigative experience with a bona fide law enforcement agency.


  1. Candidates may substitute one year of experience in general inspection or investigation work or administering the transportation, distribution or sale of petroleum products, alcoholic beverages or cigarettes for each six months of the required experience.
  2. Candidates may substitute additional experience inspecting the sale and distribution of petroleum products, alcoholic beverages and tobacco products to assess compliance with tax and other laws and regulations for a regulatory government agency on a year-for-year basis for the required education.
  3. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a non-commissioned officer in general inspection, investigation, enforcement, and compliance classification or general inspection, investigation, enforcement, and compliance specialty codes in the logistics field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience. 

** For education obtained outside of the U.S., you will be required to provide proof of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service. If you possess a degree obtained outside of the United States, please submit a detailed, course-by-course evaluation report from one of the U.S. equivalency evaluating members identified at


  1. Employees in this classification may be assigned duties which require the operation of a motor vehicle.
  2. Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator’s license valid in the State of Maryland.


Only applicants who meet the minimum and selective qualifications for this recruitment will be considered for this opportunity. The examination will consist of a rating of your education, training and experience. It is essential that you submit complete and accurate information on your application in order to determine if you meet the qualifications as specified above. Due to the nature of this list, all qualified applicants are placed on an unranked list of candidates and will remain active on this list for at least one year.  

Qualifying applicants are subject to an oral interview. Prior to appointment, the employee must successfully undergo a comprehensive background investigation including a review of criminal, MVA and tax records; and determination of legal authorization to work in the United States or under the United States Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. Upon initial appointment OR promotion to a position in the State Personnel Management System, an employee is required to serve an initial six month probationary period. This probationary period may be extended an additional six months under certain circumstances at the discretion of the appointing authority.




We thank our Veterans for their service to our country, and encourage them to apply. If you are seeking veteran's preference, please submit a copy of your DD-214.


The preferred method for submitting additional information is to upload it directly into your online account. Please remove references to the first 5 digits of your SSN and your DOB on all attachments by deleting, redacting or blacking that information out with a marker.


 The online application process is STRONGLY preferred. If you choose fax or email as the option to submit your application and/or required additional information, you must include the following information on each page you submit:

  1. First and Last Name
  2. Recruitment Number (located at the top of the bulletin)
  3. The last 4 digits of your SS#

Fax: 410-974-5249 – This fax number is for Comptroller of Maryland recruitment efforts only.


For Further Questions

If you are having difficulty with your user account or have general questions about this online application system, please contact the MD Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division at 410-767-4850 or

If you have questions about this particular recruitment, please contact the Comptroller of MD, Office of Human Resources at

Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request by calling: (410) 260-6622 or MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258.

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country, and encourage them to apply.

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity. Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply.