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Section Chief - Lead Rental Property Registration Section

Recruitment #18-002588-0033


This is a position specific recruitment in which the Maryland Department of the Environment/Land Management Administration.  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 the classification must re-apply.




Maryland Department of the Environment

Land & Materials Administration

Lead Rental Property Registration Section

1800 Washington Blvd.

Baltimore, MD 21230

Main Purpose of Job

This position is responsible for supervising the Lead Rental Property Registration Section and is critical to the improvement of compliance with the rental registry requirements for the regulated community.   The Lead Rental Property Registration Section is responsible for identifying non-registered owners of pre-1978 rental properties, the collection of unpaid revenues with registration or renewals, and explaining the law to the regulated community of rental property owners; property management staff as well as attorneys.  The Section is also responsible for researching complex ownership and registration issues and performing associated operational responsibilities. 

The position supervises staff in the collection of property registration revenues which fund the Lead Poisoning Prevention Program and a large portion of the Technical Services and Operations Program.  Supervision is also given to staff responsible for processing information used in enforcement and legal proceedings against property owners who fail to comply with laws and regulations of the Annotated Code of Maryland.  The incumbent of this position is responsible for overseeing information requested by private citizens through the Public Information Act and leads the Section on improving the percentage of residents’ rental properties in compliance with the law.  The position is also responsible for reconciling revenues collected for registration and lead free certificate processing revenues with Fiscal Services records using the Financial Management Information System (FMIS).


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

Experience: Five years of experience in administrative staff or professional work. One year of this experience must have involved one or more of the following: the supervision of other employees, overseeing and coordinating the general operations of a unit, applying rules and regulations, or exercising responsibility for the development of policies or procedures.


1. Additional experience in administrative staff or professional work may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the required education.

2. Additional graduate level education at an accredited college or university may be substituted at the rate of 30 semester credit hours on a year-for-year basis for the required general experience.

3. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer involving staff work related to the administration of rules, regulations, policy, procedures and processes, or overseeing or coordinating unit operations or functioning as a staff assistant to a higher ranking commissioned officer on a year-for-year basis for the required education and experience.


It preferred that the selected candidate has the following:

  • Experience using relational databases to generate reports and data on performance, trends, and data errors and anomalies;
  • Experience interpreting laws and regulations to develop and update policies and procedures;
  • Experience in managing computer programming support efforts, such as reviewing systems/documentation/deliverables, conducting User Acceptance Testing, and  managing timelines;
  • Experience managing technical and /or administrative staff;
  • Experience with fiscal tracking.


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.


Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the minimum/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.  


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., a copy of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service must be provided prior to hire.



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.

Completed applications, required documentation, and any required addendums may be mailed to:

Peggie Jefferson  

Recruitment and Examination Division 

Office of Human Resources 1800 Washington Blvd.

Baltimore, MD 21230 MDE

Reference Number:  18-002588-0033   


TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay

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. People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply. 

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