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ENVIRONMENTAL COMPLIANCE SPECIALIST IV

Recruitment #19-001881-0001

Introduction

The Land and Materials Administration, Lead Poisoning Prevention 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.

GRADE

16

LOCATION OF POSITION

Maryland Department of the Environment

Land and Materials Administration

Lead Poisoning Prevention Program 

1800 Washington Blvd.

Baltimore, MD 21230

Main Purpose of Job

The main purpose of this position is to provide technical expertise for the Lead Poisoning Prevention Program for the Western Region of the state to include Carroll, Frederick, Allegany, Washington and Garrett Counties. The main function is to act as the regional representative conducting inspections for environmental regulatory compliance. The incumbent will inspect regulated facilities, mainly residential rental properties and lead abatement construction projects throughout the Western Region of Maryland to ensure compliance with current Maryland State laws, federal regulations, and local orders. This may also include compliance with Child Care Administration environmental regulations, hazardous waste regulations, airborne particulate regulations, and water pollution control regulations, regulations for the control of ionizing radiation, Toxic Substances Control Act and Safe Water Drinking Act regulations and referrals when appropriate. The position is solely responsible for providing technical, evaluative, consultative and professional assistance concerning lead hazards and associated multi-media regulations to State, local and private agencies as well as the public at large. Prevention, control, evaluation, and oversight of projects related to remediation of environmental lead hazards are emphasized.

The incumbent will perform inspections at construction sites throughout the State of Maryland or assigned areas in all weather conditions, predominantly in urban settings with properties in various stages of repair. The incumbent in this position may be exposed to hazardous conditions when adding nitric acid preservative when collecting water samples, or using low level radiation instruments to test lead paint.  Hazardous conditions may also be present when asbestos is disturbed during lead abatement projects, and chemicals used to strip paint could cause burns if contact occurs.

This is a field position and the work involves physical demands such as lifting heavy equipment, conducting inspections of commercial and public buildings and construction projects including steel structures such as bridges, or elevated storage tanks where accessing the work areas for inspection requires climbing ladders. The incumbent may be required to wear protective equipment such as hard hats, impervious gloves, half-face air purifying respirators and foot booties when inspecting lead abatement projects. 

This position requires the incumbent to drive a State vehicle.  If you maintain an out-of-state driving license, you must provide a certified copy of your driving record for the appropriate Motor Vehicle Administration at the time of appointment.  Individuals must maintain a driver's license with no more than 5 points on their driving record in order to drive State vehicle. The incumbent in this position will be required to report to the Headquarters Office located in Baltimore City twice a month.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education:    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 non-tidal wetlands; flood control and waterway construction; stormwater management; coal, non-coal 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 non-tidal wetlands; flood control and waterway construction; stormwater management; coal, non-coal 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 education. 

2. Candidates may substitute 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 for the required education.

3. Candidates may substitute 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 education.

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 required experience.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

It is preferred that the selected candidate have the following:(please indicate on your application if you possess any of the following):  

  • A Visual Inspector/Technician Certification;
  • Accreditation as a lead paint Risk Assessor;
  • A Licensed Environmental Health Specialist;
  • Bilingual (Spanish); and
  • Be willing to travel to the following counties: Carroll, Frederick, Allegany, Washington and Garrett.

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.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

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.

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 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. Successful candidates will be ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified and placed on the eligible (employment) list for at least one year.

EXAMINATION PROCESS

The assessment may consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience related to the requirements of the position. It is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. Please report all experience and education that is related to this position. 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.

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.

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

The online application process is STRONGLY preferred. If you are unable to apply online, you may mail a paper application and supplemental questionnaire to:  

Olivia Finley

Office of Human Resources

Recruitment and Examination Division

Reference Number:19-001881-0001

1800 Washington Blvd. Baltimore, MD 21230

(Office) 410-537-3105 

The MD State Application Form can be found online.

Required documentation, transcripts and addendums can be sent via fax  to  410-537-3966, email: olivia.finley@maryland.gov 

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

Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of completing the state application.

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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