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Recruitment #19-002650-0034


This is a position specific recruitment for the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE).  This recruitment will be used to fill current and future vacancies for this position/function only.  The resulting eligible list will be maintained for one year.  Persons interested in future vacancies within this classification must re-apply.

This position is open to permanent and contractual employees of MDE only.




Maryland Department of the Environment

Air and Radiation Administration

Office of the Director

1800 Washington Blvd.

Baltimore MD 21230

Main Purpose of Job

This position performs complex administrative and sub-professional requirements exercising independent action and judgement for the Deputy Director of the Air and Radiation Administration, as well as, providing administrative support to the Office of the Director.

PLEASE NOTE:  The selected incumbent for this position will not be eligible for a compressed workweek or telework. The working hours for this position are 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


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

Experience: Five years performing secretarial work or clerical work involving typing duties.


1. Additional secretarial or clerical experience may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the required education.

2. Thirty credit hours with a major in secretarial science or office technology from an accredited college may be substituted  at the rate of thirty credits for one year of experience for up to two years of the required experience.

3. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a non-commissioned officer in Administration or Personnel Specialist classifications or Administrative, Clerical, or Office Services specialty codes in the Special Assistant or Secretarial fields of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience.


Preference will be given to applicants who possess the following preferred qualification(s). Include clear and specific information on your application regarding your qualifications.

  • Excellent communication skills; both verbal and written;
  • Advanced office support skills;
  • Experience composing/proofreading correspondence, letters, memos and emails;
  • Proficient computer skills, including google mail/calendar, Microsoft Word, Excel, etc.;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to work in a fast- paced, ever-changing environment;
  • Ability to work independently;
  • Ability to handle a multi-line phone system;
  • Experience using the IQ (Intranet Quorum) Governor's tracking system;
  • One year of experience providing secretarial support to an elected official or a high-level Administrator.


This position is limited to permanent and contractual employees of the Maryland Department of the Environment only.


Demonstrated ability to accurately type on a keyboard of a personal computer at a minimum of forty words per minute may be required, depending on the specific requirements of the position.


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 Qualified, Better Qualified and Qualified and placed on the employment 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, education and work experience.

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.




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 a paper application & supplemental questionnaire, (if applicable) 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. Completed applications, required documentation, transcripts, and any required addendums may be mailed to:

Tammy Lewis, Manager, Recruitment & Examination Unit

Reference#: 19-002650-0034

1800 Washington Blvd., Baltimore MD 21230

email:, Fax#: 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. TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay.

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.