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Recruitment #19-004590-0006


This is a position specific recruitment in which the Maryland Department of the Environment/Water and Science Administration/Sediment, Stormwater and Dam Safety Program.  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

Water and Science Administration

Sediment, Stormwater & Dam Safety Program

1800 Washington Blvd.,

Baltimore MD  21230

Main Purpose of Job

This is an entry level position.  The incumbent of this position will learn to protect the water resources of the State of Maryland from the adverse impacts of soil erosion, sediment disposition and increased stormwater runoff resulting from construction activity undertaken by State and federal agencies. This purpose is accomplished through a series of regulatory activities including technical review of erosion and sediment control and stormwater management plans, submitted to MDE,WSA, by State and federal agencies. Other responsibilities include: assisting in research on specific erosion/sediment control and stormwater management techniques; developing erosion/sediment control and stormwater management design and construction standards; conducting education and training seminars for State and federal governments and the development community, and providing technical assistance to State and federal agencies as well as local stormwater management programs.

While conducting occasional site visits associated with plan review the incumbent may encounter active, heavy construction equipment and may need to transverse broken, or hilly surfaces.  The incumbent may also have to contend with the normal daily hazards associated with the existing activity at or adjacent to proposed construction sites.  The incumbent may encounter deep, fast flowing streams, insects, arachnids, or poisonous plants.  While conducting certain site visits it is required to wear a hard hat, steel toe shoes, safety vest, occasionally hip boots and insect repellant.   


Education: Bachelor's degree in engineering or architecture from an accredited college or university.

Experience: None


1. A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with at least 20 credits in engineering and two years performing engineering or architectural work in pollution control, waste remediation, resource conservation, environmental protection, public health and safety, or related areas may be substituted for the engineering degree.

 2. Professional Engineer or Professional Architect registration in the State of Maryland or in a state with comparable requirements may be substituted for the education requirement.

3. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in Engineering and Architecture classifications or Engineering and Architecture specialty codes in the Environmental field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required education.


It is preferred that the selected candidate has the following:

  • A degree in Environmental, or Civil Engineering with the following coursework:

Hydrology, Hydraulics, Fluid Mechanics, Groundwater Hydrology, Soils, Wastewater Treatment, Environmental Science, Chemistry, Foundations, Dam Design, Site Development, Computer Aided Drafting (CAD), and Stormwater or Water Treatment.


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.


Employees in this classification may be subject to call-in twenty-four hours a day, and, therefore, may be required to provide the employing agency with a telephone number where they can be reached or carry an electronic pager.


Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications and limitations 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 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, 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.  



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, transcripts, and any required addendums may be mailed to:

Tammy Lewis, Manager, Recruitment and Examination

Office of Human Resources

MDE Reference Number: 19-004590-0006

1800 Washington Blvd., Baltimore, MD 21230


Fax to 410-537-3966

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

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