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Recruitment #19-004590-0010


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.  

Please note that contractual positions do not offer the same State benefits as permanent positions.




Maryland Department of the Environment

Land and Materials Administration (LMA)

Oil Control Program/Permits and Support Division

1800 Washington Blvd.

Baltimore, MD 21230

Main Purpose of Job

The Regulatory and Compliance Engineer I is an entry level position within the Land and Materials Administration. The incumbent in this position will become knowledgeable in the analysis and evaluation of the construction, operation, inspection and permitting of oil handling facilities and aboveground oil storage tank systems (ASTs) to ensure regulatory compliance with engineering standards, practices, principles and methods in accordance with COMAR 26.10.01, 26.10.13, and 26.10.15. The incumbent is required to be certified by the Steel Tank Institute (STI) as both an aboveground storage tank inspector and an aboveground storage tank system inspector in accordance with STI Standard SP001. The incumbent will also be responsible for approximately one third of the permitting of oil operations activities in the State as required in COMAR 26.10.01, 26.10.13, and 26.10.15, and COMAR 28.08. This position will be required to be knowledgeable of the Administrative Procedures Act for the purpose of reviewing and issuing individual stormwater discharge permits for oil terminals, including the participation in public informational meetings and public hearings.

The incumbent work may be exposed to uncomfortable or unpleasant surroundings. This work may involve inspections of oil storage facilities and aboveground tank systems located in restricted access areas and may occur outside during inclement weather. The incumbent may be exposed to hazardous conditions which may results in injury. Facilities and vehicles inspected store, transfer, and transport oil including gasoline, diesel fuel and used oil. Work may also involve special physical demands such as lifting 50 pounds or more. This work requires occasional use of climbing of ladders and working at heights during inspections. The incumbent will be required to use protective equipment such as goggles, gloves, mask, etc.

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 time of appointment. Individuals must maintain a driver's license with no more than 5 points on their driving record in order to drive a State vehicle.


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 an engineering degree in one of the following disciplines:
  • Chemical
  • Civil
  • Environmental 
  • Mechanical

It is also preferred that the selected candidate has the following:
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite;
  • Experience or knowledge in Chemical, Civil , Environmental, or Mechanical Engineering;
  • Experience related to aboveground storage tanks, petroleum storage and management, or wastewater treatment;
  • Training related to aboveground storage tanks, petroleum storage and management, or wastewater 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 agency issued mobile phone.   

The employee is subject to ongoing medical testing and is required to participate in OSHA training in the areas specified in Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration Regulations (Standards – 29CFR) 1910 and Maryland Occupational Safety and Health standards  

The Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) Medical Monitoring Program (MMP) is designed to detect health risks or adverse effects of occupational exposure to hazardous materials and to direct targeted treatment and occupational illness/injury prevention strategies.  MDE employees who may be exposed to hazardous materials are required to participate in a pre-placement, regular and/or post-termination medical examination.  MDE has determined that this position be part of the MMP; therefore, applicants selected for employment must successfully complete and pass the medical monitoring examination as a condition of employment. ​  


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 and placed on the eligible (employment) list for at least one year.


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 ad possess any necessary documents under this Act in order to be hired in the position for which you apply.


Contractual employees who work for an agency covered under the State Employee and Retiree Health and Welfare Benefits Program (the Program), have a current employment contract and work 30 or more hours a week (or on average 130 hours per month) may be eligible for subsidized health benefits coverage for themselves and their dependents.  As a contractual employee, you will be responsible for paying 25% of the premiums for your medical and prescription coverage, including any eligible dependents you have enrolled. The State of Maryland will subsidize the remaining 75% of the cost for these benefits. You can also elect to enroll in dental coverage, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, and life insurance, but will be responsible to pay the full premium for these benefits.


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:  19-004590-0010


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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