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Recruitment #19-004593-0001


The Water and Science Administration, Sediment & Stormwater Plan Review Division is recruiting for two  Regulatory and Compliance Engineer Senior positions. 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 these positions/functions only.  The resulting cert list will be maintained for one year.  Persons interested in future vacancies within this classification must re-apply.




Maryland Department of the Environment

Water and Science Administration

Sediment & Stormwater Plan Review Division

1800 Washington Blvd.

Baltimore, MD 21230

Main Purpose of Job

The main purpose of this position is 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. The incumbent in the position will perform a series of regulatory activities including technical review of erosion and sediment control and stormwater management plans, submitted to the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE), Water and Science Administration (WSA), by State and federal agencies. In addition, duties include: overseeing, reviewing, directing, and approving the work of “Staff Plan Reviewers” and “Expedited Consultant Reviewers”; 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 governments’ stormwater management programs.

The incumbent of this position will be responsible for certain projects that require site visits to verify conditions that may involve heavy dust, extreme weather (temperature, precipitation), or noise. Also while conducting site visits it may be necessary to transverse broken ground and steep grades and pass through heavy vegetation.  The incumbent of this position may also be exposed to dangerous conditions in areas with deep and fast flowing streams, insects, arachnids, or poisonous plants.  The incumbent will be required to wear a hard hat, steel toed shoes, and safety (visibility) vest and occasionally hip boots and insect repellent. 


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

Experience: Three years of engineering or architectural experience in pollution control, waste remediation, resource conservation, environmental protection, or public health and safety to ensure regulatory or quality compliance with engineering/architectural standards, practices, principles and methods.

Notes: 1. A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with at least 20 credits in engineering and two years performing engineering 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. A Master’s degree in engineering or architecture from an accredited college or university may be substituted for up to one year of the required experience.

3. Professional Engineer or Professional Architect registration in the State of Maryland or in a state with comparable requirements may be substituted for the educational requirement and one year of experience.

4. 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 experience and education.


 It is preferred that the selected candidate has the following:

  • Experience designing storm drains, stormwater management systems, or sediment control plans;
  • Experience reviewing storm drains, stormwater management systems, or sediment control plans;
  • Experience performing hydrologic and hydraulic modeling using TR-55/TR-20, HY-8, HydroCAD, and HEC II/HEC-RAS software;
  • Experience designing or reviewing small ponds or earthen dams;
  • Experience in site development, project management, construction management, or site inspections;
  • Leadership experience; Experience instructing junior or entry level engineers and planners;
  • Experience providing outreach to designers and applicants, leading meetings, and making informed decisions;
  • Experience in technical writing and developing policies and design criteria, especially as related to stormwater and sediment control.

It is also preferred that the selected candidate has:

  • A Bachelor's degree in Civil, Geotechnical, or Environmental Engineering;
  • Be a licensed professional engineer in the State of Maryland or in a State with comparable requirements;
  • A Responsible Personnel Certification.


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 minimum /selective/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 or Qualified bands 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., 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. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of completing the state application.

You may email required documentation, transcripts and addendums to or fax to 410-537-3966.

Tammy Lewis, Manager, Recruitment and Examination Division

Office of Human Resources

MDE Reference Number:19-004593-0001

1800 Washington Blvd. Baltimore, MD 21230

Office: 410-537-3130 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.