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Recruitment #20-001878-0002


This is a position specific recruitment for the Maryland Department of the Environment/Land and Materials Administration. 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. Person's interested in future vacancies within this classification must re-apply.




Maryland Department of the Environment

Land & Materials Administration

Solid Waste Program, Compliance Division 

1800 Washington Blvd

Baltimore MD, 21230

Main Purpose of Job

This is an entry level position in the Compliance Division within the Solid Waste Program, Land and Materials Administration of the Maryland Department of the Environment. The main purpose of this position is to determine regulatory compliance statuses of facilities for the Solid Waste Program within the Eastern Shore and Southern Maryland Regions of the State. This position is responsible for conducting inspections for environmental regulatory compliance. Working under close supervision, this position enforces Maryland laws and regulations concerning sewage sludge utilization, solid waste disposal, scrap tire management, natural wood waste recycling and composting. The incumbent is responsible for inspections, investigations, and initiating enforcement. In this capacity, will provide technical, evaluative, consultative and professional assistance concerning solid waste, sewage sludge, scrap tire, natural wood waste and compost management as well as other multi-media regulations such as water pollution control regulations, etc. to State, local, and private agencies as well as the public at large.

The assigned regions for this position will be Southern Maryland (Calvert and St. Mary County) and parts of the Eastern Shore (Queen Anne's and Talbot County). Assigned regions may be subject to change based on staffing or priorities. The incumbent is required to report to the Baltimore Headquarters office at least once a month.

The incumbent in this position will be required to drive a State vehicle and must maintain a driver's license with less than 5 points.

Working conditions of the position include:

  • The work involved is mostly outdoors in all weather conditions, and takes place at landfills, illegal garbage dumps, sludge sites, scrap tire sites, refuse and sludge composting plants, wastewater treatment plants and pelletizers, industrial waste landfills, and other locations which may be considered highly odorous, unsightly, unsanitary, or unpleasant.
  • Landfills and other waste disposal sites are usually very busy places with heavy equipment and heavy truck traffic, which presents a physical danger to the inspector.
  • The nature of the work may include moving heavy objects such as truck tires which might be encountered at a scrap tire collection facility or an open dump site, chemical absorbent, the use of shovels and hang-augers to sample soil or waste; climbing ladders or catwalks at incinerators, pelletizers and wastewater treatment plants, along with being capable of walking long distances at landfills or bio-solids application sites.
  • Special EPA-approved personnel protective training to use specialized equipment such as supplied-air respirators, and air surveillance monitoring devices is provided.


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: None.


1. Candidates may substitute experience performing environmental regulatory compliance work in the areas of water pollution control; sediment and erosion control; tidal and nontidal wetlands; flood control and waterway construction; stormwater management; coal, noncoal 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 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 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.


It is preferred that the selected candidate has the following

  • Knowledge of solid waste regulations or solid waste management;
  • Degree in biology, chemistry, or general sciences;
  • Ability to work in Southern Maryland counties (Calvert and St. Mary's county) and parts of the Eastern Shore (Queen Anne's and Talbot county). 


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.


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.

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. 

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.



The online application is STRONGLY preferred. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of completing the state application. If you are unable to apply online or encounter difficulty attaching required or optional documentation you may submit a paper application, required documentation, transcripts and addendums via fax 410-537-3966, email: or mail to:

Abigail Lord

Office of Human Resources

Recruitment & Examination Division

Reference Number: #20-001878-0002

1800 Washington Blvd

Baltimore MD, 21230

(Office) 410-537-4314

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.