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ENVIRONMENTAL COMPLIANCE SPECIALIST III

LAND AND MATERIALS ADMINISTRATION

Recruitment #20-001880-0001

Introduction

The Land and Materials Administration, Lead Poisoning Prevention Program is recruiting for an Environmental Compliance Specialist III. 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.

GRADE

16

LOCATION OF POSITION

Maryland Department of the Environment

Land and Materials Administration

Lead Poisoning Prevention Program

1800 Washington Blvd.

Baltimore MD 21230

Main Purpose of Job

This is a full performance level position for the Lead Poisoning Prevention Program conducting inspections for environmental regulatory compliance. This position inspects regulated facilities, mainly residential rental properties and lead abatement construction projects throughout the State to ensure compliance with current Maryland State laws, federal regulations, and local orders. This may include compliance with the Child Care Administration, environmental regulations, as well as, hazardous waste regulations, airborne particulate regulations, water pollution control regulations, regulations for the control of ionizing radiation, Toxic Substances Control Act and Safe Water Drinking Act regulations. This position provides technical, evaluative, consultative and professional assistance concerning lead hazards and associated multi-media regulations to State, local and private agencies as well as the public at large. Prevention, control, evaluation, and oversight of projects related to remediation of environmental lead hazards are emphasized.

The incumbent will perform field inspections of lead abatement activities for compliance by collecting samples, conducting various field tests, taking photographs, interviewing witnesses or complainants, and maintaining written reports. The position also ensures the use of MDE-accredited inspectors, contractors, supervisors, and trained workers.  Incumbent issue site complaints to property owners and contractors for violations of State laws and regulations assists Risk Assessors in lead investigations hazards for lead poisoned children. This activity includes application of lead testing methodologies, procedures and protocols from U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and Maryland Department of the Environment, Lead Poisoning Prevention Program Regional Approach Manual. Specialized training and compliance with chain of custody requirements for delivery of samples to DHMH laboratory is required.

This a field position and the work involves physical demands such as lifting heavy equipment, conducting inspections of commercial and public buildings and construction projects including steel structures such as bridges, or elevated storage tanks where accessing the work arears for inspection requires climbing ladders. The incumbent may be required to wear protective equipment such as hard hats, impervious gloves, half-face air purifying respirators and foot booties when inspecting lead abatement projects.

This position will be responsible for projects statewide.  Work assignments are primarily located in the Baltimore Region. The incumbent will be required 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 the time of appointment. Individuals must maintain a driver's license with no more than 5 points on their driving record in order to drive State vehicle.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

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: Two years performing environmental regulatory compliance work in the areas of water pollution control; sediment and erosion control; tidal and non-tidal wetlands; flood control and waterway construction; stormwater management; coal, non-coal and surface mining; air quality and air management control; solid waste management; hazardous waste control; and oil pollution control.

Notes:

1. Candidates may substitute experience performing environmental regulatory compliance work in the areas of water pollution control; sediment and erosion control; tidal and non-tidal wetlands; flood control and waterway construction; stormwater management; coal, non-coal 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 environmental regulatory inspection or investigation work related to State, federal or local regulation, code or standard compliance for the required education.

3. Graduation from an accredited high school or possession of a high school equivalency certificate and four years of experience performing environmental regulatory inspection or investigation work related to State, federal or local regulation, code or standard compliance may be substituted for the required bachelor's degree.

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 and experience.  

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

It is preferred that the selected candidate has the following:  (please indicate on your application if you possess any of the following:

·       A Visual Inspector/Technician Certification;

·       Accreditation as a lead paint Risk Assessor;

·       Bilingual (Spanish). 

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

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.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

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 has determined that this classification necessitates the investigation and background check of the eligible individual for purposes of verification of suitability for employment.  When appropriate and job-related, areas of investigation may include, but are not limited to employment history, academic credentials, military records, criminal records and personal references.  Continued employment in this position will be contingent upon the results of the background investigation. 

 

SELECTION PROCESS

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.

EXAMINATION PROCESS

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.

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

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: peggie.jefferson@maryland.gov or mail to:

Peggie Jefferson

Office of Human Resources

Recruitment and Examination Division

Reference Number:  20-001880-0001

1800 Washington Blvd. Baltimore, MD 21230

(Office) 410-537-3879

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.