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Pipeline Safety Engineer

Recruitment #20-002188-0002


The Public Service Commission of Maryland, a State agency regulating public utility companies, is recruiting for a Public Service Engineer III, which is a full performance level of engineering work in the inspection, testing, investigation and evaluation of physical facilities used by public utility companies in the production and distribution of their products and services.  




Public Service Commission
6 St. Paul
Baltimore, MD 21202

Main Purpose of Job

The main purpose of this position is to ensure that gas and hazardous liquid pipeline systems in Maryland are designed, operated, and maintained in a safe manner in compliance with Federal Department of Transportation and Maryland Pipeline Safety Regulations.  


Position duties include written documetation of the results and findings of the inspections and investigations, recommendation and development of enforcement actions needed, attendance of off-site training and obtaining the minimum required test score, provide input into various cases before the Commission on engineering matters and performing other tasks as assigned.


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

Experience: Two years of engineering experience conducting inspections, tests, investigations and evaluations of physical facilities used by public utility companies in the production and distribution of products and services.


1. Candidates may substitute additional professional engineering experience on a year-for-year basis for the required education.

2. Candidates may substitute professional engineering experience other than as defined above at the rate of two years for each one year of the required experience.

3. Candidates may substitute the possession of a Master's degree in engineering from an accredited college or university for the required experience.

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


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.


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, Better Qualified, or 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.



Online applications are highly recommended. However, if you are unable to apply online, the paper application and supplemental questionnaire may be submitted to: Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division, 301 W. Preston St., Baltimore, MD 21201. Paper application materials must be received in our office by the closing date for the recruitment. No postmarks will be accepted.

For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact the DBM Recruitment and Examination Division at or 410-767-4850, MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258.

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.

People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruitment, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State's diversity.