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Air Quality Data Analyst

Recruitment #20-002587-0039


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.




Maryland Department of the Environment
Air and Radiation Administration/Ambient Air Monitoring Program
1800 Washington Blvd.
Baltimore, MD 21230


The Administrator II (Air Quality Data Analyst) is responsible for providing technical expertise and support for air monitoring projects related to the collection and analysis of data requiring the application of advanced statistical and visualization techniques.  The incumbent in this position will have full responsibility for independent interpretation of data, designing and completing projects, and preparing final reports.

The selected candidate will occasionally work in the field and may drive a State vehicle. Employees that drive a State vehicle must maintain a driver's license valid in the State of Maryland, with less than 5 points on their driving record.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

Responsible for obtaining, compiling, and analyzing air quality data for evaluation purposes for a wide range of activities managed by the Air Monitoring Program. 

Responsible for updating Air Monitoring Program website with interactive graphs and GIS applications that allow the public to visually understand changes in air quality in Maryland as well as understand how air quality in Maryland compares with national ambient air quality standards. 

Serves as project lead on developing and performing analyses of air toxics using the data analysis and reporting tool (DART) for the chemical speciation network (CSN) data. Perform statistical analyses of the CSN data containing multiple sets of air toxics to determine if the data is valid and meets all EPA criteria. 

Build and manage databases for analyzing air quality data. Write computer code to automate analyses and summarize large data sets as well as perform statistical analyses on these data sets.


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

Experience: Four years of experience in administrative staff or professional work.


1. Additional experience in administrative staff or professional work may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the required education.

2. Additional graduate level education at an accredited college or university may be substituted at the rate of 30 semester credit hours on a year-for-year basis for the required general experience.

3. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer involving staff work related to the administration of rules, regulations, policy, procedures and processes, or overseeing or coordinating unit operations or functioning as a staff assistant to a higher ranking commissioned officer on a year-for-year basis for the required education and experience.


It is required that the selected candidate has the following: Include clear and specific information on your application regarding your qualifications.

1 year of experience gathering, analyzing, and interpreting data.


It is preferred that the selective candidate has the following:

  • Bachelor’s degree in environmental sciences or science related field from an accredited university with a minimum of nine semester hours, or the equivalent of coursework in research methodology, theoretical or applied statistics or measurement theory.
  • Experience in statistical or research which includes application of advanced statistical, analytical and data visualization techniques.
  • Experience in collecting, analyzing, evaluating and disseminating air quality data.
  • Experience in identifying trends and anomalies within air quality data.
  • Experience in GIS (Geographic Information System) and statistical package R, Python or other statistical software. 
  • Demonstrated critical thinking and communication skills.
  • Experience with air quality regulations, policies and laws and applying them to data sets. 
  • Experience using statistical methods to better understand the health effects related to the exposure to air pollutants. 
  • Experience using statistical methods to better understand the health effects related to exposure to air toxics. 
  • Experience using reference/equivalent method air quality instruments or “low cost” air quality sensors.


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.

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.



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.

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: 20-002587-0039
1800 Washington Blvd. Baltimore, MD 21230

Office: 410-537-3130/Email:

The MD State Application Form can be found online.

PLEASE NOTE: The Maryland Department of the Environment participates in the E-Verify Program.

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