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Recruitment #20-004590-0003


The Water and Science Administration, Water Supply Program, Source Protection and Appropriation Division is recruiting for a Regulatory & Compliance Engineer I. 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.




Maryland Department of the Environment

Water and Science Administration

Water Supply Program,  Source Protection and Appropriation Division

1800 Washington Blvd.

Baltimore, MD 21230

Main Purpose of Job

The position provides water resource engineering support for the protection, development, management, utilization and conservation of the State's water supply resources. This position works to ensure the safety and reliability of public drinking water sources, through risk identification, and provides guidance to local governments and water suppliers for reducing such risk.  The incumbent in this position implements water appropriation and use laws and regulations by establishing and writing testing criteria for ground and surface water appropriation applications, providing oversight during the testing process, reviewing and analyzing test results, evaluating the extent of impacts of proposed water uses on the State's water resources, and other users of the resource. This incumbent will conduct technical reviews and analyze technical reports submitted by local governments, engineering firms, hydrogeologists, and other applicants for compliance with testing requirements and water appropriate laws and regulations. This position uses the result of his/her technical analysis along with the applicable regulatory and statutory requirements to recommend granting or denying permit applications and also prepares and recommends specific permit conditions for resource conservation and protection of other users. Duties include reviewing proposed modifications to County Water and Sewer Plans (water supply portions) and will provide comments identifying concerns related to water supply sustainability, practicality or other water resource issues. The position requires the writing of letters, memos, emails, and reports to carry out its functions. 

This work may involves exposure to hazardous conditions which may result in injury.  Field locations may involve  rough, rocky or wet terrain or construction sites..  Work may involve entering mines/quarries and in the vicinity of water intake or water outfall structures.  Visits to streams often involve climbing down steeps, slippery embankments, as well as danger from various animals encountered. The incumbent will be required to wear protective equipment such as appropriate footwear, hardhat, and, gloves..

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 a State vehicle.


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

Experience: None


1. A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with at least 20 credits in engineering and two years performing engineering or 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. Professional Engineer or Professional Architect registration in the State of Maryland or in a state with comparable requirements may be substituted for the education requirement.

3. 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 education.


It is preferred that the selected candidate have coursework/experience in the following:  

  • Environmental Engineering;
  • Water Resource Engineering;
  • Aquatic Chemistry;
  • Hydrology;
  • Groundwater Hydrology;
  • Fluid Mechanics;
  • Water Supply Treatment;
  • Wastewater Treatment;
  • Physical Geology.


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 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. Please note that you will be required by the appointing agency to provide proof upon hire of all certifications, licenses, educational and work experiences.  All applications 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.



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:

Peggie Jefferson

Office of Human Resources

Recruitment and Examination Division

Reference Number:  20-004590-0003

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.