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Recruitment #20-004590-0004


The Water and Science Administration, Wetlands and Waterways Program is recruiting for a Regulatory and 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 cert 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 
Wetlands & Waterways Program  
1800 Washington Blvd.
Baltimore, MD 21230

Main Purpose of Job

This position is an entry level engineering field position that is responsible for performing technical reviews and analysis of waterway construction permit applications, which change the course of current or cross-section of non-tidal waterways, including the 100-year floodplain in the State of Maryland. The incumbent in this position reviews applications for projects located in the State, based on engineering expertise and criteria set forth in the Code of Maryland Regulations. The incumbent will also be responsible for coordinating with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Department of Natural Resources and other State and local agencies on the review of projects that propose impacts to waterways and/or the 100-year floodplain.  Duties include preparing and making permit decisions, reviewing and providing comments on proposed nontidal wetlands and waterways laws and regulations and presenting information to the Waterway Construction Division, the Water and Science Administration and MDE in a variety of situations.

The working condition may be uncomfortable or unpleasant when performing field inspections in all weather conditions and exposure to insect bites/stings, poisonous plants, chigger, “seed” ticks, snakes, and wild and domesticated animals.  Field inspections may involve walking on uneven terrain such as traversing steep slopes and stream banks, nails, needles, broken glass, tick bite, and exposure to briers/bramble. Inspections may involve long walks up to a mile and walking through waterways with unseen holes. The incumbent will be required to wear cold weather protective clothing during cold weather.  When necessary, rain gear and waterproof boots. 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 has the following:    

  • Familiar with using hydrologic and hydraulic modeling such as HEC-RAS, GIS Hydro, TR-20, or TR-5;
  • Familiar with Database Management Systems;  
  • Successful completed training and or coursework in any of the following: Open Channel Flow, Fluid Mechanics, Fluvial Geomorphology, Natural Channel Design, Regenerative Stream Conveyance Design, or Valley Restoration Design.


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 minimum /selective/preferred qualifications for this recruitment.  All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date.  Information submitted after this date will not be considered.  Applicants that meet the qualifications will be referred to the hiring unit for consideration of an interview/selection.  To be qualified for referral, the candidates must demonstrate possession of the required qualifications, within their applications.  Successful candidates will be ranked as Best Qualified and placed on the eligible (employment) list for at least one year.  This list will be used by the hiring agency to select employees.


Your application is part of the examination process.  The assessment will be a rating of your education, training and experience related to the requirements of this position.  Therefore, it is important that you provide complete and accurate educational and employment information on your application.

Education credentials and experience verification will be completed by the Appointing Authority.  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 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.  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.



It is STRONGLY preferred that you apply online. 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 mailed to:

Olivia Finley, Recruiter
Recruitment & Examination Unit  
Reference #20-004590-0004 
(Office) 410-537-3105 (Fax) 410-537-3966  

The MD State Application Form can be found online.  

TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay  

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

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity. People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply. We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.