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Division Chief

Recruitment #20-004594-0001


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 

Air and Radiation Administration 

Climate Change Technical Division

1800 Washington Blvd.

Baltimore, MD 21230

Main Purpose of Job

The Regulatory Compliance Engineer Supervisor serves as the Division Chief and oversees the activities of the Climate Change Technical Division with the Air and Radiation Administration’s Climate Change Program. This position supports the mission of the Maryland Department of the Environment’s Climate Change Program to mitigate the impacts of climate change in Maryland by:

  1. Reducing Maryland’s greenhouse gas emissions through the implementation of the Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Acts; and
  2. Reducing greenhouse gas emissions in other states and nations by leveraging Maryland’s expertise in GHG mitigation to improve their climate change programs.

The Technical Division activities include:

  1. Developing and maintaining Maryland’s statewide greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions inventory;
  2. Conducting emissions modeling and forecasting to meet Maryland’s greenhouse gas reduction goals;
  3. Evaluating the macroeconomic and public health impacts of the measures within Maryland’s plans to achieve its greenhouse gas reduction goals; and
  4. Performing technical analysis for the Maryland Commission on Climate  


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

Experience: Four years of engineering or architectural experience in pollution control, waste remediation, resource conservation, environmental protection, or public health and safety to ensure regulatory or quality compliance with engineering or architectural standards, practices, principles and methods.


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 a related area may be substituted for the engineering degree.

2. Possession of a Master's degree in engineering or architecture from an accredited college or university may be substituted for up to one year of the required experience.

3. 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 and one year of the required experience.

4. 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 experience and education.


It is preferred that the selected candidate has the following:

  • Knowledge and/or experience in the use of greenhouse gas emission accounting protocols to develop greenhouse gas emissions inventories;
  • Knowledge/experience in the development of greenhouse gas emission projections;
  • Knowledge/experience evaluating the impact of government programs on greenhouse gas emissions;
  • Knowledge/experience evaluating the macroeconomic impact of government programs and investments;
  • Knowledge/experience evaluating the co-benefits of greenhouse gas mitigation programs including impacts on ecosystems and public health.


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, Better or Qualified and placed on the eligible (employment) list for at least one year.


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.  Successful candidates will be ranked as Best, Better, Qualified and placed on the employment list for at least one year. This list will be used by the hiring agency to select employees.  Education credentials and experience verification will be completed by the Appointing Authority.  If you are scheduled to complete an education or licensing requirement within six months of the examination, you may participate in the examination process, if one is required. 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 # 20-004594-0001

(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.

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.  People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.