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Program Director - Land Restoration Program

Recruitment #20-005479-0003


The Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) is seeking to hire a Program Manger IV within the Land & Materials Administration/Land Restoration Program.

This is a position specific recruitment for 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

Land & Materials Administration/Land Restoration Program

1800 Washington Blvd., Baltimore MD  21230

Main Purpose of Job

The main purpose of this position is to direct and coordinate all Land Restoration Program activities in a manner consistent with MDE's mission to protect the public health, environment, and the state's natural resources from sites currently and historically contaminated by controlled hazardous substances.  This position also focuses on promoting the clean-up and redevelopment of contaminated properties and the beneficial reuse of dredged materials and other soils in the State.

The Program Manager IV will be responsible for the oversight of approximately 25 supervisory and non-supervisory geologist, toxicologist, and other technical and administrative staff in the State Assessment and Remediation Division (SAR), including the Voluntary Clean-Up Program (VCP), and the Federal Assessment and Remediation Division (FAR).   The person in this position is responsible for facilitating the necessary coordination with other MDE programs and external customers, stakeholders, and partners as part of LRP's efforts to protect the public health, environment, and the state's natural resources.  This position is a Management Service position and serves at the pleasure of the Appointing Authority. 


EDUCATION:  Possession of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university that includes 30 credits in engineering, biological, environmental, earth or the physical sciences, law or other appropriate technical education.  

EXPERIENCE:  Six years of experience supervising a professional staff in an environmental field or experience as an environmental project manager including assigning tasks, setting priorities, and reviewing work product.  

NOTES: (1) Professional or scientific experience related to natural resources, environment or public health may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for education. (2) Registration as a Professional Engineer may be substituted for the required education. (3) One additional year of experience in professional scientific, natural resources, or environmental or public health may be substituted for the 30 specialized academic credits.


It is preferred that the selected candidate has the following:

  • Strong interpersonal, leadership, and planning and organizational skills;
  • 6 years of experience supervising Environmental Professionals;
  • 6 years of experience with environmental clean-up and remediation of land redevelopment; 
  • Professional experience as a Geologist or hydrogeologist; 
  • Brownfields redevelopment and regulatory knowledge and experience; 
  • Experience with solid or hazardous waste management, industrial projects, federal/DoD sites, and environmental site assessments. 


The Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) Medical Monitoring Program (MMP) is designed to detect health risks or adverse effects of occupational exposure to hazardous materials and to direct targeted treatment and occupational illness/injury prevention strategies. MDE employees who may be exposed to hazardous materials are required to participate in a pre-placement, regular and/or post-termination medical examination. MDE has determined that this position be part of the MMP; therefore, applicants selected for employment must successfully complete and pass the medical monitoring examination as a condition of employment.


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.


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 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.  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. However, if you are unable to apply online, or encounter difficulty attaching required or optional documentation, you may submit a paper application & supplemental questionnaire, (if applicable) 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.

Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of completing the state application.

Completed applications, required documentation, transcripts, and any required addendums may be mailed to:

Tammy Lewis, Manager, Recruitment & Examination Unit

Reference#: 20-005479-0033

(Office) 410-537-3130


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.