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ENVIRONMENTAL COMPLIANCE SPECIALIST I - INTERNAL

Recruitment #21-001878-0003

Introduction

The Water and Science Administration is recruiting for an Environmental Compliance Specialist I in the Compliance Program, Central Division.  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.

THIS RECRUITMENT IS OPEN TO PERMANENT AND CONTRACTUAL EMPLOYEES WORKING
WITHIN THE MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT ONLY.

GRADE

14 

LOCATION OF POSITION

Maryland Department of the Environment

Water and Science Administration

Compliance Program, Central Division

1800 Washington Blvd

Baltimore, MD 21230

Main Purpose of Job

This is an entry-level position in the field of environmental regulatory compliance. Employees represent MDE in a wide range of environmental program specialties including water pollution control, resource management, sediment/erosion control, agricultural operations, tidal and nontidal wetlands, flood control and waterway construction, as well as, stormwater management. Employees in this position learn the process of environmental compliance through exposure to and interaction with other programs within WSA and MDE. At the trainee level, a strong emphasis is placed on compliance procedures and policies, rather than enforcement actions.

Working conditions of the position include:  

§Work may involves exposure to uncomfortable or unpleasant surroundings. The range of sites visited by specialists is extensive.  Consultations are performed in the middle of a wetland; While other inspections may be performed at sewage treatment plants, etc.

§Work involves exposure to hazardous conditions which may result in injury.

§Work involves special physical demands such as lifting 50 pounds or more, climbing ladders, etc. At many sites water quality samples are taken. This requires personnel to carry chemicals, equipment and tools, water samples and files.

§Work requires the use of personal protective equipment. When conducting site visits, required equipment may include goggles, gloves, mask, etc.

This is a field position with statewide responsibility. The incumbent in this position 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 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.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education:   A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in earth science, environmental science, geology, civil or environmental engineering, biology, chemistry, agronomy, forestry or other related discipline.

Experience: None.

Notes:

1. Candidates may substitute experience performing environmental regulatory compliance work in the areas of water pollution control; sediment and erosion control; tidal and nontidal wetlands; flood control and waterway construction; stormwater management; coal, noncoal and surface mining, air quality and air management control; solid waste management; hazardous waste control; or oil pollution control on a year-for-year basis for the required education. 

2. Candidates may substitute sixty credit hours from an accredited college or university which includes thirty credit hours in any combination of the above disciplines and two years of experience performing inspection or investigation work related to State, federal or local regulation, code or standard compliance for the required education.

3. Candidates may substitute graduation from an accredited high school or possession of a high school equivalency certificate and four years of experience performing inspection or investigation work related to State, federal or local regulation, code or standard compliance may be substituted for the required education.

4. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in Environmental Engineering and Natural Resources classifications or Environmental Engineering and Natural Resources specialty codes in the Engineering and Natural Resources field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required education.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

It is preferred that the selected candidate has the following: 

Knowledge of inspection and enforcement in water-related media (e.g., Erosion and; Sediment Control, Stormwater Management, NPDES, Wetlands and Waterways).
Experience in conducting field inspections/investigations at permitted and non-permitted sites/facilities, and documenting findings/observations in a report.
Knowledge of sediment and erosion control practices, and knowledge of reviewing construction drawings/plans. pertaining to erosion and sediment control, stormwater management, tidal wetlands, non-tidal wetlands, and waterway construction.

LIMITATIONS ON SELECTION

THIS RECRUITMENT IS OPEN TO PERMANENT AND CONTRACTUAL EMPLOYEES WORKING
WITHIN THE MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT ONLY.

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

1. 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.

2. Employees in this classification may be required to obtain and maintain certification or license in the designated environmental compliance area.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Employees in this classification are subject to call-in and, therefore, will be required to provide the employer with a phone number where they can be reached.

SELECTION PROCESS

Applicants who meet the minimum (and selective) qualifications will be included in further evaluation.  The evaluation may be a rating of your application based on your education, training and experience as they relate to the requirements of this position.  Applicants meeting the minimum qualifications will be placed on the Eligible List categorized as BEST QUALIFIED.  Therefore, it is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application.  Please report all related education, experience, dates and hours of work.  Clearly indicate your college degree and major on your application, if applicable.  Please note that you will be required by the appointing agency to provide proof upon hire of all certifications, licenses, educational and work experiences.

For education obtained outside the U.S., any job offer will be contingent on the candidate providing an evaluation for equivalency by a foreign credential evaluation service prior to starting employment (and may be requested prior to interview).

Completed applications must be submitted by the closing date.  Information submitted after this date will not be added.  Incorrect application forms will not be accepted.  Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application.

Candidates may remain on the certified eligible list for a period of at least one year.  The resulting certified eligible list for this recruitment may be used for similar positions in this or other State agencies.

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 applied.

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

Online applications are highly recommended.  However, if you are unable to apply online, the paper application (and supplemental questionnaire) may be submitted to MDE, Recruitment and Selection Division, 1800 Washington Blvd., Baltimore, MD 21230.  Paper application materials must be received by 5 pm, close of business, on the closing date for the recruitment, no postmarks will be accepted.

 

If additional information is required, the preferred method is to upload.  If you are unable to upload, please email the requested information to Peggie Jefferson, peggie.jefferson@maryland.gov.  Only additional materials that are required will be accepted for this recruitment.  All additional information must be received by the closing date and time.  Please Reference Number: 21-001878-0003. 

 

For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact Peggie Jefferson/MDE Recruitment and Examination at 410-537-3879. If you are having difficulty with your user account or have general questions about the online application system, please contact the MD Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination at Application.Help@maryland.gov

 

Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon by calling 410-537-3100 or MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258. 

 

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country. 

 

People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply. 

 

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruitment, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State's diversity.