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ENVIRONMENTAL COMPLIANCE SPECIALIST SUPERVISOR

Recruitment #21-001882-0001

Introduction

The Land and Materials Administration, Solid Waste Program, Compliance Division is recruiting for an Environmental Compliance Specialist Supervisor. 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.

This is a field position and will perform job functions in Southern Maryland (Calvert, Charles and St. Mary's counties) and the Eastern Shore (Caroline, Cecil, Dorchester, Harford, Kent, Queen Anne's, Somerset, Wicomico, Talbot, and Worcester counties).

GRADE

19

LOCATION OF POSITION

Maryland Department of the Environment

Land and Materials Administration

Salisbury Field Office

Solid Waste Program, Compliance Division

201 Baptist Street

Salisbury, MD 21801

Main Purpose of Job

The Environmental Compliance Specialist Supervisor is responsible for overseeing inspections and investigation to ensure the Department’s goals are met for the Solid Waste Program, Compliance Division in the Land and Materials Administration. This incumbent in this position serves as a Section Head and will assist the Division Chief with the enforcement oversight within the Eastern Shore/Southern Maryland Region.  These duties includes supervising lower-level Environmental Compliance Specialists and ensuring compliance with Maryland laws and regulations concerning sewage sludge utilization, solid waste disposal, scrap tire management, natural wood waste recycling, and composting and coal combustion byproducts.  

The incumbent in this position will perform job functions within the State of Maryland, primarily in Southern Maryland (Calvert, Charles and St. Mary's counties) and the Eastern Shore (Caroline, Cecil, Dorchester, Harford, Kent, Queen Anne's, Somerset, Wicomico, Talbot, and Worchester counties). In addition, the incumbent will be required to report to the Baltimore headquarters office once a month. 

The incumbent will be required to drive a State vehicle and must maintain a driving license with no more than 5 points.  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. 

This position involves working conditions that may include: performing work outdoors in inclement  weather conditions, and may take place at landfills, illegal garbage dumps, sludge sites, scrap tire sites, refuse and sludge composting plants, wastewater treatment plants, industrial waste landfills, and other locations which may be considered highly odorous, unsightly, unsanitary or unpleasant.  A significant amount of travel by vehicle, and an extensive amount of walking on rough terrain is required. 

Exposure to hazardous conditions during site visits may occur.  Landfills and other waste disposal sites are usually very busy places with heavy equipment and heavy truck traffic, which can present a danger for the inspector.  In some instances exposure to known or unknown waste materials can pose risk through physical, chemical, bacteriological, or radiological hazards.  Also, natural biological hazards such as soil bacteria, allergens, ticks, rats, mosquitoes, snakes, and dogs are likely to be encountered.   Special physical demands may involves lifting heavy objects weighing 50 pounds or more such as chemical absorbent. The incumbent will use bailers, shovels and hand-augers to sample soil or waste; climbing ladders or catwalks at incinerators and wastewater treatment plants; and walk long distance at landfills in all weather conditions.    

Special EPA approved personnel protective training to use specialized equipment such as supplied-air-respirators is required and is provided.  Required training includes a 40-hour EPA and OSHA approved training session, as well as, annual 8 hour refresher training. Basic protective equipment provided includes steel-toed boots, rain-and chemically resistant outer garments, respirators, dust masks, assorted protective gloves, goggles, hard hats, and earplugs. Incumbent is expected to provide suitable work clothes for dirty, dusty environment and all weather conditions, including very hot and very cold weather.  Also, jackets and ties are required in some circumstances, such as public meeting and court cases.       

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: Four years performing environmental regulatory compliance work in the areas of water pollution control; sediment and erosion control; tidal and non-tidal wetlands; flood control and waterway construction; stormwater management; coal, non-coal and surface mining; air quality and air management control; solid waste management; hazardous waste control; and oil pollution control.

Notes:

1. Candidates may substitute experience performing environmental regulatory compliance work in the areas of water pollution control; sediment and erosion control; tidal and non-tidal wetlands; flood control and waterway construction; stormwater management; coal, non-coal 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 environmental regulatory 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 environmental regulatory 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 and experience.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

It is preferred that the selected candidate has the following:

  • Experience implementing solid waste regulations;
  • Experience performing inspections at refuse disposal, natural wood waste, sewage sludge, scrap tires, composting and coal combustions facilities;
  • Willing to work in Southern Maryland (Calvert, Charles and St. Mary's counties) and the Eastern Shore (Caroline, Cecil, Dorchester, Harford, Kent, Queen Anne's, Somerset, Wicomico, Talbot, and Worcester counties).

LIMITATIONS ON SELECTION

This position is limited to permanent and contractual employees of the Maryland Department of the Environment willing to accept employment in the Salisbury Field Office and work primarily in Southern Maryland and the Eastern Shore. 

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.

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. ​The Maryland Department of the Environment or may be obtained at the Occupational Safety and Health Administration Website.

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, BETTER QUALIFIED, or 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).

Complete 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 Olivia Finley olivia.finley@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 #21-001882-0001. For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact Olivia Finley/MDE Recruitment and Examination Division at 410-537- 3105.

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 Division at 410-767-4850 or Application.Help@maryland.gov .  Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request by calling: 410-537-3130 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.