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ADMINISTRATOR III - Board of Well Drillers

Executive Director

Recruitment #21-002588-0076


The Water and Science Administration is recruiting for an Administrator III - Board of Well Drillers. 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 the classification must re-apply.

This position is open to permanent and contractual employees of the Maryland Department of the Environment only.




Maryland Department of the Environment
Water and Science Administration/Board of Well Drillers
1800 Washington Blvd. Baltimore MD 21230

Main Purpose of Job

The main purpose of this position is to administer, coordinate, and enforce the provisions

of the statutory mandate of the State Board of Well Drillers (the Board), established under
Title 13, Environment Article, Annotated Code of Maryland. As such, this position serves
at the pleasure of the Department Secretary and Board.

The Executive Director is responsible for the administration and licensure functions of the Board of Well Drillers. This includes proctoring written examinations; providing Board meeting support, including preparation of and follow up; investigating and recommending disciplinary actions such as reprimand, suspension, revocation of a license, or criminal prosecution; organizing and performing the legislative/regulatory development functions of the Board; maintaining effective relationships with other organizations for the Board; analyzing industry trends; overseeing daily operational activities; retaining all necessary records of the Board; and communicating effectively with license holders and employers, Board Members, and Board Counsel.

This position is primarily administrative in nature. It necessitates organizational,
computer literacy, and strong written and verbal communication skills. The successful
candidate should be familiar with budget management, water well construction, water pump installations, and water treatment installations.


Education: A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.

Experience: Five years of experience in administrative staff or professional work. One year of this experience must have involved one or more of the following: the supervision of other employees, overseeing and coordinating the general operations of a unit, applying rules and regulations, or exercising responsibility for the development of policies or procedures.


1. Additional experience in administrative staff or professional work may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the required education.

2. Additional graduate level education at an accredited college or university may be substituted at the rate of 30 semester credit hours on a year-for-year basis for the required general experience.

3. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer involving staff work related to the administration of rules, regulations, policy, procedures and processes, or overseeing or coordinating unit operations or functioning as a staff assistant to a higher ranking commissioned officer on a year-for-year basis for the required education and experience.


The selected candidate must have the following:

  • Onr year of experience with a Licensing/Certification Board.


It is preferred that the selected candidate has the following:

  • Experience working with a well driller, water pump installer, or water conditioner installer;
  • Experience with water well construction, or water treatment;
  • Experience planning and directing activities or managing the day-to-day operations of an organizational unit or program;
  • Experience with Microsoft Works, Excel and Access or similar databases;
  • Good organizational, multi-tasking and problem solving skills;
  • Strong attention to detail;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.




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.


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.



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 Tammy Lewis at 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 #21-002588-0076. 

For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact Tammy Lewis/MDE Recruitment and Examination Division at 410-537-3130. 

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 

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.