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Recruitment #21-003235-0012


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 position is limited to permanent and contractual employees of the Maryland Department of the Environment willing to accept employment in the Frostburg Field Office and work in Allegany and Garrett County.





Maryland Department of the Environment

Mining Program, Abandoned Mine Lands Division, Acid Mine Drainage Section

Frostburg Field Office

160 S. Water Street

Frostburg, MD 21532

Main Purpose of Job

This is a supervisory field position. This position is responsible for overseeing, operating, and inspecting the Abandoned Mine Lands Division’s (AMLD) 60 acid mine drainage (AMD) treatment facilities located throughout Allegany and Garrett Counties that improve over 100 miles of stream to ensure compliance with environmental objectives. The incumbent in this position will oversee multiple commodity contracts for acid mine drainage treatment supplies, construction materials, and maintenance contracts. These duties relate to the mission of the agency by eliminating environmental degradation to streams by acid mine drainage and productive use of mined land.

The incumbent will perform day-to-day operation and maintenance at 11 AMD lime dosing units and 49 in-ground passive treatment facilities.  Specific duties and skills consist of plumbing, mechanical repairs, welding, electrical repairs, computer knowledge, ground keeping, ordering and receiving of lime deliveries, trouble-shooting problems, and implementing modifications that improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the facilities. The In-ground facilities maintenance includes but not limited to minor earthwork, pipe-cleaning, treatment adjustments, general site maintenance, vegetation control, water sampling and interpretation of the water quality results for the 60 facilities to ensure compliance with the treatment objectives.

The incumbents 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 the time of appointment.  Individuals must maintain a driver's license with no more than 5 points on their driving record in order to drive State vehicle.     

The field work involves exposure to uncomfortable or unpleasant surroundings. The incumbent in this position will perform maintenance work year round and carry water sampling equipment in remote areas regardless of inclement weather and facility sites with no heat and air conditioning. The work involves exposure to hazardous conditions which may result in injury and also exposure to highly alkaline treatment chemicals and welding/cutting torch fumes. The employee will work with and around heavy equipment and be required to climb 3- story high silos to maintain dosers, enter confined spaces, and use a chain saw.  

During site inspections the employee will be required to use protective equipment such as googles, gloves, mask, etc.  The employee will wear respiratory protection gear regularly when working around highly alkaline materials such as hydrated lime, calcium oxide and acid materials (hydrochloric and nitric acid).


Education: Possession of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university.

Experience: Two years experience in administrative or professional work.


1. Candidates may substitute additional experience in administrative staff or professional work on a year-for-year basis for the required education.

2. Candidates may substitute additional graduate level education at an accredited college or university at the rate of 30 semester credit hours for each year of the required experience.

3. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer involving staff work that included regular use of independent judgment and analysis in applying and interpreting complex administrative plans, policies, rules or regulations or analysis of operational programs or procedures with recommendations for improvement on a year-for-year basis for the required education and experience.


It is preferred that the selected candidate has the following:  

  • Experience independently operating and repairing acid mine drainage treatment systems;
  • Experienced with plumbing, mechanical repairs, welding, electrical repairs, and trouble-shooting problems;
  • Experience performing preventative maintenance and repair of mechanical equipment and natural structures in wet environments and inclement weather;
  • Willing to work in environments with the potential for encounters with bears, poisonous snakes and other potentially hazardous plants and animals;
  • Experience working outdoors in remote areas for extended periods in all kinds of weather;
  • Experience operating four-wheel drive vehicles off-road in difficult and steep terrain under all weather conditions.


This recruitment is limited to current permanent and contractual employees of the Maryland Department of the Environment willing to work in Allegany and Garrett Counties.


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 Olivia Finley . 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 #21-003235-0012. 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 .  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.