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Recruitment #21-004590-0002


The Water and Science Administration is recruiting for a Regulatory and Compliance Engineer/Architect I in the Wetlands and Waterways Program.  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.




Maryland Department of the Environment

Water and Science Administration

Wetlands and Waterways Program

1800 Washington Blvd

Baltimore, MD 21230

Main Purpose of Job

The incumbent in this position will learn to perform technical reviews of activities which change the course, current or cross-section of non-tidal waterways, including the 100-year floodplain, in the State. This may include the review of applications for projects located across the State. The incumbent's evaluations will be based on engineering judgement and on criteria set forth in the Code of Maryland Regulations. This position is also responsible for coordinating with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Department of Natural Resources and other State and local agencies on the review of projects that propose impacts to non-tidal waterways and/or the 100-year floodplain.

Working conditions of this position include:

  • Site visits may be conducted in all kinds of inclement weather in waterways. Exposure exists to insect bites/stings, poisonous plants, chiggers, 'seed' ticks, snakes, as well as wild and domesticated animals;
  • Site visits usually involve walking on uneven terrain such as traversing steep slopes and stream banks that may result in falling. Nails, needles, broken glass, and rubble pose both visible and hidden hazards;
  • Site visits may involve long walks up to approximately a mile, walking through waterways with unseen holes, and going down and traversing uneven upland terrains;
  • Work requires use of protective equipment such as goggles, gloves, mask, etc. During cold weather months protective clothing is required on land and on the water. When necessary, rain gear and waterproof boots.


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

Experience: None.


1. Candidates may substitute the possession of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with at least 20 credit hours in engineering and two years performing engineering or architectural work in pollution control, waste remediation, resource conservation, environmental protection, public health and safety, or related areas may be substituted for the required education.

2. Candidates may substitute the possession of a current Professional Engineer or Professional Architect registration in the State of Maryland or in a state with comparable requirements for the required education.

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


It is preferred that the selected candidate has the following: 
  • Familiarity with the use of hydrologic and hydraulic modeling programs such as HEC, RAS, GIS Hydro, TR-20 or TR-55;
  • Training classes in Open Channel Flow, Fluid Mechanics, and Fluvial Geomorphology;
  • Training classes in Natural Channel Design, Regenerative Stream Conveyance Design, or Valley Restoration Design;
  • Familiarity with computer database programs.


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.


Employees in this classification may be subject to call-in twenty-four hours a day, and, therefore, may be required to provide the employing agency with a telephone number where they can be reached.


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.



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,  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: 21-004590-0002.

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 410-767-4850 or

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.

Click on a link below to apply for this position:

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