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Recruitment #21-004591-0001


The Water and Science Administration is recruiting for a Regulatory and Compliance Engineer/Architect II in the Wastewater Permits Program/Industrial and General Permits 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.




Maryland Department of the Environment

Water and Science Administration

Wastewater Permits Program/Industrial and General Permits Division

1800 Washington Blvd

Baltimore, MD 21230

Main Purpose of Job

The Regulatory and Compliance Engineer/Architect II performs the technical and project management pieces in the processing of industrial discharge permit applications. This includes processing individual permits, master general permits and registration under general permits. Processing these permits and registrations is one of the key ways that the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) executes its mission to protect and restore the quality of Maryland's water resources while fostering smart growth, economic development, healthy and safe communities, and quality environmental education for the benefit of the environment, public health, and future generations.These permits and registrations are combined federal and State authorizations, for facilities needing to discharge industrial wastewater or stormwater in the State of Maryland.  

Processing of individual and master general permits involves, the development, and writing of many documents including, but not limited to, the permit, fact sheet and public notices. It includes developing permits that comply with many different requirements, including, but not limited to total maximum daily loads, technology standards, and water quality standards. The job also requires that the incumbent be able to manage and coordinate the associated review and administrative aspects of the permit issuance process. These parts of the job include, but are not limited to, preparing written responses to comments, preparing project files for judicial review, meeting with applicants on permit conditions, meeting with interested parties, coordinating with administrative staff and participating in public meetings.  

The position is also responsible for technical review of applications (NOls) for coverage (registration) under industrial general discharge permits. This may also include, but is not limited to, reviewing requests for modifications based on benchmark monitoring and for evaluating restoration of impervious surfaces.  

Working conditions of the position include:         

  • Work involves infrequent exposure to uncomfortable or unpleasant surroundings. Site visits might include a review of treatment areas where smells or sights may be unpleasant.     
  • Work involves special physical demands such as climbing ladders to visibly inspect an Outfall or pollution control device.      
  • Work requires the use of personal protective equipment. When conducting site visits, required equipment may include steel-toe shoes, safety goggles, and hard hat.  

This position requires the incumbent 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.


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

Experience: One year of engineering or architectural experience in pollution control, waste remediation, resource conservation, environmental protection, or public health and safety to ensure regulatory compliance with engineering or architectural standards, practices, principles and methods.


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, resource conservation, environmental protection, public health and safety, or related areas for the required education.

2. Candidates may substitute the possession of a Master’s degree in engineering or architecture from an accredited college or university for the required experience.

3. 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 and experience.

4. 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 experience and education.


It is preferred that the selected candidate has the following:

Engineering degree(s) in the following disciplines:
  • Chemical
  • Environmental
  • Civil
It is also preferred that the selected candidate has the following:
  • Experience managing a long-term project (a project which takes 6 months or longer to complete).
  • Experience managing multiple long-term projects at the same time.
  • Experience implementing rules, interpreting regulations, and/or following legal requirements. 
  • Experience writing technical documents.
  • Experience with public speaking.
  • Experience building or using a database.
  • Experience building or using GIS (Graphical Information Systems).


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: 21-004591-0001. 

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:

Fill out the Supplemental Questionnaire and Application NOW using the Internet. Apply Online
View and print the Supplemental Questionnaire. This recruitment requires completion of a supplemental questionnaire. You may view and print the supplemental questionnaire here.
Apply via Paper Application. You may also download and complete the Paper Application here.