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Recruitment #21-004594-0001


The Water & Science Administration is recruiting for an internal Regulatory and Compliance Engineer Supervisor position in the Safe Drinking Water Act 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.

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




Maryland Department of the Environment

Water & Science Administration/Safe Drinking Water Act Division

1800 Washington Blvd.,

Baltimore, MD 21230


This position manages the Safe Drinking Water Act Implementation Division, within the Water Supply Program, and has the responsibility of managing and overseeing the activities involved with drinking water compliance and enforcement and water quality. This position is responsible for the development, planning, and implementation of Maryland's primacy activities for the Public Water System Supervision Program, including the implementation of federal and State drinking water regulations that have been developed since 1974. The drinking water standards now cover over 95 regulated contaminants. In Maryland, over 3,700 public water systems are regulated; these systems serve approximately 85% of the State's population. This Division manages over 40,000 assessments per year to ensure that the public water systems are providing water that is safe for consumption.

This position is also responsible for developing program elements to ensure that water from public water systems is safe for the public, and that the public is informed about the quality of their drinking water, including what preventive measures are needed when the water quality does not meet standards. This position manages and negotiates agreements and contracts under federal grants in excess of $500,000 per year.

This position will perform work which involves exposure to hazardous conditions which may result in injury. This work involves special physical demands such as lifting 50 pounds or more, climbing ladders, etc.


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

Experience: Four years of engineering or architectural experience in pollution control, waste remediation, resource conservation, environmental protection, or public health and safety to ensure regulatory or quality 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 remediation, resource conservation, environmental protection, public health and safety, or a related area 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 up to one year of 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 may be substituted for the required education and one year of the required 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:

  • Experience with the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) regulatory process;
  • Strong written and oral communication skills;
  • Experience in leadership, ability to plan, organize, direct and manage multiple projects to meet strict deadlines;
  • Must possess strong analytical, problem solving and critical thinking skills. 


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


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 these positions.  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).

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 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 21-004594-0001.

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.