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Recruitment #22-000661-0001


The Maryland Department of the Environment is charged with protecting and preserving the State's air, water and land resources and safeguarding the environmental health of all Maryland’s citizens.  The Agency’s mission is to protect and restore the environment for the health and well-being of all Marylanders with a vision of healthy, vibrant, and sustainable communities and ecosystems in Maryland.


The Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) is seeking applicants to fill an Environmental Program Manager I position within the Air and Radiation Administration.  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 the 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.




Maryland Department of the Environment

Air and Radiation Administration, Air Monitoring Program

Data Management & Quality Assurance Division

1800 Washington Blvd. 

Baltimore MD  21230

Main Purpose of Job

The Environmental Program Manager serves as the Division Chief and will be responsible for administering and directing the activities of the Division of Data Management & Quality Assurance within the Air Monitoring Program. This position conducts management of ambient air monitoring data for criteria and toxic air pollutants generated by the MD Department of the Environment’s statewide air monitoring network, as well as the precursors of ozone, as mandated by the Federal Clean Air Act and in support of State Implementation Plan development. The Division is responsible for the validation and quality assurance of ambient air data for the approved monitoring network in the State of Maryland and must ensure consistency with EPA guidelines for quality assurance, data capture and transmittal to the National Air Quality data base AQS. Data is used for demonstrating attainment status relative to the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS), for reporting the Air Quality Index (AQI), input to forecasting and computer dispersion models, various unique visual displays and animations of pollutant concentrations and associated meteorology (real-time and historical), air pollution episode analysis, to determine local and national ambient air quality trends and for use in problem definition and control program development.

The incumbent in this position 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 a State vehicle.


Education:   A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university including 30 credit hours in engineering or the biological, environmental or physical sciences.

Experience: Three years of experience supervising a professional staff or as a project supervisor in the General field of work.


1. Candidates may substitute additional experience in engineering, public administration or law as related to environmental health on a year-for-year basis for the required education.

2. Applicants may substitute registration as an Environmental Sanitarian or as a Professional Engineer for the required education.

3. Applicants may substitute one additional year of experience in engineering, public administration or law related to environmental health for the 30 credit hours of required education.

4. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience at a rank of Corporal/Petty Officer or higher as a commissioned officer in Environmental Engineering and Natural Resources classifications or Environmental Engineering and Natural Resources specialty codes in the Engineering, Natural Resources and Science field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required education and experience.


Preference will be given to applicants who possess the following preferred qualification(s). Include clear and specific information on your application regarding all qualifications.

It is preferred that the selected candidate has the following:

· Two years supervising Ambient Air Quality Monitoring professionals;

· Familiarity with the Code of Federal Regulations, Title 40 (Protection of the Environment), Part 58, Ambient Air Quality Surveillance.


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


Candidates appointed to positions in these classifications 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. For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact Olivia Finley/ MDE Recruitment and Examination Division at 410-537- 3105.  Reference Recruitment Number: 22-000661-0001.


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.

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