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ENVIRONMENTAL COMPLIANCE SPECIALIST I

Recruitment #22-001878-0012

Introduction

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 Land and Materials Administration, Resource Management Program is recruiting for an Environmental Compliance Specialist I. This is a position specific recruitment for the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE). This recruitment will be used to fill current and future vacancies for this position/function only. The resulting eligible list will be maintained for one year. Persons interested in future vacancies within this classification must re-apply.

GRADE

14

LOCATION OF POSITION

Maryland Department of the Environment

Land and Materials Administration 

Resource Management Program

Animal Feeding Operations Division

120 Broadway Street, Suite 13

Centreville, MD 21617

Main Purpose of Job

This is an entry level field position within the Animal Feeding Operation (AFO) Division of the Resource Management Program in the Land and Materials Administration. The Environmental Compliance Specialist I is responsible for performing inspections at Animal Feeding Operations (AFO). The incumbent in this position will learn to evaluate, recommend, and maintain effective best management practices on production and land areas of AFOs to ensure protection of human health and the environment. 

Working conditions of this position include:

Exposure to uncomfortable or unpleasant surroundings. There will be areas where manure and animal carcasses are stored and generated.

Work involves use of protective equipment such as googles, gloves, mask, etc. Biohazard gear is mandatory at AFOs to prevent or reduce the transfer of contaminants between AFOs.

The incumbent in this position will be required to drive a State vehicle throughout the State of Maryland.  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. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Experience: Four years of experience performing inspection or investigation work related to State, federal or local regulation, code or standard compliance.

Notes:

1. Candidates may substitute sixty credit hours from an accredited college or university which includes thirty credit hours in any combination of disciplines such as earth science, environmental science, geology, civil or environmental engineering, biology, chemistry, agronomy, forestry or other related discipline and two years of experience performing inspection or investigation work related to State, federal or local regulation, code or standard compliance for the required experience.

2. Candidates may substitute the possession of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in earth science, environmental science, geology, civil or environmental engineering, biology, chemistry, agronomy, forestry or other related discipline for the required experience.

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

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

It is preferred that the selected candidate has the following:

 

§  Willing to work on the Eastern Shore.

§  Background and understanding in agricultural operations in two or more of the following fields: poultry, turkey, dairy, swine, horses or beef.

§  Experience in preparing, reviewing or writing Nutrient Management Plans within the State of Maryland.

§  A Maryland Certification in Nutrient Management.

§  A degree in Agriculture, Animal Science, Agronomy, Soil or Plant Sciences.

§  Experience related to the agricultural field or agricultural inspection work.  

§  Have a strong working knowledge operating a laptop computer.


LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

1. 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.

2. Employees in this classification may be required to obtain and maintain certification or license in the designated environmental compliance area.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Employees in this classification are subject to call-in and, therefore, will be required to provide the employer with a phone number where they can be reached.

SELECTION PROCESS

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).

 

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.

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

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 Shantasia Baker at  Shantasia.Baker1@maryland.gov. 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 #22-001878-0012. For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact Shantasia Baker/MDE Recruitment and Examination Division at 410-537-3808.


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 Application.Help@maryland.govAppropriate 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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