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REGULATORY AND COMPLIANCE ENGINEER/ARCHITECT III

Recruitment #22-004592-0001

Introduction

This is a position specific recruitment limited to candidates willing to work in the Mining Program, Abandoned Mine Lands Division in Frostburg, MD. This recruitment will be used to fill current and future vacancies for this position/function only. The resulting certified eligible list will be maintained for one year.  Persons interested in future vacancies within this classification must re-apply.

GRADE

19

LOCATION OF POSITION

Maryland Department of the Environment
Land and Materials Administration 
Mining Program, Abandoned Mine Lands Division 
160 South Water Street
Frostburg, MD 21532

Main Purpose of Job

The incumbent in this position will work under the general supervision of higher-level Regulatory and Compliance Engineers on assigned projects involving the development, design and construction of abandoned coal mine reclamation projects and evaluations/studies of abandoned coal mine issues. The incumbent in this position will be responsible for assigned tasks that may include project engineering design, engineering studies, land surveying, computer aided drafting, site reconnaissance, construction inspection, data input into geographic information systems/databases and other various work needed to develop engineering plans for abandoned mine reclamation projects and to comply with federal oversight requirements. 

This position requires the incumbent to be knowledgeable of engineering standards and practices to evaluate projects and environmental permit applications during the planning, design and construction phases to ensure that they are completed in accordance with approved plans. The incumbent may also provide guidance and direction to engineering consultants, specialists, and technicians and may respond to inquiries from government agencies, the public and other interested parties concerned with abandoned mines. This response may be in the form of written reports that determine the nature and cause of a problem and include recommendations for remediation or prevention of environmental impacts.

 

Working conditions of this position are as follows:

 

· Work requires inspection at construction project sites during inclement weather. During site inspections the surroundings may be unpleasant and can be noisy due to heavy construction.

 

· Work involves exposure to heavy equipment work areas and exposure to abandoned mining hazards including dangerous highwalls (cliffs), unstable and steep spoil and coal refuse piles, dangerous water impoundments and abandoned buildings. Field studies often encounter wildlife including snakes, bears, and ticks.

 

· Work requires special physical demands such as lifting and carrying survey equipment and supplies weighing 50 or more over steep and rocky terrain. The incumbent in this position is required to use protective equipment such as gloves, hard hats and steel toe boots to meet OSHA & MSHA construction site regulations.

 

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 from 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

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

Experience: Two years 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/architectural standards, practices, principles and methods.

Notes:

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 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 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 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.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

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

  • Experience managing projects that remediate Health, Safety and Environmental hazards;
  • Experience using AutoCAD and Civil Engineering Software;
  • Experience in developing plans and written construction specifications for bidding, contracting and environmental permit applications; 
  • Experience analyzing stream hydrology and hydraulics using Hydrologic Engineering Center’s River Analysis System (HEC-RAS); 
  • Engineering experience with projects that remediate Health, Safety and Environmental hazards.

LIMITATIONS ON SELECTION

This position is limited to candidates willing to work in Allegany and Garrett Counties. 

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

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.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

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.

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 the 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 Reform and 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 Olivia Finley olivia.finley@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 #22-004592-0001.

For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact Olivia Finley/MDE Recruitment and Examination Division at 410-537- 3105.

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.gov

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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