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Resource Management Program

Recruitment #22-005479-9004


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 (LMA) is recruiting for a Program Manager IV. 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.  This is a management service position that will serve at the pleasure of the appointing authority.




Maryland Department of the Environment
Land and Materials Administration
Resource Management Program
1800 Washington Blvd. 
Baltimore, MD 21230

Main Purpose of Job

This position serves as the Program Manager responsible of the overall management of the Resource Management Program (RMP). The RMP consists of three divisions: Biosolids Division, Animal Feeding Operations Division, and the Waste Diversion Division. The incumbent in this position ensures that the RMP's responsibilities are well coordinated and efficiently and consistently implemented in accordance with applicable law and MDE and LMA goals and objectives. The Program Manager IV supervises the activities of subordinate program staff and oversees the development and training of personnel, determines program resource needs, and coordinates the work of all three program divisions. The position is responsible for developing, implementing, and maintaining program policies, establishing programmatic standard operating procedures, program goals and performance measures, as well as developing and implementing permitting and enforcement strategies.  The incumbent will confer with the LMA Director/Deputy Director and the Operational and Administrative Services Program (OASP) on RMP’s budget and grant management.  

The Program Manager IV is also responsible for the implementation of Maryland's sustainable materials management program, including State agency and county government recycling; newsprint, telephone book, and electronics recycling; recycling market development; food waste prevention and recycling; and review of county recycling plans. 

The position coordinates the development, review, proposal, and promulgation of sewage sludge, animal feeding operations, and recycling and waste diversion regulations in the Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR) and ensures that public meetings and hearings are organized and timely scheduled for permits and regulatory activities, and that any applicable legal requirements are adhered to. The position is further responsible for overseeing the technical review of all sewage sludge, animal feeding operations, and scrap tires permits/license applications, including all data and pertinent supporting documents, such as engineering plans and specifications, operations and maintenance manuals, and other technical documents; sewage sludge, animal feeding operations, scrap tires status reports; special project proposals; and similar requests for technical evaluation and guidance. 

The position will oversee inspections, complaint investigations, compliance, and enforcement activities for the animal feeding operations program. The position serves in a liaison capacity with high level managers and officials in local, State, and federal agencies on various initiatives related to RMP’s regulatory authority and/or program operations and activities.

The Program Manager IV reviews proposed legislation related to sewage sludge, animal feeding operations, and recycling and waste diversion, and will be responsible for developing position statements for the Director/Deputy Director review. The position prepares fiscal and operating impact statements and coordinates the program’s implementation of new legislation. 


EDUCATION: Possession of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university that includes 30 credits in engineering, biological, environmental, physical sciences or other appropriate technical education, or possession of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Environmental Law or Environmental Public Policy or other appropriate related degree.

EXPERIENCE: 6 years of experience supervising a professional staff in an environmental field or experience as an environmental project manager including assigning tasks, setting priorities, and reviewing work products.

NOTES: (1) Professional or scientific experience related to natural resources, environment or public health may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for education. (2) Registration as a Professional Engineer may be substituted for the required education. (3) One additional year of experience in professional scientific, natural resources, or environmental or public health may be substituted for the 30 specialized academic credits.


It is preferred that the selected candidate has the following:

  • Strong interpersonal, leadership, and planning and organizational skills.
  • Strong communication skills to engage a wide variety of stakeholders, including farmers, environmental groups, the public, and federal and State regulatory agencies.
  • Technical expertise developing and/or implementing or providing consulting services for or managing projects involving the federal Clean Water Act and/or National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permits and water quality regulations, natural resources conservation, or science-based nutrient management. 
  • Technical expertise in materials management, such as reuse, recycling, including State agency and local government recycling, printed materials recycling, electronics recycling, and recycling market development, food waste recycling and food waste prevention, and generally waste diversion/sustainability management.
  • Experience working for or with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Wastewater Management, the University of Maryland Agriculture Extension- Agriculture and Natural Resources, or another college or university agriculture and/or natural resources extension program, the U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service, or the Maryland Department of Agriculture.
  • Experience working for or with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Resource Conservation and Recovery, or other State or local government agency or private entity that is tasked with sustainable materials management responsibilities or work, and/or developing sustainable materials management policy and strategies.


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 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. 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. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application. Incorrect application forms will not be accepted. 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.



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 Examination 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 Tammy Lewis,  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 Tammy Lewis/MDE Recruitment and Examination Division at 410-537- 3130. 
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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