ENVIRONMENTAL COMPLIANCE SPECIALIST I
|Department||Maryland Department of the Environment|
|Date Opened||8/9/2023 3:54:00 PM|
|Filing Deadline||2/1/2024 5:00:00 PM|
|Salary||$50,392.00 - $80,551.00/year|
|HR Analyst||Tammy Lewis|
LOCATION OF POSITION
Main Purpose of Job
- Learns to conduct consultations, negotiations, inspections and investigations at wastewater treatment plants, industrial and commercial facilities, agricultural operations and construction sites and regulated entities to ensure compliance and enforcement of environmental laws and regulations in more than one of the following areas: water pollution control; sediment and erosion control; tidal and non-tidal wetlands; flood control and waterway construction; stormwater management; coal, non-coal and surface mining; air quality and air management control; solid waste management; hazardous waste control; and oil pollution control.
- Learns to develop, negotiate and recommend implementation plans for improvements or corrective actions needed for regulatory compliance at wastewater treatment plants, industrial and commercial facilities, agricultural operations and construction sites and regulated entities.
- Attends specified environmental and pollution control related training, seminars and courses.
- Learns to review maps, permits, licenses, construction plans and specifications to ensure compliance with applicable State and federal laws and regulations.
- Learns to collect samples, conduct field tests and measurements, take photographs, prepare drawings and diagrams and delineate boundaries.
- Learns to examine business and public records, such as property ownership, licensing or certification requirements and historical data to verify and obtain facts concerning the construction or operation of a site.
- Learns to initiate enforcement actions, such as issuance of warning notices, notices of violation or stop work orders when regulatory compliance has not been achieved through consultations and negotiations.
- Learns to assess damage caused by regulatory violation, prepare fine assessments and draft civil penalty case reports.
- Learns to recommend a course of action for violation case disposition, such as closure of file due to compliance, continuance of consultation, inspection or investigation activities, or referral of case for civil or criminal prosecution.
- Learns to investigate and resolve complaints from citizens and other governmental agencies regarding environmental pollution concerns.
- Learns to interview witnesses, complainants and clients to verify and obtain information related to site complaints;
- Learns to prepare and maintain reports and case records on the results of consultations and negotiations and the findings of inspections and investigations.
- Learns to testify at administrative hearings or in court proceedings concerning site findings and investigations or the conditions under which the citation was issued.
- Learns to respond to emergency incidents or natural disasters to assess environmental impact and determine how to control and abate the situation.
Experience: Four years of experience performing inspection or investigation work related to State, federal or local regulation, code or standard compliance.
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.
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.
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