ENVIRONMENTAL COMPLIANCE SPECIALIST I
|Department||MDE - Land and Materials Administration (LMA)|
|Date Opened||11/14/2023 09:00:00 AM|
|Filing Deadline||11/28/2023 5:00:00 PM|
|Salary||$50,392.00 - $80,551.00/year|
|HR Analyst||Peggie Jefferson|
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.
If you are looking for an exciting career committed to helping the environment for all Marylanders, please apply to become part of MDE’s workforce. MDE offers competitive pay, great benefits, opportunities to telework, as well as opportunities for advancement and professional growth – MDE offers you a wide range of benefits such as medical and dental coverage, paid time off (i.e., vacation, sick leave), state pension, and supplemental retirement options (i.e., 401k, 457b etc.). MDE headquarters facility offers free parking, a food court, and a gym.
LOCATION OF POSITION
Main Purpose of Job
These are entry-level field positions within the Animal Feeding Operation (AFO) Division of the Resource Management Program in the Land and Materials Administration. The Environmental Compliance Specialist I are responsible for performing inspections at Animal Feeding Operations (AFO). The incumbent in these positions 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 through applications, implementation, and enforcement of the General Discharge Permit for Animal Feeding Operations and other applicable permits, public health, and environmental laws and regulations.
Working conditions of these positions include exposure to uncomfortable or unpleasant surroundings. There will be areas where manure and animal carcasses are stored and generated. Work involves the use of protective equipment such as goggles, gloves, masks, etc. Biohazard gear is mandatory at AFOs to prevent or reduce the transfer of contaminants between AFOs.
The incumbent in this position may 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 a State vehicle.
PLEASE NOTE THESE POSITIONS ARE LOCATED ON THE EASTERN SHORE.
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.
DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
It is preferred that the selected candidate has the following:
- Willing to work on the Eastern Shore;
- Background and understanding of agricultural operations in two or more of the following fields: poultry, turkey, ducks, dairy, swine, horses, or beef
- Knowledge and/or 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, Agriculture Engineering, Environmental Science, Agronomy, Soil or Plant Sciences;
- Knowledge and/or experience related to the agricultural field or agricultural inspection work;
- Experience using Microsoft Office Suite;
- Experience using Google Workspace.
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.
STATE OF MARYLAND BENEFITS (Click ctrl+link to view all benefits)
PERSONAL LEAVE - New State employees are awarded six (6) personal leave days annually (prorated based on start date)
ANNUAL LEAVE - ten (10) days of accumulated annual leave per year.
SICK LEAVE – fifteen (15) days of accumulated sick leave per year.
PARENTAL LEAVE – up to sixty (60) days of paid parental leave upon the birth or adoption of a child.
HOLIDAYS – State employees also celebrate at least twelve (12) holidays per year.