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Recruitment #23-004590-0004


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 protecting the environment for all Marylanders, please apply to become part of MDE’s workforce. MDE offers competitive pay, great benefits, and opportunities for advancement and professional growth. MDE also offers you a wide range of benefits such as medical and dental coverage, paid time off (i.e., vacation, sick leave, personal leave), state pension, supplemental retirement options (i.e., 401k, 457b, etc.).




Maryland Department of the Environment

Land and Materials Administration (LMA)

Oil Control Program/Permit and Support Division 

1800 Washington Blvd.

Baltimore, MD 21230

Main Purpose of Job

The Oil Control Program, AST and Permits Section is recruiting for two Regulatory and Compliance Engineer I. The RCE I is an entry-level position. The incumbent in these positions will become knowledgeable in the analysis and evaluation of the construction, operation, inspection, and permitting of oil storage, handling facilities, and Aboveground Storage Tank (AST) systems to ensure regulatory compliance with engineering standards, practices, principles, and methods in accordance with COMAR 26.10.01, 26.10.13, 26.10.15, 26.10.17, 26.10.18 and COMAR 26.08. The incumbents are required to be certified by the Steel Tank Institute (STI) as both an AST inspector and an AST systems inspector in accordance with STI Standard SP001. The incumbents will also be responsible for processing and tracking compliance of the individual oil operations permits in the State as required in COMAR 26.10 and the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) individual and general permits as required in COMAR 26.08. These positions will require a working knowledge of the Administrative Procedures Act (APA) for the purpose of reviewing and issuing individual NPDES permits for oil terminals, including participation in public informational meetings and public hearings.


The incumbent’s work may be exposed to uncomfortable or unpleasant surroundings. This work may involve inspections of oil storage facilities and aboveground tank systems located in restricted access areas and may occur outside during inclement weather. The incumbents may be exposed to hazardous conditions which may result in injury. Facilities and vehicles inspected store, transfer, and transport oil including gasoline, diesel fuel, and used oil. Work may also involve special physical demands such as lifting 50 pounds or more. This work requires the occasional use of climbing ladders and working at heights during inspections. The incumbents will be required to use protective equipment such as goggles, gloves, masks, etc.


This position requires the incumbent to drive a State vehicle. 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 a State vehicle.


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

Experience: None.


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 may be substituted for the required education.

2. 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.

3. 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 education.


It is preferred that the selected candidate has an engineering degree in one of the following disciplines:


§  Mechanical

§  Chemical

§  Petroleum

§  Civil


It is also preferred that the selected candidate has the following:


§  Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite;

§  Experience or knowledge in  Mechanical, Chemical, Petroleum, or Civil Engineering;

§  Experience related to aboveground storage tanks, petroleum storage, and management, or wastewater treatment;

§  Training related to aboveground storage tanks or petroleum storage and management,   

§  Inspector certification related to the aboveground storage tanks (STI or API), non-destructive testing, or corrosion protection.


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.


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

The Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) Medical Monitoring Program (MMP) is designed to detect health risks or adverse effects of occupational exposure to hazardous materials and to direct targeted treatment and occupational illness/injury prevention strategies.  MDE employees who may be exposed to hazardous materials are required to participate in a pre-placement, regular, and/or post-termination medical examination.  MDE has determined that this position be part of the MMP; therefore, applicants selected for employment must successfully complete and pass the medical monitoring examination as a condition of employment.​


Applicants who meet the minimum 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 experience.

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.


Contractual employees who work for an agency covered under the State Employee and Retiree Health and Welfare Benefits Program (the Program), have a current employment contract, and work 30 or more hours a week (or on average 130 hours per month) may be eligible for subsidized health benefits coverage for themselves and their dependents.  As a contractual employee, you will be responsible for paying 25% of the premiums for your medical and prescription coverage, including any eligible dependents you have enrolled. The State of Maryland will subsidize the remaining 75% of the cost for these benefits. You can also elect to enroll in dental coverage, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, and life insurance, but will be responsible to pay the full premium for these benefits.


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 in our office by 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 Peggie Jefferson at 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 #23-004590-0004. 


For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact Peggie Jefferson at 410-537-3879.  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  


This is a specific position for the Maryland Department of the Environment. The resulting certified eligible list will be maintained for one year. Persons interested in future vacancies within this classification must re-apply.  


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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