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Recruitment #23-004590-0007


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, as well as opportunity for advancement and professional growth – MDE offers a wide range of benefits such as medical and dental coverage, paid time off (i.e. vacation, sick 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 one Regulatory and Compliance Engineer I (RCE I). The RCE I is an entry-level position. The incumbent in this position will become knowledgeable in the analysis and evaluation of the construction, operation, inspection, and permitting of oil storage and 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 incumbent is 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 incumbent 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. This position 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 employee is required to participate in the Maryland Department of the Environment’s (MDE) sponsored medical monitoring and training and follow MDE safety protocols. The employee will be assigned duties that require the operation of a motor vehicle. The employee will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator’s license valid in the State of Maryland.

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.​ The employee will participate in the Program goals and objectives identified in the Agency’s Strategic Plan.


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.


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. 


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 Shantasia Baker 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 #23-004590-0007.

For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact Shantasia Baker at 410-537-3808.  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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