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This recruitment is open to current employees of the Maryland Department of the Environment only .



Main Purpose of Job

This position serves as the Division Chief of the Lead Compliance and Accreditation Division and reports to the Program Manager of the Lead Poisoning Prevention Program. Responsibilities include: directing, developing, planning, and implementing the activities of the Division; managing federal grants and special funds upon which the Division operates. Key areas of responsibility will include supervision and management of supervisors and associated staff that are responsible for the accreditation, oversight, enforcement and reporting of the regulated community, coordination of activities at the State, federal, and local government levels, and communication of program activities to the general public, media, elected officials, and private sector. The incumbent of this position will review legislation and make recommendations to the Program Manager on legislation affecting the operations of the Division. The incumbent may represent MDE before legislative work groups or the Governor's Lead Poisoning Prevention Commission. This senior position requires strong management, technical, communication, negotiation, and interpersonal skills. This position is a Management Service appointment and will serve at the pleasure of the Appointing Authority.


Education: Possession of a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university that includes a minimum of 30 credits in: engineering; biological, environmental, physical or earth sciences; or other related degree.

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

1. Professional or scientific experience related to natural resources, environmental or public health may be substituted on a year-for-year basis.

2. Registration as an Environmental Sanitarian, Professional Engineer or a Juris Doctorate degree may be substituted for the required education.

3. One additional year of experience in professional scientific, natural resources, or environmetnal or public health may be substituted for the 30 specialized academic credits.


Selective Qualifications:
2 years experience in enforcement and administration of environmental or public health laws pertaining to Lead Poisoning Prevention in Maryland.


Preferred Qualifications :
2 years experience managing federal, State, or local grants and budgets.
Knowledge and/or experience interpreting and implementing federal, State, and local regulations and policies.


Please note: Maryland Department of the Environment participates in the E-Verify Program

"As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State's diversity."

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