Program Manager III

State of Maryland

Baltimore, MD, USA 🇺🇸


Chief, Regulatory and Customer Service Division

Recruitment #21-005478-0016

DEPARTMENTMDE – Water and Science Administration (WSA)
DATE OPENED7/15/2021 3:38:00 PM
FILING DEADLINE7/29/2021 5:00:00 PM
SALARY$65,857-$85,882 with potential growth to $105,735


The Water and Science Administration is recruiting for a Program Manager III in the Wetlands and Waterways Program/Regulatory and Customer Service. This is a position specific recruitment for the Maryland Department of the Environment. This recruitment will be used to fill current and future vacancies for this position/function only. The resulting cert list will be maintained for one year. Persons interested in future vacancies within this classification must re-apply.  This is a Management Service position and will serve at the pleasure of the Appointing Authority.



Maryland Department of the Environment 
Water and Science Administration/Wetland and Waterways Program 
1800 Washington Blvd.
Baltimore, MD 21230

Main Purpose Of Job

The main purpose of this position is to serve as the Division Chief of the Regulatory and Customer Service Division.  The incumbent in this position will assist in the implementation and management of an effective statewide program unique to the Water and Science Administration.  The Division Chief has primary responsibility for implementing the Section 401 Water Quality Certification (WQC) Program; the Federal Coastal Zone Management Act (CZMA), Section 307 Federal Consistency Determinations, and, NEPA-related actions for the Program. The Division Chief will also oversees and manage the implementation of policy and regulatory changes and updates to statute and regulation affecting the Wetlands and Waterways Program.

The incumbent in this position will assist and oversee the process of obtaining and managing federal wetland and waterway-related grants; negotiating and managing federal grants; negotiation and management of contracts; and will participate in workshops and conferences held by a variety of state and national organizations.

The Division Chief is responsible for overseeing the in-processing and screening of applications for wetland and waterway permits as well as taking actions to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the process, including actions to better educate the regulated community as well as the public on the regulatory process and the value of wetland and waterway resources.

The position is responsible for the supervision of professional and technical staff in planning, initiating and tracking 401 WQC, CZMA, NEPA, Grants, and Legislative and regulatory updates and associated activities. The position plans, coordinates, supervises and evaluates the work of the subordinate staff in the Division.  Responsibilities also include developing short and long-term plans for the Division’s operations and resources, ensures that critical information is collected and reported for the CZMA semi-annual report and other Programmatic reporting required through grants or legislation. The incumbent in this position will also represents the Program, WSA and MDE at meetings with interested parties, and the public. 


EDUCATION: Possession of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university that includes 30 credits in engineering, biological, environmental, physical sciences or other appropriate technical education, or possession of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Environmental Law or Environmental Public Policy or other appropriate related degree.

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

NOTES: (1) Professional or scientific experience related to natural resources, environment or public health may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for education. (2) Registration as a Professional Engineer may be substituted for the required education. (3) One additional year of experience in professional scientific, natural resources, or environmental or public health may be substituted for the 30 specialized academic credits.


Preference will be given to applicants who possess the following preferred qualification(s). Include clear and specific information on your application regarding your qualifications.

  • Knowledge of state and/or federal wetlands and waterways regulatory programs and processes;
  • Knowledge of state and/or federal State Certification of Water Quality under Section 401 of the Clean Water Act;
  • Knowledge of state and/or federal Coastal Zone Management Programs under the Coastal Zone Management Act;
  • Experience in program management and the supervision of employees;
  • Strong professional oral and written communication skills;
  • Strong problem solving skills and customer service orientation;
  • Experience in drafting statutes or regulations;
  •  Experience with disciplined approaches to review processes and achieve process improvements


Employees in this classification may be assigned duties that require the operation of a motor vehicle. Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess a valid motor vehicle operator’s license.


Applicants who meet the minimum (and selective) 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 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 experiences.

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).

Completed 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




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 by 5 pm, close of business, on 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 Tammy Lewis, [email protected].  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 Number: 21-005478-0016.

For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact Tammy Lewis/MDE Recruitment and Examination at 410-537-3130. 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 at 410-767-4850 or [email protected].

Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon by calling 410-537-3100 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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