The Regulatory Compliance Engineer I is an entry-level position that will assist the Division Chief with the implementation of a comprehensive dam safety program in Maryland. The Regulatory Compliance Engineer I will learn to process permits applications, inspect new dam construction, inspect existing impoundment structures, and provide technical engineering direction. This position protects the public from the inherent dangers associated with dam failures. The incumbent in this position will apply engineering skills to evaluate dam safety and downstream hazard conditions, determine required remedial repairs, review and approve construction plans, and establish action plans to ensure that loss of life and major property damage are minimized in the event of sudden releases of water caused by dam emergencies. As a representative of the Department, the incumbent in this position will attend meetings and hearings with State, federal, and local agencies; emergency management personnel; dam design consultants; dam owners; and the general public to provide dam safety advice and guidance on numerous complex dam safety issues.
Working condition of the position are as follows:
Work may involve exposure to uncomfortable or unpleasant surroundings when conducting inspections at certain dam sites that has heavy dust, steep grades and pass through heavy vegetation, noise, or inclement weather.
Work involves exposure to hazardous conditions which may result in injury. Dam Safety inspections may require heavy lifting, climbing ladders, entering confined spaces, manipulating mechanical systems on dams, etc. Also, dam sites may include active, heavy construction equipment and the need to transverse broken ground, hilly ground surfaces. In addition, may encounter deep, fast flowing streams, insects, arachnids, or poisonous plants.
Work requires use of protective equipment such as googles, gloves, mask, etc. Dam inspections often require special physical demands of accessing inspections galleries, small storm drain and spillway pipes, and climbing the slopes of earth embankments. Dams contain areas of confined space hazards requiring air monitoring and specialized training. This position is also exposed to other dangerous situations such as drowning hazards, falls from high outlet work structures while conducting inspections of existing structures and dams under constructions.
The incumbent in this position will 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 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 State vehicle.