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Recruitment #17-003323-0001


This is a position specific recruitment for Department of Natural Resources, Resource Assessment Service, Maryland Geological Survey in Baltimore, MD.  This recruitment will be used to fill current vacancies for the position and may be used to fill future vacancies in the same classification/function.  Future vacancies may also be filled via other recruitments.  The resulting eligible list will be maintained for one year. 




Baltimore, MD (Baltimore City)

Main Purpose of Job

The Department of Natural Resources, (Resource Assessment Service, Maryland Geological Survey, Baltimore, MD), is currently accepting applications for a Conservation Associate II. The primary purpose of this position is to assist in groundwater and surface-water studies throughout Maryland. The successful applicant will carry out field and office duties that include but are not limited to: collecting hydrologic and geologic data related to water quality and quantity; operating and maintaining field equipment; assisting in collecting land elevation surveys; assisting in preparation of maps, databases, data layers, and other products relating to groundwater conditions; interacting with technical professionals and homeowners; and providing information to citizens, businesses, property owners, and other stakeholders. The position will involve both field and office work.


Experience: One year as a Conservation Associate I in the Maryland State Service.


Education: Possession of an Associate Degree or sixty semester hours from an accredited college or university, including at least eighteen semester hours in physical or biological science, engineering, or natural resources related course work.

Experience: One year full-time subprofessional technical experience in the natural resource fields or engineering.


Education: Graduation from a standard high school or possession of a state high school equivalence certificate.

Experience: Three years of full-time subprofessional technical experience in the natural resources fields or engineering.


1. Completion of a State of Maryland sponsored Water Sewer Operators training course may be substituted for one year of the required experience.

2. Applicants may substitute thirty semester hours of which nine hours must be in physical or biological science, engineering or natural resources related course work for one year of the required experience.

3. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a non-commissioned officer in Environmental Engineering and Natural Resources Management classifications or Environmental Engineering and Natural Resources Management specialty codes in the Engineering or Natural Resources field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience and education.


Strong preference will be given to applicants that possess the following.  Include clear and specific information on your application regarding the qualification(s).

Basic knowledge of tools and field equipment used in hydrogeologic studies is preferred. 


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

2. The nature of some positions in this class may require that the employee possess a valid Class A Maryland driver’s license. Therefore, possession of such a license may be required prior to appointment.


1. Candidates must be willing to travel and be available for work in any part of the State, subject to change of assignments as the work requires.

2. Persons appointed to the positions may be required to reside in the region, county, or area to which assigned.

3. Some positions in this classification are assigned duties which will require the individual to be examined by a physician. After an offer of employment, applicants for such positions will be given a medical examination to certify the ability to perform the essential job functions.


Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment.  All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date.  We will not consider information submitted after this date.  Successful candidates may be ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified and placed on the employment (eligible) list for at least one year.


Your application is part of the examination process. The examination will consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience related to the requirements of this position. This recruitment does not require any additional materials to be uploaded.  The rating will be based on the information provided on your application. Therefore, it is important that you provide all the experience and education that is related to this position completely and accurately.

Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of completing the application. Please do not submit unsolicited documentation (resumes, transcripts, cover letters etc.). You will be required to complete a supplemental questionnaire.


The incumbent in this position is a member of a covered bargaining unit and will be required to pay a bi-weekly service fee to the exclusive representative of the bargaining unit.



Online application is STRONGLY preferred. If online access is unavailable, you may submit a paper application to:

Department of Natural Resources

Human Resources

580 Taylor Avenue, C-3

Annapolis, MD 21401

Faxed or e-mailed applications will not be accepted. The Human Resource Department is not responsible for applications sent to any other address.

Specific inquiries regarding this recruitment can be directed to Khia Poteat at

TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay.

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country, and encourage them to apply.

Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply.

As an equal opportunity employer Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity.