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Recruitment #18-000954-0001




4200 Gardiner Road, Waldorf, Maryland 20601

Main Purpose of Job

This is managerial and supervisory work assisting in the development and implementation of local and state resource conservation district programs. Employee in this classification serves as the department's representative with seven soil conservation districts within the Patuxent region of the state, assisting in development of local district programs to achieve state resource conservation goals.


Serves as resource person to district boards and staff of the local conservation districts in finances, personnel and communication needs. Guides and assists boards of the local conservation districts in planning and implementing statewide programs at the local level, including public information, outreach, technical assistance and promotion of conservation programs. Meets with soil conservation district Boards of Supervisors and staff within the assigned region to communicate information relating to state programs, policy or practices, identify or resolve issues and to further cooperative efforts relating to the Maryland Department of Agriculture or district programs, policies and programs.

Supervises and coordinates the work of state employees who are located in various district offices and are composed of district managers, planners, engineering technicians, technicians, secretaries and subordinate staff of local resource conservation districts.

Plans, develops and coordinates training programs for subordinate staff and staff employed by the boards of the local conservation districts.

Represents the Maryland Department of Agriculture at meetings, tours, hearings and conferences with officials and representatives of local conservation districts; U.S. Department of Agriculture; federal, state, county and municipal agencies; the agricultural community; conservation interest groups; and the general public in order to promote and coordinate efforts in resource conservation, water quality protection and related resource enhancement programs.


Education: Possession of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.

Experience: Three years of supervisory or administration experience in soil conservation, water quality protection or related agricultural or natural resource program.


1. Additional administrative or supervisory experience in a soil conservation, water quality protection or related agricultural or natural resource program may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the required education.

2. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience at a rank of Corporal/Petty Officer or higher as a commissioned officer in soil conservation classifications or soil conservation specialty codes in the soil conservation field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience and education.


Candidates appointed to positions 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.


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 will be ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified and placed on the eligible (employment) list for at least one year.



Resumes will NOT be accepted in lieu of completing the online or paper application.

Online applications are STRONGLY preferred, however paper applications will be accepted from candidates who may not have internet access.  All paper applications must be received by 4:30 PM on the closing date, no exceptions.  (Postmarks not accepted.)  

If you are submitting additional information, such as transcripts, the preferred method is to upload them online with your application.  If you are unable to upload, you may mail, hand-deliver or fax (HR Fax # 443-602-9831).  Mailing Address: Maryland Department of Agriculture, Human Resource Office, Room 304, 50 Harry S. Truman Parkway, Annapolis, MD  21401.

For questions concerning this recruitment, please contact: Hazel Day at 410-841-5840 or

TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity. People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply. We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.