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GEOLOGIST I

LAND AND MATERIALS ADMINISTRATION

Recruitment #18-001028-0002

Introduction

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 an entry level position; therefore, the selected candidate will be offered the base salary.  Progression in the current position will be based upon the approval of annual increments and/or cost of living adjustments.

GRADE

15

LOCATION OF POSITION

Maryland Department of the Environment

Land & Materials Administration

Solid Waste Operations Division - Investigations & Remediation Division

1800 Washington Blvd.

Baltimore, MD 21230

Main Purpose of Job

The main purpose of this position is to provide geologic expertise in the Investigations & Remediation Section of the Solid Waste Operations Division, Solid Waste Program. This section is responsible for the review of environmental monitoring data, remedial investigations and plans, monitoring plans, and for performing related technical functions concerning solid waste, coal combustion byproducts, sewage sludge, and natural wood waste facilities. The incumbent will be trained to review and provide advice concerning groundwater and gas monitoring data, groundwater and gas monitoring plans and remedial activities; track required submittal of reports by landfills; and trained to act as a project manager and advisor to private industry, local, State and federal governments. 

This position involves work that has occasional exposure to the elements.  Environmental monitoring and closure reviews may involve site visits and often require project managers to walk and inspect large tracks of land.  Work may involve exposure to operating landfills which include heavy equipment, unstable working surfaces, fumes, and noise.  The incumbent may be required to walk in wooded areas to cite monitoring wells, etc., and may incur exposure to ticks, snakes, dump dogs, and other potentially injurious wildlife.  Landfill monitoring involves occasional moderate physical exertion in obtaining and transporting samples and sample containers - carrying sample bottles, shifting coolers with samples, etc. Work may entail considerable walking or long-distance driving to facilitate inspections.  Landfill conditions may require the use of protective equipment including steel-toed boots, hard hat, respirator, gloves, splash suits, and chemical protective boots.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Possession of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Geology, Environmental Geology or a related earth science.

Experience: None

Note: Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience at a rank of Corporal/Petty Officer or higher as a commissioned officer in physical science classification or physical science specialty codes in the geology field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required education. 

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

It is preferred that the selected candidate has the following:

A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Geology, Hydrogeology or Environmental Geology;

Proficient with MS Applications (Word, Excel, Access);

Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

1. Employees 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.

2. When assigned to an environmental program at the Department of the Environment, employees in this classification may be required to successfully complete and maintain certification as specified in the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration Regulations (Standards-29 CFR) 1910.120 Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response. Information about these regulations is available in the Human Resources Office of the Maryland Department of the Environment or may be obtained at the Occupational Safety and Health Administration Website.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

1. Employees in this classification may be required to walk over rough or unstable terrain or over long distances while wearing personal protection equipment such as respiratory protection equipment.

2. Employees in this classification may be subject to ongoing medical testing in accordance with the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration Regulations (Standards - 29 CFR) 1910.120 Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response.

3. Employees in this classification may be subject to call-in on a twenty-four hour basis and, therefore, will be required to provide the employing agency with a telephone number where they can be reached.

SELECTION PROCESS

Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the minimum /selective/preferred 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.  Applicants that meet the qualifications will be referred to the hiring unit for consideration of an interview/selection. 

Only those candidates that demonstrate, in their applications, the required qualifications will be deemed qualified and referred.  

EXAMINATION PROCESS

Your application is part of the examination process.  The assessment will be a rating of your education, training and experience related to the requirements of this position.  Therefore, it is important that you provide complete and accurate educational and employment information on your application. Successful candidates will be ranked as Best Qualified and placed on the cert list for at least one year. This list will be used by the hiring agency to select employees. 

 Education credentials and experience verification will be completed by the Appointing Authority.  If you are scheduled to complete an education or licensing requirement within six months of the examination, you may participate in the examination process, if one is required.  Please note that you will be required by the appointing agency to provide proof upon hire of all certifications, licenses, educational and work experiences.

The MD Department of the Environment does not sponsor individuals in the application of the H-1B Visa.  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 apply.  For education obtained outside the U.S., a copy of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service must be provided prior to hire.

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

It is STRONGLY preferred that you apply online; however, if you are unable to apply online, or encounter difficulty attaching required or optional documentation, you may submit via mail or deliver in person. Please be sure to include your name, identification number (Easy ID#) and reference number on any documentation to ensure timely processing.

Completed applications, required documentation, and any required addendums may be mailed to:

Peggie Jefferson  

Recruitment and Examination Division 

Office of Human Resources 1800 Washington Blvd.

 Baltimore, MD 21230 MDE

Reference Number:  18-001028-0002   

410-537-3879/email: peggie.jefferson@maryland.gov/Fax:410-537-3966

TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay

PLEASE NOTE: The 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. People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply. 

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