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NATURAL RESOURCES PLANNER I

Recruitment #18-002308-0006

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

13

LOCATION OF POSITION

Maryland Department of the Environment

Water and Science Administration

Integrated Water Planning Program

1800 Washington Blvd., Baltimore, MD 21230

Main Purpose of Job

This is an entry level position in the Water and Science Administration, Integrated Water Planning Program.  The incumbent of this position will learn to review, track, and certify water quality trading activity and information for compliance with State laws and regulations and guidance. This position provides support in further development of water quality trading guidance and the institution of Environmental Markets in the State. The incumbent will be responsible for providing technical and programmatic assistance to internal and external partners on implementing the Chesapeake Bay total maximum daily load (TMDL) Watershed Implementation Plan (WIP).

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Possession of a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in an environmental science or natural resources planning, management or development.

Experience: None

Notes:

1. Possession of a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in urban or regional planning, engineering, physical geography, or the physical, chemical, biological sciences and one year of experience in natural resources planning or applied environmental science may be substituted for the required education.

2. Possession of a Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university in natural resources planning, management, administration, development, environmental, urban or regional planning; resources economics or development; environmental system management; water or land resources planning and management; environmental landscape architecture; or the physical, biological, chemical or environmental sciences maybe substituted for up to three years of the required experience.

3. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in the  general natural resources management and biological sciences classifications or general natural resources management and biological sciences specialty codes in the general natural resources management and biological sciences 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:

  • Knowledge of the development of watershed restoration planning, data management, and environmental markets;  
  • Good professional oral and written communications skill;
  • Knowledge in data management and data Quality Assurance/Quality Control;
  • Proficiency in customer service.

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

Not Applicable

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., you will be required to provide proof of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service.

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. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of completing the state application. You may email required documentation, transcripts and addendums to Olivia.finley@maryland.gov or fax to 410-537-3966.

Olivia Finley, Recruitment and Examination Division

Office of Human Resources

MDE Reference Number:18-002308-0006

1800 Washington Blvd. Baltimore, MD 21230

Office: 410-537-3105 

The MD State Application Form can be found online.

PLEASE NOTE: The Maryland Department of the Environment participates in the E-Verify Program.

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