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NATURAL RESOURCES PLANNER IV

Recruitment #18-002502-0001

Introduction

This is a position specific recruitment for the Department of Natural Resources, Critical Area Commission. 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.

GRADE

18

LOCATION OF POSITION

1804 West Street, Annapolis, Maryland (Anne Arundel County)

Main Purpose of Job

The Department of Natural Resources, Critical Area Commission for the Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays, is currently accepting applications for a Natural Resources Planner IV.

This position serves as a member of the Critical Area Commission's planning team. Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following: evaluate development projects, subdivisions, site plans, variances and other related proposals for impacts on natural resources and consistency with Critical Area requirements including stormwater management and habitat protection; conduct site visits; provide technical assistance to local governments including onsite guidance regarding stormwater management, habitat protection, coordination of local zoning and subdivision regulations with Critical Area requirements, correspondence and testimony at public hearings; advise property owners, consulting engineers, attorneys and the general public on the Critical Area law and regulations; review county and municipal Critical Area programs for consistency with State law and regulations; analyze and process local program amendments; prepare and present staff reports; research potential impacts of sea level rise on the Critical Area; assist in the design and implementation of climate change adaptation techniques for State and local agencies; review federal projects for consistency with Critical Area requirements; and analyze data related to land use, resource protection, property values and development regulations.

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: Five years of experience in natural resources planning or applied environmental science.

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, environmental sciences and one year of experience in natural resource 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, chemical, biological or environmental sciences maybe substituted for up to three years of the required experience.

3. Possession of a Doctorate 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, chemical, biological or environmental sciences maybe substituted for the required experience.

4. 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 experience and education.  

SELECTIVE QUALIFICATIONS

Applicants must meet the minimum and selective qualifications to be considered. Include clear and specific information on your application regarding your qualifications.

If not using substitution 3 or 4 noted above, then one year of experience with planning and zoning processes and habitat protection techniques is required.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Strong preference will be given to applicants that possess the following preferred qualifications. Include clear and specific information on your application regarding the qualifications.

1. Experience providing guidance to local governments, developers, property owners or others concerning storm water management, wildlife habitat protection or site design.

2. Experience analyzing or applying zoning ordinances, subdivision regulations or other development related codes.

3. Experience making public presentations or testifying at hearings or in educational settings.

4. Experience preparing reports or studies and making recommendations.

5. Excellent oral and written communication skills strongly preferred.

SELECTION PROCESS

Please make sure 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 with the exception of a foreign degree evaluation (if applicable). Your application may be approved pending receipt of the evaluation.

For education obtained outside of the United States (U.S.), you will be required to provide proof of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service. If you possess a degree obtained outside of the U.S., please submit a detailed, course-by-course evaluation report from one of the U.S. equivalency evaluating members identified at http://www.naces.org/members.html prior to hire.

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

EXAMINATION PROCESS

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. The rating will be based on the information provided on your application. Therefore, it is important you provide all the experience and education that is related to this position completely and accurately. Verifiable volunteer experience will be considered; please include it on your application, if applicable.

This recruitment does not require any additional materials to be uploaded with the exception of a foreign degree evaluation (if applicable). Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of completing the application. Please do not submit unsolicited documentation (resumes, cover letters, etc.). 

You will be required to complete a supplemental questionnaire.

BARGAINING UNIT STATUS

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.

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

The online application is STRONGLY preferred. If you are unable to apply online, you may submit a paper application and supplemental questionnaire to:

Department of Natural Resources
Human Resources
580 Taylor Avenue, C-3
Annapolis, MD 21401

The Human Resource Department is not responsible for applications sent to any other address.

Faxed or e-mailed applications will not be accepted.

Specific inquiries regarding this recruitment can be directed to Khia Poteat at khia.poteat@maryland.gov  

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.

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