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Recruitment #18-004614-0001


**This recruitment has been extended. Candidates who previously applied do not need to reapply.**

This is a position specific recruitment for the Department of Natural Resources, Engineering & Construction Unit. 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.




Tawes State Office Building, 580 Taylor Avenue, Annapolis, Maryland (Anne Arundel County)

Main Purpose of Job

The Department of Natural Resources, Engineering & Construction Unit, is currently accepting applications for an Agency Project Engineer/Architect Lead under direction of the Deputy Director. This position is responsible for developing designs, design reviews, site inspections and project management of agency operating projects and acts as a liaison to the Department of General Services on large-scale multi-year capital projects.

Applicants should have knowledge of following: Advanced principles and practices of engineering as applied to site development and public works, including planning and development, design and construction, operation maintenance and engineering services; federal and state environmental permitting regulations,; engineering methods of preparing permits, designs, plans, specifications, estimates, reports, and recommendations relating to site development and public works improvements; budgetary practices and business mathematics; administrative research, graphic and tabular presentation of data and report composition.

Applicants must have the ability to: Plan, organize, and direct comprehensive engineering and capital improvement projects; schedule and program work on a long-term basis; conduct thorough engineering investigations related to site design, storm water management, and mechanical (HVAC) design; prepare construction documents with the use of AutoCAD; prepare, review, and approve comprehensive analyses and reports of the engineering activities; express ideas on technical subjects clearly and concisely, orally and in writing; read, understand, and apply complex materials; operate a vehicle in the course of employment; understand and carry out oral and written instructions; establish and maintain effective relationships with those contacted in the course of work.


Education: A Bachelor’s degree in engineering or architecture from an accredited college or university.

Experience: Three years of experience as a design and project manager engineer or architect for agency capital and operating construction, maintenance and system services projects.


1. Additional experience as an engineer or architect in the building construction field involving the design, construction or repair of building structures or system services may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the required education.

2. Professional Engineer or Professional Architect registration in the State of Maryland or in a state with comparable requirements may be substituted for the required education and experience.

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


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

One year of experience with Hydrology & Hydraulics design modeling software including StreamStats, HydroCAD, HY-8 and HEC-RAS programs is required.


1. Experience with AutoCad (v. 2016 minimum).

2. Experience in civil site design specializing in commercial, industrial and institutional site design and including stormwater management, grading, sediment control, utility design, ADA requirements and marine work.

3. Experience in project management working with and coordinating with multiple agencies such as the Department of General Services and Maryland Department of the Environment to take a project from concept through final construction.


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.


Employees may be required to carry an electronic paging device or provide the employing agency with a telephone number where the employee can be reached.


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 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.


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.

Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of completing the application. Please do not submit unsolicited documentation (transcripts, resumes, cover letters, etc.). 

You will be required to complete a supplemental questionnaire.



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

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.