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Recruitment #19-001028-0003


This is a position specific recruitment in which the Maryland Department of the Environment/Land and Materials Administration/Mining Program.  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 the 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.




Maryland Department of the Environment

Land and Materials Administration

Mining Program

1800 Washington Blvd.

Baltimore MD  21230

Main Purpose of Job

This is an entry level position in which the incumbent in this position will be trained to assist in the implementation of the State Surface Mining Law by insuring that applications for mining permits, and reclamation are consistent with the rules, regulations and Department goals for the greatest feasible utilization of the State's non-coal mineral resources; protection of public health and safety, and prevention of adverse environmental impacts. The incumbent is occasionally required to attend, and testify at public and formal hearings. This position will be required to work in the field as well as the headquarters office.

The incumbent may be exposed to uncomfortable or unpleasant surroundings.  The incumbent may be exposed to hazardous conditions which may result in injury when performing duties such as, visits to operating quarries and proposed mining sites.  This position occasionally requires extended periods of time outdoors in adverse weather conditions.  The incumbent on occasion may be required to walk for extended periods up and down steep terrain.  While at mining operation, the incumbent must adhere to State and Federal safety requirements.  The incumbent may be required to use a hard hat, hearing protection, goggles, gloves or any other prescribed safety item.

This position requires the incumbent to drive a State vehicle.  If you maintain an out-of-state driving license, you must provide a certified copy of your driving record for the appropriate Motor Vehicle Administration at the time of appointment.  Individuals must maintain a driver's license with no more than 5 points on their driving record in order to drive a State vehicle. 


Education:   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. 


It is preferred that the selected candidate has the following:

  • A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Geology, Environmental Science, Environmental Analysis and Planning or Hydrology;
  • Have coursework in General Geology, GIS, and/or Hydrology.


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 Maryland 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 federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration Website.


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.


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 and placed on the eligible (employment) list for at least one year.


The assessment may consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience related to the requirements of the position. It is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. Please report all experience and education that is related to this position. 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.

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.



The online application is STRONGLY preferred. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of completing the state application.

If you are unable to apply online or encounter difficulty attaching required or optional documentation you may submit a paper application, required documentation, transcripts and addendums via fax 410-537-3966, email: or mail to:

Peggie Jefferson

Office of Human Resources

Recruitment and Examination Division

Reference Number:19-001028-0003

1800 Washington Blvd. Baltimore, MD 21230  (Office) 410-537-3879

The MD State Application Form can be found online.  PLEASE NOTE: The Maryland Department of the Environment participates in the E-Verify Program.  

TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country, and encourage them to apply.

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State's diversity.