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GEOLOGIST III, ENVIRONMENTAL PROGRAMS

Recruitment #19-001033-0001

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.

GRADE

17

LOCATION OF POSITION

Maryland Department of the Environment

Land and Materials Administration

Federal Facilities Installation Restoration Program

1800 Washington Blvd.

Baltimore, MD 21230

Main Purpose of Job

The main work of the position involves the review and oversight of environmental investigations and activities associated with federal facilities contaminated with hazardous materials. Departmental support for these activities is provided through the Department of Defense State Memorandum of Agreement (DSMOA) or other federal agency Cooperative Agreements. Employees in this classification are technically competent professionals with the knowledge and experience to manage large and complex remedial projects and administer Cooperative Agreements. The incumbent is responsible for ensuring that State concerns are addressed during technical and geologically oriented investigations and actions. The incumbent is expected to perform in a highly professional manner toward both their federal counterparts and the general public. The position requires the tracking of site activity, ensuring that Cooperative Agreement reporting requirements are met and providing oversight of and support to partnering teams as assigned.  The incumbent is also responsible for preparing or supporting the preparation of Cooperative Agreements, work plans, budget development and fiscal tracking. The work requires the ability to provide technical and regulatory support, guidance and training to support the goals and objectives of the Federal Facilities Installation Restoration Program.  The incumbent of this position must be a citizen of the United States as he/she is assigned duties that require him/her to enter federal facilities where access is restricted.  The incumbent of this position will also be assigned duties that require the operation of a State vehicle.  The employee will be required to possess a motor vehicle license valid in the State of Maryland with less than 5 points on their driving record. 

During on-site inspections it may be required for the employee to wear personal protective equipment that is appropriate to the particular situation.  This equipment routinely includes hardhats and steel toe/shank shoes, and may be upgraded to include respirators and chemical protective gear according to site specific conditions.  The employee must be able to navigate uneven/wet/steep ground while being exposed to hot/humid or cold conditions. 

The incumbent in this position must be willing to travel overnight to attend meetings within the EPA Region 3 area which includes Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia and Delaware.    

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: Three years of experience performing professional geological work.

Note:

1. Possession of a Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in Geology, Environmental Geology or a related earth science may be substituted for the required education and one year of the required experience.

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

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Preferred Qualifications:

1 year of hazardous waste or geological field work experience; 

1 year of managing environmental projects for the Federal Government;  

Experience with explosives or munitions;  

Experience participating in public meetings.

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. Depending on the assigned essential functions of the work, 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 will 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 or carry an electronic pager.

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.  

The Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) Medical Monitoring Program (MMP) is designed to detect health risks or adverse effects of occupational exposure to hazardous materials and to direct targeted treatment and occupational illness/injury prevention strategies.  MDE employees who may be exposed to hazardous materials are required to participate in a pre-placement, regular and/or post-termination medical examination.  MDE has determined that this position be part of the MMP; therefore, applicants selected for employment must successfully complete and pass the medical monitoring examination as a condition of employment. ​

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 to:

Tammy Lewis, Manager, Recruitment and Examination Division

Office of Human Resources

MDE Reference Number:19-001033-0001

1800 Washington Blvd. Baltimore, MD 21230

Office: 410-537-3130 Fax: 410-537-3966

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 tammy.lewis@maryland.gov or fax to 410-537-3966.

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

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State's diversity.We thank our Veterans for their service to our country, and encourage them to apply.



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