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Technical and Permitting Planner

Recruitment #19-002308-0001


The Water and Science Administration, Industrial and General Permits Division/Wastewater Permits Program is recruiting for a Natural Resources Planner I. 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.  




Maryland Department of the Environment

Water and Science Administration

Industrial and General Permits Division

Wastewater Permits Program

1800 Washington Blvd. Baltimore, MD 21230

Main Purpose of Job

This position will function as an entry level Technical and Permitting Planner within the Industrial and General Permits Division of the Water and Science Administration’s Wastewater Permits Program. The incumbent of this position will learn to develop and process non-complex industrial wastewater discharge permits (individual and general) and manage the associated permit issuance process. This process includes processing and reviewing registrations records for general and toxic material permits, preparing statements and written correspondence regarding the permit application process as well as participate in training and meetings with compliance staff.  The incumbent will be responsible for tracking, targeting, and reporting activities related to the universe of active permits/applications/NOIs and identifying facilities requiring permit coverage.

This position will involve site visits with possible exposure to unpleasant odors.  The incumbent may be required to climb ladders, lift heavy equipment and wear protective during these site visits.


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


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.  


It is preferred that the selected candidate has the following:

  • Knowledge of stormwater regulations;
  • Knowledge of National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permits;
  • Experience with customer service in a professional setting either in-person and/or over the phone.


Not Applicable


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:

Olivia Finley

Office of Human Resources

Recruitment and Examination Division

Reference Number:19-002308-0001

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.

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.