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NATURAL RESOURCES PLANNER I - CONTRACTUAL

WATER AND SCIENCE ADMINISTRATION

Recruitment #19-002308-0002

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.  Person's interested in future vacancies within this classification must re-apply.

This is a 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.

Please note that contractual positions do not offer the same State benefits as permanent position.

GRADE

13

LOCATION OF POSITION

Maryland Department of the Environment

Water and Science Administration/Integrated Water Planning Program

Water Resources Planning Division

1800 Washington Blvd.

Baltimore, MD 21230

Main Purpose of Job

The Maryland Department of the Environment is responsible for water and sewer construction permits, NPDES discharge permits and funding for water and sewer projects.  The selected candidate for this position will learn to review Water & Sewage Plans and amendments for compliance with State laws and regulations; and for consistency with comprehensive land use plans.  This position will also be responsible for providing technical direction and guidance to the 23 counties in Maryland and Baltimore City to achieve the goal that these jurisdictions submit consistent and legally-sufficient Water & Sewage Plans to MDE.

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: None

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 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.  

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

It is preferred that the selected candidate have the following:

  • Knowledge in preparing and/or reviewing county water & sewer plans;
  • Knowledge of water supply capacity, wasterwater capacity, growth and land development;
  • Knowledge in the preparation of technical reports regarding environmental subjects;
  • Knowledge in interpreting and applying environmental laws and regulations;
  • Experience in public speaking;
  • Proficient in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint computer software;
  • Proficient in Geographic Information Systems (GIS).

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

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 from the appropriate Motor Vehicle Administration at the time of interview.  Individuals whose driving records show an accumulation of five (5) or more points for moving violations shall not be allowed to operate a State-owned vehicle.

SELECTION PROCESS

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.

EXAMINATION PROCESS

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.

BENEFITS

Contractual employees who work for an agency covered under the State Employee and Retiree Health and Welfare Benefits Program (the Program), have a current employment contract and work 30 or more hours a week (or on average 130 hours per month) may be eligible for subsidized health benefits coverage for themselves and their dependents.  As a contractual employee, you will be responsible for paying 25% of the premiums for your medical and prescription coverage, including any eligible dependents you have enrolled. The State of Maryland will subsidize the remaining 75% of the cost for these benefits. You can also elect to enroll in dental coverage, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, and life insurance, but will be responsible to pay the full premium for these benefits.

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

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: peggie.jefferson@maryland.gov or mail to:

Peggie Jefferson

Office of Human Resources

Recruitment and Examination Division

Reference Number:19-002308-0002

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.    




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