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NATURAL RESOURCES PLANNER I

WATER AND SCIENCE ADMINISTRATION

Recruitment #19-002308-0007

Introduction

The Water and Science Administration, Field Services 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.

THIS IS AN INTERNAL RECRUITMENT OPEN TO PERMANENT AND CONTRACTUAL EMPLOYEES WORKING AT THE MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT  WHO ARE WILLING TO WORK IN THE ANNAPOLIS FIELD OFFICE. 

GRADE

13

LOCATION OF POSITION

Maryland Department of the Environment

Water & Science Administration/Field Services Program

416 Chinquapin Round Road

Annapolis, MD  21401

Main Purpose of Job

This is an entry level position in the Annapolis Field Service Program. The incumbent in this position will learn to, but is not limited to the bacteriological monitoring of permitted oyster operations either by boat or remote locations by land as required by State and Federal statutes. Routine bacteriological monitoring of growing waters is also imperative to this position in order to generate data that allows for the proper classification of natural shellfish producing waters and reinforces the objectives of the cooperative state/industry/federal program for the certification of interstate shellfish shippers and to ensure the continued endorsement of Maryland's shellfish program by USFDA.

In addition, this position will learn to perform on-site consultations and inspections of wastewater treatment plants, industrial, commercial facilities, agricultural and residential sites as part of the program's shoreline survey assessment. Assessments are designed to identify and report any sanitary violations (point and/or non-point) in order to assure the sanitary quality and public health safety of all Maryland shellfish products.

This position will also, learn to perform compliance monitoring of public drinking water facilities to meet requirements set forth by the U.S. EPA's Safe Drinking Water Act. 

This position involves field work in all weather conditions including, wind, storm, floods and snow. The work performed involves exposure to human and animal waste as well as other sources of toxins and pollution.  Also, the incumbent may be exposed to hazardous conditions which may result in injury.  This position requires the performance of water quality of work upon a monitoring vessel in the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries.  This work involves exposure to extremely hazardous conditions when responding to fish kills or water quality emergencies in toxic Pfiesteria infected waters.  The exposure to wastewater effluent and polluted surface waters may contain vectors of human disease.  This position requires the use of a survival suit during the performance of water quality work during the winter months.  This position will involve Oyster Aquaculture monitoring activities.

The incumbent in this position will be required to drive a State vehicle.  In order to drive a State vehicle, employees are required to maintain a motor vehicle operator's license valid in the State of Maryland with 5 or less points on their driving record. 

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

1) Have completed the Maryland Boater Safety Course;
2) Have completed the Maryland Drinking Water Sampler Certification;
3) Have experience in (Geographic Information System) GIS;
4) Candidate is willing to work on the Eastern Shore, as well as, Southern MD.

LIMITATIONS ON SELECTION

THIS IS AN INTERNAL RECRUITMENT OPEN TO PERMANENT AND CONTRACTUAL EMPLOYEES WORKING AT THE MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT  WHO ARE WILLING TO WORK IN THE ANNAPOLIS FIELD OFFICE. 

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 and possess any necessary documents under the Act in order to be hired in the position for which you apply.

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:19-002308-0007

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.

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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