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NATURAL RESOURCES PLANNER III

Implementation Project Officer

Recruitment #19-002309-0001

Introduction

This is a position specific recruitment for the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, Chesapeake and Coastal Service.

GRADE

16

LOCATION OF POSITION

580 Taylor Avenue, Annapolis, MD (Anne Arundel County)

Main Purpose of Job

The Department of Natural Resources (DNR), Chesapeake and Coastal Service, Center for Restoration Finance is currently accepting applications for Natural Resources Planner III. The selected candidate will have the role of Implementation Project Officer under the Restoration Financing and Policy Division within DNR’s Chesapeake and Coastal Service.

This position will manage multi-year, multi-partnered targeted restoration programs affiliated with the Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays Trust Fund. Specific tasks related to this role include:
- Convening and leading technical and field staff from grantee organizations to ensure that project deliverables are being met through application of latest science and best management practices for water quality improvements.
- Guiding project partners on program and agency processes in order to obtain reports and data related to project implementation and resource deliverables.
- Managing restoration projects to document progress, oversight of invoicing and tracking of expenditures, and assistance in developing an annual report to the State legislature.
- Provide technical assistance and coordination in the development of new projects and partnerships and advise and assist the Division in the development of new financing strategies, policies, and tools related to Chesapeake Bay and local watershed restoration.

This position will also be the Center for Restoration Finance’s lead on incorporating ecological uplift into several of Chesapeake and Coastal Service’s restoration projects. S/he will be responsible for working with the Center for Habitat Restoration and Conservation division to ensure that habitat and other ecological benefits are important value-added efforts of internal Trust Fund/Natural Filters projects. Additionally, this position will prepare and evaluate concept designs to incorporate ecological co-benefits into water quality projects.

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: Three years of experience in natural resources planning or applied environmental science.

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 experience and education.  

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Preference will be given to candidates with:

Two years of experience managing natural resource projects and/or water quality focused restoration grants.

One year of experience creating and/or evaluating concept plans associated with water quality and habitat restoration and/or other ecological uplift functions that may include stream and wetland complexes, living shorelines, regenerative storm water conveyance (RSC) and storm water management with ecological values.

SELECTION PROCESS

Please make sure 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.

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.

Successful candidates may be ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified and placed on the employment (eligible) list for at least one year.

EXAMINATION PROCESS

Your application is part of the examination process. The examination will consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience related to the requirements of this position. The rating will be based on the information provided on your application. Therefore, it is important you provide all the experience and education related to this position completely and accurately. Verifiable volunteer experience will be considered; please include it on your application, if applicable.

Resumes will not be accepted. Please do not submit unsolicited documentation (cover letters, resumes, etc.). You will be required to complete a supplemental questionnaire.

This recruitment will be used to fill current vacancies for the position and may be used to fill future vacancies in the same classification/function. Future vacancies may also be filled via other recruitments. The resulting eligible list will be maintained for one year.

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

The online application is STRONGLY preferred. If you are unable to apply online, you may submit a paper application and supplemental questionnaire to:    

Department of Natural Resources
Human Resources
580 Taylor Avenue, C-3
Annapolis, MD 21401

Inquiries regarding this recruitment can be directed to Crystal Wilson at crystal.wilson1@maryland.gov. Faxed or e-mailed applications will not be accepted.  

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country, and encourage them to apply. Bilingual applicants are encouraged 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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