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Limited to applicants willing to work on the Eastern Shore of MD

Recruitment #19-002309-0002


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.




Maryland Department of the Environment

Water Management Administration

Wetlands & Waterways Program/Nontidal Wetlands Division

201 Baptist Street, Salisbury MD  21801

Main Purpose of Job

The mission of the Water Management Administration of the Maryland Department of the Environment is to restore and maintain the quality of the State's ground and surface waters, protect wetland habitats and manage the utilization of Maryland's mineral resources throughout the State.

This position functions as a nontidal wetland reviewer of projects proposing to impact nontidal wetlands and/or the nontidal wetland buffer. The incumbent of this position reviews applications for projects located across the State.

The position is guided by the requirements and mandates established in the Nontidal Wetlands Protection Act and Nontidal Wetlands Regulations and the Water Quality Certification requirements of the Water Quality Regulations. In this capacity, the incumbent prepares permit decisions, represents the Department in a variety of forums; provides guidance to consultants and applicants on nontidal wetland policies, regulations and procedures; and, coordinates with other government agencies, other levels of government and the general public.   The incumbent of this position will be required to drive a state vehicle.  Employees are required to maintain a valid driver's license in the State of Maryland with no more than 5 points on their current driving record in order to drive a state vehicle. Employees in the position must be willing to accept employment on the Eastern Shore of Maryland.   

Site visits may be conducted in all kinds of inclement weather in waterways.  Site visits may also include walking on uneven terrain such as traversing steep slopes and stream banks that may result in falling.  Exposure exists to insect bites/stings, poisonous plants, chiggers, "seed" ticks, snakes, and wild and domesticated animals.  The incumbent may be exposed to tick bites which are hazardous  due to the potential for Lyme Disease or other diseases.  During cold weather months protective clothing is required on land and on the water.  When necessary, rain gear, and waterproof boots are required as well as protective bug sprays.   



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.  


It is preferred that the selected candidate has the following:

  • GIS Experience;
  • Project Management Experience;
  • Ability to work efficiently, independently, and able to review assembled multi-disciplinary information as it pertains to rendering a permitting decision for proposed impacts to wetlands, waterways, and their functions/values on the Eastern Shore of Maryland; 
  • Environmental field experience, preferably on the Atlantic Coastal Plain (e.g., performing wetland delineation and/or site assessment, familiarity with soils, plants, and hydrology characteristics of the region).


Open to applicants willing to work on the Eastern Shore of Maryland.


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 who meet the minimum qualifications will be further evaluated.. Only those candidates that demonstrate, in their applications, the required qualifications will be deemed qualified and referred.  


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 employment 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., a copy of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service must be provided prior to hire



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

Tammy Lewis, Recruitment and Examination Division

Office of Human Resources, MDE Reference Number:  19-002309-0002

1800 Washington Blvd. Baltimore, MD 21230

If you encounter difficulty attaching required or optional documentation, you may submit via mail or deliver in person. Please be sure to include your name, identification number (Easy ID#) and reference number on any documentation to ensure timely processing.410-537-3130/email:

PLEASE NOTE: The Maryland Department of the Environment participates in the E-Verify Program.

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

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