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NATURAL RESOURCES PLANNER V

Internal Position

Recruitment #19-002310-0002

Introduction

The Air & Radiation Administration is recruiting for an internal Natural Resources Planner V position in the Air Monitoring Program. 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 position is open to permanent and contractual employees of the Maryland Department of the Environment only.

GRADE

19

LOCATION OF POSITION

Maryland Department of the Environment

Air & Radiation Management Administration/Air Monitoring Program

1800 Washington Blvd., Baltimore MD  21230

Main Purpose of Job

This position serves as head of the Field Operations Section for the statewide Ambient Air Monitoring Program. The position oversees the coordination of technical project reviews and regulatory changes. This position supervises a staff of professional Natural Resources Planners responsible for the proper operation, maintenance, calibration and repair of ambient air and meteorological monitoring equipment and instrumentation located at remote ambient air monitoring sites throughout the State of Maryland.  The focus of the Ambient Air Monitoring Program has shifted from purely compliance monitoring recently, with greater emphasis being placed on research related activities generating unique science regarding the nature and origin of air pollution in Maryland, thereby effectively broadening the scope and breadth of duties performed by this position.

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: Seven years of experience in natural resources planning or an 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 or environmental 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 a 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, chemical, biological or environmental sciences maybe substituted for up to three years of the required experience.

3. Possession of a Doctorate 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, chemical, biological or environmental sciences maybe substituted for up to five years of the required experience.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

It is preferred that the selected candidate has the following:

  • Experience in the operation, maintenance, calibration and troubleshooting of continuous and manual based air monitoring instrumentation specific to PM, CO, NOx, SO2, O3 and the calibration systems of these methods;
  • Knowledge of both federal and State regulations pertaining to these instrument methods;
  • Experience in reviewing ambient air data sets for completeness and accuracy; 
  • Experience in the evaluation of diagnostic information from the air monitoring data acquisition system that includes pollutant concentrations and instrument operational parameters such as voltages, flow rates, PMT output and temperatures;
  • Experience leading / training / overseeing other NRPs in activities including but not limited to: data collection, instrumentation maintenance and troubleshooting, ambient air monitoring shelter design and installation.

LIMITATIONS ON SELECTION

Open to permanent and contractual employees of the Maryland Department of the Environment.

SELECTION PROCESS

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 that meet the qualifications will be referred to the hiring unit for consideration of an interview/selection.  Only those candidates that demonstrate, in their applications, the required qualifications will be deemed qualified and referred.  

EXAMINATION PROCESS

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, Better Qualified or Qualified and placed on the cert 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., you will be required to provide proof of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service (prior to hire).

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

It is STRONGLY preferred that you apply online; however, if you are unable to apply online, or encounter difficulty attaching required or optional documentation, you may submit via mail or deliver in person to:

Tammy Lewis, Manager, Recruitment and Examination Division

Office of Human Resources

MDE Reference Number:19-002310-0002

1800 Washington Blvd. Baltimore, MD 21230

Office: 410-537-3130

Please be sure to include your name, identification number (Easy ID#) and reference number on any documentation to ensure timely processing. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of completing the state application.

You may email required documentation, transcripts and addendums to tammy.lewis@maryland.gov or fax to 410-537-3966.

The MD State Application Form can be found online.

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.

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country, and encourage them to apply.

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