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NATURAL RESOURCES PLANNER V

Western Region Chief

Recruitment #19-002310-0003

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.  Persons interested in future vacancies within this classification must re-apply.

GRADE

19

LOCATION OF POSITION

Maryland Department of the Environment

Water & Science Administration

Wetlands and Waterways Program/Tidal Wetlands Division

1800 Washington Blvd.  

Baltimore, MD 21230

Main Purpose of Job

The mission of the Water & Science 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 is directly responsible for the management and implementation of laws, regulations and programs that restore and maintain the quality of surface waters and the protection of tidal wetland habitats. 

The incumbent of this position will function as the Western Region Chief for the Tidal Wetlands Division, and will perform functions of the Division Chief in the Division Chief's absence.  As the Western Region Chief, the incumbent supervises a staff of Natural Resources Planners and provides technical assistance in the review of the state licenses and permits, federal Water Quality Certifications and the Army Corp of Engineers' Maryland State Programmatic General Permit (MDSPGP) for dredging, filling and other activities within state and private tidal wetlands. While primarily responsible for the review of projects on the western shore of the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland, incumbent may also be required to provide technical assistance for tidal wetland applications located in other tidal regions of the State. The incumbent oversees tidal wetlands mitigation projects and other projects as needed to fulfill the Department's objectives in the management of tidal wetlands.

The incumbent of this position may be exposed to uncomfortable or unpleasant surroundings.  Site visits may be conducted in inclement weather.  Site visits may be conducted in various parts of the State.  The incumbent of this position will be required to drive a state vehicle.  If you maintain an out of state driving license, you must provide a certified copy of your driving record of the appropriate Motor Vehicle Administration at the time of appointment.  Individuals must maintain a driver's license with no more than 5 points on their driving record in order to drive a State vehicle.

Site visits may involve exposure to hazardous conditions (e.g. walking on riprap revetments, or other uneven terrain near water, cliff tops, cliff bases with potential landslides, deteriorated structures, etc).  The incumbent may be exposed to oysters, structures, or debris (punctures, cuts, infectious), ticks/insect bites (Lyme Disease, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, mosquito-borne diseases) or dangerous wildlife.  The incumbent must be able to conduct the required site visits on undeveloped lands, including in areas with heavy brush, muck and/or difficult terrain.    Work requires the use of protective equipment such as goggles, gloves, mask, chest or hip waders, etc. 

 

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 applied wetland/water resource regulation and/or permitting (e.g. Clean Water Act 404/Dredge and Fill, Coastal Zone Manage Act, Clean Water Act 401 Water Quality Certification, or equivalent);
  • Experience designing, constructing, managing, or implementing projects for wetlands, SAV, EH or shellfish habitat mitigation, restoration or monitoring, or for coastal resiliency or sea level rise adaptation, including living shorelines;
  • Experience leading significant change of an organizational unit such as a comprehensive overhaul of business processes, leading to successful development of significant water resource regulation or legislation, successful building and leading diverse coalition to develop a major work product or outcome or equivalent;
  • Experience leading people, either leading project teams or successful achievement of goals or direct supervision of professional employees or waterway regulations;
  • Experience providing customer service in a professional setting.

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

N/A

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.

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. Please be sure to include your name, identification number (Easy ID#) and reference number on any documentation to ensure timely processing. Completed applications, required documentation, and any required addendums may be mailed to:

Tammy Lewis, Manager, Recruitment and Examination Division

Office of Human Resources

MDE Reference Number: 19-002310-0003

1800 Washington Blvd. Baltimore, MD 21230

410-537-3130/ EMAIL tammy.lewis@maryland.gov

FAX: 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.

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