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NATURAL RESOURCES PLANNER II

WATER AND SCIENCE ADMINISTRATION

Recruitment #19-002501-0003

Introduction

This is a position specific recruitment in which the Maryland Department of the Environment/Water and Science Administration/Wetlands and Waterways Program, Tidal Wetlands Division.  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 the classification must re-apply.

GRADE

15

LOCATION OF POSITION

Maryland Department of the Environment

Water and 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. The incumbent 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 and waterways.

This position functions as the lead wetland reviewer for designated counties in the Western Region of the Tidal Wetlands Division of the Water & Science Administration within the Department of the Environment. This position is guided by the requirements and mandates established in the Code of Maryland Regulations Title 26, Subtitle 24, Tidal Wetlands Regulations; Code of Public General Laws of Maryland Title 16 Wetlands and Riparian Rights and the Water Quality Certification requirements of the Water Quality Regulations. In this capacity, the incumbent renders permit decisions, represents the Department in a variety of forums, makes recommendations on program development and planning projects, and is responsible for educating and coordinating with other government agencies, other levels of government and the general public.

The incumbent is responsible for the review of regulated activities impacting jurisdictional wetlands, regulated critical area buffer, water quality certification and administering the Army Corps of Engineers Maryland State Programmatic General Permit. The incumbent assists in the development and implementation of policies relative to the regulation, management and restoration of tidal wetlands and the Water Quality Certification program.

The incumbent of this position work may involve exposures to uncomfortable or unpleasant surrounding. This job involves exposure to hazardous conditions which may result in injury.  Field visits may involves special physical demands such as lifting 50 pounds or more, climbing ladders, etc.  This incumbent will be required to use protective equipment such as goggles, gloves, mask, etc.

This position requires the incumbent to drive a State vehicle. If you maintain an out-of-state driving license, you must provide a certified copy of your driving record for the appropriate Motor Vehicle Administration at the time of interview. Individuals must maintain a driver's license with no more than 5 points on their driving record in order to drive a State vehicle.

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: One year 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

It is preferred that the selected candidate has the following:        

   

  • Experience in applied wetlands or waterway regulations;       
  • Experience with water resource regulation, other than wetlands;          
  • Experience with GIS for water or natural resources management;          
  • Experience reviewing federal activities related to the Coastal Zone Management Act or Section 401 of the Clean Water Act;          
  • Experience designing or constructing marine structures;          
  • Experience with the review and evaluation of environmental permits;          
  • Experience providing customer service in a professional office setting.

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

Not Applicable

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 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.

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:19-002501-0003

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.

TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay

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.