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Recruitment #19-004586-0001


This is a position specific recruitment for the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, Engineering & Construction Unit. 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.




Matapeake, Maryland (Queen Anne’s County)

Main Purpose of Job

The Department of Natural Resources (DNR), Engineering & Construction Unit is currently accepting applications for an Agency Project Engineer/Architect I. The main purpose of this position is to design and develop plans/specifications and cost estimates for assigned projects. Field assignments require actual participation in the hands-on construction and oversight of each assigned project from start to finish. Projects range from new construction, major renovations, historic restoration, ADA retro fits, site development, sediment erosion control, roads and pedestrian bridge construction, and other types of projects on DNR's properties statewide.


Education: A Bachelor’s degree in engineering or architecture from an accredited college or university.

Experience: None.


1. Additional experience as an engineer or architect in the building construction or maintenance field involving the design, construction or repair of building structures or system services may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the required education.

2. Professional Engineer or Professional Architect registration in the State of Maryland or in a state with comparable requirements may be substituted for the required education.

3. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in Engineering and Architecture classifications or Engineering and Architecture specialty codes in the Architecture field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required education.


Proficient in the use of computers using standard office software such as Word and Excel.

Well versed in multiple types of construction associated with maintenance, repairs and renovations of buildings, roads and utilities. Good working knowledge of various types of construction with regards to standards, codes, means and methods.

Possess a strong construction background to include knowledge of materials and experience working hands-on in the field with tools used in multiple construction trades.

Possess a valid Commercial Driver's License.


Employees in this classification may be assigned duties which require the operation of a motor vehicle. Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator’s license valid in the State of Maryland.


Employees may be required to carry an electronic paging device or provide the employing agency with a telephone number where the employee can be reached.


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.


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.



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

The Human Resources Department is not responsible for applications sent to any other address.

Faxed or e-mailed applications will not be accepted.

Inquiries regarding this recruitment can be directed to Chuck Hecker at  

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.