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Recruitment #19-004588-0006


This is a position specific recruitment for the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, Chesapeake and Coastal Service. 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.




Annapolis, MD (Anne Arundel County)

Main Purpose of Job

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources, Chesapeake and Coastal Service is dedicated to Maryland's extraordinary coastal resources and strives to provide restoration science and services to meet water quality and habitat restoration needs. This is done by providing technical expertise, funding and on-the-ground project management. The MD DNR Chesapeake and Coastal Service is currently accepting applications to fill Agency Project Engineer/Architect III (Resiliency Restoration Specialist) position to provide technical assistance for coastal communities to identify immediate and long-term impacts of natural hazards. The specialist also would help local leaders and property owners to consider research-based strategies to reduce vulnerabilities, based on their particular ecosystems and infrastructure. This position will support the implementation of projects funded under the Shoreline Conservation Service and the Chesapeake and Coastal Service. Travel is required to field work sites around Maryland.

This position will serve as a project lead for wetland, shoreline, riparian, stormwater management and stream restoration projects undertaken and/or funded by the Department of Natural Resources. The primary purpose of this position will be to provide recommendations, guidance and technical assistance to staff in the development and review of resiliency projects. Tasks also involve with working with in-house surveying and construction crew to develop resiliency restoration plans for a variety of projects; and interface with private contractors, designers, and engineers in development and review of projects to fit restoration goals. 


Additional duties will include:
  • Develop and oversee the implementation of on-the-ground projects that demonstrate sound scientific, technical and related research knowledge in order to improve restoration and resilience in coastal communities and natural resources.
  • Provide coastal processes and coastal erosion control technical expertise and educational program support to shoreline property owners, local, state, and national elected and appointed officials, resource managers, extension educators, and the media.
  • Serve as a recognized subject matter specialist in the area of coastal resilience, coastal climate adaptation, coastal flooding and hazard mitigation planning.
  • Work collaboratively with community partners to develop enduring and empowering relationships for the proliferation of resilient practices in relevant sectors.
  • Disseminate and translate science-based research to community members in a range of applicable formats.
  • Provide training, technical assistance, and resources to community partners to increase their individual and collective capacity to sustain community-based resilience practices. 


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

Experience: Two years of experience as a design and project manager engineer or architect for agency capital and operating construction, maintenance and system services projects.


1. Additional experience as an engineer or architect in the building construction 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 and experience.

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 experience and education.


Motor vehicle driving record with no more than 5 points
B.S. Degree or higher in Civil or Environmental Engineering or Environmental Science (or related field)
Knowledge and/or experience with hydraulic models (particularly TR-55 and HEC-RAS)
Knowledge of estuarine habitats and ecology
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Knowledge of Microsoft Office suite, ESRI, ArcGIS and AutoCAD
Ability to work well in team environment
Willingness to complete physical work under harsh and adverse environmental conditions (high heat and humidity, cold, biting insects, poison ivy, etc.)


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. Successful candidates may be ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified and placed on the employment (eligible) list for at least one year. 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.


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.



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 unit is not responsible for applications sent to any other address.

Faxed or e-mailed applications will not be accepted. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of completing the application.

Inquiries regarding this recruitment can be directed to Crystal Wilson 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.