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Recruitment #19-005477-0031


This is a Management Service position, and serves at the pleasure of the Appointing Authority.

This is a position specific recruitment for the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, Land Acquisition & Planning 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.




Annapolis, MD (Anne Arundel County)


This position is responsible for the overall administration of the Real Property Acquisition and Management Division of the Land Acquisition and Planning Unit. The Real Property Acquisition and Management Division includes real property fee simple and easement acquisitions funded through Program Open Space Stateside and the real property management function that includes maintaining all departmental land records, managing real property transactions and conveyances involving department lands including leases and the Resident Curatorship Program. The position relates directly to the mission of the agency by aiding the Department in its stewardship of Maryland's natural resources, assisting in providing an integrated and self-sustaining network of public lands and open space, and providing efficient and effective operations.


Education: Possession of a bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university.  

Experience: Eight years of experience in land planning, acquisition or real property management.  


1. Candidates may substitute additional experience as defined above for the required education at a rate of one year of experience to one year of education for up to four years of the required education.    

2. Candidates may substitute graduate education for the required general experience at the rate of one year of education to one year of experience, for up to two years of the required general experience.  


Applicants must meet the minimum and selective qualifications to be considered. Include clear and specific information on your application regarding your qualifications.

Two years of experience supervising employees in land planning, acquisition or real property management is required.


Experience negotiating the acquisition, disposal, development, management or leasing of real property

Experience related to real property issues including two or more of the following: managing land records, plotting and analyzing land record information, conducting and managing property surveys in the field, mapping real property with computer based imagery and GPS or assisting with the recovery of boundary lines


Employees in this classification will be assigned duties that require the routine and consistent operation of a motor vehicle. Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess and maintain a driver's license valid in the State of Maryland.


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 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.