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GEOLOGIST I

Case Manager

Recruitment #20-001028-0001

Introduction

The Land and Materials Administration, Oil Control Program, Remediation Division is recruiting for a Geologist I. 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 certified list will be maintained for one year. Persons interested in future vacancies within this classification must re-apply.

This is a field position and will perform job functions within the State of Maryland, primarily in the Southern Region (Prince George’s, Calvert, Charles, and St. Mary’s) of the Remediation Division.  The incumbent will be required to report to the Baltimore headquarters office a minimum of one day a week.

GRADE

15

LOCATION OF POSITION

Maryland Department of the Environment 

Land and Materials Administration

Oil Control Program, Remediation Division   

1800 Washington Blvd.     

Baltimore, MD 21230

Main Purpose of Job

This is an entry level position. The incumbent of this position will learn to review and evaluate conditions of known or suspected oil contamination in order to determine the extent of remediation needed, and oversee remediation activities. The incumbent in this position, will be responsible for interpreting the results of hydrogeology assessments and determine the extent of any required groundwater and soil remediation. The incumbent will also determine the potential public health and safety impacts of oil contamination in the environment and in drinking water supplies. The incumbent ensures the enforcement of applicable statutes, regulations, permits and policies pertinent to the Oil Control Program. 

This is a field position and will perform job functions within the State of Maryland, primarily in the Southern Region (Prince George’s, Calvert, Charles, and St. Mary’s) of the Remediation Division. The incumbent will be required to report to the Baltimore headquarters office a minimum of one day a week.  The incumbent in this position will be required to drive a State vehicle and must maintain a driving license with no more than 5 points.

The incumbent in this position will be required to work outside in inclement weather and often at constructions sites with loud heavy equipment.  The incumbent may also be required to drive long distance to inspect sites located across the State of Maryland.  Some sites are in high crimes areas in condition which can be uncomfortable and unpleasant. These conditions include plant toxins, mold fungus, bird and rodent feces, biting ticks, wild animals and other site specific conditions.

The incumbent will visit and inspect areas containing chemical and physical hazards at a variety of contaminated or potentially contaminated sites (e.g. service stations, oil refineries, industrial/manufacturing operations, uneven terrain, old landfills, spill areas, dilapidated buildings, debris-strewn sites.). This position may require the incumbent to lift heavy manhole covers, climb ladders, and work around heavy equipment with noise and vibration (e.g. tractors, drill rigs, backhoes).  During site inspections protective equipment is required and may include hearing protection, tyvek suits, hardhats, steel toe/shank shoes, and respirators and chemical protective gear according to site specific conditions.  

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education:   A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Geology, Environmental Geology or a related earth science.

Experience: None.

Note: Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience at a rank of Corporal/Petty Officer or higher as a commissioned officer in physical science classification or physical science specialty codes in the geology field of work on a year-for- year basis for the required education. 

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

It is preferred that the selected candidate has the following:

  • Willingness to perform work in both office and field settings; 
  • Coursework in Physical Geology and Hydrogeology; 
  • Knowledgeable of Maryland regulations regarding oil spills and cleanup requirements; 
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.

LIMITATIONS ON SELECTION

This position is primarily a field position that will be required to work in the Prince George’s, Calvert, Charles, and St. Mary’s Counties.  The position will be required to report to the Baltimore headquarters office one day a week.

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

1. 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.

2. When assigned to an environmental program at the Maryland Department of the Environment, employees in this classification may be required to successfully complete and maintain certification as specified in the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration Regulations (Standards-29 CFR) 1910.120 Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response. Information about these regulations is available in the Human Resources Office of the Maryland Department of the Environment or may be obtained at the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration Website.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

1. Employees in this classification may be required to walk over rough or unstable terrain or over long distances while wearing personal protection equipment such as respiratory protection equipment.

2. Employees in this classification may be subject to ongoing medical testing in accordance with the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration Regulations (Standards - 29 CFR) 1910.120 Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response.

3. Employees in this classification may be subject to call-in on a twenty-four hour basis and, therefore, will be required to provide the employing agency with a telephone number where they can be reached.

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.

The Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) Medical Monitoring Program (MMP) is designed to detect health risks or adverse effects of occupational exposure to hazardous materials and to direct targeted treatment and occupational illness/injury prevention strategies.  MDE employees who may be exposed to hazardous materials are required to participate in a pre-placement, regular and/or post-termination medical examination.  MDE has determined that this position be part of the MMP; therefore, applicants selected for employment must successfully complete and pass the medical monitoring examination as a condition of employment. ​

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.  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

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: olivia.finley@maryland.gov or mail to:

Olivia Finley

OHR - Recruitment & Examination Unit

Reference # 20-001028-0001

1800 Washington Blvd.

Baltimore, MD 21230

(Office) 410-537-3105

The MD State Application Form can be found online.

TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay

PLEASE NOTE: The Maryland Department of the Environment participates in the E-Verify Program.

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.  People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.