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GEOLOGIST I

Recruitment #20-001028-0002

Introduction

This is a position specific recruitment for the Maryland Department of the Environment/Land and Materials Administration. 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 further vacancies within this classification must re-apply.

GRADE

15

LOCATION OF POSITION

Maryland Department of the Environment
Land and Materials Administration
Mining Program
1800 Washington Blvd
Baltimore MD 21230

Main Purpose of Job

This position assists in the implementation of the State Surface Mining Law by ensuring that applications for mining permits, gas well drilling, and reclamation are consistent with the rules, regulations and department goals for the greatest feasible utilization of the State's non-coal mineral resources; protection of public health and safety, and prevention of adverse environmental impacts.

Working conditions of the position include: 
  • Work involves exposure to uncomfortable or unpleasant surroundings. The job occasionally requires extended periods of time outdoors in adverse weather conditions. Additionally, the employee occasionally is required to attend, chair, and testify at public and formal hearings.
  • Work involves exposure to hazardous conditions, which may result in injury. In the course of normal duties, the employee is required to perform site visits of operating quarries and proposed mining sites. The threats posed during these periods are related to the activities of mining operations a well as exposure to wild terrain. 
  • Work involves special physical demands. This job requires the employee to, on occasion, walk for extended periods up and down steep terrain.
  •  Work requires the use of protective equipment such as goggles, gloves, masks, etc. while on site of a mining operation, the employee must adhere to State and federal safety requirements. This includes the use of hard hats, hearing protection, goggles, gloves, or any other prescribed safety item.

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 appointment. 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:   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:
  • Coursework in Hydrology
  • Coursework in Geology

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 you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the minimum/ selective/ preferred qualifications for this recruitment. All information concerning your qualifications must submitted by the closing date. We will not consider information submitted after this date. Applicants that meet the qualifications will be referred to the hiring unit for consideration of an interview/selection. Only those candidates that demonstrate, in their applications, the required qualifications will be deemed qualified and referred.

EXAMINATION PROCESS

Your application is part of the examination process. The assessment will be rating of your education, training and experience related to the requirements of this position. Therefore, it is important that you provide complete and accurate educational and employment information on your application. Successful candidates will be ranked as Best Qualified and placed on the cert list for at least one year. This list will be used by the hiring agency to select employees. Education credentials and experience verification will be completed by the Appointing Authority. If you are scheduled to complete an education or licensing requirement within six months of the examination, you may participate in the examination process, if one is required. Please note that you will be required by the appointing agency to provide proof upon hire of all certifications, licenses, educational and work experiences. 

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 of the U.S., you will be required to provide proof of the equivalent American education as determined for 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 of encounter difficulty attaching required or optional documentation you may submit a paper application, required documentation, transcripts and addendums via fax 410-537-3966, emails: abigail.lord@maryland.gov, or mail to:

Abigail Lord

Office of Human Resources

Recruitment & Examination Division

Reference Number: 20-001028-0002

1800 Washington Blvd

Baltimore MD, 21230

(Office) 410-537-4314

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.