NATURAL RESOURCES PLANNER III
|Department||MDE - Water and Science Administration (WSA)|
|Date Opened||3/25/2020 4:02:00 PM|
|Filing Deadline||4/9/2020 5:00:00 PM|
|Salary||$46,942-$60,785 w/progression to $74,933. Salary guidelines apply to State employees.|
|HR Analyst||Peggie Jefferson|
LOCATION OF POSITION
Maryland Department of the Environment
Water and Science Administration
Wetlands & Waterways Program/Nontidal Wetlands Division
1800 Washington Blvd.
Baltimore, MD 21230
Main Purpose of Job
The position will functions as a nontidal wetland reviewer of projects proposing to impact nontidal wetlands and/or the nontidal wetland buffer. The incumbent of this position reviews applications for projects located across the State.
Duties and responsibilities are guided by the requirements and mandates established in the Nontidal Wetlands Protection Act and Nontidal Wetlands Regulations, as well as, the Water Quality Certification requirements of the Water Quality Regulations. In this capacity, the incumbent prepares permit decisions, represents the Department in a variety of forums; provides guidance to consultants and applicants on nontidal wetland policies, regulations and procedures; and, coordinates with other government agencies, other levels of government and the general public. The incumbent of this position will be required to drive a state vehicle. Employees are required to maintain a valid driver’s license in the State of Maryland with no more than 5 points on their current driving record in order to drive a state vehicle.
Site visits may be conducted in all kinds of inclement weather in waterways. Site visits may also include walking on uneven terrain such as traveling steep slopes and stream banks that may result in falling. Exposure exists to insect bites/stings, poisonous plants, chiggers, “seed” ticks, snakes, and wild and domesticated animals. The incumbent may be exposed to ticks bites which are hazardous due to the potential for Lyme disease or other disease. During cold weather months protective clothing is required on land and on the water. When necessary, rain gear, and waterproof boots are required as well as protective bug sprays.
Experience: Three years of experience in natural resources planning or applied environmental science.
Notes: 1. Possession of a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in urban or regional planning, engineering, physical geography, or the physical, chemical, biological sciences and one year of experience in natural resources planning or applied environmental science may be substituted for the required education.
2. Possession of a Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university in natural resources planning, management, administration, development, environmental, urban or regional planning; resources economics or development; environmental system management; water or land resources planning and management; environmental landscape architecture; or the physical, biological, chemical or environmental sciences maybe substituted for up to three years of the required experience.
3. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in the general natural resources management and biological sciences classifications or general natural resources management and biological sciences specialty codes in the general natural resources management and biological sciences field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience and education.
DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
It is preferred that the selected candidate has the following:
·Experience reviewing assembled multi-disciplinary information as it pertains to rendering a permitting decision for proposed impacts to wetlands, or waterways;
·Environmental field experience, preferably on the Atlantic Coastal Plain (e.g., performing weltand delineation and/or site assessments); If yes, please explain your experience;
·Familiarity with soils, plants and hydrology characteristics of the region.
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. 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 applications 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.