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NATURAL RESOURCES PLANNER III

Recruitment #20-002309-0002

Introduction

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.

GRADE

16

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

he mission of the Water Management Administration of the Maryland Department of the Environment is to restore and maintain the quality of the State's ground and surface waters, protect wetland habitats and manage the utilization of Maryland's mineral resources throughout the State.

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.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Possession of a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in an environmental science or natural resources planning, management or development.

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:

 

·GIS experience;

·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.

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. 

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. 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. 

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: peggie.jefferson@maryland.gov or mail to:

Peggie Jefferson

Office of Human Resources

Recruitment and Examination Division

Reference Number:  20-002309-0002

1800 Washington Blvd. Baltimore, MD 21230

(Office) 410-537-3879

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.



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