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NATURAL RESOURCES PLANNER V

Conservation Easement Program Manager

Recruitment #20-002310-0001

Introduction

This is a position specific recruitment for the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, Maryland Environmental Trust (MET). 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.

GRADE

19

LOCATION OF POSITION

100 Community Place, Crownsville, MD 21032 (Anne Arundel County)

POSITION DUTIES

This position serves as the Conservation Easement Program Manager. Duties involve supervising regional Natural Resource Planners and interns; guiding the development of land conservation priorities, outreach strategies and partnership opportunities; developing budget for the easement program; coordinating personnel issues with the Director as part of the MET leadership team; organizing/presenting the easement program material for the MET's Board of Trustees meetings and for Maryland Board of Public Works meetings; coordinating with the Stewardship Program Manager to assess the stewardship implications/costs of new projects; drafting policies for board approval, as needed; maintaining current information about Conservation Easement Program on MET's website and in printed material; and tracking and reporting the number of acres protected by MET. The position will represent MET nationally, regionally and statewide through presentations, conferences, seminars and meetings and will collaborate with other State and national land conservation programs.

Please note, this position requires field work which could result in exposure to hot and cold weather, rain, snow, biting insects, poison ivy and sun exposure.

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: Seven years of experience in natural resources planning or an 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 or environmental 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 a 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, chemical, biological or environmental sciences maybe substituted for up to three years of the required experience.

3. Possession of a Doctorate 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, chemical, biological or environmental sciences maybe substituted for up to five years of the required experience.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Knowledge of federal, state, and local tax credits for donated conservation easements, property tax and estate tax benefits as well as land use and planning regulations  

Ability to draft and negotiate conservation easements  

Experience managing and evaluating land conservation projects  

Experience monitoring and stewardship of conservation easement properties and a working knowledge of Land Trust Alliance Standards and Practices

LIMITATIONS ON SELECTION

This recruitment is limited to employees of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, Maryland Environmental Trust.

SELECTION PROCESS

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.

EXAMINATION PROCESS

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.

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

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 charles.hecker@maryland.gov.

As an equal opportunity employer Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity.