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Recruitment #20-002501-0001


This is a position specific recruitment for the Maryland Department of the Environment/Water and Science Administration. This recruitment will be used to fill two Natural Resource Planner II positions. The resulting cert list will be maintained for one year. Persons interested in future vacancies within the classification must re-apply.




Maryland Department of the Environment

Water and Science Administration

Compliance Program

1800 Washington Blvd

Baltimore, MD 21230

Main Purpose of Job

The main purpose of these positions is to provide natural resource planning in the Enforcement Division of the Water and Science Administration's Compliance Program. The incumbent in these positions provide general and technical support as enforcement action case planners and principal project managers. The positions responsibilities include preparing litigation packages based on administrative orders or civil penalty assessments and by planning enforcement strategies to enforce water pollution control laws and regulations related to National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES)/ State Discharge Permits for municipal and industrial facilities, NPDES Pretreatment, combined sewer overflow (CSO) and sanitary sewer overflow (SSO) programs, sediment and erosion control, tidal and nontidal wetlands, industrial pretreatment, well and septic systems and waterway construction.

Working conditions of this position include:

  • Work may involve site inspections to industrial facilities, construction sites, and wastewater treatment plants which may expose the incumbent to conditions that may result in injury.
  • Site inspections may necessitate walking over rough terrain in adverse weather conditions, some climbing as needed.
  • Site inspections at certain industrial facilities, municipal treatment plants, and construction sites may necessitate the use of personal protective equipment such as a hard hat, respirator, goggles, ear plugs, and safety shoes.


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: One year 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.  


It is preferred that the selected candidate has the following:

  • Experience with enforcing water pollution control laws and regulations.
  • Experience or knowledge related to obtaining, compiling, analyzing, and interpreting data to determine compliance with laws and regulations.
  • Experience cooperatively working with a diverse population including engineers, financial analysts, attorneys, local government officials, corporation owners, and the general public.


Not Applicable


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 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 Maryland 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.



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: or mail to:

Abigail Lord

Office of Human Resources

Recruitment & Examination division

Reference Number: 20-002501-0001

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.