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NATURAL RESOURCES PLANNER IV

Recruitment #20-002502-0002

Introduction

THIS RECRUITMENT IS LIMITED TO CURRENT PERMANENT AND CONTRACTUAL EMPLOYEES OF THE MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT

The Air and Radiation Administration, Field Operations Section is recruiting for a Natural Resources Planner IV. This is a position specific recruitment for the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE). 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 future vacancies within this classification must re-apply.

GRADE

18

LOCATION OF POSITION

Maryland Department of the Environment

Air and Radiation Administration

Air Monitoring Program, Field Operations Section

1800 Washington Blvd., Baltimore, MD 21230

Main Purpose of Job

This position is the lead worker in overseeing the planning, operation and evaluation of the State of Maryland’s Ozone Monitoring Network in the Field Operations Section of the Air Monitoring Program. This position will direct and coordinate all planning aspects of the Statewide Ozone Monitoring Network following all applicable federal regulations. The incumbent will anticipate how applicable regulation changes will affect the State’s Ozone monitoring network and overseethe implementation on the appropriate changes. Responsibilities will include assigning and reviewing work, training, advising, and providing guidance and direction to other Field Operations staff and contractors on the proper operation, maintenance, calibration and repair of the Statewide Ozone Monitoring Network. This includes maintaining the calibration systems and data reporting systems log, store and report ozone concentration data, electronic logs, as well as, diagnostic and digital monitor information on an hourly basis 24/7.

The incumbent will be required to drive a State vehicle and must maintain a driving license with no more than 5 points. 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 time of appointment.

This position involves working conditions that may include: driving and performing work in all weather conditions when maintaining the Ozone Monitoring Network, climbing ladders, and working on the roof of buildings or shelter roof tops. Exposure to hazardous conditions which may result in electrical shock hazards are possible at air monitoring stations while troubleshooting internal components (process control boards, power supplies, relays) of ozone analyzers, calibrators and other monitoring equipment. Incumbent may also, work in the presence of compressed gas tanks in confined spaces where leaks can cause oxygen displacement, explosive or toxic conditions. Special physical demands such as lifting heavy equipment (ozone analyzer, instrument racks, data loggers, zero air generator, etc.) exceeding 50 pounds are often moved between sites, in and out of vehicles and or pulled onto roof tops using ropes or ratchet straps. When performing these duties, the incumbent is required the use of protective equipment such as safety shoes (steel toe), goggles, mask, protective glasses, and gloves.

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: Five 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, environmental sciences and one year of experience in natural resource 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, 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 the required experience.

4. 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 regarding the operation, maintenance, calibration and troubleshooting of the O3 analyzers, calibration systems, and external valuing systems that are deployed throughout the state;
• Experience reviewing ambient air data sets for completeness and accuracy;
• Knowledge of both federal and state regulations pertaining to the Ozone instrument methods and proper procedures;
• Experience in the evaluation of diagnostic information from the air monitoring data acquisition system that includes pollutant concentrations and instrument operational parameters such as voltages, flow rates, pressure readings and temperatures;
• Experience with configuring the Data Acquisition Software for all aspects of the monitoring program;
• Experience leading, training, overseeing other NRP’s in activities including but not limited to: data collection, instrument maintenance and troubleshooting, ambient air monitoring shelter design and installation.

LIMITATIONS ON SELECTION

This recruitment is limited to current permanent and contractual employees of the Maryland Department of the Environment.

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

Not Applicable

SELECTION PROCESS

Please make sure that 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 be submitted by the closing date. Information submitted after this date will not be considered. Applicants that meet the qualifications will be referred to the hiring unit for consideration of an interview/selection. To be qualified for referral, the candidates must demonstrate possession of the required qualifications, within their applications. Successful candidates will be ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified and placed on the eligible (employment) list for at least one year. This list will be used by the hiring agency to select employees

EXAMINATION PROCESS

Your application is part of the examination process. The assessment will be a 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.

Education credentials and experience verification will be completed by the Appointing Authority. 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 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

It is STRONGLY preferred that you apply online. 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 mailed to:

Olivia Finley, Recruiter, Recruitment & Examination Unit

Reference #20-0002502-0002

(Office) 410-537-3105 (Fax) 410-537-3966

Email: Olivia.finley@maryland.gov

The MD State Application Form can be found online.

TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay

PLEASE NOTE: The Maryland Department of the Environment participates in the E-Verify Program.

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity. People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply. We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.