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Recruitment #21-001053-0002



This is a position specific recruitment for the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, Maryland Geological Survey. 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.




2300 Saint Paul Street, Baltimore, MD 21218 (Baltimore City)


The Department of Natural Resources, Maryland Geological Survey located in Baltimore City’s Old Goucher District, is currently accepting applications for a Geologist Lead/Advanced. Duties of this position include serving as project lead of NGGDPP Data Preservation grants; proposal writing, grant management and coordinating the activities necessary to inventory, organize, manage, and preserve MGS’s geological collections; mapping historical shorelines and determining erosion rates, planning and conducting geological investigations of Maryland’s tidewater, freshwater and bedrock resources and, creating GIS layers for various projects related to shore erosion, geologic maps, and geologic data compilation. GIS duties will include creating and managing geodatabases, georeferencing, digitizing, creating shapefiles, running topology, and generating metadata. These duties require an advanced working knowledge of:  GPS systems operations/datums,; GIS software including ESRI ArcGIS, USGS DSAS, SURFER; relational database management software including Microsoft Access; USGS National Geologic Map Database GeMS schema. The successful candidate will also have proven skills in report writing and digital cartography, which are required for the publication of final products.


Education: A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Geology, Environmental Geology or a related earth science.

Experience: Five years of experience performing professional geological work.


1. Candidates may substitute the possession of a master’s degree from an accredited college or university in Geology, Environmental Geology or a related earth science for one year of the required experience.

2. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience at a rank of Corporal/Petty Officer or higher as a commissioned officer in physical science classification or physical science specialty codes in the geology field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required education.


1. Experienced in working with geologic collections.
2. Experience in GIS software.
3. Experience in coastal geology and marine remote sensing data collection and processing.
4. Experience in report and grant proposal writing with peer-reviewed and published writings.


Employees in this classification may be assigned duties which require the operation of a motor vehicle. Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator’s license valid in the State of Maryland.


1. Employees in this classification may be required to walk over rough or unstable terrain or over long distances while wearing personal protective equipment.

2. Employees in this classification may be subject to call-in on a twenty-four hour basis and, therefore, will be required to provide the employing agency with a telephone number where they can be reached.


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.


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.



The online application is 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.

If you are having difficulty with your user account or have general questions about the online application system, please contact the MD Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division at

Inquiries regarding this recruitment can be directed to Crystal Wilson at

TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay

Candidates with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply. 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.