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Recruitment #21-002583-0001


This is a position specific recruitment for the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, Engineering & Construction Unit. 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.




Cambridge Marine Terminal, Dorchester County


The Department of Natural Resources, Engineering & Construction Unit, is currently accepting applications for a Waterways Improvement Technician III under direction of the Chief of In-House Construction Services. The general mission of the In-House Construction program is to provide all DNR facilities with a support system so the employee can have a safe and functional working environment and the general public can enjoy our treasured Chesapeake Bay, our diverse landscapes, and our natural resources.  

This position is responsible to work as a crew leader for marsh and shoreline restoration, wetland enhancement and wildlife habitat projects and part of the marine construction crew assisting in the construction of bulkheads, piers, boat ramps, jetties, dredging and any related projects associated with improving Maryland’s waterways.  

Applicants should have knowledge of the following: navigation and boat operations; design, methods and materials used in building piers, bulkheads, and jetties. Applicants should possess working knowledge of the Chesapeake Bay and other Maryland tidewaters, rules and regulations of the U.S. Coast Guard and Maryland Boat Act, maneuvering of barges into loading position by operating electric and pneumatic winches, deck safety of personnel and overall cleanliness of barges, ability to operate small boats, track loaders, backhoes and excavators.  

Applicants must have the ability to prepare engineering designs for waterway projects; to estimate costs of bulkheads, piers, jetties, marsh, shoreline, wetland projects and dredging operations; to interpret specifications; to sound bottoms and take samples; to supervise operations of boats, cranes, pile drivers, and hydraulic equipment.  

Applicants must possess a driver's license valid in the State of Maryland; ability to lift 50 pounds or more; ability to operate heavy equipment.


Education: Graduation from an accredited high or possession of a high school equivalency certificate.

Experience: Eight years of experience in marine construction activities, including design and construction of piers, bulkheads and jetties; two years must have been in a supervisory position in the field of marine construction.


1. Candidates may substitute engineering education at an accredited college or university (approved by the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology) on a year-for-year basis for the required non-supervisory experience.

2. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military experience as a noncommissioned officer in marine construction classifications and specialty codes in the waterways construction and marine engineering field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience.


1. Possession of a Commercial Driver's License (CDL). 
2. Experience with small boat operations and navigational skills.
3. Experience with marine construction.
4. Experience operating heavy equipment.


1. Some positions in this classification are assigned duties which require the candidates to be examined by a Physician. After an offer of employment, candidates for such positions will be given a medical examination to certify ability to perform essential job functions.

2. Employees in this classification must be willing to travel and be available for work in any part of the State, as work requires, subject to change of assignment.


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.


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.

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