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Recruitment #21-002603-0001


The Water and Science Administration is recruiting for a Research Statistician I.  This is a position specific recruitment for the Maryland Department of the Environment.  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.




Maryland Department of the Environment 

Water & Science Administration

Integrated Water Planning Program/Watershed Restoration Division

1800 Washington Blvd.

Baltimore, MD 21230


The Research Statistician is an entry level position within Water and Science Administration/Integrated Water Planning Program (IWPP). The incumbent in this position will support the agency's role in promoting and overseeing the implementation of both the Chesapeake Bay Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDLs) and other local, State TMDLs under the federal Clean Water Act. The incumbent in this position will assist in the design of water quality monitoring studies and perform water quality data analysis, management, and reporting of chemical, biological, and physical water quality datasets.

This position primary duties will include but not limited to:

  • Design of water quality monitoring studies;
  • Analysis of water quality data to determine effectiveness of management action, detect trends and conduct water quality assessments;
  • Creation of schemas for water quality data reporting;
  • QAQC of reported water quality data.


Education:    A Master’s degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum of nine credit hours, or the equivalent graduate credit hours in research methodology, theoretical or applied statistics or measurement theory.

Experience: None.

Note: Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in Statistician classifications or Statistician and Intelligence Officer specialty codes in the Statistics field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required education. 


It is preferred that the selected candidate has experience in one of the following:


  • Environmental research, including design and data collection;
  • Large datasets with stochastic variables;
  • Statistical analysis in a research or applied setting;
  • Interpretation and formal presentation or data;
  • Use of SAS, R, or a similar analytical coding software.


Applicants who meet the minimum (and selective) qualifications will be included in further evaluation.  The evaluation may be a rating of your application based on your education, training and experience as they relate to the requirements of this position.  Applicants meeting the minimum qualifications will be placed on the Eligible List categorized as BEST QUALIFIED, BETTER QUALIFIED AND QUALIFIED.  Therefore, it is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. 

Please report all related education, experience, dates and hours of work.  Clearly indicate your college degree and major on your application, if applicable.  Please note that you will be required by the appointing agency to provide proof upon hire of all certifications, licenses, educational and work experiences.

For education obtained outside the U.S., any job offer will be contingent on the candidate providing an evaluation for equivalency by a foreign credential evaluation service prior to starting employment (and may be requested prior to interview).

Completed applications must be submitted by the closing date.  Information submitted after this date will not be added.  Incorrect application forms will not be accepted.  Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application.

Candidates may remain on the certified eligible list for a period of at least one year.  The resulting certified eligible list for this recruitment may be used for similar positions in this or other State agencies. 

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 applied.



Online applications are highly recommended.  However, if you are unable to apply online, the paper application (and supplemental questionnaire) may be submitted to MDE, Recruitment and Selection Division, 1800 Washington Blvd., Baltimore, MD 21230.  Paper application materials must be received by 5 pm, close of business, on the closing date for the recruitment.  No postmarks will be accepted.

If additional information is required, the preferred method is to upload.  If you are unable to upload, please email the requested information to Peggie Jefferson,  Only additional materials that are required will be accepted for this recruitment.  All additional information must be received by the closing date and time.  Please reference number: 21-002603-0001.

For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact Peggie Jefferson/MDE Recruitment and Examination at 410-537-3879. 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 at 410-767-4850 or

Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon by calling 410-537-3100 or MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258. 

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.

People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

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