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Recruitment #22-000139-0002


This is a contractual, position specific recruitment for the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, Resource Assessment. 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.

3 vacancies; Full-Time




580 Taylor Avenue, Annapolis, MD 21401 (Anne Arundle County)

Main Purpose of Job

The Department of Natural Resources is currently accepting applications for a Power Plant Site Assessor I. This position is an intermediate level of work conducting and reviewing scientific research and studies of the design and structure of proposed and existing power plants and transmission lines to assess the economic, atmospheric, biological, and environmental engineering impact on Maryland’s natural resources and ecosystems. Employees in this classification ensure that power plants planned for construction and their future operations are in compliance with state and federal energy and environmental protection laws and regulations.


Education:   A Bachelor’s degree in the environmental or physical sciences from an accredited college or university.

Experience: Five years of experience in administrative or professional environmental science work, two years must have involved experience as a project leader or managing environmental or scientific projects or programs.


1. Candidates may substitute the possession of a Master’s degree in environmental or physical sciences from an accredited college or university for two years of the required general administrative or professional environmental science  experience.

2. Candidates may substitute the possession of a registration as a Licensed Professional Engineer (general) from the Maryland State Board for Professional Engineers for one year of the required experience.

3. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military experience as a commissioned officer in Environmental Specialist classifications or Environmental Science and Engineering specialty codes in the Environmental or Physical Sciences field of work.


  • Experience in the assessment of power plants or related environmental management experience and/or a Master's Degree in the environmental or physical sciences.
  • Experience in working with or for an electric utility or an energy company providing electricity.
  • Experience meeting deadlines and maintaining a rigid schedule.
  • Experience working with judicial deadlines, high stress, and leading a multidisciplinary team of scientists and engineers.
  • Experience as a project manager of multi-disciplinary contracts.
  • Experience with Request for Proposal processes and preparation.
  • Experience with MD Legislative bill reports and fiscal note preparation.
  • Experience with invoice review and approval for payment.
  • Experience with budgeting and formulating a Scope of Work.


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.


Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be considered for this position. It is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. Report all education and experience related to the essential functions of this position.


Contractual employees who work for an agency covered under the State Employee and Retiree Health and Welfare Benefits Program, have a current employment contract and work 30 or more hours a week (or on average 130 hours per month) may be eligible for subsidized health benefits coverage for themselves and their dependents. As a contractual employee, you will be responsible for paying 25% of the premiums for your medical and prescription coverage, including any eligible dependents you have enrolled. The State of Maryland will subsidize the remaining 75% of the cost for these benefits. You can also elect to enroll in dental coverage, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, and life insurance, but will be responsible to pay the full premium for these benefits.

Leave may be granted to a contractual employee who has worked 120 days in a 12 month period. This leave accrues at a rate of one hour for every 30 hours worked, not to exceed 40 hours per calendar year.


The online application is strongly 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 Emilee Knott 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.

Click on a link below to apply for this position:

Fill out the Supplemental Questionnaire and Application NOW using the Internet. Apply Online
View and print the Supplemental Questionnaire. This recruitment requires completion of a supplemental questionnaire. You may view and print the supplemental questionnaire here.
Apply via Paper Application. You may also download and complete the Paper Application here.

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