|Department||MDE - Land and Materials Administration (LMA)|
|Date Opened||1/3/2023 12:00:00 PM|
|Filing Deadline||2/1/2023 5:00:00 PM|
|Salary||$25.88 - $41.45/hour|
|HR Analyst||Shantasia Baker|
LOCATION OF POSITION
Maryland Department of the Environment
Land and Materials Administration
Federal Facilities Installation Restoration Program
1800 Washington Blvd.
Baltimore, MD 21230
Main Purpose of Job
The Geologist II will provide State oversight of environmental investigations and activities associated with federal facilities contaminated with hazardous materials and emerging contaminants, including perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). Due to the nature of environmental restoration the incumbent must apply both a theoretical and practical knowledge of geology and base sciences of physics, chemistry and mathematics in the evaluation of site-specific situations and response actions. A working knowledge of the use of geological cross-sections, maps and field sampling methodologies is critical. The incumbent will be responsible for ensuring that State concerns are addressed during the conduct of these highly technical and geologically oriented investigations and actions. The incumbent will provide an assessment of the nature and extent of contamination in all medias, with emphasis on groundwater and PFAS (the potential threat to human health and the environment) and the evaluation and restoration of the water resources of the State.
The incumbent in this position will be required to drive a State vehicle. 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 the time of appointment. Individuals must maintain a driver's license with no more than 5 points on their driving record in order to drive State vehicle.
Working conditions are as follows:
- Exposure to uncomfortable or unpleasant work environments. The incumbent may be required, to visit sites and meetings during inclement weather.
- Exposure to hazardous conditions which may result in injury. This includes inspections conducted at sites that may be potentially contaminated with hazardous substances.
- Special physical demands such as lifting 50 pounds or more, climbing ladders, etc. Field sampling may require extensive hand auguring and bending to load and unload sampling coolers.
- Wearing protective equipment such as googles, mask, hardhats, steel/toe shoes, etc.
Education: A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Geology, Environmental Geology or a related earth science.
Experience: One year 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 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.
DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
It is preferred that the selected candidate has the following:
- A degree in Geology or Geological Sciences or Environmental Engineering;
- Strong oral and written communication skills;
- Training or experience in sampling all environmental media (soil, sediment, surface water, groundwater);
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite;
- Training or experience in studying, evaluating, tracking, and preparing technical reports regarding environmental activities and data.
LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS
1. 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.
2. When assigned to an environmental program at the Maryland Department of the Environment, employees in this classification may be required to successfully complete and maintain certification as specified in the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration Regulations (Standards-29 CFR) 1910.120 Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response. Information about these regulations is available in the Human Resources Office of the Maryland Department of the Environment or may be obtained at the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration Website.
1. Employees in this classification may be required to walk over rough or unstable terrain or over long distances while wearing personal protection equipment, such as respiratory protection equipment.
2. Employees in this classification may be subject to ongoing medical testing in accordance with the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration Regulations (Standards - 29 CFR) 1910.120 Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response.
3. 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.
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. 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).
Complete 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.
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.