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Recruitment #22-001082-0002


Previous applicants do not need to reapply



Main Purpose of Job

This position is a planner for Hydrographic Operations and maintains computerized Excel spreadsheets, ArcMap/ArcGIS data, and other computer software to accomplish a variety of tasks and to develop presentation and communication tools. The incumbent must respond promptly to public inquiries and be prepared with items necessary for meetings and discussions. The position requires strong writing and communication skills; the ability to speak in front of groups; the ability to establish and maintain a good rapport with other employees, public officials, partners, and customers; the ability to analyze and give advice on abandoned boats and hazards to navigation as well as other boating-related issues; and must possesses sound judgment and conduct business in a professional manner. This position provides outreach and education for boating related issues including processing of DNR press releases and responding to inquiries from the public; This position works in partnership with other DNR programs and oversees local governments AB&D grantees to track and maintain information related to grants for the removal of abandoned boats and hazards to navigation and to maintain and disseminate information on public boating activities. The incumbent identifies issues and recommends actions for their resolution and assembles information into well-organized files with accompanying visuals. This position makes site visits on boats to oversee the removal of large, abandoned vessels. This position also works with Federal and State agencies on waterway pollution incidents related to abandoned vessels and large-scale debris related storm events.


Education:   A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university that includes 30 credit hours in Planning, Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, Architecture, Public Administration, Engineering, Geography, Landscape Architecture, Economics, Public Finance, Political Science, Sociology, Regional Science, Information Technology or Urban Affairs.

Experience: Two years of experience in research and planning projects related to the development and use of land, water, transportation, community or natural resources by assisting in obtaining, analyzing and conducting research on demographic, socio-economic, political, cultural, geographic or land-use trends.


1. Candidates may substitute the possession of a Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in one of the specified educational fields for one year of the required experience.

2. Candidates may substitute the possession of an additional Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in one of the specified educational fields for an additional year of the required experience.

3. Candidates may substitute the possession of a Doctorate degree from an accredited college or university in one of the specified educational fields for the required experience.

4. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in Logistics, Urban Planning, Architect, Geospatial Intelligence Analyst or Cryptologic classifications; or Logistics, Urban Planning or Architect specialty codes in the Architect field of work, on a year-for-year basis, for the required experience and education.


One year experience using ArcGIS/ ArcMap or other ESRI software.
One Year experience in data management and use of all GIS and GPS software and equipment.


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.


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 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 Courtney Blackistone at

TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity. People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply. We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.

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