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Recruitment #22-002501-0001


The Water and Science Administration is recruiting for a Natural Resources Planner II in
the Wastewater Permit Program, Municipal Discharge Permit Division.  This is a position specific
recruitment for the Maryland Department of the Environment. The resulting cert list will be
maintained for one year.  Persons interested in future vacancies within this classification must re-




Maryland Department of the Environment 

Water & Science Administration

Wastewater Permit Program, Municipal Discharge Permit Division 

1800 Washington Blvd.

Baltimore, MD 21230

Main Purpose of Job

The main purpose of this position is to expedite the NPDES discharge permit issuance to implement Chesapeake Bay restoration requirements including but not limited to nutrients. This incumbent in this position is responsible for coordinating the preparation of correspondence documents to address comments raised during the public participation processes regarding technical or policy requirements implemented in the permits.


Education: Possession of a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in an environmental science or natural resources planning, management or development.

Experience: One year of experience in natural resources planning or applied environmental science.

Notes: 1. Possession of a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in urban or regional planning, engineering, physical geography, or the physical, chemical, biological sciences and one year of experience in natural resources planning or applied environmental science may be substituted for the required education.

2. Possession of a Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university in natural resources planning, management, administration, development, environmental, urban or regional planning; resources economics or development; environmental system management; water or land resources planning and management; environmental landscape architecture; or the physical, biological, chemical or environmental sciences maybe substituted for up to three years of the required experience.

3. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in the  general natural resources management and biological sciences classifications or general natural resources management and biological sciences specialty codes in the general natural resources management and biological sciences field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience and education.  


It is preferred that the selected candidate have a  Bachelor's or Master's degree related to the
following fields:

  •  Environmental Chemistry/Biology/Toxicology;
  •  Environmental Risk Assessment;
  •  Eco-Toxicology;
  •  Water Resources Planning/Management;
  •  Environmental Policy Analysis/Development.


Not Applicable


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

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

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 (the 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.


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

If additional information is required, the preferred method is to upload.  If you are unable to upload,
please email the requested information to Shantasia Baker,  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: 22-002501-0001.

For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact Shantasia Baker/MDE Recruitment and
Examination at 410-537-3100. 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.

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