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Recruitment #22-002502-0003


This is a position specific recruitment for the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, Maryland Park Service. 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 y




580 Taylor Avenue, Annapolis, Maryland (Anne Arundel County)

Main Purpose of Job

The Department of Natural Resources (DNR), Maryland Park Service Planning and Conservation Programs Division is seeking interested candidates for a Natural Resources Planner IV position that will serve as an Interagency Project Manager. This position will be based at the Tawes State Office Building in Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Maryland with field work at public lands throughout the state.

The primary purpose of this position is to coordinate planning for design and construction efforts of the Engineering and Construction Unit with the Headquarters Planning Team and the managers and staff at individual parks and other land units. This position would serve as a planning liaison among Agency Senior Staff, public lands management teams, assigned engineering staff, Maryland Environmental Service, Department of General Services, design engineers and architects, selected contractor(s), and other project partners. These partners may include non-profit organizations and entities engaged in public/private partnership opportunities. This position plays a key role in “securing a sustainable future for the environment and economy by preserving, protecting, restoring, and enhancing the State’s natural resources,” and ensuring that key infrastructure is operational, well-maintained, and appropriate for the natural settings where it is located. Employees in this classification receive general supervision, work both independently and as part of a team, communicate with stakeholders and key leadership in various government agencies, and provide timely and creative solutions to interagency problems of a complex nature to ensure that project and program goals are met.

The position oversees and manages coordination between Engineering and Construction staff and Maryland Park Service staff during the construction projects including working closely with the Department of General Services on pre-bid meetings, field visits, project submittals, progress meetings and requests for information. Participates in critical project progress meetings, represents the Department regarding the design, implementation and maintenance of appropriate environmental protection measures, and responses to urgent requests for field-level construction site decisions. Participates as a lead professional providing technical expertise and assistant to support the Chief of Critical Maintenance in special projects related to sustainability, renewal energy, climate change, natural resources restoration and ecosystem resiliency.


Education:   A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in an environmental science or natural resources planning, management or development.

Experience: Five years of experience in natural resources planning or applied environmental science.


1. Candidates may substitute the 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, environmental sciences and one year of experience in natural resource planning or applied environmental science for the required education.

2. Candidates may substitute the 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, chemical, biological or environmental sciences for up to three years of the required experience.

3. Candidates may substitute the possession of a Doctorate 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, chemical, biological or environmental sciences for the required experience.

4. 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. 


  • Professional experience in supervising park operations and employees in a Maryland State Park
  • Five years of professional field-level experience working in a park setting
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Experience multi-tasking and working independently
  • Experience managing natural, cultural, and historical resources in a park setting
  • Experience in managing and maintaining park facilities and grounds


Please make sure you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment. All information concerning your minimum 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.

For education obtained outside the U.S., a copy of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service must be provided prior to hire.


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 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.

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