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Somerset Soil Conservation District

Recruitment #22-004331-0001


This is an internal recruitment, which is open to current Maryland Department of Agriculture employees only.




Somerset Soil Conservation District, Princess Anne, MD

Main Purpose of Job

This position serves as the administrative officer responsible for implementing the policies and procedures of the MD Department of Agriculture (MDA) and the Somerset Soil Conservation District Board of Supervisors as directed by the MDA Area Coordinator.


  • Supervises the work of MDA, county and district employees working in the local soil conservation district office. This includes assigning and reviewing work, signing time sheets, approving leave and preparing performance appraisals.
  • Provides local administrative oversight of the MDA Water Quality Cost-Share (MACS) Program to ensure adherence to the program guidelines according to the MACS Manual.
  • Guides and assists the local Board of Supervisors in the implementation of federal, state and local programs administered by the local district. Coordinates Board of Supervisors meetings by planning the agenda and providing any necessary resource materials to facilitate sound decision making. 
  • Prepares budget requests to receive funds from MDA, local government and other funding sources by evaluating the needs of the district as they relate to program delivery. 
  • Develops the annual plan of work and the work goals for implementing conservation programs in the district by following the guidelines provided by MDA, the National Resource Conservation Service and the district's Board of Supervisors. 


Education:   A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.

Experience: Four years of experience in soil conservation, water quality protection or related agriculture or natural resource programs.


1. Candidates may substitute additional administrative or supervisory experience in a soil conservation, water quality protection or related agriculture or natural resource program on a year-for-year basis for the required education.

2. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in soil conservation classifications or soil conservation specialty codes in the soil conservation field of work on a year-for- year basis for the required experience and education. 


This recruitment is open to current MDA employees only.


Candidates appointed to positions in this classification may be assigned duties and responsibilities which require the operation of a motor vehicle. Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess a motor vehicle operators license valid in the State of Maryland.


Please make sure that 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 will be ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified and placed on the eligible (employment) list for at least one year.



For questions concerning this recruitment, please contact: Gwen Schindler at 410-841-5859 or

The online application process is STRONGLY preferred. If you are unable to apply online, you may mail a paper application to: MD Department of Agriculture Human Resources Office, Room 304, 50 Harry S. Truman Parkway, Annapolis, MD 21401. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of completing the online or paper application. 

If you are submitting additional information, such as diplomas or transcripts, the preferred method is to upload them online with your application. If  you are unable to upload, you may mail hand-deliver or fax (HR Fax#: 443-602-9831) with the recruitment number clearly marked on the document. All paper applications and any additional paper documentation must be received by the closing date, no exceptions. (Postmarks are not accepted.)

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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