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Director, Center for Economic and Social Sciences

Recruitment #23-005478-0020


This is a position specific recruitment for the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, Chesapeake and Coastal Watershed. 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 year.

*INTERNAL RECRUITMENT - Only open to current MDNR - CCS employees*




580 Taylor Avenue, Annapolis, MD 21401

Main Purpose of Job

As Director of the Center for Economic and Social Science in the Chesapeake & Coastal Service Unit, the incumbent leads the Department in the development, analysis and delivery of environmental and socioeconomic research and data to inform natural resource-based management decisions, programs and policies. This includes directing the development and use of scientific information describing climate, natural environmental hazards, and quantifying the ecological and socio-economic impact of Chesapeake and Coastal restoration, conservation and planning services to help society and commerce prepare for a constantly changing environment while maintaining and accelerating Chesapeake Bay restoration. The position provides leadership for characterizing the economic or social aspects of natural resource management. 

 This position is responsible for cross-unit and intra-agency coordination to ensure that science-based decision support tools and information are developed, translated and applied in a manner that directly informs unit and agency-wide financial and technical service delivery. It requires a strong foundation in geo-spatial applications to support the management, supervision and direction of three professional staff and seasonal interns.


Education: Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.
Experience: Five years of experience in natural resource management or applied environmental science.  


  • Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in Ecology, Geographic Information Technology, Natural Resources, Environmental Economics, Ecological Economics, Environmental Science, Geography, Information Technology, or environmental related field.


*INTERNAL RECRUITMENT - Only open to current MDNR - CCS employees*


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, need to make adjustments to a submitted application or have general questions about the online application system, please contact the MD Department of Budget and Management at ; ATTN: Recruitment and Examination Division

Inquiries regarding this recruitment can be directed to Adriana Parravano 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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