State of Maryland


- Hourly / - BiWeekly /
- Monthly / $78,749.00-$132,041.00 Yearly






A Geologist Manager, Environmental Programs is the managerial level of professional geological work with a focus on environmental programs.  Employees in this classification function as managers over a division of professional Geologists and other environmental staff within an environmental program area.  Their leadership responsibilities focus on the administrative, legislative and technical aspects of developing and maintaining environmental programs.  Employees in this classification directly supervise Geologist Supervisors, Environmental Programs who supervise lower-level professional Geologists.

Employees in this classification receive managerial supervision from a Program Manager or other designated manager.

Positions in this classification are evaluated by using the classification job evaluation methodology.  The use of this method involves comparing the assigned duties and responsibilities of a position to the job criteria found in the Nature of Work and Examples of Work sections of the class specification.

The Geologist Manager, Environmental Programs is differentiated from the Geologist Supervisor, Environmental Programs in that the Geologist Manager, Environmental Programs has supervisory responsibility for Geologist Supervisors, Environmental Programs and a division of professional Geologists and other environmental staff while the Geologist Supervisor, Environmental Programs has supervisory responsibility for lower-level Geologists.


Provides divisional oversight and project leadership on significant, highly visible or controversial environmental projects and issues;

Plans, coordinates, manages and evaluates the work of a division of professional Geologists and other environmental staff within an environmental program area;

Oversees administrative aspects of environmental investigations and projects including budget preparation and human resources planning;

Develops and reviews wellhead protection projects for funding from the Environmental Protection Agency and other federal funding sources;

Monitors divisional cost estimates for contractor services required for the investigation and remediation of contaminated sites;

Develops and implements divisional policies and procedures;

Reviews and approves divisional technical reports;

Represents the Department at public meetings and hearings;

Prepares correspondence and briefing materials for the Director’s or the Secretary’s signature;

Interprets State and federal environmental laws and regulations as they relate to State environmental projects and interests;

Testifies as a subject matter expert during administrative or legislative hearings and court trials on matters of environmental issues and policy;

Performs other related duties.


Education:   A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Geology, Environmental Geology or a related earth science.

Experience: Experience supervising the work of professional staff in an environmental program.

Note: Specific educational and experience requirements are set by the agency based on the essential job functions assigned to the position.


Class Descriptions are broad descriptions covering groups of positions used by various State departments and agencies.  Position descriptions maintained by the using department or agency specifically address the essential job functions of each position.

Class Descriptions provide information about the Nature of Work, Examples of Work, General Requirements and Acknowledgements.  The Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities; Minimum Education and Experience Requirements; Special Requirements; and recruitment and testing procedures are set by the using agency.

This is a Management Service classification in the State Personnel Management System.  All positions in this classification are Management Service positions.

This classification is not assigned to a bargaining unit as indicated by the designation of S (supervisor), M (manager), T (agency head), U (Board or Commission member), W (student), X (excluded by executive order),  or Z (confidential).  As provided by State Personnel and Pensions Article, Section 3-102, special appointment, temporary, contractual, supervisory, managerial and confidential employees are excluded from collective bargaining.  Additionally, certain executive branch agencies are exempt from collective bargaining and therefore, all positions in those agencies are excluded from collective bargaining.  

Date Established

Nov 8 2006 12:00AM

Date Revised

March 15, 2019

Approved By

Director, Division of Classification and Salary

CLASS: 001037; EST: 11/8/2006; REV: 3/15/2019;

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