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Coastal and Marine Engineer

Recruitment #22-002588-0030


This is a position specific recruitment for the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, Chesapeake & Coastal Services Unit. 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.




580 Taylor Ave, Annapolis MD 21401 (Anne Arundel County)

Main Purpose of Job

The Department of Natural Resources, Chesapeake and Coastal Service, is seeking an Administrator III team member to serve as a Coastal and Marine Engineer to help the Department work across local, state, and watershed scales to meet water quality, habitat, climate resiliency, and public recreational boating goals. The successful candidate will work in a multi-disciplinary team to provide innovative and resilient engineering solutions to challenges at the intersection of communities, built infrastructure and the environment. This position will lead and support projects funded under the State Waterway Improvement Fund, Resiliency through Restoration Initiative, and Shoreline Conservation Service.

This position will help to advance natural infrastructure and recreational boating access projects in the coastal and marine environment by providing support and technical assistance to state and local partners and applying environmental science and restoration concepts to project designs. The position will engage in all stages of project development from site visits to conceptual design and permitting to project implementation. The successful candidate will be able to translate science-based research and technical concepts to professionals and partners within and outside of their own discipline in written and verbal formats. 

This is a full-time position with state benefits based out of Annapolis, MD. Travel is required to sites across Maryland’s coastal zone to conduct site assessments and other fieldwork.


Position responsibilities include:

1. Site Level Evaluation: conduct site assessments and surveys based on state needs or customer service requests. 2. Project Implementation: Evaluate, plan, manage, advise, coordinate and lead diverse projects, including wetland, shoreline, riparian, storm water management, stream restoration, beneficial use of dredged material, and public recreational boating infrastructure. Identify, develop, interpret and review design plans to increase coastal resilience and ensure projects are functional and meet regulatory requirements. 
3. Partner Collaboration: Work collaboratively with contractors, engineers, community partners and other staff in pursuit of technically sound projects.


Experience: Nine years of experience in administrative staff or professional work.


1. Candidates may substitute the possession of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and five years of experience in administrative staff or professional work for the required experience.

2. Candidates may substitute additional graduate level education at an accredited college or university at the rate of 30 credit hours on a year-for-year basis for the required experience.

3. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer involving staff work related to the administration of rules, regulations, policy, procedures and processes, or overseeing or coordinating unit operations or functioning as a staff assistant to a higher ranking commissioned officer on a year-for-year basis for the required experience.


Applicants must meet both the minimum and selective qualifications to qualify for this position

Two years of experience reviewing and evaluating scopes of work, design plans and specifications at various stages of development (concept, 30%, 60%, 90%) for coastal projects to ensure projects meet best engineering practices and are designed for future conditions over their expected lifespans.


  • Bachelor of Science degree or higher in: Civil, Environmental, Water Resources or Mechanical Engineering; Environmental Science or Biology (or related field); Landscape Architecture. 
  • Technical knowledge of coastal ecology, estuarine habitats, climate change, ecosystem restoration, and waterfront boating facility construction. 
  • Experience with visualization or mapping software, such as ESRI ArcGIS or AutoCAD. 
  • Experience designing coastal and marine construction projects (e.g., riparian, living shoreline, wetland restoration, stream restoration, boating infrastructure).
  • Knowledge of climate change and its potential impacts on the built and natural environments.


Employees in this classification may be assigned duties which require the operation of a motor vehicle. Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator's license valid in the State of Maryland.


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


The assessment may consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience related to the requirements of the position. It is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. Please report all experience and education that is related to this position.



The online application is 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. 

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 Chris Langley at 

TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay 

People 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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