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Recruitment #19-000530-0001


Long-term Contractual

One vacancy; full-time

Contract period: One year with the possibility of renewal




303 Marine Academy Drive, Stevensville, MD (Queen Anne's County)

Main Purpose of Job

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources, Boating Services-Hydrographic Operations, is currently accepting applications for a long-term contractual Hydrographic Engineering Associate II. This position will serve as the Mate aboard the Vessel R. P. Gaudette, placing buoys and removing debris in the Chesapeake Bay and tributaries. This position is required to work on the water year round in all weather conditions. Position may be required to work on weekends and holidays and subject to on call 24 hours a day.


Experience: Two years as a Hydrographic Engineering Associate I  


Education: Graduation from a standard high school or possession of a state high school equivalence certificate including at least four courses in mathematics and/or science.  

Experience: Five years of experience involving any combination of hydrography, engineering, surveying, or construction inspection work including one year of experience in hydrographic engineering associated activities.  


1. Applicants may substitute college courses in the field of engineering, geology, physics, oceanography, mathematics (excluding basic, required courses) from an accredited college or university at the rate of 15 credit hours for one year of the general experience, up to a maximum of two years.

2. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a non-commissioned officer in  Civil Engineering classifications or Civil Engineering or Quarrying Specialist specialty codes in the hydrographic engineering field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience. 


Some positions in this classification are assigned duties which will require the individual to be examined by a physician. After an offer of employment, applicants for such positions will be given a medical examination to certify the ability to perform the essential job functions.


Please make sure you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment, and report all experience and education related to this position. Verifiable volunteer experience will be considered; please include it on your application, if applicable. All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. We will not consider information submitted after this date. Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will proceed to the next phase of evaluation.


Contractual employees who work for an agency covered under the State Employee and Retiree Health and Welfare Benefits Program (the Program), have a current employment contract and work 30 or more hours a week (or on average 130 hours per month) may be eligible for subsidized health benefits coverage for themselves and their dependents. As a contractual employee, you will be responsible for paying 25% of the premiums for your medical and prescription coverage, including any eligible dependents you have enrolled. The State of Maryland will subsidize the remaining 75% of the cost for these benefits. You can also elect to enroll in dental coverage, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, and life insurance, but will be responsible to pay the full premium for these benefits.

Leave may be granted to a temporary/contractual employee who works an average of at least 12 hours per week. This leave accrues at a rate of one hour for every 30 hours worked, not to exceed 40 hours per calendar year.


The online application is STRONGLY preferred. If you are unable to apply online, you may submit a paper application to:

Department of Natural Resources
Human Resources
580 Taylor Avenue, C-3
Annapolis, MD 21401

The Human Resources Department is not responsible for applications sent to any other address.

Faxed or e-mailed applications will not be accepted.

Inquiries regarding this recruitment can be directed to: Khia Poteat, e-mail:

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country, and encourage them to apply. Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply. As an equal opportunity employer Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity.