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Recruitment #20-002992-0001


This is a position specific recruitment for the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, Fishing and Boating Services. 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.




Stevensville, MD (Queen Anne's County)

Main Purpose of Job

This position is a sub-professional technical work at the experienced level in the field of surveying. It works with a survey team using surveying equipment and is responsible for the accurate placement of regulatory and navigation buoys on a 36' Buoy Tender/Debris vessel. This position supervises the structural/cosmetic repairs/upgrades and is responsible for commanding small vessels involved in buoy operations. The program is vital to a variety of state regulatory, research and restoration programs within Maryland's portion of the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries.


Education: Graduation from an accredited high school or possession of a high school equivalency certificate including at least four courses in mathematics and/or science.

Experience: Two years of experience performing full performance level Hydrographic Engineering Associate work in the Maryland Department of Natural Resources.                                                               


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


1. Candidates may substitute credit hours 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, up to a maximum of two years of required experience.

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.


Applicants must meet the minimum and selective qualifications to be considered. Include clear and specific information on your application regarding your qualifications.  

One year of experience positioning buoys and performing marine construction is required.


1. Experience in steel hull vessel maintenance.
2. Experience operating and maintaining a state vessel, vehicle and trailer in order to ensure a safe and ready response in accordance with Departmental policies.
3. Experience using vessels equipped with hydraulic cranes and hand operated wenches.
4. Experience in the safe operation of hand and power tools.


This recruitment is limited to current employees of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources.


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. 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.


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.

Inquiries regarding this recruitment can be directed to Khia Poteat at

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.