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Recruitment #20-003569-0001


This is a position specific recruitment for the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, Engineering & Construction 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.




Cambridge Marine Terminal, Dorchester County

Main Purpose of Job

The Department of Natural Resources, Engineering & Construction Unit, is currently accepting applications for a Waterways Improvement Technician II under direction of the Chief of In-House Construction Services. This position provides support for marine construction project within DNR's Four Regions of Public Lands Engineering and Construction Program. Marine projects include, but are not limited to the construction of piers, bulkheads, public boat ramps, timber jetties, rock revetments, dredging of channels, winter ice breakings and bay debris cleanup.

Applicants should have knowledge of the following: maneuvering of barges into loading position by operating electric and pneumatic winches, deck safety of personnel and overall cleanliness of barges, ability to operate small boats, track loaders, backhoes and excavators.

Applicants must also be in possession of a valid Maryland driver's license.


Experience: One year of experience in the Maryland State classification of Waterways Improvement Technician I.


Education: Graduation from a standard high or possession of a State high school equivalence certificate.

Experience: Seven years of experience in marine construction activities, including design and construction of piers, bulkheads and jetties.


1. Applicants may substitute engineering education at an accredited college or university (approved by the Engineer’s Council for Professional Development) for the required experience on a year-for-year basis.

2. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military experience as a noncommissioned officer in marine construction classifications and specialty codes in the waterways construction and marine engineering field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience. 


Possession of a valid Commercial Driver's License (CDL) 
Knowledge and experience in navigation and boat operations 
Knowledge of rules and regulations of the U.S Coast Guard and Maryland State Boat Act 
Knowledge of design, methods and material used in building piers, bulkheads and jetties


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

2. Candidates must be willing to travel and be available for work in any part of the State, subject to change of assignment as work requires.


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 Chuck Hecker 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.