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NATURAL RESOURCES PLANNER II

Wetland Reviewer

Recruitment #21-002501-0007

Introduction

This is a position specific recruitment for the Maryland Department of the Environment, Water and Science Administration, Wetlands and Waterways Program, Tidal Wetlands Division.  This recruitment will be used to fill current and future vacancies for this position/function only.  The resulting cert list will be maintained for one year.  Persons interested in future vacancies within the classification must re-apply.

This position will report to the Baltimore City headquarters office but will be required to travel to the counties on the Eastern Shore. These counties include Cecil, Kent, Queen Anne, Caroline, Talbot, Dorchester, Wicomico, Worcester and Somerset counties.

GRADE

15

LOCATION OF POSITION

Maryland Department of the Environment

Water and Science Administration

Wetlands and Waterways, Tidal Wetlands Division

1800 Washington Blvd.

Baltimore, MD  21230

Main Purpose of Job

The mission of the Water & Science Administration of the Maryland Department of the Environment is to restore and maintain the quality of the State's ground and surface waters, protect wetland habitats and manage the utilization of Maryland's mineral resources throughout the State of Maryland. The Natural Resources Planner (NRP) II is responsible for the management and implementation of laws, regulations and programs that restore and maintain the quality of surface waters and the protection of tidal wetland habitats and waterways. The NRP II functions as a wetland reviewer for designated counties in the Eastern Region of the Tidal Wetlands Division of the Water & Science Administration within the Department of the Environment. This position is guided by the requirements and mandates established in the Code of Maryland Regulations Title 26, Subtitle 24, Tidal Wetlands Regulations; Code of Public General Laws of Maryland Title 16 Wetlands and Riparian Rights and the Water Quality Certification requirements of the Water Quality Regulations. In this capacity, the incumbent renders permit decisions, represents the Department in a variety of forums, makes recommendations on program development and planning projects, and is responsible for educating and coordinating with other government agencies, other levels of government and the general public.

The NRP II will also be responsible for the review of regulated activities impacting jurisdictional wetlands, regulated critical area buffer, water quality certification and administering the Army Corps of Engineers Maryland State Programmatic General Permit. The incumbent assists in the development and implementation of policies relative to the regulation, management and restoration of tidal wetlands and the Water Quality Certification program. Work may involve exposures to uncomfortable or unpleasant surrounding. This job involves exposure to hazardous conditions which may result in injury.  Field visits may involve special physical demands such as lifting 50 pounds or more, climbing ladders, etc. The incumbent will be required to use protective equipment such as goggles, gloves, mask, etc.  

This position will report to the Baltimore City headquarters office but will be required to travel to the counties on the Eastern Shore. These counties include Cecil, Kent, Queen Anne, Caroline, Talbot, Dorchester, Wicomico, Worcester and Somerset counties.  Therefore, the incumbent will be required to drive a State vehicle.  If you maintain an out-of-state driving license, you must provide a certified copy of your driving record for the appropriate Motor Vehicle Administration at the time of appointment.  Individuals must maintain a driver's license with no more than 5 points on their driving record in order to drive State vehicle.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Possession of a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in an environmental science or natural resources planning, management or development.

Experience: One year of experience in natural resources planning or applied environmental science.

Notes: 1. Possession of a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in urban or regional planning, engineering, physical geography, or the physical, chemical, biological sciences and one year of experience in natural resources planning or applied environmental science may be substituted for the required education.

2. Possession of a Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university in natural resources planning, management, administration, development, environmental, urban or regional planning; resources economics or development; environmental system management; water or land resources planning and management; environmental landscape architecture; or the physical, biological, chemical or environmental sciences maybe substituted for up to three years of the required experience.

3. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in the  general natural resources management and biological sciences classifications or general natural resources management and biological sciences specialty codes in the general natural resources management and biological sciences field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience and education.  

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Preference will be given to applicants who possess the following preferred qualification(s). Include clear and specific information on your application regarding your qualifications.

  • Experience in applied wetlands or waterway regulations;
  • Experience with water resource regulation, other than wetlands;
  • Experience with GIS for water or natural resources management;
  • Experience reviewing federal activities related to the Coastal Zone Management Act or Section 401 of the Clean Water Act;
  • Experience designing or constructing marine structures;
  • Experience with the review and evaluation of environmental permits;
  • Experience providing customer service in a professional office setting.

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

Not Applicable

SELECTION PROCESS

Applicants who meet the minimum (and selective) qualifications will be included in further evaluation. The evaluation may be a rating of your application based on your education, training and experience as they relate to the requirements of the position. Applicants meeting the minimum qualifications will be placed on the Eligible List categorized as BEST QUALIFIED.  Therefore, it is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. Please report all related education, experience, dates and hours of work. Clearly indicate your college degree and major on your application, if applicable. Please note that you will be required by the appointing agency to provide proof upon hire of all certifications, licenses, educational and work experiences. 

For education obtained outside the U.S., any job offer will be contingent on the candidate providing an evaluation for equivalency by a foreign credential evaluation service prior to starting employment (and may be requested prior to interview). 

Complete applications must be submitted by the closing date. Information submitted after this date will not be added.   Incorrect application forms will not be accepted. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application.

Candidates may remain on the certified eligible list for a period of at least one year. The resulting certified eligible list for this recruitment may be used for similar positions in this or other State agencies.

All Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States under the Immigration Reform and Control Act.  You must be legally authorized and possess any necessary documents under this Act in order to be hired in the position for which you applied. 

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

Online applications are highly recommended. However, if you are unable to apply online, the paper application (and supplemental questionnaire) may be submitted to MDE, Recruitment and Selection Division, 1800 Washington Blvd., Baltimore MD 21230. Paper application materials must be received by 5 pm, close of business, on the closing date for the recruitment, no postmarks will be accepted.

If additional information is required, the preferred method is to upload.  If you are unable to upload, please email the requested information to Olivia Finley olivia.finley@maryland.gov . Only additional materials that are required will be accepted for this recruitment. All additional information must be received by the closing date and time. Please reference #21-002501-0007.

For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact Olivia Finley/MDE Recruitment and Examination Division at 410-537- 3105.

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 410-767-4850 or Application.Help@maryland.gov

Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request by calling: 410-537-3130 or MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258.

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.

People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruitment, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State's diversity.