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NATURAL RESOURCES PLANNER IV

Three (3) Vacancies

Recruitment #21-002502-0003

Introduction

This is an agency specific recruitment for the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, Chesapeake and Coastal Service. 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.

GRADE

18

LOCATION OF POSITION

Annapolis, MD (Anne Arundel County)

POSITION DUTIES

The Department of Natural Resources, Chesapeake and Coastal Service, is seeking three (3) Natural Resource Planner IV team members that will help the Department build resilient coastal ecosystems and communities and advance beneficial use and ocean management priorities.

These positions will individually be responsible for work on a variety of issues including the beneficial use of dredged material for resilient restoration projects and waterway navigation; community climate resilience and nuisance flooding partnerships; and ocean management partnerships and priorities. Each of these positions will work with multi-disciplinary teams to connect multiple coastal and ocean management goals. The successful candidates will work with community, state and regional partners.

(1) One position will address the beneficial use of dredged material. Work will integrate beneficial use into restoration and natural infrastructure projects, and partner with communities to address recreational waterway access. The successful candidate will work across programs to connect beneficial use to climate adaptation, restoration and water quality improvement projects, and waterway access. The position will pair field-based project needs with community resilience, access, and habitat goals.

(2) One position will address short and long term flood impacts and work with state and local partners to understand and plan for nuisance flooding. The position will provide technical assistance to communities and further collaborations and partnerships to document, plan and implement projects to reduce flood impacts.

(3) One position will lead efforts with state and regional partners to support healthy ocean ecosystems, foster sustainable ocean uses, and evaluate ocean management programmatic goals. This position will work on a variety of coastal and ocean topics including ocean acidification; recreation; ocean planning; and, applied science and data in decision making.

These positions will serve as technical experts for state and local partners and will be responsible for establishing and continuing federal, state, regional and community partnerships. Positions will pair site- or community-based needs with long-term coastal and ocean goals and program requirements. The planners will support and advance the state’s work across coastal and ocean zone environments.

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: Five years 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, environmental sciences and one year of experience in natural resource 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, chemical, biological or environmental sciences maybe substituted for up to three years of the required experience.

3. Possession of a Doctorate 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, chemical, biological or environmental sciences maybe substituted for the required experience.

4. 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

The preferred candidate will have:

● 2 years of technical knowledge of beneficial use/dredging and habitat restoration
● 2 years of climate resilience and specifically sea level rise and nuisance flooding experience
● 2 years of coastal and/or ocean planning experience

SELECTION PROCESS

Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be considered for this position. Therefore, it is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. Report all education and experience related to the essential functions of this position.

For education obtained outside the U.S., a copy of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service must be provided prior to hire.

EXAMINATION PROCESS

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.

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

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 in lieu of completing the application.

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 Application.Help@maryland.gov

Inquiries regarding this recruitment can be directed to Crystal Wilson at crystal.wilson1@maryland.gov.

TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay

Candidates 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.