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Implementation Project Officer

Recruitment #22-002309-0006


This is a position specific recruitment for the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, Chesapeake and Coastal Watershed. 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.




580 Taylor Ave Annapolis, MD 21401 (Anne Arundel County)

Main Purpose of Job

This position will fill the role of Implementation Project Officer at the Center for Restoration Finance within DNR’s Chesapeake and Coastal Service. This position will manage multi-year, multi-partnered targeted restoration programs affiliated with the Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays Trust Fund. Specific tasks related to this role include: - Convening and leading technical and field staff from grantee organizations to ensure that project deliverables are being met through application of latest science and best management practices for water quality improvements. - Guiding project partners on program and agency processes in order to obtain reports and data related to project implementation and resource deliverables. - Managing restoration projects to document progress, oversight of invoicing and tracking of expenditures, and assistance in developing an annual report to the State legislature - Provide technical assistance and coordination in the development of new projects and partnerships and advise and assist the Division in the development of new financing strategies, policies, and tools related to Chesapeake Bay and local watershed restoration This positon will also be the Center for Restoration Finance’s lead on implementing ecological uplift into several of Chesapeake and Coastal Service’s restoration projects. S/he will be responsible for working with the Center for Habitat Restoration and Conservation division to ensure that habitat and other ecological benefits are important value-added efforts of internal Trust Fund/Natural Filters projects.


Education:   A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in an environmental science or natural resources planning, management or development.

Experience: Three years of experience in natural resources planning or applied environmental science.


1. Candidates may substitute the 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 for the required education.

2. Candidates may substitute the 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 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.  


  • Two years of experience managing natural resource projects and/or grants. 
  • One year of experience working on water quality and/or habitat restoration projects implemented to meet local, state, or federal watershed goals that promote beneficial ecological function


Employees in this classification may be assigned duties which require the operation of a motor vehicle. Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator’s license valid in the State of Maryland.


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.

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.



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.   

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   

Inquiries regarding this recruitment can be directed to Emilee Knott at   

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.

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