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Environmental Review Regional Coordinator

Recruitment #22-002502-0002


This is a position specific recruitment for the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, Resource Assessment. 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 Avenue, Annapolis, MD 21401 (Anne Arundel County)

Main Purpose of Job

The Department of Natural Resources, Environmental Review Program, is seeking interested candidates for a Natural Resources Planner IV position which will be based at the Tawes State Office Building in Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, MD. This position will work within the Department’s Resource Assessment Service Unit, Environmental Review Program. Responsibilities will include conducting and coordinating with other Units, in the Departmental review of projects and actions requiring State and/or Federal environmental permits in assigned counties and for projects falling within special assignment (reviewer specialty) categories as a member of the Project Environmental Review Team.

Responsibilities may also include reviews of projects proposed on State Lands. Work will include scoping and screening of proposed project sites for natural resource information and concerns, coordinating with other Units of the Department and other resource agencies in review of projects and generating recommendations to avoid or minimize impacts to environmental resources. Maintaining a database recording review comments received and information concerning the nature of the project will be required. Use of natural resources GIS information and other data sources will be frequent. Work will include occasional field visits and office meetings. Proficient writing skills and information organization skills are required. Presentation skills are desirable. 

Categories exemplifying types of projects subject to review may include proposed permits for all manner and types of development and construction activities, stream restoration projects, DNR projects on public lands, projects proposed in cold water ecosystems, watershed restoration reviews, transportation project reviews, etc. Position also requires provision of technical assistance within the Department, and to other governmental agencies, concerning ways to avoid or minimize negative impacts to natural and living resources from proposed activities; and provide technical expertise for the Department on issues related to environmental permitting issues, natural resource protection policy, and natural resources planning.


Education:   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.


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

3. Candidates may substitute the 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 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. 


Preference will be given to candidates who possess a valid driver’s license and have knowledge of the geography, physiographic regions, key ecological issues and natural resources 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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