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Power Plant Assessment Program, Deputy Director

Recruitment #22-005482-0002



Main Purpose of Job

The main purpose of this position is to administer specific scientific and policy operations of the Power Plant Assessment Division as delegated by the Director. This position performs other duties that are assigned to complete all tasks associated with this job’s functions.


The Department of Natural Resources, Power Plant Assessment Program located in Annapolis, Maryland, is currently accepting applications for a Deputy Director. Primary duties of this position are to administer specific scientific and policy operations of the Power Plant Assessment Division as delegated by the Director. This position will be administratively responsible for managing several multimillion dollar contracts, financial management of the program, and assisting in budget preparation.  The position will also manage specific power plant reviews with the state regulatory framework of the public service commission, supervision of technical integrator staff, review of complex integrated environmental reviews, and management of complex technical evaluations, all with the purpose of achieving a balance between providing adequate electricity at reasonable cost while protecting Maryland’s natural resources. This position will also serve as the lead for the Department of Natural Resources and Power Plant Assessment Program in responding to legislation impacting energy planning and electrical generation in the State.   The applicant will work at a senior level in corresponding and collaborating with other state agencies, the public, and the state legislature.


Education: Possession of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in environmental or physical sciences or electrical engineering degree.


Experience: Twelve years of experience in administrative or professional environmental science work, five years must have involved experience as a project leader or managing environmental or scientific projects or programs.



1. Candidates may substitute the possession of a Master’s degree in environmental or physical sciences or electrical engineering from an accredited college or university for two years of the required general administrative or professional environmental science experience.

2. Candidates may substitute the possession of a registration as a Licensed Professional Engineer (general) from the Maryland State Board for Professional Engineers for one year of the required experience.

3. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military experience as a commissioned officer in Environmental Specialist classifications or Environmental Science and Engineering specialty codes in the Environmental or Physical Sciences field of work.


Experience in multi-disciplinary projects and project staff.

Experience in contract management.

Experience in communication of complex legal and technical concepts to various audiences.

Experience working with other State agencies and legislative hearings.


Limited to current Department of Natural Resources employees. 


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.

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.


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.


Specific educational and experience requirements are set by the agency based on the essential job functions assigned to the position.



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

Inquiries regarding this recruitment can be directed to Crystal Wilson at

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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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