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Director of Resource Assessment Services

Recruitment #22-005792-0001


The following is a Position Specific Recruitment for the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. The resulting eligible list will be used to fill this position/function only. Those interested in future vacancies with this or any other State agency must reapply at that time.




Statewide (Main office is Tawes State Office Building, 520 Taylor Avenue, Annapolis, Maryland (Anne Arundel County). Option for telework and flexible work locations.

Main Purpose of Job

To serve as the Director of the Resource Assessment Service (RAS), supervising this agency of the Department of Natural Resources that collects, manages and interprets scientific and economic data on issues related to the natural resources and environment of Maryland and develops information and recommendations for regulatory and policy-making agencies as a basis for technically sound decisions which provide for the protection, restoration and balanced use of our aquatic, geologic, water and other natural resources as well as sustainable development of the state’s economy.

Specifically, RAS restores, protects and manages, for current and future generations, MD’s tidal and non-tidal ecosystems, including the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries and the coastal bays, by monitoring, assessment and information dissemination. RAS provides the expertise necessary to conduct an objective, technically based comprehensive evaluation of all power plant and energy generation and transmission impact issues. RAS provides the expertise necessary to understand, map, and plan Maryland’s geologic resources including groundwater, minerals, geology, and sediments. RAS also identifies geologic hazards including sinkholes, landslides, earthquakes, shoreline erosion, groundwater contamination. RAS also works with other local, state and federal agencies, citizens and businesses to motivate their involvement and exchange information with them.


Education:  Bachelor’s Degree in a Biology, Earth Sciences, Energy, or Engineering field from an accredited university.

Experience: Twelve years of experience in environmental scientific investigations with seven years of experience in supervision and management of multiple concurrent environmental programs and scientific teams.

1. Candidates may substitute a Master’s Degree or PhD degree for 1 and 3 year’s of experience in the experience category of scientific investigations.

2. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military experience as a non-commissioned officer or commissioned officer in supervision and appropriate scientific experience.


  • Experience in managing multiple teams of subordinate supervisors.
  • Experience in managing budgets, hiring, fiscal management, organizational management, and administration within the State of Maryland system.
  • Experience in working with other State and Federal agencies.
  • Experience with data-driven decision-making, executive management, and the ability to work with multiple disciplines in a fast-paced environment.


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.


The assessment may consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience related to the requirements of the position. It is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. Please report all experience and education that is related to this 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 or call 410-767-4850.

Inquiries regarding this recruitment can be directed to Christopher Langley 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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