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Recruitment #23-000139-0002


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

Main Purpose of Job

The main purpose of this position is to assess the impacts of power plants in a scientific manner while under close or moderate supervision. This requires the management of complex technical evaluations of the environment, economics, and engineering issues conducted for the purpose of achieving a balance between providing adequate electricity at a reasonable cost while protecting our natural resources. These evaluations consist of objective, comprehensive technical analyses of multidisciplinary sets of issues and lead to a consolidated set of policy or operational recommendations. This position performs other duties that are required to complete all tasks associated with this job’s functions.


The Department of Natural Resources is currently accepting applications for a Power Plant Site Assessor I. This position is an intermediate level of work conducting and reviewing scientific research and studies of the design and structure of proposed and existing power plants and transmission lines to assess the economic, atmospheric, biological, and environmental engineering impact on Maryland’s natural resources and eco-systems. Employees in this classification ensure that power plants planned for construction and their future operations are in compliance with state and federal energy and environmental protection laws and regulations.


Education: A Bachelor’s degree in the environmental or physical sciences from an accredited college or university.

Experience: Five years of experience in administrative or professional environmental science work, two 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 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 the assessment of power plants or related environmental management experience and/or a Master's Degree in the environmental or physical sciences.
  • Experience working with or for an electric utility or an energy company providing electricity.
  • Experience meeting deadlines and maintaining a rigid schedule.
  • Experience working with judicial deadlines, high stress, and leading a multidisciplinary team of scientists and engineers.
  • Experience as a project manager of multi-disciplinary contracts.
  • Experience with Request for Proposal processes and preparation.
  • Experience with MD Legislative bill reports and fiscal note preparation.
  • Experience with invoice review and approval for payment.
  • Experience with budgeting and formulating a Scope of Work.


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 minimum 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.



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, need to make adjustments to a submitted application or have general questions about the online application system, please contact the MD Department of Budget and Management at ; ATTN: Recruitment and Examination Division

Inquiries regarding this recruitment can be directed to Adriana Parravano 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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