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Recruitment #24-001055-0001


This is a position specific recruitment for the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, Resource Assessment Service. 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.




2300 St. Paul Street, Baltimore, MD 21208 (Baltimore City)

Main Purpose of Job

To manage the functions of the Coastal and Environmental Geology Program to providescientifically credible data and interpretations which can, in turn, be utilized for technicallysound management and regulatory actions to preserve, protect, and enhance the natural resourcesof the State. The main efforts of study for the Coastal Program include sediment mappingthrough remote sensing (multibeam bathymetry, sidescan sonar, shallow seismic), shorelineerosion using integrated GIS analysis, geomorphology, sediment geochemistry, traditionalgeologic mapping, geohazard mapping, and critical mineral mapping. A majority of these projects are funded through grants and the manager will be responsible for developing and continuing finding funds for these programs.

This position performs other duties that are assigned to complete all tasks associated with this job’s functions.


The Department of Natural Resources, Maryland Geological Survey, is currently accepting applications for a Coastal and Environmental Geology Program Chief. This position is located at the Maryland Geological Survey at 2300 St. Paul Street, Baltimore, Maryland, but has responsibilities for the entire state of Maryland. The selected candidate will serve as the leader and supervisor of a thirteen-person team focusing on geologic mapping, geohazard mapping, critical minerals, marine geologic mapping, sediment quality and quantity, geomorphology, and shoreline erosion.

The Program Chief will be responsible for the team development, resource allocation, contractual obligations, fiscal stability, and scientific direction of the Coastal and Environmental Geology program. The program is very dynamic andvery diverse in their current portfolio of projects. Working with the General Direction program, Hydrogeology program, and with other Department of Natural Resources programs is required. 

This position works with many other governmental, academic, and non-governmental organizations building stakeholder groups and consensus within projects and study areas. 

This position may work long hours and weekend hours in the field collecting data and supervising the collection of data. Fieldwork is conducted year-round from large boats, small boats, and by walking. A valid driver’s license and the ability to lift and carry up to 50 lbs. is required to complete field duties. 

Teleworking is permitted according to the policy and procedures of supervisory organizations after the probationary period is met and with supervisor approval.


Education: A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Geology, Environmental Geology, or a related earth science.

Experience: A minimum of 10 years overall of Geological field experience; a minimum 5 years of marine geology experience and a minimum of 5 years of geologic map production experience.


  • Supervision of geologic scientific teams
  • Experience with grant funding, contracts, and soft money obtainment
  • Experience with bathymetric, sidescan sonar, gps surveying, and digital map production
  • Experience with StateMap program with USGS
  • Possession of MD Safe Boating License or equivalent
  • Experience with budgeting, invoicing, and contracts supporting a field program


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.

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 or have general questions about the online application system, please contact the MD Department of Budget and Management at ; ATTN: Recruitment and Examination Division. Please note, standard business hours for the help desk are 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Inquiries made after hours will be reviewed the following business day. 

If you need to make adjustments to a submitted application or if you have general inquiries regarding this recruitment, please contact Emilee Knott at

Please provide ample time to complete the application template. If you are having technical difficulties submitting an application on the day of the deadline, it is strongly advised that you complete the JobAps physical application template and hand deliver to DNR - HRS at 580 Taylor Avenue, Annapolis, MD 21401 before 4:30 p.m. The Maryland Department of Natural Resources cannot guarantee that late submissions, as a result of technical difficulties, will be accepted.

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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