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Recruitment #24-000139-0001


PART-TIME; Long-Term Contractual Vacancy




Tawes State Office Building, 580 Taylor Ave., Annapolis, Maryland (Anne Arundel County)

Main Purpose of Job

The Department of Natural Resources is currently accepting applications for a part-time 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 ecosystems. 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 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 qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. We will not accept information submitted after this date. Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be considered for this position. Therefore, it is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. Report all education and experience related to the essential functions and qualifications of this position.

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.


Contractual employees who work for an agency covered under the State Employee and Retiree Health and Welfare Benefits Program, have a current employment contract and work 30 or more hours a week (or on average 130 hours per month) may be eligible for subsidized health benefits coverage for themselves and their dependents. As a contractual employee, you will be responsible for paying 25% of the premiums for your medical and prescription coverage, including any eligible dependents you have enrolled. The State of Maryland will subsidize the remaining 75% of the cost for these benefits. You can also elect to enroll in dental coverage, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, and life insurance, but will be responsible to pay the full premium for these benefits.

Leave may be granted to a contractual employee who has worked 120 days in a 12 month period. This leave accrues at a rate of one hour for every 30 hours worked, not to exceed 40 hours per calendar year.


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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