This is a position specific recruitment for the Maryland Department of the Environment. This recruitment will be used to fill current and future vacancies for this position/function only. The resulting cert list will be maintained for one year. Person's interested in future vacancies within this classification must re-apply.
This is a entry level position; therefore, the selected candidate will be offered the base salary. Progression in the current position will be based upon the approval of annual increments and/or cost of living adjustments.
Please note that contractual positions do not offer the same State benefits as permanent positions.
LOCATION OF POSITION
Maryland Department of the Environment
Water and Science Administration
Wastewater Permits Program, Municipal Permits Division
1800 Washington Blvd.
Baltimore, MD 21230
Main Purpose of Job
The Natural Resources Planner I (NRP) is an entry level position within the Water and Science Administration. The incumbent will learn to apply skills of natural resources planning to accelerate the drafting and issuance of environmental permit decisions needed by local municipalities to address Chesapeake Bay nutrient reduction requirements in their NPDES permits including, but not limited to, nutrient trading. This position will learn to be responsible for preparing correspondence and documents to address public comments raised during the public participation processes regarding complex technical or policy requirements implemented in the discharge permits.
This position requires regular site visits of wastewater treatment plants where unpleasant odors exist. Work involves exposure to chlorine and other potentially hazardous conditions which may result in injury. The incumbent will be required to wear protective equipment such as goggles, gloves, mask, etc. Hard hats may be worn occasionally.
Education: Possession of a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in an environmental science or natural resources planning, management or development.
Notes: 1. Possession of a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in urban or regional planning, engineering, physical geography, or the physical, chemical, biological sciences and one year of experience in natural resources planning or applied environmental science may be substituted for the required education.
2. Possession of a Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university in natural resources planning, management, administration, development, environmental, urban or regional planning; resources economics or development; environmental system management; water or land resources planning and management; environmental landscape architecture; or the physical, biological, chemical or environmental sciences maybe substituted for up to three years of the required experience.
3. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in the general natural resources management and biological sciences classifications or general natural resources management and biological sciences specialty codes in the general natural resources management and biological sciences field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required education.
DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
It is preferred that the selected candidate has the following:
Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite;
Experience with Geographical Information System (GIS);
Good technical writing skills;
Exceptional organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple task effectively;
Previous experience with environmental/natural resource protection.
LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS
Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the minimum /selective/preferred 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. Applicants that meet the qualifications will be referred to the hiring unit for consideration of an interview/selection. Only those candidates that demonstrate, in their applications, the required qualifications will be deemed qualified and referred.
Your application is part of the examination process. The assessment will be a rating of your education, training and experience related to the requirements of this position. Therefore, it is important that you provide complete and accurate educational and employment information on your application. Successful candidates will be ranked as Best Qualified and placed on the employment list for at least one year. This list will be used by the hiring agency to select employees. Education credentials and experience verification will be completed by the Appointing Authority. If you are scheduled to complete an education or licensing requirement within six months of the examination, you may participate in the examination process, if one is required. Please note that you will be required by the appointing agency to provide proof upon hire of all certifications, licenses, educational and work experiences.
The MD Department of the Environment does not sponsor individuals in the application of the H-1B Visa. All applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States under the Immigration and Reform Control Act. You must be legally authorized and possess any necessary documents under this Act in order to be hired in the position for which you apply. For education obtained outside the U.S., you will be required to provide proof of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service.
Contractual employees who work for an agency covered under the State Employee and Retiree Health and Welfare Benefits Program (the 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.
It is STRONGLY preferred that you apply online; however, if you are unable to apply online, or encounter difficulty attaching required or optional documentation, you may submit via mail or deliver in person. Please be sure to include your name, identification number (Easy ID#) and reference number on any documentation to ensure timely processing.
Completed applications, required documentation, and any required addendums may be mailed to:
Recruitment and Examination Division
Office of Human Resources
1800 Washington Blvd.
Baltimore, MD 21230
MDE Reference Number: 18-002308-0005
TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay
PLEASE NOTE: The Maryland Department of the Environment participates in the E-Verify Program.
As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity. People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.
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