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Natural Resources Planner III

Baltimore, MD, USA
Water Management Administration Recruitment #17-002309-0005 Department MDE - Water Management Administration Date Opened 5/18/2017 3:57:00 PM Filing Deadline 6/19/2017 5:00:00 PM Salary $44,017-$56,999 w/progression to $70,265 State Salary Guidelines apply to State employees. Employment Type Full-Time HR Analyst Tammy Lewis Work Location Baltimore City Go BackClick HERE to applyClick HERE to view benefits Introduction 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. Persons interested in future vacancies within this classification must re-apply. GRADE 16 LOCATION OF POSITION Maryland Department of the Environment Water Management Administration/Compliance Program/Enforcement Division 1800 Washington Blvd. Baltimore, MD 21230 Main Purpose of Job The mission of the Water Management Administration (WMA), Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE), is to restore and maintain the quality of the State's ground and surface waters. The main purpose of this position is to provide natural resource planning in the Enforcement Division of the Water Management Administration's Compliance Program. This position provides general and technical support in planning and executing MDE's permit program for stormwater associated with construction activity in order to best preserve the natural resources of the State. Responsibilities also include supporting tracking, targeting, and reporting activities related to the Compliance Program's planning and executing actions to enforce water pollution control laws and regulations related to National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES)/State Discharge Permits for municipal and industrial facilities, NPDES Pretreatment, combined sewer overflow (CSO) and sanitary sewer overflow (SSO) Programs, sediment and erosion control, tidal and nontidal wetlands, industrial pretreatment, well and septic systems and waterway construction. The incumbent of this position is directly responsible for the management and implementation of data used by the Compliance Program to evaluate permit, inspection and enforcement activities that may impact these resources. This position also provides technical GIS assistance (such as obtaining and evaluating GIS data layers and developing GIS tools) to the Program for planning, permitting, targeting and reporting efforts. In this capacity, the incumbent assists in the collection of information needed to render permit decisions by permit reviewers, represents the Department in a variety of forums, makes recommendations on program development and planning projects, and is responsible for educating and coordinating with other government agencies, other levels of government and the general public. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Education: Possession of a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university in an environmental science or natural resources planning, management or development. Experience: Three years of experience in natural resources planning or applied environmental science. 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 experience and education. DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS It is preferred that the selected candidate has the following: Experience working with data systems, such as Federal Government databases or Environmental Management Systems, especially experience working with users and information technology professionals to plan, implement, and/or modernize data systems. Experience with permitting, inspection, or enforcement of environmental permits, especially Clean Water Act permits. Experience reviewing and preparing responses to legislative inquiries and/or public comments regarding environmental permits. Experience with or training on Geographic Information Systems. LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS Not Applicable SELECTION PROCESS 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. EXAMINATION PROCESS 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 cert 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. BARGAINING UNIT STATUS The incumbent in this position is a member of a covered bargaining unit and will be required to pay a bi-weekly service fee to the exclusive representative of the bargaining unit.

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