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NATURAL RESOURCES PLANNER III

Air Dispersion Modeler/Photochemical Modeler

Recruitment #17-002309-0002

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

ARMA/Ambient Air Monitoring Program/AQ Measurements, Monitoring and Analysis Division

1800 Washington Blvd.

Baltimore, MD 21230

Main Purpose of Job

The main purpose of this NRP III (Dispersion/Photochemical Modeler) position is to maintain and improve air quality in order to protect the health and welfare of Maryland citizens and the environment of Maryland, while benefiting both community life and economic development in Maryland. This position is responsible for obtaining, compiling, and analyzing air pollution data for the planning and evaluation of activities that affect States ambient air resources.

POSITION DUTIES

Duties may include the following, but are not limited to:

1) Maintaining databases of local emissions and other parameters collected through a variety of governmental and nongovernmental sources needed as input into a variety of air quality analyses. 

2) Developing automated approaches/tools for QA/QC of input parameters (pollutant emissions & stack parameters) used in predicting pollutant concentrations related to air quality. 

3) Analyzing air quality analysis results to evaluate predicted pollutant concentration performance.  

4) Developing  and implementing a variety of air quality evaluation techniques needed to analyze potential air pollution control strategies for the State Implementation Plans (SIP). 

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 conducting air quality modeling;
  • Experience preparing and reviewing modeling protocols for permit applications;
  • Experience with geographical information system (GIS) techniques;
  • Experience preparing a critique of dispersion and photochemical modeling completed by other organizations.

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.

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

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:

Olivia Finley, Recruitment and Examination Division  

Office of Human Resources

MDE Reference Number: 17-002309-0002

1800 Washington Blvd.

Baltimore, MD 21230 410-537-3105/ EMAIL olivia.finley@maryland.gov

FAX: 410-537-3966

The MD State Application Form can be found online.

PLEASE NOTE: The Maryland Department of the Environment participates in the E-Verify Program.

TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay

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.