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Introduction

The Maryland Department of the Environment is charged with protecting and preserving the State's air, water, and land resources and safeguarding the environmental health of all Maryland’s citizens. The Agency’s mission is to protect and restore the environment for the health and well-being of all Marylanders with a vision of healthy, vibrant, and sustainable communities and ecosystems in Maryland.



If you are looking for an exciting career committed to helping the environment for all Marylanders, please apply to become part of MDE’s workforce. MDE offers competitive pay, great benefits, opportunities to telework, as well as opportunities for advancement and professional growth – MDE offers you a wide range of benefits such as medical and dental coverage, paid time off (i.e., vacation, sick leave), state pension, and supplemental retirement options (i.e., 401k, 457b etc.). MDE headquarters facility offers free parking, a food court, and a gym.

GRADE

19

LOCATION OF... POSITION

Maryland Department of the Environment

Land and Materials Administration

Voluntary Cleanup Division

1800 Washington Blvd.

Baltimore, MD 21230

Main Purpose of Job

The Geologist Lead/Advanced is responsible for providing project management and oversight for the assessment and cleanup activities conducted by external parties at Voluntary Cleanup Program (VCP), National Priorities List (NPL) and Controlled Hazardous Substances (CHS) sites with knowledge of both the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERLA) and the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). Oversight activities include reviewing and evaluating conditions of known or suspected contamination, determining the extent of remediation needed, and overseeing the conduct of remediation activities at these sites. The position is responsible for the review of complex environmental investigations of groundwater, surface water/ sediments and soils which requires the review of geological, geophysical, chemical or hydrogeological data and the preparation of technically accurate reports and correspondence. The employee will review work prepared by highly trained and experienced environmental professionals and will function as a project manager to determine the potential public health and safety impacts of hazardous materials having a potential impact on human health and the environment.

This position also requires direct coordination with the RCRA and Superfund Divisions of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), MDE administrations, other State and federal agencies and the public.

Working conditions are as follows:

Exposure to uncomfortable or unpleasant work environments. Site visits and actual collection of environmental samples entail a variety of exposure to field conditions that can be uncomfortable and unpleasant. The majority of these conditions include inclement weather with potential exposure to extreme heat or cold, briars, plant toxins, plant pollens, mold, fungus and bird feces in old abandoned buildings, insect bit, ticks, wild animals and other site specific conditions.

Exposure to hazardous conditions which may result in injury. This includes environmental sampling which includes potential exposure to hazardous substances as well as physician conditions such as airborne particulates, steep slopes, uneven terrain, stream mud, ice and snow.

Special physical demands such as lifting 50 pounds or more, climbing ladders, etc. This requires extensive hand auguring and bending as well as loading and unloading coolers. Some sampling equipment, such as carboys filled with deionized water, may also exceed 50 pounds in weight.

Wearing protective equipment such as goggles, masks, and gloves to ensure that the staff does not come into contact with harsh chemicals and toxic byproducts of industrial activity. Basic protective equipment will be provided.

The incumbent in this position may be required to drive a State vehicle. If you maintain an out-of-state driving license, you must provide a certified copy of your driving record from the appropriate Motor Vehicle Administration at the time of appointment. Individuals must maintain a driver's license with no more than 5 points on their driving record in order to drive a State vehicle.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

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

Experience: Five years of experience performing professional geological work.

Notes:

1. Candidates may substitute the possession of a Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in Geology, Environmental Geology or a related earth science for the required education and one year of the required experience.

2. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience at a rank of Corporal/Petty Officer or higher as a commissioned officer in physical science classification or physical science specialty codes in the geology 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:

Knowledge of Voluntary Cleanup Program processes and requirements in Statute.

Have excellent organizational and writing skills.

LIMITATIONS ON SELECTION

Limited to Maryland Department of the Environment employees ONLY.

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

1. 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.

2. Depending on the assigned essential functions of the work, employees in this classification may be required to successfully complete and maintain certification as specified in the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration Regulations (Standards-29 CFR) 1910.120 Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response. Information about these regulations is available in the Human Resources Office of the Maryland Department of the Environment or may be obtained at the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration Website.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

1. Employees in this classification may be required to walk over rough or unstable terrain or over long distances while wearing personal protection equipment such as respiratory protection equipment.

2. Employees in this classification may be subject to ongoing medical testing in accordance with the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration Regulations (Standards - 29 CFR) 1910.120 Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response.

3. Employees in this classification may be subject to call-in on a twenty-four hour basis and, therefore, will be required to provide the employing agency with a telephone number where they can be reached.

SELECTION PROCESS

Applicants who meet the minimum (and selective) qualifications will be included in further evaluation. The evaluation may be a rating of your application based on your education, training, and experience as they relate to the requirements of this position. Applicants meeting the minimum qualifications will be placed on the Eligible List categorized as BEST QUALIFIED, BETTER QUALIFIED, and QUALIFIED. Therefore, it is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. Please report all related education, experience, dates and hours of work. Clearly indicate your college degree and major on your application, if applicable. Please note that you will be required by the appointing agency to provide proof upon hire of all certifications, licenses, and educational and work experiences.

For education obtained outside the U.S., any job offer will be contingent on the candidate providing an evaluation for equivalency by a foreign credential evaluation service prior to starting employment (and may be requested prior to the interview).

Completed applications must be submitted by the closing date. Information submitted after this date will not be added. Incorrect application forms will not be accepted. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application.

Candidates may remain on the certified eligible list for a period of at least one year. The resulting certified eligible list for this recruitment may be used for similar positions in this or other State agencies.

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 applied.

BENEFITS

STATE OF MARYLAND BENEFITS (Click ctrl+link to view all benefits)

PERSONAL LEAVE - New State employees are awarded six (6) personal leave days annually (prorated based on start date)

ANNUAL LEAVE - ten (10) days of accumulated annual leave per year.

SICK LEAVE – fifteen (15) days of accumulated sick leave per year.

PARENTAL LEAVE – up to sixty (60) days of paid parental leave upon the birth or adoption of a child.

HOLIDAYS – State employees also celebrate at least twelve (12) holidays per year

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

Online applications are highly recommended. However, if you are unable to apply online, the paper application and supplemental questionnaire may be submitted to MDE, Recruitment and Selection Division, 1800 Washington Blvd., Baltimore MD 21230. Paper application materials must be received in our office by the closing date for the recruitment. No postmarks will be accepted.

If additional information is required, the preferred method is to upload. If you are unable to upload, please email the requested information to Acacia Laing at [email protected]. Only additional materials that are required will be accepted for this recruitment. All additional information must be received by the closing date and time. Please reference #24-001034-0001.

For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact Acacia Laing at 410-537-3233. 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, Recruitment and Examination Division at 410-767-4850 or [email protected].

This is a position-specific position for the Maryland Department of the Environment. The resulting certified eligible list will be maintained for one year. Persons interested in future vacancies within this classification must re-apply.

Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request by calling: 410-537-3130 or MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258.

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.

People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruitment, retaining, and promoting employees who are reflective of the State's diversity
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