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Job Opening: The Natural Resources Planner II: recruitment no. 22-002501-0005. (4 openings)

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The Natural Resources Planner II supports the implementation and management of watershed restoration projects supported by the Chesapeake and Coastal Service. This position assists with the installation, planting, adaptive management and monitoring of targeted water shed and habitat projects.

The NRPII coordinates with project partners including state and local government agencies, non-profits, contractors and field technicians. This position monitors, verifies, and reports on project status and completes functional assessments. They will review and interpret data involving ecology, hydrology, forestry, physical and chemical processes to improve land management and project maintenance. The NRP II creates reports, and guidance documents for the ongoing maintenance and management needs for projects and assists in decisions on appropriate management actions.

This position also assists with technical assistance, outreach and education on certain watershed & restoration themes and leads volunteers in plantings, invasive species management, and clean up activities. The main objective of CCS restoration projects are to increase the implementation of ecological restoration in Maryland through the construction of projects that reduce nutrient pollution to the Bay and enhance, create and/or restore terrestrial or aquatic habitats that are resilient to climate change.

For more information and to apply, view the full job posting. Applications will be accepted through November 23, 2022.



Job Opening: The Natural Resources Planner III: Recruitment No. 22-002309-0008

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The Natural Resources Planner III supports the implementation and management of watershed restoration projects supported by the Chesapeake and Coastal Service. This position acts as the Watershed Restoration field coordinator for the installation, planting, adaptive management and monitoring of targeted watershed and habitat projects. The NRPIII is responsible for scheduling project work dates, coordinating supplies, and maintaining equipment inventory. They will track program objectives and accomplishments and create reports as necessary. The NRPIII also coordinates with project partners including state and local government agencies, non-profits, contractors and field technicians. This position monitors, verifies, and reports on project status and completes functional assessments. They will review and interpret data involving ecology, hydrology, forestry, physical and chemical processes to improve land management and project maintenance. The NRP III creates reports, and guidance documents for the ongoing maintenance and management needs for projects and assists in decisions on appropriate management actions. This position also assists with technical assistance, outreach and education on certain watershed & restoration themes and leads volunteers in plantings invasive species management, and clean up activities. The main objective of CCS restoration projects are to increase the implementation of ecological restoration in Maryland through the construction of projects that reduce nutrient pollution to the Bay and enhance, create and/or restore terrestrial or aquatic habitats that are resilient to climate change.

For more information and to apply, view the full job posting. Applications will be accepted through November 22, 2022.



Job Opening: NATURAL RESOURCES BIOLOGIST III, Maryland DNR​

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This position is a Natural Resources Biologist in the Monitoring and Non-tidal Assessment Divisions (MANTA) and head of the Restoration Monitoring and Interpretation group, including extensive participation in state-of-the-art ecological assessment research and monitoring programs that are focused on the effects of land use, habitat degradation, impervious surfaces, and nonpoint source pollution on aquatic living resources in Maryland.

The main purpose of the position is to manage and participate in water quality and biological monitoring of select Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays Trust Fund projects to help evaluate their effectiveness. The position is involved in substantial coordination and information sharing to help inform decisions about the most appropriate stream rehabilitation and nutrient and sediment reduction strategies. Important duties include assistance in collecting storm flow data and also serve as a member of a field crew responsible for the collection of data on fishes, benthic macroinvertebrates, herpetofauna, crayfishes, freshwater mussels, physical habitat, water quality, and land use in non-tidal streams and rivers as part of the Maryland Biological Stream Survey. Duties also include study design, data analysis and interpretation, field data collections, and reporting related to the status and distribution of Maryland’s aquatic resources. The position is also responsible for leading efforts to develop, manage, analyze, and interpret complex spatial datasets.

For more information and to apply, view the full job posting. Applications will be accepted through November 21, 2022.


Job Opening: Natural Resources Planner IV


DNR's Environmental Review Program is seeking interested candidates for a Natural Resources Planner IV position which will be based at the Tawes State Office Building in Annapolis. This position will work within the department’s Resource Assessment Service Unit, Environmental Review Program. Responsibilities will include conducting and coordinating with other units in the departmental review of projects and actions requiring state and/or federal environmental permits in assigned counties and for projects falling within special assignment (reviewer specialty) categories as a member of the Project Environmental Review Team.

Responsibilities may also include reviews of projects proposed on state lands. Work will include scoping and screening of proposed project sites for natural resource information and concerns, coordinating with other units and resource agencies in review of projects, and generating recommendations to avoid or minimize impacts to environmental resources. Maintaining a database recording review comments received and information concerning the nature of the project will be required. Use of natural resources GIS information and other data sources will be frequent. Work will include occasional field visits and office meetings. Proficient writing skills and information organization skills are required. Presentation skills are desirable.

For more information and to apply, view the full job posting. Applications will be accepted through November 25, 2022.


Job Opening: Geologist III, Maryland Geological Survey


Come join an exciting geological investigation team as a groundwater Hydrogeologist! MGS is located in downtown Baltimore between Johns Hopkins and Maryland College of Art. We serve the entire State of Maryland for its geologic investigation needs from traditional geologic mapping to marine geology to hydrogeology. We have a variety of projects to continually excite everyone and to develop your professional career from aerial geomagnetism mapping to LIDAR drones to well camera systems to dye tracing. We are constantly exploring our physical environment to answer societal needs. Join us on this great adventure!

The Maryland Geological Survey will be hiring a Geologist III to fill a vacancy in our Hydrogeology & Hydrology Program. We are looking for an experienced candidate who has either at least three years of experience performing hydrogeological studies or two years of experience and a master's degree. The Maryland Geological Survey is a state government organization of 18 scientific staff and 2 support staff.

Position Duties: The successful applicant will carry out multiple functions associated with developing and conducting studies of the quantity and quality of the groundwater resources of Maryland by collecting and analyzing data, interpreting results, and publishing reports. An important function of this position will be to act as lead investigator in studies that collect and interpret hydrogeological, hydrochemical, and geophysical data to evaluate the characteristics of hydrogeologic units. The position will also assist with projects led by other science team members. More routine duties of the position include: (1) compiling and editing hydrogeologic data using ArcGIS, and other software, (2) compiling data tables and plots of ground-water levels and water-quality data, (3) producing and updating graphics and maps summarizing data collection and hydrogeologic analyses, and (4) gathering field data, including inventorying wells, setting up data recorders, measuring groundwater levels, and collecting and processing groundwater-quality samples. Other duties may include assisting in test-drilling activities such as collecting and describing drill cuttings and cores, aquifer testing, and surveying new wells. Work frequently requires contact with well-drillers, consulting engineers and geologists, property owners, water-utility operators, and government personnel involved in water-resources management and regulation. The position often coordinates activities between multiple state and federal agencies.

For more information and to apply, view the full job posting. Applications will be accepted through November 28, 2022.


Notice of Public Solicitation of Water Quality Data for the 2024 Integrated Report of Surface Water Quality in Maryland


The Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) is currently requesting data in preparation of Maryland's 2024 Integrated Report (IR) of Surface Water Quality. If your organization collected water quality data in Maryland within the past five-year period (2017-2021), please consider submitting your data.

To submit data, please complete this 2024 Integrated Report Submittal Form and follow the appropriate data pathway. For additional information on the types of data accepted and how to submit data, please visit MDE’s Data Solicitation Webpage.

In order to be used for the 2024 IR, all data must be submitted by December 30, 2022.

Please contact Becky Monahan at Becky.Monahan@maryland.gov with any questions.



The Green Life: How to Be Environmentally Conscious in College

College is a time of discovery. If you’re like many students, you’re starting to understand the things you are truly passionate about. Whether it’s social justice or political change, college can be a great time to start making a difference. If you’re driven to make our planet a greener place, you don’t have to wait until graduation to start making a real impact. You can start advocating for environmental change right from your college campus. In big ways and in small ways, there are countless steps you can take to make your contribution to environmental conservation in college. With more colleges doing their part to go green, you can even make a positive impact simply by enrolling. Between picking an environmentally friendly campus, educating others, and advocating for your cause, your little actions can make a big change. Learn what you can do to become a green student and find out how you can do your part to help slow climate change one day at a time. - https://www.edumed.org/resources/going-green-in-college/


Get Involved in a Committee!

The Stream Restoration Committee is re-forming under the leadership of Bill Stack (bps@cwp.org​) and Lisa Fraley-​McNeal (lfm@cwp.org) from the Center for Watershed Protection. The committee is open to new suggestions for issues on which to focus, so bring your ideas! This committee meets quarterly and welcomes new attendees.​ If you are interested in participating, please contact Bill or Lisa.

The Information Management and Communication Committee is looking for new members. This committee explores existing data management procedures employed in Maryland and develops recommended procedures for data management and quality assurance. It also maintains the repository on water monitoring programs. For more information or to sign up for the next meeting, contact Najma Khokhar at najma.khokhar@maryland.gov.


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