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ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER II

WATER AND SCIENCE ADMINISTRATION

Recruitment #17-003235-0031

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 cert list will be maintained for one year.  Persons interested in future vacancies with the classification must be re-apply.

THIS RECRUITMENT IS LIMITED TO PERMANENT AND CONTRACTUAL EMPLOYEES WORKING WITH THE MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT.

GRADE

14

LOCATION OF POSITION

Maryland Department of the Environment

Water and Science Administration

Wetlands and Waterways Program

1800 Washington Blvd.

Baltimore, MD 21230

Main Purpose of Job

The main purpose of this position is to work with the Program Manager, Deputy Program Manager, and Associate Program Manager and to provide the full range of administrative responsibilities assigned to the Wetlands and Waterways Program from across the state and serve as the lead contact for coordinating administrative responsibilities statewide.

This position provides the Program's internal and external customers with accurate information and regularly assists in obtaining general information from staff within the Department. Prepares responses in accordance with the Public Information Act and governing statutory timelines for response. The Administrative Officer is also responsible for various aspects of the Program's financial management.

In addition, this position may be assigned special projects from time to time by the Program Manager, Deputy Program Manager or Associate Program Manager.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Possession of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university.

Experience: Two years experience in administrative or professional work.

Notes:

1. Candidates may substitute additional experience in administrative staff or professional work on a year-for-year basis for the required education.

2. Candidates may substitute additional graduate level education at an accredited college or university at the rate of 30 semester credit hours for each year of the required experience.

3. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer involving staff work that included regular use of independent judgment and analysis in applying and interpreting complex administrative plans, policies, rules or regulations or analysis of operational programs or procedures with recommendations for improvement on a year-for-year basis for the required education and experience.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

It is preferred that the selected candidate has the following:

  • Experience leading or supervising employees; 
  • Experience with Microsoft Office, Excel, Oracle databases;
  • Experience with processing environmental permits; 
  • Experience working with the public, especially the administrative review of prepared responses to legislative inquires, preparing public documents or notices, or organizing and providing responses to comments regarding permit or environmental inquires.

LIMITATIONS ON SELECTION

THIS RECRUITMENT IS LIMITED TO PERMANENT AND CONTRACTUAL EMPLOYEES WORKING WITH THE MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT.

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

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 valid motor vehicle operator’s license.

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, Better Qualified or 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.

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: Peggie Jefferson

Recruitment and Examination Division

Office of Human Resources

1800 Washington Blvd.

 Baltimore, MD 21230

MDE Reference Number:  17-003235-0031

410-537-3879/email: peggie.jefferson@maryland.gov/Fax:410-537-3966

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. We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.