Natural Resources Planner - Air Dispersion Modeler/Photochemical Modeler

  • Maryland Department of Environment
  • Baltimore, MD, United States
  • Mar 18, 2017
Full time Air Quality Environmental Science/Engineering GIS

Job Description

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.

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.

Filing Deadline: 3/23/2017 5:00:00 PM

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Sector

Government- State/Provincial

Salary

$44,017 - $56,999 w/progressions to $70,265 State Salary Guidelines apply to State employees.