Natural Resource Specialist III

  • Baltimore County
  • Towson, MD, USA
  • Feb 23, 2021
Full time Conservation/ Natural Resources Environmental Planning - NEPA Water Quality Watershed - Stormwater - Wastewater Wetlands - Coastlines - Floodplains

Job Description

A vacancy exists in the Department of Environmental Protection and Sustainability, Environmental Impact Review.

A list of eligible applicants will be established based on the examination as outlined below.

Current and future vacancies occurring within this class may be filled from the list of eligible applicants.

All interested transfer and promotional candidates must apply at this time.

List all promotions and changes in job duties due to reclassification as separate work experience on your application. Applicants must include the dates of the promotions and reclassifications.

Note: Failure to complete all fields of the "Work Experience" section of the application will result in your application not being considered. A resume will not be considered in determining your qualifications for a position. Applicants selected for an interview may provide a resume at that time.

You can attach your transcript(s) or license(s) to your application.

Failure to submit proof of Licenses, Certifications and Education will result in your application not being considered.  Proof of licenses, certifications, and/or education must be submitted with each application by the closing date of the job posting.

Examples of Duties

Under general supervision, supervises professional environmental planning and resource management work. 

  • Position will serve as one of three supervisors within the Environmental Impact Review section overseeing implementation of County’s Forest Conservation regulations, Forest Buffer regulations, and Chesapeake Bay Critical Area regulations.
  • Manage complex projects and supervise professional staff responsible for reviewing development projects and permits.  
  • Assign and monitor work flow to meet deadlines, provide quality control of employees’ work product, and coordinate training and mentoring as well as supervise interns.
  • Review development proposals, which can include wetland delineation and forest stand delineation field reviews as well as negotiating and solving complex environmental protection design issues. 
  • Assist staff with regulation interpretation and complex project reviews.
  • Provide expert technical advice to other County agencies.
  • Work with property owners, community groups, consultants, lawyers, and other stakeholders in meeting the goals and objectives of the regulations enforced by the section.   
  • Coordinate with State and Federal agencies.
  • Represent the County in hearings.
  • Preparation of periodic reports to the Chesapeake Bay Critical Area Commission and Maryland DNR.
  • Promote all components of the regulations and develop new ideas for technical implementation. 

Examples of Other Duties

  • Represents the department before community groups and serve as the department's representative on intra-county, community, or other committees.
  • Supervises subordinate professional and other personnel.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

NOTE: The duties and responsibilities listed above are for the purpose of determining a common set of minimum qualifications for all positions in this class. They may not include all of the essential job functions of each position in the class. Each position may not be required to perform all of the essential job functions listed.)


Required Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree in environmental, regional, urban or city planning or in a natural resource, environmental or a biological science, plus at least four years' professional experience in a planning, science or related field.

(Additional education in one of the areas listed may be substituted for the required experience on a year for year basis.)

Licenses and Certificates

Possession of a valid non-commercial class C Maryland Driver's License or an equivalent is required at the time of appointment.

Proof of Licenses, Certifications and Education
Applicants are required to submit proof of education and licenses to meet the minimum qualifications of the position.  Diplomas or transcripts must show the applicant's major field of study.  Copies and unofficial transcripts are acceptable.

Failure to submit proof of Licenses, Certifications and Education will result in your application not being considered.

Proof of Degree Equivalency
Applicants who have obtained a degree from outside the United States of America are required to submit degree equivalence documentation from World Education Services, Inc.  (

Mail or deliver documents to:
ATTN: Natural Resource Specialist III
Office of Human Resources
Baltimore County Government
308 Allegheny Avenue
Towson, MD 21204

You can attach your transcript(s) or license(s) to your application.

Applicants will be qualified based on an evaluation of the training and experience as stated on their application, which includes answers to the supplemental questions.  Be sure to state the dates, duties and responsibilities of past and present experience clearly and completely for evaluation.

Conditions of Employment

Physical and Environmental Conditions
The work of these positions requires some physical activity such as walking, bending, stooping and carrying of moderately heavy objects. Field investigations may involve exposure to inclement weather.

Medical Examination and Employment Background Investigation
Applicants selected for an appointment to a position in Baltimore County must successfully complete a physical examination and drug screen and an employment background investigation, including, but not limited to a criminal background, education, and fingerprint check.

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Government- Local/Regional


$61,447.00 - $95,730.00 Annually