State Geological Survey
Contact Name
Emilee Knott

Recruitment #22-001052-0003

DEPARTMENTDNR - Resource Assessment - MD Geological Survey

DATE OPENED11/11/2022 11:59:00 PM

FILING DEADLINE11/28/2022 11:59:00 PM

SALARY$57,467.00 - $92,290.00/year


HR ANALYSTEmilee Knott


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This is a position specific recruitment for the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, Resource Assessment. This recruitment will be used to fill current vacancies for the position and may be used to fill future vacancies in the same classification/function. Future vacancies may also be filled via other recruitments. The resulting eligible list will be maintained for one year.




2300 St. Paul Street, Baltimore, MD 21218 (Baltimore City)

Main Purpose Of Job

The Department of Natural Resources – Maryland Geological Survey is seeking to fill a position at the Geologist III level. The successful applicant will carry out multiple primary and diverse 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 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.


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

Experience: Three years of experience performing professional geological work.


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 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.


  • Experience in hydrogeology.
  • Experience in using GIS software and statistical software.
  • Experience with technical writing and project management skills.
  • Experience with field and laboratory equipment related to hydrogeology.
  • Experience in conducting stratigraphic studies, preferably in coastal plain sediments


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.


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

2. 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.


Please make sure you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the minimum 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. Successful candidates may be ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified and placed on the employment (eligible) list for at least one year.


Your application is part of the examination process. The examination will consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience related to the requirements of this position. The rating will be based on the information provided on your application. Therefore, it is important you provide all the experience and education related to this position completely and accurately.

For education obtained outside the U.S., a copy of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service must be provided prior to hire.




The online application is strongly preferred. If you are unable to apply online, you may submit a paper application and supplemental questionnaire to: Department of Natural Resources, Human Resources, 580 Taylor Avenue, C-3 Annapolis, MD 21401. The Human Resources unit is not responsible for applications sent to any other address.

Faxed or e-mailed applications will not be accepted. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of completing the application. 

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

Inquiries regarding this recruitment can be directed to Emilee Knott at

TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay 

Candidates with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply. We thank our Veterans for their service to our country, and encourage them to apply. As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity.