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Water Quality-Related Job Postings

Environmental Engineer with DC Department of the Environment

District of Columbia Government
District Department of the Environment
Watershed Protection Division
Technical Services Branch

Environmental Engineer
JOB ID: 25974

To Apply:  Go to http://dchr.dc.gov; select careers and employment opportunities; search under Job ID.  You must apply online. The First Screening Date is September 30, 2014 and the Closing Date is October 27, 2014.

Brief Description of Duties:

Serves as an Environmental Engineer in the Technical Services Branch, Watershed Protection Division, Natural Resources Administration, District Department of the Environment (DDOE).  The mission of the Watershed Protection Division is to conserve the soil and water resources of the District of Columbia and protect its watersheds from nonpoint source pollution.  The incumbent serves as an entry-level environmental engineer responsible for reviewing erosion and sediment control plans (ESC) and stormwater management plans (SWMP) including detailed engineering standards and specifications, submitted for development of property within the District of Columbia.  The incumbent reviews these applications to evaluate if appropriate sediment control measures and stormwater management practices are included and regulatory obligations are met.  The incumbent analyzes pertinent data to determine specific performance capacity of sediment control and stormwater management facilities.  Data analyzed covers such elements as soil characteristics, topography, land use practices, hydrology, hydraulics, and design elements of best management practices.  The incumbent meets with applicants and their agents to review concept plans and subsequent submissions and to advise on compliance questions.  This may include site visits during review and construction.  Other typical responsibilities will include reviewing of Environmental Impact Screening Forms, Phase 1 and Phase 2 Environmental Site Assessment and geotechnical reports.

This position works closely with the inspection unit of the Watershed Protection Division, all units of the Building Permit Processing Division of the DC Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA), the DC Water and Sewer Authority (DC Water), and the DC Department of Transportation (DDOT). The candidate should have strong writing and communication skills, field experience and have a valid driver’s license. The incumbent will participate in training to stay current on the science of best management practices and erosion and sediment control technologies.  The preferred candidate will possess a water resources engineering, or related field.   An understanding of the design of green infrastructure is a plus.

Ranking Factors for Environmental Engineer CS-111

  1. Knowledge of District and Federal laws, regulations, MS4 permit, and procedures applicable to the District’s stormwater management, erosion and sediment control and floodplain management programs;
  2. Knowledge of hydrology, hydraulics, soil mechanics, theory of structures, strength of materials, stormwater management and erosion and sediment control principles;
  3. Ability to review and interpret erosion and sediment control and stormwater management plans;
  4. Ability to gather, analyze and interpret scientific data, and to present it clearly and concisely in oral, written and graphic forms.
  5. Rudimentary experience with database software and ARCGIS.
  6. Ability to effectively communicate in written and oral formats.


Fisheries Scientist at the Oyster Recovery Partnership

The Oyster Recovery Partnership currently has three full time job openings in its Annapolis, MD office.

Fisheries Scientist: The Oyster Recovery Partnership (ORP) is seeking a Fisheries Scientist to support projects focused on improving the management and sustainable use of Chesapeake Bay fisheries resources. Ideal candidates will have a background in fisheries management with experience working with resource agencies, scientists, and commercial and recreational fishing stakeholder groups.

Fisheries Program Manager: The Oyster Recovery Partnership (ORP) is seeking a Fisheries Program Manager to support projects focused on improving the management and sustainable use of Chesapeake Bay fisheries resources. Ideal candidates must have a background within the Chesapeake Bay fisheries industry with experience working with resource agencies and commercial fishing stakeholder groups.

Field Support Assistant: The Oyster Recovery Partnership (ORP) is seeking an energetic full-time Field Support Assistant (FSA) to support the organization’s shell recycling alliance program in the Baltimore/Washington DC metro area. The position will be responsible for weekly collection of recycled oyster shell as well as assist with other outreach and community events including assisting with delivery operations of Maryland’s citizen oyster growing program.

For a complete listing and to apply, please visit http://www.oysterrecovery.org/jobs-at-orp/

Contact Info:
Stephan Abel
Oyster Recovery Partnership
1805A Virginia Street
Annapolis, MD 21401


Potomac River Education Program Manager

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation seeks an educator/program manager for the Potomac River Education Program.  The position is based out of Gangplank Marina in Washington, DC.


The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) is the largest regional non-profit conservation organization working solely to save the Bay. Established in 1967, CBF has a staff of approximately 185 employees working in offices in Annapolis Maryland; Richmond and Norfolk, Virginia; Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; and Washington, D.C., and in 15 field education program locations. CBF's headquarters office is in the Philip Merrill Environmental Center, the world's first LEED platinum building.
CBF has an annual budget of approximately $21 million and is supported by more than 200,000 members and e-subscribers. For more information on CBF please visit www.cbf.org.
CBF offers a comprehensive benefits package to include: 20 vacation days, 10 sick days, health, vision, dental, life insurance, and a tax deferred annuity plan.  The Chesapeake Bay Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Program participants learn about the encouraging recovery that the historic Potomac River is making and the environmental issues that may affect its future.  The 42 foot workboat, Susquehanna, enables participants to better understand how the aquatic worlds of the Anacostia and Potomac Rivers are intimately linked to daily urban life in DC.  Hands will get wet as the boat travels from one site to the next, bringing new meaning to storm drains, garbage, electricity, and fish.  Up close and personal, participants discover what actually lives in the water, what prevents us from seeing the bottom, and what is going on along the river banks.  Some of the following concepts are covered on a one day field experience:  physical orientation, physical measurements, biological survey, interrelationships, human impact, and water quality testing.  A captain and the program manager co-lead and teach students and educators.

The staff continually adapts program content based upon grade/age level of students, weather, seasons, and group dynamics. This physically demanding position involves fairly frequent weekend work, and year-round exposure to the elements.

The program staff is accountable for the safety of all passengers, and for keeping all equipment/vehicles in proper working order. They ensure that all safety protocols are rigorously followed and respond to medical emergencies.

Educators promote and develop citizen knowledge about the Bay by providing unforgettable, hands-on experiences to 800+ students and their teachers each season and inspire them with a commitment to the restoration of the Bay.

The education department is comprised of field programs, teacher and principal professional development, including the Chesapeake Classrooms program, and a student leadership program.  All of these components work closely to encourage and lead students to take action toward "Saving the Bay."

There are two field seasons, during the fall and spring of the academic year.  Summertime is reserved for conducting extended trips for teachers and students.  Wintertime provides an opportunity for training and program development.

    Essential functions include:
  • Develop and implement one-day field programs for middle and high school aged students and teachers (approximately 26 participants per day).
  • Contact teachers and plan field investigations according to the needs of the curriculum.
  • Execute programs, including the following items for all students/teachers: safety review, rudimentary canoeing skills (if working on another program), educational activities, wildlife observation, biological sampling, water quality testing, ecosystem and watershed concepts (such as salinity, turbidity), etc.
  • Team teach and collaborate with the captain.
  • Distribute program evaluations and respond to feedback.
  • Attend DC environmental education meetings in order to stay connected and to promote program offerings and build relations within the city.
  • Assist other education programs (Chesapeake Classrooms, student leadership and action, and other field programs) as needed.
  • Develop and implement longer field programs (5-7 day experiences) for teachers and/or students in the summer months.
  • Work with school administration to recruit teachers.
  • Develop and monitor 1-year program budget.
  • Complete/submit timesheets, personal expense reports and all other relevant administrative tasks.
  • Maintain/repair all safety equipment, canoes, and educational gear.
  • Attend all safety training and professional development offerings.
  • Participate in a random drug-testing program for the Coast Guard.
  • Continually adapt program content based upon grade/age level of students, weather, season.
  • Work cross-functionally with other departments in order to align programs and educate CBF staff.

    Successful candidate should possess:
  • Bachelor's degree. Background in education, biology, environmental science, marine biology, or the liberal arts is helpful but not required.
  • At least three years of experience with children in an educational setting.
  • Knowledge of Maryland and Washington, DC school systems.
  • A strong desire to teach in the field/outdoors (in all weather conditions) and work with students on a daily basis.
  • The individual should be a motivated self-starter, adept at collaborative process, and creative planning.
  • Knowledge of aquatic habitats.
  • General knowledge of environmental legislation and regulations.
  • Canoe/boat and water safety experience helpful.
  • Travel, evening and weekend work required on a regular basis.
  • Creativity, humor and self-confidence.
  • Energy, enthusiasm, and passion for students and the environment.
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Must be able to take initiative, solve problems and work collaboratively with a partner.
  • Desire and ability to relate to people of all ages and backgrounds.
  • Experience with tools, tractors, and completing small repairs.
  • Knowledge of the natural and cultural history of the Chesapeake.
  • Knowledge of environmental issues facing the Bay.
  • Physical ability to lift and carry heavy objects (canoes and other equipment).
  • Strong commitment to safety and maintenance related to trucks/trailers/boats/center facilities.
Must participate in a criminal history check and USCG drug-testing program.  Training required in Wilderness First Responder, boater safety, canoe training, community water safety and CPR.

To apply, please Email resume, cover letter and contact information for three references by September 19, 2014 to:

Laura Burrell Baxter, Director of Education Operations
Chesapeake Bay Foundation


Environmental Protection Specialist

The District Department of the Environment (DDOE) is looking for an Environmental Protection Specialist. See link below for details and to apply.


Closing date: September 28, 2014


Volunteer Maryland Coordinator at Maryland Association for Environmental and Outdoor Education (MAEOE)

The Maryland Association for Environmental and Outdoor Education (MAEOE) encourages, engages, and empowers the community to understand, responsibly use and promote the natural world. The Volunteer Maryland Coordinator (VMC) will recruit and manage volunteers in the Green School Leaders program, growing awareness of environmental needs in the school community and supporting schools that are interested in becoming certified Maryland Green Schools. In addition, the VMC will work with staff to ensure a sustainable volunteer program that continues to support the Green Leaders. The VMC will also help recruit and coordinate volunteers for MAEOE’s annual conference.

This is an 11 month, full-time (40 hours/week) position as a member of the Volunteer Maryland (VM) AmeriCorps program serving at MAEOE. Volunteer Maryland Coordinators (VMCs) are responsible for developing and implementing a volunteer program as agreed to in the VM site partnership negotiations that occurred in spring, 2014. The VMC service year will begin on September 24, 2014 and conclude on August 11, 2015; Volunteer Maryland Coordinators are expected to complete 1,700 hours of service during the term.

Find out more at http://maeoe.org/job/volunteer-maryland-coordinator/


Water Resource Engineer

Versar is seeking a mid- to senior level Water Resources/Civil Engineer to join our Natural Resources team in Columbia, MD, in support of watershed projects throughout the Mid-Atlantic region.   Projects will involve development of integrated ecological restoration and engineering designs for stormwater management and stream restoration, which may vary from site-specific to watershed scales. We are looking for a hard-working and motivated individual with strong technical knowledge and experience in stormwater management, using Environmental Site Design (ESD) / Low Impact Development (LID) principles as well as stream restoration. Responsibilities will include: 

  • Developing stormwater management design and retrofit plans, using LID and ESD approaches
  • Assessment and design of stream restoration
  • Creating site-specific conceptual designs through construction documents
  • Contributing to watershed plans that result in pollutant load, particularly to meet TMDL goals
  • Preparing specifications and cost estimates
  • Conducting inspections of stormwater facilities and/or erosion and sediment controls
  • Contributing to watershed assessment and monitoring

Position Requirements

  • BS in water resources, environmental, or civil engineering
  • Stormwater management design experience, particularly with innovative LID & ESD approaches
  • Fluvial geomorphology and stream restoration experience
  • Experience with AutoCAD and GIS
  • Hydrologic and hydraulic modeling skills
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Knowledge of statistics desired
  • Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Maryland (Virginia also desired)
  • Familiarity with Maryland (and Virginia) stormwater regulations and design requirements
  • Minimum of 5 years engineering experience

Applications are through Versar’s web site: www.versar.com/careers/index.html
See Requisition #14-0058, Water Resource Engineer


University of Maryland Extension Associate Agent

(Regional Watershed Restoration Specialist)

The Regional Watershed Restoration Specialist (RWRS) is responsible for planning, organizing, developing, implementing, and evaluating educational programs for the assigned cluster related to the University of Maryland Extension's (UME) Sea Grant Extension Program. The Sea Grant Extension RWRS will work in the assigned cluster to provide educational programs focused on helping local and county governments and watershed groups plan, develop implement and monitor projects and programs that lead to a quantifiable reduction in nonpoint sources of pollution as outlined in Watershed Implementation Plans developed under the Chesapeake Bay Total Maximum Daily Load. To accomplish this the RWRS will: (1) assist in developing partnerships among state and local governments and organizations; (2) help identify and prioritize the most pressing nonpoint-source pollution challenges in the region (3) assist these partners in implementing on-the-ground projects that result in measurable improvements in water quality on a small watershed scale, and (4) assist in realizing funding opportunities for these efforts. The RWRS will act as a critical interface between communities and service providers and other sources of knowledge with the expressed intent of building local capacity and targeted outcomes of nonpoint source pollution reduction.

Posting details at: https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/26385


Water Resources Engineer

Brown and Caldwell

This position will provide project engineering, project management, and client service interaction on a variety of stormwater, environmental site design, and stream restoration projects. Work will include planning, designing, regulatory compliance and permitting on current and future projects in Maryland, Virginia and across the Mid-Atlantic Area.

  • Provide oversight and direction to engineering project teams
  • Assist with Engineering Management for current projects
  • Manage, lead and execute stormwater, low impact development and stream restoration design projects
  • Provide MS4 and other regulatory compliance, permit support and coordination with multiple agencies
  • Coordinate all aspects of stormwater projects including landscaping, design, and community interaction
  • Stormwater planning, condition assessment, detailed design and construction administration
  • Preparation of engineering reports, technical memorandum, specifications
  • Review shop drawings
  • Coordination and leadership of project team members and task leaders

Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor´s degree in water resources, civil or environmental engineering
  • Experience with planning and designing stormwater BMP, low impact development, and retrofit projects
  • Experience planning and designing stream restoration projects
  • Watershed assessment and restoration planning
  • Work in home office (Beltsville, MD) and/or satellite office location (Rockville, MD)
  • 5-8 years of related experience
  • PE in Maryland or comparable qualifications
  • Strong verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work effectively in a diverse team environment
  • Must be able to successfully manage and deliver on multiple tasks with competing priorities

Qualified applicants may apply through http://tbe.taleo.net/CH09/ats/careers/jobSearch.jsp?org=BROWNCALDWELL&cws=1

Job Code 1689



Resumes are now being accepted for positions in:


The Living Classrooms Foundation is a non-profit educational organization in Baltimore, MD that provides hands-on, interdisciplinary learning programs in challenging environments for students of all ages and backgrounds.

We are currently seeking enthusiastic individuals for the positions of:


These individuals must be interested in joining a team of dedicated professionals to work with youth aboard one of our historic Chesapeake Bay workboats - the pungy schooner LADY MARYLAND, and skipjack SIGSBEE. Programs range in length from one-day trips to ten-day extended land/sea expeditions in the waters of Baltimore, the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries as well as off the New England coast.

Qualified applicants must possess a strong commitment to the education of all students, be motivated self-starters, function successfully as part of a team, and maintain a desire to work outdoors in a challenging but fun environment. Education/biology background is preferred, but we will train the right people. Drivers license and clean driving record required. This is a physically demanding job that necessitates a certain amount of physical fitness. Lady Maryland mate position requires a 100-ton license.

Positions are seasonal: available March through mid-November 2013

Please send resume and cover letter to:

Lisa Jones
Director, Shipboard Education
Living Classrooms Foundation
802 S. Caroline St.
Baltimore, Md. 21231


Environmental Educator

The James & Anne Robinson Nature Center, under the Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks, is hiring a temporary contingent Environmental Educator. The position will be 37.5 hours/week (Wed - Sun) and will last 6 months. Interested candidates should send completed applications to Katie Peet, kpeet@howardcountymd.gov.

For more information, please see the job announcement HERE. (pdf)


Water Resources Engineer (Engineer III, position number IRC13098)

The Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection is seeking a Water Resources Engineer (Engineer III, position number IRC13098) to work in a team environment with other engineers, planners, and contractual technical staff managing Capital Improvements Program (CIP) projects that improve the health of Montgomery County's watersheds to comply with the County's Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) permit requirements.

For more information, please visit http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/ohr/staffing/careers.html


MDE Stormwater Jobs

MDE in cooperation with the Maryland Center for Environmental Training (MCET) is hiring Natural Resources Planners and Regulatory and Compliance Engineers to support the oversight of Maryland's erosion and sediment control, stormwater management, and municipal separate storm sewer system (MS4) stormwater programs. Please follow the link below and click on "MCET Natural Resource Planner" and "MCET Regulatory and Compliance Engineer" to learn more about these offerings.

Applications will be continually accepted until all of the positions are filled.


Water Quality Manager

Baltimore Harbor WATERKEEPER, a program of not-for-profit Blue Water Baltimore, is hiring a Water Quality Manager to assist with management of water quality monitoring operations and volunteer coordination. The Water Quality Manager will be responsible for managing both staff-based and staff-led volunteer water quality and pollution monitoring studies. The Water Quality Manager will also work closely with the Baltimore Harbor WATERKEEPER to align water quality monitoring and assessment toward policy and legal advocacy initiatives. The Water Quality Manger will be responsible for managing the Adopt-A-Stream program and citizen pollution reporting programming and will report directly to the WATERKEEPER. For more information and to apply: http://www.bluewaterbaltimore.org/wp-content/uploads/WQ_Manager_position2013.pdf



District Department of the Environment
JOB ID 23292

Brief Description of Duties:
This position is located in the District Department of the Environment (DDOE), Natural Resources Administration, Watershed Protection Division, Inspection and Enforcement Branch. The position is classified as a supervisory environmental protection specialist. The incumbent serves as the branch chief of the Inspection and Enforcement Branch managing the day-to-day operation of the branch and providing a high level of technical assistance and direction to environmental engineers, scientists, specialists, and administrative staff. The selected individual plans, prioritizes, supervises, assigns, reviews and participates in the work of staff enforcing federal and District of Columbia (District) environmental laws and regulations, especially in the areas of soil erosion and sediment control and stormwater management. The branch chief develops goals, objectives, policies, and standard operating procedures for the branch; recommends and implements policies and procedures; and monitors work activities to ensure compliance with policies and procedures. The selected individual provides or coordinates staff training, works with staff to correct deficiencies, and implements discipline procedures. The incumbent responds to citizen complaints, including conducting investigations, attending citizen meetings, recommending resolutions, and preparing written reports. The branch chief ensures that the staff maintains accurate documentation and case files on all investigations, inspections, and enforcement actions. The selected individual prepares a variety of written reports, memos, and letters and acts as a liaison to other DDOE branches and divisions and District of Columbia Government agencies to ensure that stormwater management and sediment and erosion control requirements are met. A strong understanding of computers, databases, and automation of procedures is a plus. A driver’s license is required.

Ranking Factors:
-Mastery of the principles, concepts, practices, methods, and techniques related to stormwater management, soil erosion and sediment control, and water pollution control that will enable the incumbent to serve as the supervisor and technical and regulatory expert for the Inspection and Enforcement Branch.
-Knowledge of applicable federal and District environmental legislation, regulations, policies, and procedures, especially in the areas of stormwater management, erosion and sediment control, and water pollution control.
-A strong understanding of the modernization of systems and technologies in order to carry out an effective environmental compliance program.
-Experience managing others in a professional setting.
-Ability to communicate well, both orally and in writing, to a variety of audiences, including local, state, regional, and federal agency officials; technical staff members; community groups; and individuals.

To Apply: Go to http://dchr.dc.gov; select “careers” and “employment opportunities”; then select “advanced search” and search under Job ID. You must apply online.


Rock Creek Conservancy Executive Director

Rock Creek Conservancy seeks a visionary leader with strong management skills to serve as executive director. This is an exceptional opportunity for a person committed to the protection and promotion of Rock Creek as a natural treasure and community resource. The 125th anniversary of Rock Creek Park in 2015 provides a unique leadership opportunity to mobilize partners, raise awareness, and secure financial support for the park and Rock Creek Conservancy.

See the full job description at www.rockcreekconservancy.org/index.php/who-we-are/employment

To apply, please e-mail:

  1. cover letter that explains why you're interested and qualified,
  2. resume that conveys your leadership and management accomplishments, and
  3. three-year salary history (which will be held in strict confidence)
to the search committee at EDsearch@rockcreekconservancy.org. Attached files in Microsoft Word or PDF only.

Applications will be accepted until this position is filled; all applications will be treated confidentially and acknowledged promptly. No phone calls, please.


Education Program Coordinator

The Annapolis Maritime Museum educates youth and adults about the Annapolis area's rich maritime heritage and the ecology of the Chesapeake Bay through programs, exhibits and community events. The Museum´s Education Program is recognized for its innovative curriculum; educating more than 3000 public and private school children and adults annually in science and social studies using Chesapeake Bay heritage and ecology as an integrating educational context.

The Education Program Coordinator is responsible for assisting with and developing multiple programs for learners ranging from pre-K to adult. Much of the Museum´s curriculum is aligned with Anne Arundel County public and private schools and supports Maryland´s Environmental Literacy Initiative.
This is a full-time position. The education program coordinator reports to the Director of Education.

A Successful candidate will have the following skills or qualifications:
  • An undergraduate degree in Biology, Ecology, Museum Studies or related field
  • At least 2 years´ experience educating in a field or outdoor setting is strongly desired
  • Experience in curriculum development and delivery of educational programs
  • Experience developing and managing volunteers
  • Basic computer skills (Power Point, Word, and Excel)
  • Grant writing skills are desired
Job Responsibilities:
Education Programs:
  • Manage scheduling for education programs
  • Deliver and implement education programs
  • Coordinate staffing assignments for education programs (volunteers and paid staff)
  • Delegate programming responsibilities to volunteers, interns and school staff prior to and during education programs
  • Assist in the promotion of and recruitment for Museum programs
  • Assist in design and evaluation of school, adult and public education programming
Volunteers and Interns:
  • Manage, schedule and correspond with volunteers for all Museum programs
  • Recruit new volunteers
  • Coordinate and implement volunteer trainings
  • Track volunteers numbers and hours
  • Manage application process for Chesapeake Conservation Corps volunteer
  • Coordinate high school internship program
  • Manage volunteer blog and e-blasts

Please send letter of interest, your resume, and three references to:

jfalk@amaritime.org (Submitting via email preferred), or via mail:
Annapolis Maritime Museum
Attn: Education Director /Education Program Coordinator Position
PO Box 3088
Annapolis MD 21403

To learn more about the museum: www.amaritime.org


Fall Watershed Restoration Assistant

Chesapeake Bay Foundation

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation is currently recruiting for a Fall Watershed Restoration Assistant in their Annapolis headquarters.

The Restoration Assistant will be responsible for pre-event preparation and post-event organization and data entry for several large-scale restoration projects and events throughout the watershed during the fall months. The complete job description is listed on the Jobs page of www.cbf.org.

Please email KDiggs@cbf.org if you have any questions.


Engineering/Water Resources Position Available - AKRF, Inc.

Hanover, MD

AKRF, Inc. is a multidisciplinary consulting firm specializing in environmental, planning, and engineering services. Founded in 1981, AKRF brings together the talents of approximately 200 scientists, planners, engineers, cultural resource specialists, historians and other technical staff from five locations, including New Jersey (Mt. Laurel), Maryland (Baltimore metropolitan area), and New York (New York City, White Plains, and Long Island), to handle a wide variety of projects for public agencies, private clients, and municipalities, and to deliver solutions to environmental problems with substantial, measurable value.

AKRF’s Hanover, Maryland office is seeking an energetic, entrepreneurial full-time Water Resources Professional with 10+ years of experience to lead the expansion of a growing water resources practice in the Baltimore/Washington D.C. metropolitan region. The ideal candidate will have a strong interest in, aptitude for, and prior experience with planning and designing ecologically-based stream restoration or green stormwater infrastructure projects in urban settings and familiarity with Maryland, Washington D.C., and Virginia stormwater, NPDES, and MS4 regulations and TMDL programs. Building on AKRF’s strong body of existing water resources work in the mid-Atlantic region, the candidate will play a key role in expanding AKRF’s water resources market position in the Baltimore and Washington D.C. metropolitan area and will be expected to identify and develop new clients, generate significant new revenue, and build appropriate staff and technical capabilities to support new work. As such, prior proven business development experience is a must. The candidate should be prepared to discuss specific business development opportunities with specific clients of interest. Prior work experience and well developed client relationships with public water resources management agencies in the Baltimore/Washington D.C. region is strongly preferred.

In addition to business development credentials, specific experience in more than one of the following areas is required: stream restoration/natural channel design, stormwater BMP/green infrastructure design, hydrologic and hydraulic modeling, ecological landscape design, fluvial geomorphic analysis/assessment, and wetland restoration design. A Maryland P.E. or Master’s degree in Environmental Engineering, Civil Engineering, Landscape Architecture, Environmental Science, Water Resources Science/Engineering or related field is required. Prior experience with applications such as AutoCAD Civil 3D, SWMM, Hydro-CAD, and HEC-RAS is desired. The successful candidate should be motivated and hard-working, have excellent oral and written communication skills, and be able to work well independently and as part of a team.

AKRF offers excellent benefits in a casual, friendly, but hard-working environment with great opportunities for individual growth, and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

For consideration for this position, please email resume and cover letter to sszalay@akrf.com. Please include “Engineer Position - MD” in the subject line. We look forward to hearing from you.


Parks & People Foundation Part-time Lead and Assistant Environmental Educator Position Openings

Parks & People Foundation is seeking experienced and enthusiastic Lead and Assistant Environmental Educators for their after-school, grades K-8 Environmental Education (EE) programs for Baltimore City youth.

Parks and People EE after-school programs are designed to improve academic skills in math, science, and literacy while also providing meaningful experiences in nature and exposure to green careers. EE programs are place-based and immerse students in the discovery of watersheds and urban ecosystems through hands-on interactive activities, field investigations, and creative art projects. Students learn about environmental literacy topics related to water quality, soils, biodiversity, air quality, natural resources, urban food gardening, health and nutrition. The programs also feature service learning opportunities where students engage in restoration and community outreach projects that encourage students to become environmental stewards in their own communities. To learn more about Parks & People EE, please visit our website

For full job descriptions, please see these two documents:

Watershed Scientist

Versar’s Environmental Services Group, Columbia Maryland Office has an immediate opening available for an experienced watershed scientist to assist the company in meeting clients’ needs in this expanding business area. Position duties may include any of the following: fieldwork, field team leadership, field equipment management, task management, writing assignments, data compilation, and data quality control. Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Science (or equivalent) is required.

Position Description:
The successful applicant will be familiar with and be able to meet clients’ needs in several of the following tasks:

  • Storm runoff monitoring
  • Stream geomorphic surveys
  • Stream benthic surveys
  • Stream fish surveys
  • Illicit discharge detection and elimination
  • Upland watershed assessments using Center for Watershed Protection methods

Experience & Skills Needed:

  • Electronic flow monitoring
  • Automated sampling using ISCO equipment
  • Stream velocity measurements using flowmeter and wading rod
  • Fluvial geomorphic assessment (Rosgen or equivalent training is preferred)
  • Benthic sampling using methods comparable to Maryland Biological Stream Survey (MBSS)
  • Fish sampling using backpack electroshocker
  • ArcGIS
  • Microsoft Office
  • Work evenings and weekends as wet weather monitoring conditions warrant
  • Flexibility to work with a variety of staff, projects, and task timelines

Additional information about Versar related to this opportunity may be found at our corporate web site (www.versar.com) and our Mid-Atlantic regional office site (esm.versar.com). Interested candidates should submit a resume through Versar’s corporate web site (www.versar.com) on the “Careers” page, referencing position number 2012-1465. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Versar, Inc.
9200 Rumsey Road
Columbia, MD 21045-1934

New job openings have been posted at http://www.usawaterquality.org/volunteer/Special/jobs.html.

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2014 Board Meeting Schedule

Click on each date for an agenda as they are posted and links to presentations

  • February 10, 2014
    (10:00 AM to 2:00 PM)
    Versar, Inc. Office
    Columbia, MD
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  • April 15, 2014
    (10:00 AM to 2:00 PM)
    Tawes State Office Building, Annapolis, MD
  • July 15, 2014
    (10:00 AM to 2:00 PM)
    Tawes State Office Building, Annapolis, MD
  • October 21, 2014
    (10:00 AM to 2:00 PM)
    Tawes State Office Building, Annapolis, MD

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