Water resource conservation is a constantly changing job market. In this section one can find careers from a variety of employers in the private and public sector. Check back often to keep informed of new postings.
Water Quality-Related Job Postings
Environmental Protection Specialist
JOB ID 25448
District of Columbia Government
District Department of the Environment
Watershed Protection Division
Technical Services Branch
To Apply: Go to http://dchr.dc.gov; select careers and employment opportunities; search under Job ID. You must apply online.
Brief Description of Duties:
The District of Columbia Government Department of the Environment (DDOE) is looking for a candidate to review and process environmental permits. This position is located in the Watershed Protection Division, Technical Services Branch, Natural Resources Administration. Incumbent serves as an Environmental Specialist and works with an interdisciplinary permit review team of engineers to review and approve environmental permit applications. In particular, the selected individual reviews applications for well permits, and negotiates and finalizes issuance or denial of permits in accordance with applicable state and federal laws. In addition, the incumbent will review hydro-geologic investigations to determine soil conditions, depth to water table, direction of groundwater flow, and chemical characteristics of the soil and groundwater and make preliminary determinations of potential ground water and soil contamination. Other typical responsibilities will include providing support to plan review engineers through the review of Environmental Impact Screening Forms, Phase 1 and Phase 2 Environmental Site Assessment and geotechnical reports, and conducting field percolation tests. The candidate should have strong writing, communication skills, data management, and field experience and have a valid driver’s license. The job is located at a fast-paced city permit center. The position requires occasional outdoor activities over a broad range of weather conditions which may include walking over rugged terrain and wearing personal safety equipment, including protective clothing. The preferred candidate will possess a MS or BS in geology, hydrology, water resources engineering, or related field.
1. Knowledge of federal and state programs related to groundwater protection, remediation and permitting.
2. Strong understanding of geologic principles and general awareness of groundwater flow and environmental concepts.
3. Experience in hydro-geological investigations at contaminated sites.
4. Field sampling experience, using various techniques for soil and groundwater.
5. Experience with database software and ARCGIS.
6. Ability to effectively communicate in written and oral formats.
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
- 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
- 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:
ON-BOARD EDUCATIONAL COORDINATORS, SCIENCE EDUCATOR, & DECKHANDS
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:
Director, Shipboard Education
Living Classrooms Foundation
802 S. Caroline St.
Baltimore, Md. 21231
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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
SUPERVISORY ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION SPECIALIST
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.
-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:
- cover letter that explains why you're interested and qualified,
- resume that conveys your leadership and management accomplishments, and
- three-year salary history (which will be held in strict confidence)
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.
- 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
- 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
- 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:
email@example.com (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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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:
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.
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
- 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.
9200 Rumsey Road
Columbia, MD 21045-1934
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Maryland Water Monitoring Council 20th Annual Conference -
November 21, 2014
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
- 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