Maryland Environmental Service has an opening for a full time Environmental Specialist Trainee (EST), Environmental Specialist (ES) or Senior Environmental Specialist (SES) in the Environmental Dredging and Restoration Group located at Paul S. Sarbanes Ecosystem Restoration Project at Poplar Island, an environmental restoration project, located in the Chesapeake Bay in Talbot County, Maryland. Primary responsibilities for this position include fieldwork (water quality sampling, monitoring and invasive control), operation of site crew and sampling vessels, writing and formatting technical reports and meeting summaries, outreach activities, data review and compilation, and other support tasks as required. The selected candidate will be required to drive to field sites or labs to fulfill sampling/monitoring requirements and to ride to and from the project site on a crew vessel. The position may require periods of extended day or night shift work (12 hours shifts) on occasion.
Estimated Pay Range:
$32,915.63 – $76,669.23
- Health Insurance with choice of medical plan and prescription, dental, vision, and life and disability insurance options, along with flexible spending accounts
- 401K retirement savings program with generous agency match
- Paid vacation, personal and sick leave
- Ten paid holidays per year
- Tuition assistance
Minimum education requirements for each classification include a Bachelor’s degree in environmental science, engineering, ecology or a related field from an accredited college or university plus:
Environmental Specialist Trainee: no prior experience required
Environmental Specialist: one year of experience in environmental science, regulations, engineering or management. Applicants may substitute an applicable advanced education degree for the required experience.
Senior Environmental Specialist: three years of experience in environmental science, regulations, engineering or management. One year of experience must have included responsibility managing environmental projects and providing leadership to professional and technical staff. Applicants may substitute an applicable advanced education degree for the required experience.
Must have a valid driver’s license with less than 5 points.
Preferred qualifications include:
Fluency in MS Office Suite and experience in vegetation identification, invasive control, water quality sampling, regulatory permitting and compliance monitoring and reporting, and technical report writing. Experience with leading tours, engaging with the public, and/or presenting classroom activities. Experience or willingness to drive a 4WD vehicle, various field equipment and boats, and be able to work in various weather and field conditions. Possession of a Maryland safe boater certificate.
This position will be open until filled.
Maryland Environmental Service is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. MES does not participate in programs that require sponsorship for work visas.