Maryland State Highway Administration (OPEN)
Project Manager (Environmental Analyst IV)
Grade 18 (8436) SP# 18-61.5-02


The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration’s, Office of Environmental Design (Baltimore City) is recruiting for a Project Manager (Environmental Analyst IV position. This position is open to anyone who meets the minimum and selective qualifications* listed below. This is a position specific recruitment. All eligible candidates must meet the minimum and selective qualifications by the closing date. The resulting list of eligible candidates will be used to fill this vacancy, and may be used to fill future vacancies in this classification in the Office of Environmental Design (Baltimore City).


This is a senior level position that involves independent decision making to manage the resolution of major, complex, environmental and/or politically sensitive issues for highway and transportation projects with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (COE),  Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE), and other State and Federal regulatory agencies  to obtain necessary permits and approvals for all State Highway Administration (SHA) activities that impact tidal or non-tidal wetlands, waterways and floodplains, Chesapeake Bay Critical areas and forests in Maryland.

Coordinate SHA’s compensatory wetland mitigation, stream restoration, critical area and forest mitigation activities and designs.  This entails locating, planning, and seeking approvals of mitigation sites.  Coordination with other Federal, State, County, Municipal and private agencies from the initial preparation of construction plans to the advertisement of completed contract documents, in order to assure an orderly and satisfactory process.

EDUCATION:  Possession of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in natural sciences, earth science, physical science, environmental science, chemistry, physics, biology, agronomy, forestry, horticultural or related sciences, geography, environmental planning, civil engineering, sociology, economics, planning, anthropology, architectural history or related fields such as ecology, landscape architecture, or environmental engineering.

EXPERIENCE:  Six (6) years of experience in environmental analysis or permitting to include the development of plans, specifications, estimates, and design of wetland or stream restoration projects.

SELECTIVE QUALIFICATIONS: Three (3) years of permit experience in wetlands, waterways, forestry, or Critical Area.

*A selective qualification recruitment is conducted for positions when there is a specific or additional bona fide occupational qualification (i.e., knowledge, skill, or ability).

Consideration for employment may be based solely on the contents of your application; therefore, it is essential that you provide complete and accurate information. Please include all relevant experience on your application. This includes, but is not limited to, full or part time, volunteer, military, acting capacity, or any other experience that is relevant to the position you are applying for.

If you have held more than one (1) position at the same employer, you must list each position that you held, the length of time that you held each position, and the corresponding duties.


1.  Possession of a Master’s degree in one of the disciplines required may be substituted for one year of the required non-supervisory experience.

2.  Possession of a Doctorate’s degree in one of the disciplines required may be substituted for two years of the required non-supervisory experience.

3.  U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as defined under the Minimum Qualifications may be substituted for the required experience on a year-for-year basis.


GIS & database knowledge and Maryland wetland/stream, forest, CAC permitting/mitigation experience.
Experience in the development of SHA plans, specifications and estimates.

Possession of motor vehicle operator’s license valid in the State of Maryland.

TO APPLY: All applicants must submit an application online at (use of this option allows the application to be saved). Since the test may be a rating of the information contained in the application, it is essential that the application be filled out completely and accurately. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application. To receive credit for your work history and credentials you must list the information in the online DTS-1 application form. You may refer to a resume only to expand on information offered in the body of the online DTS-1 application. Please include all relevant experience on your application. This includes, but is not limited to, full or part time, volunteer, military, acting capacity, or any other experience that is relevant to the position you are applying for. Qualified applicants may be subject to background and reference checks. A conviction is not an automatic disqualification from employment. Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply. All candidates serve an initial probationary period of 6 months, which may be extended to 12 months.

Please Note: The Maryland State Highway Administration will no longer sponsor new employees in application of the H-1B Visa. All applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States under the Immigration and Reform Control Act of 1986. Federal regulations prohibit H1B Visa candidates from paying sponsorship fees, all sponsorship fees must be assumed by the potential employer.
Applications must be submitted online by the closing date.
If you have any questions, please contact the Recruitment and Examination Division at the number(s) listed below:

410-545-5554 or 1-877-743-9311

Appropriate auxiliary aids and services for qualified individuals with disabilities will be provided upon request. Please call at 410-545-5554 or the Maryland Relay Service at 1-800-735-2258.

WE ARE AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. SHA does not discriminate based on age, ancestry, color, creed, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, mental or physical disability, national origin, race, religious affiliation, belief or opinion, sex, or sexual orientation.