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Hunter Education Coordinator

Recruitment #19-002247-0056


Long Term Contractual  

One vacancy; full-time

Contract Period: One year with the possibility of renewal




Western Maryland Region

Main Purpose of Job

The Department of Natural Resources, Natural Resources Police is currently accepting applications for a long-term contractual Administrative Officer III position, which will serve as Hunter Education Coordinator for its Hunter Education Program. This position is headquartered at the Natural Resources Police Safety Education Division office in Stevensville, Maryland. However, the position will be assigned a region which includes Western Maryland (Frederick, Washington, Allegany and Garrett counties). The Coordinator may maintain an office at their home residence; with travel to the Division office one to two times weekly.

The position is responsible for administering, managing, developing and teaching hunter safety instructor workshops and local hunter safety programs; speaking and attending public relations functions and recruiting and training volunteer instructors; monitoring hunter education instructors and hunter education courses to ensure compliance with program standards; instructing students on the safe handling, care and use of firearms and archery equipment as well as maintaining firearm inventory records, class schedules, instructor data base information and writing documents and reports dealing with the State Hunter Education Program.

Please note, this work requires considerable evening and weekend work; and considerable travel both within the assigned region and throughout the State is necessary.

Criminal Background checks will be completed prior to appointment.


Education: Possession of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university.

Experience: Three years of experience in administrative or professional work.


1. Candidates may substitute additional experience in administrative staff or professional work on a year-for-year basis for the required education.  

2. Candidates may substitute additional graduate level education at an accredited college or university at the rate of 30 semester credit hours for each year of the required experience.

3. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer involving staff work that included the regular use of independent judgment and analysis in applying and interpreting complex administrative plans, policies, rules or regulations or analysis of operational programs or procedures with recommendations for improvement on a year-for-year basis for the required education and experience.  


Applicants must meet the minimum and selective qualifications to be considered. Include clear and specific information on your application regarding your qualifications.

Current or former certification as a Maryland Hunter Education Instructor is required.


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.


Please make sure you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment, and report all experience and education related to this position. Verifiable volunteer experience will be considered; please include it on your application, if applicable. All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. Applicants who meet the minimum and selective qualifications will proceed to the next phase of evaluation.

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.


Contractual employees who work for an agency covered under the State Employee and Retiree Health and Welfare Benefits Program (the Program), have a current employment contract and work 30 or more hours a week (or on average 130 hours per month) may be eligible for subsidized health benefits coverage for themselves and their dependents. As a contractual employee, you will be responsible for paying 25% of the premiums for your medical and prescription coverage, including any eligible dependents you have enrolled. The State of Maryland will subsidize the remaining 75% of the cost for these benefits. You can also elect to enroll in dental coverage, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, and life insurance, but will be responsible to pay the full premium for these benefits.

Leave may be granted to a temporary/contractual employee who works an average of at least 12 hours per week. This leave accrues at a rate of one hour for every 30 hours worked, not to exceed 40 hours per calendar year.


The online application is STRONGLY preferred. If you are unable to apply online, you may submit a paper application 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.

Inquiries regarding this recruitment can be directed to Chuck Hecker at . 

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country, and encourage them to apply.

Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply.

As an equal opportunity employer Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity.