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NATURAL RESOURCES BIOLOGIST II

Recruitment #20-003121-0001

Introduction

This is a position specific recruitment for the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, Fishing and Boating Services Unit. This recruitment will be used to fill current vacancies for the position and may be used to fill future vacancies in the same classification/function. Future vacancies may also be filled via other recruitments. The resulting eligible list will be maintained for one year.

GRADE

15

LOCATION OF POSITION

Stevensville, MD (Queen Anne’s County)

Main Purpose of Job

The Department of Natural Resources, Fishing and Boating Services- Estuarine and Marine Fisheries Division, Chesapeake Finfish Program, is currently accepting applications for a Natural Resources Biologist II to be stationed in Stevensville, MD. The incumbent will be responsible for the planning and execution of fishery dependent and independent surveys designed to collect stock assessment data for alosine species including American shad, hickory shad, alewife, and blueback herring. The incumbent will organize, compile, and analyze data to determine age, spawning history, relative abundance, sex ratios, and growth rates of the aforementioned species. The incumbent will also assist in the preparation of technical papers and summary reports to agencies such as the US Fish and Wildlife Service and the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission. The incumbent will also provide field assistance to other fisheries projects within the Chesapeake Finfish Program as needed. This position requires frequent early morning field work and the incumbent must be comfortable working on the water in adverse weather conditions.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: A Bachelor’s degree in biology, biochemistry, environmental science, aquaculture, natural science, natural resources management, botany, marine biology, marine ecology or physical oceanography, ichthyology, fisheries management, wildlife management, zoology or a natural resources management related field of study from an accredited college or university.

Experience: Two years of experience in performing professional biological work in the field of natural resources management.

Notes:

1. Additional professional experience conducting research and analysis in the fields of biology, biochemistry, environmental science, natural science, natural resources management, botany, marine biology, marine ecology, physical oceanography, ichthyology, fisheries management, wildlife management or zoology may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the required education.

2. Candidates may substitute graduate education beyond a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in a natural resources related field of study as described above at the rate of 15 graduate credits for one year of the required experience.

3. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in the natural resources management and biological sciences classifications or natural resources management and biological sciences specialty codes in the wildlife biology field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience and education. 

 

SELECTIVE QUALIFICATIONS

Six months of the required experience must be in the field of fisheries management, fish population monitoring, fisheries policy/regulations, or fisheries research.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Preference will be given to applicants who possess the following preferred qualification(s). Include clear and specific information on your application regarding your qualifications.

1. Experience operating, trailering, and performing basic maintenance on motorized watercraft is preferred.

2. Experience with data management and analysis programs such as Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Access, R, and SAS is strongly preferred.

3. 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.

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

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.

SELECTION PROCESS

Please make sure you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment. All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. We will not consider information submitted after this date. Successful candidates may be ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified and placed on the employment (eligible) list for at least one year.

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.

EXAMINATION PROCESS

Your application is part of the examination process. The examination will consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience related to the requirements of this position. The rating will be based on the information provided on your application. Therefore, it is important you provide all the experience and education related to this position completely and accurately.

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

The online application is STRONGLY preferred. If you are unable to apply online, you may submit a paper application and supplemental questionnaire 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 Crystal Wilson at crystal.wilson1@maryland.gov.

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