NATURAL RESOURCES BIOLOGIST IV
|Department||DNR - Resource Assessment - Tidewater|
|Date Opened||9/1/2021 2:40:00 PM|
|Filing Deadline||9/15/2021 11:59:00 PM|
|Salary||$50,971.00 - $81,596.00/year|
|HR Analyst||Crystal Wilson|
LOCATION OF POSITION
The main purpose of this position is to analyze, publish and manage the data from DNR’s Chesapeake Bay tidal water quality monitoring programs which are required to address Chesapeake Bay Program water quality criteria and habitat assessments. This position will participate in the graphical analysis and subsequent publication of data and results of the State’s shallow water, remote sensing, long-term water and habitat quality and living resources environmental monitoring programs to the DNR (www.eyesonthebay.net) and Chesapeake Bay Program web sites. Work will involve creating products for managers to assess the effectiveness of nutrient and sediment management strategies to reduce pollution entering Maryland’s tidal tributaries. This position will aid in the Quality Assurance/Quality Control (QA/QC) and metadata programs of the Chesapeake Bay Monitoring Program. The position will also act as a liaison between division scientists/statisticians and TEA database management personnel to assess and provide the most accurate and timely data for assessment purposes.
o Assist with management of the State’s Chesapeake Bay Shallow Water Monitoring Program by working with the monitoring partners including the EPA Chesapeake Bay Program, the University of Maryland, Virginia DEQ, MDE and other local agencies and universities.
o Serve as chief metadata coordinator for tidal water quality data, as well a data quality assurance and control officer.
o Evaluate and implement database systems, data analyses, reporting and/or monitoring technologies.
o Perform website (www.eyesonthebay.net) programming and regular updates to provide current water quality data and information.
o Establish and maintain various water quality data in a database management system.
o Perform graphical, statistical, and/or GIS/spatial analyses of the State’s tidal water quality monitoring programs for inclusion in written and internet reports, as well as presentations. Provide written content and oral presentations of results as needed.
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.
Experience: Five years of experience in performing professional biological work in the field of natural resources management.
1. Candidates may substitute 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 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 credit hours for one year of experience for up to two years 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.
DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
• Experience in an area of environmental/biological/physical science or resource management
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS
Please make sure that 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.
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.
The online application is 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.
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Inquiries regarding this recruitment can be directed to Crystal Wilson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Candidates with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply. We thank our Veterans for their service to our country, and encourage them to apply. As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity.