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NATURAL RESOURCES TECHNICIAN IV

Recruitment #21-004460-0001

Introduction

This is a position specific recruitment for the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife and Heritage Service. 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

ASTD11

LOCATION OF POSITION

Myrtle Grove Wildlife Management Area, La Plata, MD (Charles County)

POSITION DUTIES

This is semi-professional work related to managing wildlife resources, habitat and public recreation on public and private lands. This position will assist with land management activities throughout the Southern Region and oversee the operation of the Managed Hunt Program located at the Myrtle Grove Wildlife and Heritage Service Office. Responsibilities include processing seasonal hunting permits and reservations for licensed hunters to access Department of Natural Resources Public lands. Additional responsibilities will include answering public inquiries regarding wildlife, hunting and trapping regulations, conducting/oversight of land management operations and maintenance activities on DNR lands, performing wildlife surveys, responding to wildlife emergencies, conducting maintenance and repair of facilities and equipment, and performing outreach activities.

Please note, duties may involve the ability to lift or carry heavy objects or equipment weighing over twenty-five pounds; employees may be required to wear protective clothing and equipment when needed; and some aspects of the job, such as handling wildlife, working aboard a boat or working in the area of prescribed burns are considered hazardous.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Completion of 60 credit hours from an accredited college or university, 18 credit hours must be in biology, biochemistry, environmental science, forest technology, arboriculture, aquaculture, natural science, natural resources management, botany, marine biology, marine ecology, physical oceanography, ichthyology, fisheries management, wildlife management, zoology, or a natural resources management related field of study.

Experience: Three years of experience in technical biological work in the field of natural resources management.

Notes: 

1. Candidates may substitute additional experience performing technical biological work in the field of forestry, arboriculture, wildlife, aquaculture, natural resources management, or fisheries on a year-for-year basis for the required education.

2. Candidates may substitute additional education beyond the 60 credit hours from an accredited college or university in a natural resources related field of study on a year-for-year basis for up to two years of the required experience.

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

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

1. Customer service experience.
2. Excellent written and verbal skills.
3. Experience or desire to learn operation and maintenance of tractors, agricultural equipment, heavy equipment, mowers, and chainsaws.
4. Managed hunt program experience or similar limited resources management experience.
5. Experience with or ability to quickly learn technical skills and computer programs such as ArcGIS, Managed Hunting Databases, and Excel.
6. A Commercial Driver’s License or desire to obtain one is preferred but not required.

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

Employees in this classification may be assigned duties which require the operation of an automobile or other motor vehicle. Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess the appropriate 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 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.

If you are having difficulty with your user account or have general questions about the online application system, please contact the MD Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division at Application.Help@maryland.gov

Inquiries regarding this recruitment can be directed to Crystal Wilson at crystal.wilson1@maryland.gov.

TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay

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.