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Recruitment #22-000670-0001


The Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife and Heritage Service is seeking interested candidates for a Natural Resources Technician III position for Assistant Permit Coordinators located in Annapolis, MD.

There are currently 4 contractual positions available.




Tawes State Office Building
580 Taylor Avenue, Annapolis MD 21401

Main Purpose of Job

The incumbent serves as the Assistant Permits Coordinator for the Wildlife and Heritage Service. The primary responsibility of this position is to provide logistical customer service support for the Offshore Blind and Shoreline License Program. The incumbent also is responsible for providing assistance with the issuance of 42 other distinct wildlife related permits authorized by the Service. Examples include Scientific Collecting, Endangered Species, Regulated Shooting Areas, Captive Reptile and Amphibians, and Deer Cooperator Permits. In addition, when necessary, they will coordinate and assist with the permits section of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service regarding federal special purpose permits. Wildlife species are held in public trust and any use of these species or take from the wild requires monitoring special permits that may include conditional requirements.


Experience: Four years of experience, two years of experience in technical biological work in the field of natural resources management and an additional two years of experience performing technical biological work in the field of forestry, arboriculture, wildlife, aquaculture, natural resources management, or fisheries.


1. Candidates may substitute the completion of 60 credit hours from an accredited college or university, 18 credit hours must be in biology, biochemistry, environmental science, 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 and two years of experience in technical biological work in the field of natural resources management for the required experience.

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 experience.


Strong preference will be given to applicants that possess the following. Include clear and specific information on your application regarding the qualification(s).  Experience with Geographic Information System mapping tools, spreadsheet creation, and database management. Experience with Microsoft teams. Excellent communication skills and ability to work in a virtual environment.


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.


Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will proceed to the next phase of evaluation. It is essential that you give complete and accurate information on your application. Report all experience and education that is related to this position. Relevant college courses should be listed on the application.


Contractual employees who work for an agency covered under the State Employee and Retiree Health and Welfare Benefits 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 contractual employee who has worked 120 days in a 12 month period. 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 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

Inquiries regarding this recruitment can be directed to Dawn Croxton at

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. 

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