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Natural Resources Technician III

Recruitment #22-002293-0006

Introduction

Natural Resources Technician III – Oyster Hatchery Technician (1 Position)
Seasonal Contractual – eligible for Contractual Health Benefits
MD DNR Fishing and Boating Services – Piney Point Aquaculture Center – Oyster Program

GRADE

9998

LOCATION OF POSITION

Piney Point Aquaculture Center (St. Mary’s County)

Main Purpose of Job

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources, Fishing and Boating Service Unit, is currently accepting applications for one seasonal contractual Natural Resources Technician III at the Piney Point Aquaculture Center (St. Mary’s County). The position will assist with oyster shellfish cultivation and restoration.  Applicants must have a working knowledge of shellfish biology and culture and water quality analysis. Shellfish hatchery and laboratory experience are preferred. Applicants must be able to work a varied schedule of early morning days, weekend rotation, & holidays to assist loading oyster seed planting boats, in varied weather conditions, and lift up to 35pounds consistently. Preference will be given to candidates having operating knowledge of heavy-duty equipment and practical mechanical skills. Applicant must have the ability to maintain good daily records, computer knowledge, and work under supervision storing and entering daily production information.

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: Two 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+ years’ shellfish hatchery experience preferred

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

Persons appointed to positions 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 operators license valid in the State of Maryland.

SELECTION PROCESS

Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment. Report all experience and education that is related to this position. Relevant college courses should be listed on the application. Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will proceed to the next phase of evaluation.

BENEFITS

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.

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 Christopher Langley at Christopher.Langley@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.


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