NATURAL RESOURCES BIOLOGIST II
|Department||DNR - Resource Assessment - Tidewater|
|Date Opened||5/6/2022 11:59:00 PM|
|Filing Deadline||5/23/2022 11:59:00 PM|
|Salary||$45,439.00 - $73,770.00/year|
|HR Analyst||Courtney Blackistone|
LOCATION OF POSITION
Annapolis, MD, Anne Arundel County
Main Purpose of Job
The Department of Natural Resources, Monitoring and Non-Tidal Assessment Division (MANTA), is currently accepting applications for a full time, permanent Natural Resources Biologist II. This position will be responsible for collecting water quality data throughout the State of Maryland. Sampling will be conducted from boats, bridges, piers and within streams. Office duties include cleaning, maintenance, calibration and purchasing of water quality instrumentation, preparation of sampling/ laboratory supplies and delivery of samples to the laboratory. This position is also responsible for Quality Assurance Quality Control of water quality and meteorological data and the reporting and submission of data.
Candidates must be willing to work long and flexible hours, including on-call duty for storm sampling on weekends. Candidate must be comfortable working aboard boats, from bridges and in streams under various weather conditions. Candidate must have a valid Driver’s License and be able to lift and carry equipment up to 50 lbs. This position may require carrying heavy equipment over rough and uneven terrain.
Experience: Four years of 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 and two years of experience in performing professional biological work in the field of natural resources management.
1. Candidates may substitute the possession of a Bachelor’s degree in biology, environmental 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 and two years of experience in performing professional biological work in the field of natural resources management for the required experience.
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 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.
DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
1. Experience with field sampling
2. Experience with calibrating and using water quality instrumentation
3. Experience with data review (QA/QC procedures)
4. Ability to adhere to sampling protocols and accurately record data
5. Ability to work independently and with others to efficiently complete assigned tasks
6. Possession of MD Safe Boating License or equivalent
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.
Possession of MD Safe Boating License or equivalent is also preferred
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.
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.
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.
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 Courtney Blackistone at email@example.com.
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