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Recruitment #23-001190-0001


This is a contractual recruitment for the Maryland Department of Natural Resources - Natural Resources Police.




8000 Baltimore National Pike, Ellicott City, MD (Howard County) 

Main Purpose of Job

This position is a lead worker level of technical radio work involving the installation, repair and maintenance of transmitters, receivers and related radio equipment in accordance with Federal Communications Commission Regulation. Workers at this level lead work of at least one subordinate radio technician and provide technical guidance and training to lower-level workers. Employees receive general supervision from a Radio Technician Supervisor or a designated Administrator.

Positions in this classification differ from Radio Technician Supervisors in that they are not regional supervisors. This class differs from Radio Technician II in that they function as a lead worker on a regular basis.


The responsibilities of this position include the maintenance and repair of all Departmental radios and communications systems statewide. The systems are used for law enforcement, wildlife management, public safety, fire suppression, search and rescue, and land management purposes. They will install, maintain and repair electronic equipment in both vehicles and vessels. This position is assigned a vehicle and is subject to callouts after hours.

Employees in this classification are expected to perform the full range of duties and responsibilities under general supervision. Employees in this class are supervised by a higher level Radio Technician or other supervisor within the unit. They do not supervisor other employees.


Education:   Graduation from an accredited high school or possession of a high school equivalency certificate.

Experience: Five years of experience in the repair of electronic communications equipment, four years must have included the repair of two-way FM radios.


1. Candidates may substitute the successful completion of a one year program of study in radio electronics at a recognized training school, trade school, or college for up to one year of the required general experience.

2. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a non-commissioned officer in Electronics Technician (Communications) classifications or Signal Corps, Aerospace Maintenance, or Data/ Communications Maintenance specialty codes in the aviation communications field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience.


  • Possession of either a Federal Communications Commission General Radiotelephone Operator License (GROL), an FCC Ship Radar Endorsement, a National Association of Business and Educational Radio certificate, or an Associated Public Safety Communications Officer Incorporated certificate. Applicants should list their license or certification number along with the expiration date on their application. 
  • Knowledge of installation, testing, and repair of radio and other electronic equipment.
  • Knowledge of radio transmitting and receiving practices. 
  • Knowledge of Federal Communications Commission rules and regulations governing commercial radio communications. 
  • Knowledge of National Electric Code and local codes and regulations for electrical wiring and installation of electronic equipment. 
  • Ability to safely operate and maintain manual and power tools.
  • Ability to understand and follow schematics. 
  • Ability to use and maintain test equipment used to locate and detect malfunctions.
  • Ability to operate a motor vehicle in a safe manner in a variety of weather conditions to include severe weather in an emergency.


1. Applicants for this classification may be required to possess either a Federal Communications Commission General Radiotelephone Operator license, a FCC Ship Radar Endorsement, a National Association of Business and Educational Radio certificate, or an Associated Public Safety Communications Officer Incorporated certificate. If license or certificate is required, applicants must list their license or certificate number and expiration date on the application.

2. 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.


Candidates for this classification may be given a medical examination to determine their ability to perform the duties of the job classification.


Please make sure you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment. All information concerning your minimum 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.


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 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, need to make adjustments to a submitted application or have general questions about the online application system, please contact the MD Department of Budget and Management and direct your questions/comments/concerns to the Recruitment and Examination Division at  

Inquiries regarding this recruitment can be directed to Emilee Knott 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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