Seasonal Natural Resources Technician
|DNR - Wildlife and Heritage Service
|3/9/2023 11:59:00 PM
|3/24/2023 11:59:00 PM
Seasonal Turtle Field Technician
One (1) Full-Time Vacancy – NO BENEFITS
CONTRACT PERIOD: April 2023 – January 2024
LOCATION OF POSITION
909 Wye Mills Rd., Wye Mills MD
The Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife & Heritage Service in Wye Mills, Maryland is currently accepting applications for one part-time Seasonal Contractual Natural Resources Technician for the contract period. The technician will conduct standardized surveys in streams and wetlands statewide for wood turtles and other rare reptiles and amphibians, sample vegetation plots, conduct habitat restoration, manage data in spreadsheets and through GIS applications, prepare reports, and assist with environmental project review.
Responsibilities will require the use of a back-pack eDNA sampler, GPS, herbicides and hand-held tools and equipment such as herbicide applicators, brush cutters, and chainsaws as well as database entry and mapping software. Technicians will work in all types of field conditions and be exposed to temperature extremes, sun, biting insects, ticks, slippery and rocky streams, and muddy bogs. Surveys require wading 1 km in streams, carrying heavy equipment, and muddling in bogs. Work sites are statewide.
Education: Completion of sixty credit hours from an accredited college or university, 18 of which are 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.
- Additional experience performing technical biological work in the field of forestry, arboriculture, wildlife, aquaculture, natural resources management, or fisheries may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the required education.
- Additional education beyond sixty credit hours from an accredited college or university in a natural resources related field of study can be substituted for the required experience on a year-for-year basis for up to two years of experience.
- 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 and education.
DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
- Ability to identify native turtles found in Maryland.
- Experience with handling and collecting measurements from turtles, including injecting pit-tags.
- Experience conducting surveys using the northeast regional standardized survey protocol for wood turtles
- Ability to identify invasive plant species.
- Experience with management of invasive plant species.
- Experience with the operation of herbicide equipment and hand-held tools.
- Experience with data entry using Microsoft Excel and mapping using ArcMap or ArcPro.
- Experience with data entry and mapping for rare species databases.
LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS
Persons in this position 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.
Technicians will work in all types of field conditions and be exposed to temperature extremes, sun, biting insects, ticks, slippery and rocky streams, and muddy bogs. Surveys require wading 1 km in streams, carrying heavy equipment, and muddling in bogs. Work sites are statewide.
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 accept information submitted after this date. Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be considered for this position. Therefore, it is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. Report all education and experience related to the essential functions and qualifications of this position.
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.
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 at Application.Help@maryland.gov ; ATTN: Recruitment and Examination Division
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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.