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Recruitment #24-002247-0047


This is a position specific recruitment for the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, Natural Resources Police. This recruitment will be used to fill current vacancies for the position and may be used to fill future vacancies in the same classification/function. Future vacancies may also be filled via other recruitments. The resulting eligible list will be maintained for one year.




3738 Gwynnbrook Avenue, Owings Mills, MD 21117 (NRP Gwynnbrook Office)

Main Purpose of Job

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources, Police Unit, is currently accepting applications for a vacant Administrative Officer III. The candidate selected for this position will be responsible for coordinating the recruitment, training, ongoing assignments and evaluations of volunteers for the NRP Reserve Officer Program. The incumbent will manage the administrative details associated with the program, prepare reports and work with his/her counterpart responsible for other areas of the State. Candidates may be required to work in all weather conditions, weekends and shifts longer than eight (8) hours.


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

Experience: Three years of administrative staff or professional work.


1. Candidates may substitute 30 college credit hours from an accredited college or university for each year up to two years of the required experience. 

2. Candidates may substitute the possession of a Bachelor's degree from a college or university for the required experience.

3. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer involving staff work that included the regular use of independent judgment and analysis in applying and interpreting complex administrative plans, policies, rules or regulations or analysis of operational programs or procedures with recommendations for improvement on a year-for-year basis for the required experience.  


  • Knowledge of Conservation practices.
  • Knowledge of Boating practices.
  • Experience working with volunteers
  • Understanding of volunteer motivations and processes is preferred
  • Demonstrated community involvement and or volunteerism
  • Previous experience in event planning or project management is necessary
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Comfortable with spokesperson and presentation role
  • Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office, internet, scanner, email and phone
  • Demonstrate ability to drive a truck pulling a utility trailer or vessel
  • Demonstrate leadership on project teams preferable with a volunteer group or organization
  • Demonstrate experience in managing benefits, maintaining resources, and tracking the service of approximately 100-200 volunteers
  • Able to adjust to changing conditions or priorities
  • Proven ability to proofread documents
  • Demonstrated high proficiency in Excel and proficiency in other Microsoft Office products (Word, PowerPoint and Outlook) and internet software
  • Familiarity with databases and social media.
  • Willingness to travel statewide as needed with a provided vehicle


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.


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.

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.


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 at ; ATTN: Recruitment and Examination Division. Please note, standard business hours for the help desk are 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Inquiries made after hours will be reviewed the following business day. 

If you need to make adjustments to a submitted application or if you have general inquiries regarding this recruitment, please contact Emilee Knott at

Please provide ample time to complete the application template. If you are having technical difficulties submitting an application on the day of the deadline, it is strongly advised that you complete the JobAps physical application template and hand deliver to DNR - HRS at 580 Taylor Avenue, Annapolis, MD 21401 before 4:30 p.m. The Maryland Department of Natural Resources cannot guarantee that late submissions, as a result of technical difficulties, will be accepted.

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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