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Recruitment #24-003093-0002


This is a contractual, position specific recruitment for the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife and Heritage. 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.

Two (2) Long-Term Contractual Vacancies; Full-time; 12 Month Contract with the possibility of renewal




Myrtle Grove Wildlife Management Area
5625 Myrtle Grove Rd., La Plata, MD 20646

Main Purpose of Job

The primary responsibility of this position is to coordinate administration of the managed hunting program at a Wildlife and Heritage Service (WHS) field office. This task involves registering hunters in an annual program and issuing daily reservations to participants. The employee also conducts lotteries for high use days. There is extensive interaction with hunters to explain the program, resolve conflicts, inform them of various opportunities and explain regulations. The employee is responsible to communicate with hunters via the phone, email and in person. Employee conducts limited supervision with instruction and training of Seasonal Contractual Natural Resource Tech. I employee about Managed Hunt Permit Program.

A secondary responsibility is to assist with habitat management projects, maintenance/repair of facilities/equipment and wildlife surveys on Wildlife Management Areas, other DNR owned or controlled properties and certain private properties in the Region for the purpose of wildlife conservation/protection and public recreation. This position also assists with Wildlife Response activities.

This position requires basic knowledge of land management practices, farming equipment maintenance/repair/use, common wildlife species identification, vehicle maintenance/repair/use, and the application of routine wildlife management techniques and principles.


The Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife and Heritage Service is seeking two (2) interested candidates for contractual Natural Resources Technician II positions for the Myrtle Grove Office located in La Plata, MD. This is semi-professional work related to managing wildlife resources, habitat, and public recreation on public and private lands. This position will assist with land management activities throughout the Southern Region and the operation of the Managed Hunt Program located at the Myrtle Grove Wildlife and Heritage Service Office. Responsibilities include assisting with land management operations, habitat projects, and maintenance activities on DNR lands. Processing seasonal hunting permits and reservations for licensed hunters to access Department of Natural Resources Public Lands. Additional responsibilities will include answering public inquiries regarding wildlife, hunting and trapping regulations, and public use opportunities.


Experience: Three years of experience, one year of experience in technical biological work in the field of natural resources management and an additional two years of experience performing technical biological work in the field of forestry, arboriculture, wildlife, aquaculture, natural resources management, or fisheries.


1. Candidates may substitute the 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 and one year of experience in technical biological work in the field of natural resources management for the required experience.

2. Candidates may substitute additional education beyond the completion of 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 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 experience.


  • Customer Service Experience.
  • Experience operating farming or heavy equipment such as tractors, loaders, dozers, etc. 
  • Commercial Class A or B driver’s license is preferred but not required.
  • Experience in the operation of a Managed Hunt Program.


Employees 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 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 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.


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.

*Should benefits be available, this will be discussed at the time of 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 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 Adriana Parravano 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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