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Inland Fisheries Regional Operations Manager

Recruitment #15-005476-0010






Statewide, MD

Main Purpose of Job

The Department of Natural Resources, Fisheries Service, is currently accepting applications for a Program Manager I position within the Inland Fisheries Division. The selected candidate will function as the Manager of Field Operations and is responsible for 15 staff members at 5 regional offices statewide. The primary purpose of this position is to supervise and oversee staff in the investigation, monitoring, data analysis, and technical reporting for inland aquatic resources statewide.

Other responsibilities include: the development of strategies and measurable achievement standards to meet regional management goals across all state regions; assisting in the development of federal aid grant proposals which largely fund Inland Fisheries management activities; ensuring that regional staff perform federal aid grant duties according to prescribed requirements including preparation and submission of performance reports to federal aid coordinators; ensuring that resource information is integrated with that of other state and federal agencies to develop management plans for sustainable fisheries; assisting with the development of law and regulation proposals to help meet management goals and objectives; and conducting environmental review to ensure Inland Fisheries concerns regarding proposed projects are conveyed to regulatory agencies (through the permitting process) to help avoid or minimize negative impacts to the environment and natural resources.


Education:  A Bachelor’s degree in biology, fisheries management, or related science field from an accredited college or university.


Experience: Six (6) years of experience in professional work managing fisheries, including a minimum of two  (2) years of experience supervising personnel. (Please note:  Supervisory experience must meet all the criteria's listed in the Supplemental Questionnaire)




1. Additional graduate level education in fisheries management from an accredited college or university may be substituted at the rate of 30 semester credit hours on a year to year basis for the required general experience.


Completion of college coursework in fisheries science.

Applicants must meet the selective qualification(s) to be considered.  Include clear and specific information on your application regarding the qualification(s).


Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment, and report all experience and education that is related to this position. You will be required to complete a supplemental questionnaire. Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will proceed to the next phase of evaluation.

Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of completing the application.



Online application is STRONGLY preferred. If online access is unavailable, you may submit a paper application to:

Department of Natural Resources

Human Resources

580 Taylor Avenue, C-3

Annapolis, MD 21401

Faxed or e-mailed applications will not be accepted.

The Human Resource Department is not responsible for applications sent to any other address.

TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay.

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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