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Recruitment #18-005476-0009


**This is a Management Service position and serves at the pleasure of the Appointing Authority.**

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




WHS Regional Office serving Garrett, Allegany, Washington, and Frederick Counties

Main Purpose of Job

The Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife and Heritage Service Western Region, is currently accepting applications for a Program Manager I. The Western Region Manager directs employees in the performance of their duties by providing written and verbal instruction, on-site supervision, and the training and follow-up as necessary to ensure that established management goals and objectives are met. This includes administering budgets, the maintenance and procurement of equipment, executing contracts, and all operational matters pertaining to office buildings, public facilities, and nuisance wildlife response. The incumbent collaborates with managers in other WHS programs/regions on wildlife conservation initiatives and emergent issues. Participation in Unit level decision making takes place along with efforts to coordinate conservation activities with outside partners.


Education: A Bachelor’s degree in biology, biochemistry, environmental science, aquaculture, natural science, natural resources management, botany, marine biology, marine ecology or physical oceanography, ichthyology, fisheries management, wildlife management, zoology or a natural resources management related field of study.  

Experience: A minimum of five years of experience in the natural resources field is required with at least two years of experience in overseeing and implementing public land management or wildlife nuisance response activities.  

Note: Additional professional experience conducting research and analysis in the fields of biology, biochemistry, environmental science, natural science, natural resources management, botany, marine biology, marine ecology, physical oceanography, ichthyology, fisheries management, wildlife management or zoology may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the required education.


1. Experience working on public lands in either habitat manipulation activities or individual species level management.

2. Experience providing public assistance pertaining to wildlife nuisance control.

3. Experience resolving conflicts with recreational users of public lands.


This recruitment is limited to current Maryland Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife and Heritage Unit employees.


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 with the exception of a foreign degree evaluation (if applicable). Your application may be approved pending receipt of the evaluation.

For education obtained outside of the United States (U.S.), you will be required to provide proof of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service. If you possess a degree obtained outside of the U.S., please submit a detailed, course-by-course evaluation report from one of the U.S. equivalency evaluating members identified at prior to hire.

Successful candidates may be ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified and placed on the employment (eligible) list for at least one year.


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 that is related to this position completely and accurately. Verifiable volunteer experience will be considered; please include it on your application, if applicable.

Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of completing the application. Please do not submit unsolicited documentation (resumes, cover letters, etc.). 

You will be required to complete a supplemental questionnaire.



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

Faxed or e-mailed applications will not be accepted.

Specific inquiries regarding this recruitment can be directed to Crystal Wilson at  

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country, and encourage them to apply.

Bilingual applicants are encouraged 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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