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Recruitment #19-003125-0001


This is a position specific recruitment for the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, Forest 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.




Worcester & Somerset Counties

Main Purpose of Job

The Department of Natural Resources, Forest Service, is currently accepting applications for a Forestry Manager II. This position serves on the Regional Forester's staff as a Project Manager responsible for the operations, supervision, and administration of the Lower Shore Project area on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Primary duties include the implementation and coordination of forestry-related activities on private and public forest land in each of the following operational areas: forest resource management, forestation, forest resource protection, information and education, urban and community forestry and law enforcement.


Education: A Bachelor of Science degree in forestry from a school of forestry accredited by the Society of American Foresters.

Experience: Four years of professional forestry experience involving forest or park management, wildlife biology, forest recreation planning, forest engineering, urban and community forestry, timber harvest and marketing, forest planning or forest protection. Two years of this experience must have involved supervision of employees engaged in related forestry activities.


1. Applicants may substitute a Master’s degree approved by the State Board of Foresters for one year of the non-supervisory experience.

2. The education requirement is pursuant to the Business Occupations and Professions Article, Sections 7-206 and 7-304 of the Annotated Code.

3. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience at a rank of Corporal/Petty Officer or higher as a commissioned officer in the natural resources management and biological sciences classifications or natural resources management and biological sciences specialty codes in the forestry field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience and education.   


Preferred Qualifications:
- Experience in forestry management and conservation techniques;
- Experience in forest wildlife habitat management, forest hydrology, and forest recreation;
- Experience in State budgeting procedures and practices;
- Experience using Geographic Information Systems to conduct analysis and develop maps for forestry

Candidates should also have:
- Knowledge of the sciences of botany, silvics, forest measurement, dendrology, forest entomology and 
  pathology, arboriculture, ecology, soils, timber estimating and forest finance;
- Knowledge of the practices of silviculture and methods of forest protection;
- Knowledge of personnel management principles and practices;
- Knowledge of State personnel rules and policies;
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, program staff, 
  property owners, public officials, representatives of industry and the general public;
- Ability to communicate effectively.


1. Pursuant to the Business Occupations and Professions Article, Section 7-304 of the Annotated Code, employees with two or more years of experience as described above shall qualify for a license issued by the State Board of Foresters. Persons appointed to this classification must obtain this license before the end of their probationary period or during the first year of employment for promotional employees.

2. Employees appointed to positions 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.


1. Persons appointed to this classification will be subject to assignment in any State forest or in any county of the State. Upon permanent appointment, the employee will be required to reside in the county or region to which they are assigned.

2. Employees in this classification are subject to call-in and, therefore, are required to provide the employing agency with a telephone number where they can be reached in case of forest fire emergencies.

3. Employees in this classification will be required to obtain specific levels of fire suppression training as mandated by agency policies.


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.

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.

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



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

Faxed or e-mailed applications will not be accepted.

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.