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Recruitment #20-000143-0001


This is a position specific recruitment for the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, Fishing and Boating Services. 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.




580 Taylor Avenue, Annapolis, MD 21401 (Anne Arundel County)


The Department of Natural Resources, Fishing and Boating Services, is currently accepting applications for a Research Statistician III position to work in the Stock Assessment and Analysis Program. The position is directly involved in the quantitative evaluation of Chesapeake Bay and coastal Atlantic shellfish and finfish fishery resources, and other related technical issues in support of decision making. Job responsibilities include leading analytical stock assessments; conducting advanced statistical research and mathematical model development to address single and multi-species population dynamics; design of surveys and sampling programs that provide important fishery and biological information; assisting in the development of analytical approaches for the planning and evaluation of Department management strategies; pursuing analyses related to the technical components of Fishery Management Plans; and reviewing and evaluating the technical merit of federally funded research proposals, reports and projects conducted by staff of the Maryland Fishing and Boating Services. The position will assist in the development of reports and formulate defensible conclusions based on the interpretation of analytical and research results.


Education: Possession of an earned doctoral degree from an accredited university including a minimum of fifteen semester credit hours, or the equivalent, in research methodology, theoretical or applied statistics and measurement theory.


Education: Possession of a master’s degree from an accredited university with nine semester credit hours, or the equivalent, in research methodology, theoretical or applied statistics or measurement theory.

Experience: Three years of post-master’s experience in statistical research.

Note: Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in Statistician classifications or Statistician and Intelligence Officer specialty codes in the Statistics field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience and education. 


Applicants must meet the minimum and selective qualifications to be considered. Include clear and specific information on your application regarding your qualifications.

1. One year of experience in quantitative analysis of fisheries data demonstrated via peer reviewed publications, technical reports or previous job responsibilities.


Preference will be given to applicants who possess the following preferred qualification(s). Include clear and specific information on your application regarding your qualifications.

1. Stock assessment or fisheries related classes.
2. Experience with stock assessment analysis.
3. Familiarity with modern statistical methods such as resampling methods, MCMC, Bayesian statistics.
4. Knowledge of the fisheries management process.
5. Knowledge of SAS, R, ADMB or TMB statistical software and some stock assessment software.


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.

Inquiries regarding this recruitment can be directed to Khia Poteat at

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. People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.