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Recruitment #20-005476-0026


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

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. The resulting eligible list will be maintained for one year.




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


This position will function as manager of the Fish Passage and Fishery Management Program within the Legislative and Regulatory Review Division. The position is responsible for administering a project to prepare, review and amend fishery management plans for specified fish species, administering the fish passage program including the development and implementation of policy and technical criteria applied to the process of providing fish passage, and coordinating the issuance of scientific and education collection permits. The duties include directing and establishing procedures for developing fishery management ideas and concepts for inclusion in fishery management problem statements, strategies, and actions, leading discussions on fishery management plan strategies, overseeing staff in the writing of fishery management plans, establishing fish passage goals, objectives, policies, projects and schedules to meet the Fish Passage initiatives; supervising the fish passage state coordinator, and coordinating the issuance of aquatic scientific and education collection permits.


Education: A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.

Experience: Five years of experience in administrative or professional work related to the duties of the position.


1. Additional experience in administrative staff or professional work may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the required education.        

2.  Additional graduate level education at 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.


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

1. Completed course work in fishery management planning or fisheries policy.   

2. Completed course work or has experience in environmental policy, environmental law, biology, fisheries management, or a related science field.  

3. Prior experience writing or administering a fishery management plan.


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 Crystal Wilson at

TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity. 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.