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Recruitment #21-001002-0003


This is a position specific recruitment for the Maryland 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.




Specific position location is yet to be determined. It will be within the western region of Maryland (Frederick, Washington, Allegany, or Garrett County). Please indicate on your application all counties where you are willing to accept employment. 


This position is responsible for managing the Deer and Black Bear Project statewide for Wildlife and Heritage Service. This position will identify, implement, and supervise scientifically based management strategies for black bears, white-tailed deer and sika deer (collectively termed ‘deer’ in this document). This position will serve as the department’s expert in all matters relative to the management of these species. Duties include collecting, analyzing, and presenting harvest and research data, reviewing and developing regulations, guiding development of species management plans, and providing leadership to inter-agency/multi-state team efforts. This person serves as research coordinator, conducts population modeling, coordinates public opinion surveys, oversees management of wildlife diseases including Chronic Wasting Disease and Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease, and serves as a member of the western region black bear response team. The incumbent will supervise other employees within the program.


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: Six years of experience in performing professional biological work in the field of natural resources management.


1. Candidates may substitute 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 on a year-for-year basis for the required education.

2. Candidates may substitute graduate education beyond a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in a natural resources related field of study as described above at the rate of 15 graduate credit hours for one year of experience for up to two years of the required experience.

3. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in the natural resources management and biological sciences classifications or natural resources management and biological sciences specialty codes in the wildlife biology field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience and education.


1. Master’s degree in wildlife science or one of the closely related fields listed under the minimum qualifications education requirement on this job bulletin.
2. Three years of experience collecting and analyzing natural resource-based scientific data, and disseminating results through oral presentations, reports or other publications.
3. One year of experience engaging with the general public, in a public setting, concerning natural resource issues.


Employees 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.


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 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.

If you are having difficulty with your user account or have general questions about the online application system, please contact the MD Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division at

Inquiries regarding this recruitment can be directed to Crystal Wilson at

TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay

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