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*REPOST* 2 vacancies

Recruitment #22-000265-0001


This is a position specific, contractual recruitment for the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, Fishing and Boating Services Unit. 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.  The contract will be good for one year with the possibility of renewal.

2 Vacancies, please make sure to choose which county you are interested in working in on your application




2 Vacancies

303 Marine Academy Dr. Stevensville, MD 21666 (Queen Anne's County)

10385 Ralph Abbott Rd Deal Island Historic District, MD 21821 (Somerset County)

Main Purpose of Job

Somerset County
The Department of Natural Resources, Fishing and Boating Services in Deal Island, Md., is currently accepting applications for a Chief Marine Engineer. This is a multifaceted position involved with statewide shellfish (especially oysters) restoration and monitoring activities. 

A. As Chief Marine Engineer, responsible for ensuring that the diesel engine, all vessel systems, running gear, and hull of the Research Vessel Miss Kay, a 46 foot fiberglass over wood power driven vessel, are properly maintained and ready for service, and effect repairs as possible. Operates and maintains a 25 foot trailable research vessel. 
B. Serves as executive officer onboard the R/V Miss Kay during shellfish surveys and other research, monitoring, and education cruises. As needed, serves as backup or relief captain if regular captain is unavailable or incapacitated. 
C. Participates in operations associated with the state’s shell acquisition project. This involves operation and maintenance of state-owned dump trucks, front-end loader, and 20-ton heavy equipment trailer in transporting oyster shell within the state. This position must have and maintain a commercial driver’s license. 
D. Maintains the Deal Island Facility buildings, seawater system, docks, piers, bulkhead, and grounds, which function as a marine terminal where the research vessels are berthed/stored. 

Queen Anne's County
The Department of Natural Resources, Fishing and Boating Services located at 303 Marine Academy Drive, Stevensville MD 21666 is currently accepting applications for a Chief Marine Engineer. This position is the full performance level of work involving responsibility for the operation and maintenance of all power, electrical, navigational, communication, environmental, sanitary, and mechanical systems aboard M/V Sandusky. This position works with the Maintenance Chief and other staff to ensure the structural/cosmetic repairs/upgrades for the steel hull vessel are properly preformed. The program is vital to a variety of state regulatory, research and restoration programs within Maryland’s portion of the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries. Employees in this classification receive general supervision from a Maintenance Chief.  Employees may be required to travel overnight and work weekends and holidays.  Employees in this classification are subject to 24 hour on-call duty. Work is performed in a terminal maintenance building, confining engine rooms and ship quarters.  Employees are exposed to hazardous conditions and substances, such as high voltages, chemicals, solvents, and engine noise.  The work may require lifting heavy engine parts.


Education:   Graduation from an accredited high school or possession of a high school equivalency certificate.

Experience: Three years of experience involving the repair and maintenance of marine inboard engines, and mechanical and electrical systems.


1. Candidates may substitute additional experience as defined above may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the required education.

2. Candidates may substitute the possession of a current United States Coast Guard License issued to persons who have served as Chief Engineer on an inland steam or motor vessel of not less than 1000 horsepower for the required experience.


Applicant's must have both the minimum qualifications and selective qualifications to qualify

  • Possess a U.S. Coast Guard Master’s 100 ton License and have the knowledge and skill to operate, navigate, maintain, and repair a 46 ft. research vessel and manage logistics, with safety and efficiency of paramount importance.  


  • Experience in steel hull vessel maintenance. 
  • Capable of operating and maintaining a state vessel, vehicle and trailer in order to assure a safe and ready response in accordance with Departmental policies.
  • Experience in the safe operation of hand and power tools
  • Possess a commercial driver’s license and have the experience to operate dump vehicles and front-end loaders.
  • Knowledge of computer-based navigation programs.
  • Organizational skills to account for shell transfers and payments to shucking houses and other sources of shell, planning logistics, and meeting scheduling demands of shell sources and customers.
  • Facility maintenance including building and seawater system maintenance and repair, vehicle and heavy equipment maintenance, and grounds keeping.
  • Organizational skills include prompt payment of facility bills, arranging for contractors for repairs and maintenance, track monthly expenses.


1. Employees in this classification may be assigned duties which require the operation of a motor vehicle. Employees may be required to possess a vehicle operator's license valid in the State of Maryland.

2. Employees in this classification may be required to obtain a manufacturer training course certificate.


Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be considered for this position. Therefore, it is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. Report all education and experience related to the essential functions of this position. 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.


Contractual employees who work for an agency covered under the State Employee and Retiree Health and Welfare Benefits Program, have a current employment contract and work 30 or more hours a week (or on average 130 hours per month) may be eligible for subsidized health benefits coverage for themselves and their dependents. As a contractual employee, you will be responsible for paying 25% of the premiums for your medical and prescription coverage, including any eligible dependents you have enrolled. The State of Maryland will subsidize the remaining 75% of the cost for these benefits. You can also elect to enroll in dental coverage, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, and life insurance, but will be responsible to pay the full premium for these benefits.

Leave may be granted to a contractual employee who has worked 120 days in a 12 month period. This leave accrues at a rate of one hour for every 30 hours worked, not to exceed 40 hours per calendar year.


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. 

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 or call 410-767-4850.

Inquiries regarding this recruitment can be directed to Laurita Lesperance 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.

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