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NATURAL RESOURCES MANAGER IV

Recruitment #22-000621-0001

GRADE

18

LOCATION OF POSITION

Green Ridge Fire Center, Allegany County

Main Purpose of Job

The Fire Manager is responsible for managing the State Fire Management Program in multiple regions, as well as providing logistical and operational support on a statewide basis. By carrying-out the responsibilities the Fire Manager ensures that professional and technical employees are trained, equipped, and perform duties to achieve the goals and objectives of the Forest Service. In addition, this position is accountable for safe, efficient and environmentally sound wildland fire suppression and prescribed fire operations. The Fire Manager prepares and maintains the Regional Fire budget, develops equipment specifications, solicits bids, and awards contracts. The position implements and insures compliance with agency wildland fire policy and regulations and recommends needed changes to policy and standards. The Fire Manager actively works with fire departments, natural resources professionals, non-governmental organizations, interested public, and private landowners to implement and promote the State Fire Management Program.

POSITION DUTIES

The Department of Natural Resources, Forest Service Fire Management Program is currently accepting applications for a Natural Resources Manager IV. The employee in this position serves on the Fire Management staff as Fire Manager at the Church Creek Fire Center, Dorchester County; office location may be negotiable with job offer.  The Fire Manager is responsible for managing the State Fire Management Program in multiple regions, as well as providing logistical and operational support on a statewide basis. By carrying-out these responsibilities the Fire Manager ensures that professional and technical employees are trained, equipped, and perform duties to achieve the goals and objectives of the Forest Service. In addition, this position is accountable for safe, efficient and environmentally sound wildland fire suppression and prescribed fire operations. The Fire Manager prepares and maintains the Regional Fire budget, develops equipment specifications, solicits bids, and awards contracts. The position implements and insures compliance with agency wildland fire policy and regulations and also recommends needed changes to policy and standards. The Fire Manager actively works with fire departments, natural resources professionals, non-governmental organizations, interested public, and private landowners to implement and promote the State Fire Management Program.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Possession of a high school diploma or a state high school equivalence certificate.

Experience: Eight years of experience either performing, or supervising workers performing technical natural resources or conservation work. 

Notes: 1. Pertinent volunteer and/or part-time experience is acceptable. Please document the number of hours spent per week in this type of experience on the application form (MS 100) 

2. Applicants may substitute vocational or college education in a natural resources discipline for experience at the rate of one year of education for one year of experience. 

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

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Three or more years of experience in coordinating and leading wildland fire and forestry related training courses

Three or more years of experience in wildfire operations including serving as incident commander

Three or more years of experience working with fire suppression equipment including dozers and engines

One year or more of basic knowledge of Federal programs including Volunteer Fire Assistance, State Fire Assistance, and Wildfire Risk Reduction

LIMITATIONS ON SELECTION

Limited to current Department of Natural Resources employees. 

SELECTION PROCESS

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.

EXAMINATION PROCESS

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.

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

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 Application.Help@maryland.gov

Inquiries regarding this recruitment can be directed to Crystal Wilson at crystal.wilson1@maryland.gov.

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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