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NATURAL RESOURCES BIOLOGIST III

Recruitment #22-001000-0001

GRADE

16

LOCATION OF POSITION

Myrtle Grove WMA 

Main Purpose of Job

To direct and administer all aspects of wildlife and land management on certain public and private lands within an assigned geographic area, which includes supervising employees. The incumbent is also responsible for managing public use on all assigned Wildlife Management Areas (WMA) and Cooperative Wildlife Management Areas as well as providing input on wildlife management issues for other DNR properties. This includes the safe and appropriate operation and maintenance of the assigned WMA’s located within the assigned area and associated infrastructure as well as the proper maintenance of an extensive equipment inventory and vehicle fleet. The employee is responsible for the efficient and appropriate operation of the Managed Hunting Program centered at Myrtle Grove WMA that oversees hunter access to numerous public tracts in the region and for the Myrtle Grove Shooting Range. The employee also is responsible for wildlife response work in the assigned geographic area.

POSITION DUTIES

The Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife and Heritage Service is seeking interested candidates for a Wildlife Biologist III position to administer and operate the Southern Region Managed Hunting Program out of the Myrtle Grove WMA Office, assist with the coordination of public hunting/trapping programs, and act as the agency representative through regular public interactions in a variety of situations. Responsibilities will also include assisting with wildlife surveys, data collection, timely completion of administrative paperwork, and a variety of land, habitat, and facilities management activities on a network of wildlife management and managed hunting areas in the assigned region. Conducts presentations on natural resources to various public and private, civic and recreational groups. Additional responsibilities include repair and maintenance of buildings and equipment, providing technical assistance to the public and resolving nuisance / injured / sick wildlife issues when warranted by laws, regulations, or policies. This position will supervise other natural resources biologists and technicians to ensure agency goals are met. 

 

Work activities may involve use of firearms, immobilization equipment, animal restraint devices, pesticide application equipment, participation in prescribed burning projects, heavy lifting, use of 4-wheel drive vehicles, atv / utv’s, agricultural/heavy equipment, and boats. The incumbent will be subject to periodic adverse working conditions (hot / cold temperatures, rain / snow / ice, insects, mud, smoke, direct contact with wildlife, etc…).

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

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

Notes:

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.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

At least 1 year experience with animal capture techniques and/or the collection of biological data used to manage / monitor native wildlife populations is preferred.

At least 6 months experience in the operation of a Managed Hunt Program.

At least 1 year experience with ArcGIS or similar mapping software.

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

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.

SELECTION PROCESS

Please make sure that 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.

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 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 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.