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2 Positions

Recruitment #22-002309-0001




Two Positions Available

1. Assistant Forest Manager
Green Ridge State Forest 28700 Headquarters Drive, NE, 
Flintstone, MD 21530

2. Urban and Community Forester
Western Regional Office 14110
Pleasant Valley Rd. Flintstone,
MD 21530

Main Purpose of Job

Assistant Forrest Manager

The Department of Natural Resources, Forest Service Western Region is currently accepting applications for a Natural Resources Planner III. This position serves as the Green Ridge State Forest Assistant Manager responsible for supervision and implementation of silvicultural operations to accomplish long term resource management and Annual Work Plan (AWP) activities at the 48,000 acre Green Ridge State Forest. Primary duties include assisting the Forest Manager in directing, planning, organizing, administering, and implementing Department goals for management of the State Forest, and achieving and maintaining dual third party forest certification from SFI and FSC. Resource management duties include management of the silvicultural program, administration and implementation of timber harvests, preparation of timber sale contracts and collection of associated revenues, and preparation and implementation of forest resource and habitat management plans. The position is also responsible for managing and maintaining a complex geographic information system (GIS) database utilized in the development of work plans and to direct sustainable forest management activities on the Forest. Other duties include assisting with the management of Forest operations such as visitor services, resource development and protection, collection and processing of revenue, recreation, interpretive services, property management, and maintenance. These activities directly support the Departmental goal of conserving the natural resources of Maryland and protecting the Chesapeake Bay.

Urban and Community Forester

The Department of Natural Resources (DNR), Maryland Forest Service, is currently accepting applications for the Urban and Community Forester – Western Region position, which serves on the Statewide Urban & Community Forestry team and will be responsible for the operations and administration of the urban and community forestry program within the Western Region. The position coordinates, administers, implements, enforces and directs regional urban and community forestry efforts including state regulatory programs such as Roadside Tree Law, Reforestation Law, Licensed Tree Experts, and Forest Conservation Act as well as providing recommendations to Tree City USA and Tree Campus USA applications. The position may be assigned statewide responsibility for specific areas within the program. In addition, the candidate will provide assistance to law enforcement, local governments and the general public regarding the Departmental laws, regulations and policies as necessary.


Education: Possession of a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in an environmental science or natural resources planning, management or development.

Experience: Three years of experience in natural resources planning or applied environmental science.

Notes: 1. Possession of a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in urban or regional planning, engineering, physical geography, or the physical, chemical, biological sciences and one year of experience in natural resources planning or applied environmental science may be substituted for the required education.

2. Possession of a Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university in natural resources planning, management, administration, development, environmental, urban or regional planning; resources economics or development; environmental system management; water or land resources planning and management; environmental landscape architecture; or the physical, biological, chemical or environmental sciences maybe substituted for up to three years of the required experience.

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


Assistant Forrest Manager
  • A Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Forestry from a school accredited by the Society of American Foresters is preferred.
  • One year of experience in silviculture, forest management, forest harvest operations management, or forest planning.

Urban and Community Forester
  • Experience with forestry and/or urban forestry work.
  • Experience with county ordinances and/or state laws and permitting processes.
  • Experience organizing tree plantings.


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.

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 Chris Langley 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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