PROGRAM MANAGER I - DNR
Blue Crab Program Manager
|Department||DNR - Fisheries Service|
|Date Opened||11/16/2023 11:59:00 PM|
|Filing Deadline||12/1/2023 11:59:00 PM|
|Salary||$69,159.00 - $111,505.00/year|
|HR Analyst||Emilee Knott|
This is a position specific recruitment for the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, Fishing and Boating 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.
LOCATION OF POSITION
580 Taylor Avenue, Annapolis, MD 20401 (Anne Arundel County)
Main Purpose of Job
The main purpose of this position is to develop and maintain a management system which provides for the conservation and equitable use of the Chesapeake Bay blue crab resource. Effective execution of this job involves envisioning and overseeing appropriate research, monitoring and management activities needed to insure a sustainable, healthy blue crab resource. The Program Manager is responsible for three segments of the blue crab program: a management section, a research section, and a monitoring section. The management section focuses on state-specific and inter-jurisdictional blue crab management issues. This activity requires close communication and cooperation with constituents and with government officials at the local and state levels in both Maryland and Virginia as management policies are developed. The research section focuses on identifying projects which will improve our understanding of the life history and population dynamics of the species. Progress in research will improve the Department’s ability to appropriately manage the Bay’s blue crab fisheries. The monitoring section develops, guides and implements the collection of monitoring data needed to track progress towards achieving blue crab management objectives of the Department.
Stewardship, sustainable resources and optimal benefits from the resource are missions of the Department supported by the position.
The Department of Natural Resources, Fishing and Boating Services located in Annapolis Maryland, is currently accepting applications for Program Manager I (Blue Crab Program Manager). The main purpose of this position is to develop and maintain a management framework for the sustainable and equitable use of the blue crab resource, as well as oversee all blue crab fishery independent and dependent monitoring and research. The position requires close communication and cooperation with constituents and government officials at the local and state levels in both Maryland and Virginia as management policies are developed. The position directs a team of biologists collecting monitoring data needed to track progress towards achieving blue crab management objectives, participates with the Chesapeake Bay Stock Assessment Committee in assessing the health of the stock and priority research needs, and facilitates communication with industry advisory groups to provide a sound social and economic basis for decision making.
Experience: Six years of 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 and four years of experience in performing professional biological work in the field of natural resources management.
1. Candidates may substitute the possession of a Bachelor’s degree in biology, environmental 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 from an accredited college or university and four years of experience in performing professional biological work in the field of natural resources management for the required experience.
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
Candidates who are not using a minimum qualification substitution to qualify for this position must have at least one year of experience leading or supervising employees.
DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
- Experience working with natural resource stakeholder groups, specifically, commercial and recreational fishermen.
- Coursework relating to fisheries and/or marine sciences.
- Applicants must be thoroughly familiar with computer and software applications such as Access, Excel and PowerPoint.
- Substantial program/project management experience.
- Experience in the following areas: meeting facilitation, coordination and outreach skill; public speaking /presentation experience.
- Knowledge of the biology / life history of the blue crab in Chesapeake Bay.
- One year of professional experience working with intra and inter agency managers and professionals.
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.
Please make sure you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment. All information concerning your minimum 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.
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.
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.
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, need to make adjustments to a submitted application or have general questions about the online application system, please contact the MD Department of Budget and Management at Application.Help@maryland.gov ; ATTN: Recruitment and Examination Division
Inquiries regarding this recruitment can be directed to Emilee Knott at Emilee.Knott@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.