Department of Natural Resources

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Natural Resources Technician I-Seasonal

Recruitment #13-999999-017



Contract Period: February 13, 2013-September 24, 2013

40 hrs/week


QUEEN ANNE'S COUNTY (Stevensville, MD)

Main Purpose of Job

The MD Department of Natural Resources, Fisheries Service, Chesapeake Finfish Program is currently accepting applications for Natural Resources Technician I. This position provides field and technical support to Maryland's Alosine Project. The selected candidate will assist biologists with seasonal monitoring of shad and river herring in Maryland waters by participating in tagging studies at the Conowingo Dam, commercial pound net surveys, and fishery independent gill net surveys. Other duties for this position include organizing and entering data, preparing scales for aging, and assisting with other projects in the Chesapeake Finfish Program.


Education:  Completion of sixty credit hours from an accredited college or university, 18 of which are in biology, environmental science, aquaculture, natural science, natural resources management, marine biology, marine ecology, ichthyology, fisheries management, wildlife management, zoology, or a natural resources management related field of study. 

A bachelor’s degree in the previously mentioned fields of study is preferred.   

Experience: Preference will be given to candidates who can accurately organize and enter data, conduct data quality control assessments, and use Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, and Access).  Experience towing trailers, working aboard small vessels, and participating in fish surveys is also preferred.  

Note:  Additional professional experience conducting research and analysis in the previously stated fields (see Education) may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the required education.

Selection Plan

Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment, and report all experience and education that is related to this position.  Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will proceed to the next phase of evaluation.  


As an equal opportunity employer Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity.

TTY  Users: call via Maryland Relay


Online application is strongly recommended.  If online access is unavailable, you may submit a paper application to: Human Resources, 580 Taylor Avenue, C-3, Annapolis, MD 21401.