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SEASONAL HOURLY - NATURAL RESOURCES TECHNICIAN I

Mount Nebo Work Center

Recruitment #17-002293-0029

Introduction

Seasonal Contractual

One (1) vacancy; full-time

Contract Period: Not to exceed 10 months

LOCATION OF POSITION

Mount Nebo Work Center, Oakland, MD (Garrett County)

Main Purpose of Job

The Department of Natural Resources (DNR), Wildlife and Heritage Program, is currently accepting applications for a seasonal contractual Natural Resources Technician I position, located at the Mount Nebo Work Center in Oakland, MD. This position is responsible for maintaining a field office, associated buildings, and an equipment inventory and vehicle fleet. Duties will involve equipment use and maintenance, building upkeep, vehicle use and maintenance, land management activities, disseminating information to the public, assessing wildlife response, data collection and monitoring public use of assigned Wildlife Management Areas and Cooperative WMA’s. Pending successful completion of training, this selected candidate will also assist with providing a timely response to wildlife emergencies in all areas of Garrett County as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

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

Experience: None.

Notes:

1. Additional experience performing technical biological work in the field of forestry, arboriculture, wildlife, aquaculture, natural resources management, or fisheries may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the required education.

2. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience 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 education.

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

Persons appointed to positions in this classification may be assigned duties which require the operation of an automobile or other motor vehicle. Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess the appropriate 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, and report all experience and education that is related to this position. Your qualifications will be assessed based on the information included on your submitted application. Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will proceed to the next phase of evaluation.

Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of completing the application.  Please do not submit unsolicited documentation (resumes, transcripts, cover letters, etc.). 

BENEFITS

Contractual employees who works for an agency covered under the State Employee and Retiree Health and Welfare Benefits Program (the Program), have a current employment contract and work 30 or more hours a week (or on average 130 hours per month) may be eligible for subsidized health benefits coverage for themselves and their dependents.  As a contractual employee, you will be responsible for paying 25% of the premiums for your medical and prescription coverage, including any eligible dependents you have enrolled. The State of Maryland will subsidize the remaining 75% of the cost for these benefits. You can also elect to enroll in dental coverage, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, and life insurance, but will be responsible to pay the full premium for these benefits.

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

Online application is STRONGLY preferred. If online access is unavailable, you may submit a paper application to:

Department of Natural Resources

Human Resources

580 Taylor Avenue, C-3

Annapolis, MD 21401

Faxed or e-mailed applications will not be accepted. The Human Resource Department is not responsible for applications sent to any other address.

Specific inquiries regarding this recruitment can be directed to Khia Poteat at khia.poteat@maryland.gov

TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay.

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country, and encourage them to apply.

Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply.

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