Deer/Bear Project Leader – Maryland

Agency
Maryland Department of Natural Resources
Location
Western Maryland
Job Category
Full time Positions
Salary
$54,279.00 - $87,106.00/year
Start Date
02/01/2022
Last Date to Apply
12/03/2021
Website
https://www.jobapscloud.com/MD/sup/bulpreview.asp?R1=21&R2=001002&R3=0003
Description
This position is responsible for managing the Deer and Black Bear Project statewide for the Department of Natural Resources. This position will identify, implement, and supervise scientifically based management strategies for black bears, white-tailed deer and sika deer. This position will serve as the department’s expert in all matters relative to the management of these species. Duties include collecting, analyzing, and presenting harvest and research data, reviewing and developing regulations, guiding development of species management plans, and providing leadership to inter-agency/multi-state team efforts. This person serves as research coordinator, conducts population modeling, coordinates public opinion surveys, oversees management of wildlife diseases including Chronic Wasting Disease and Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease, and serves as a member of the western region black bear response team. The incumbent will supervise other employees within the program.
Qualifications
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: Six 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. Preferred Qualifications: 1. Master’s degree in wildlife science or one of the closely related fields listed under the minimum qualifications education requirement on this job bulletin. 2. Three years of experience collecting and analyzing natural resource-based scientific data, and disseminating results through oral presentations, reports or other publications. 3. One year of experience engaging with the general public, in a public setting, concerning natural resource issues.
Contact Person
HR
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