MNHA Hunting Control Manager at Patuxent Research Refuge in Laurel,Maryland

US Fish and Wildlife Service
Patuxent Research Refuge, Laurel, Maryland
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Temporary/Seasonal Positions
$400 per week stipend plus Free Housing on site
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Meade Natural Heritage Association (MNHA) Hunt Control Station Manager (3 positions) at the Patuxent Research Refuge North Tract. MNHA is a partner of the Patuxent Research Refuge, a National Wildlife Refuge of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and assists the refuge in carrying out its annual hunt and deer management programs. The Hunt Control Station Manager will be responsible for smooth operation of hunt check station as described below. The refuge is nearly 13,000 acres, predominately forested, between Baltimore and Washington, and straddles both the Little Patuxent and Patuxent Rivers. The refuge seeks to provide diverse array of high quality habitat for a wide variety of native wildlife. Duties: Primary duties include opening and closing the hunt station, daily checking hunters in or out (except Sundays) during hunting season (September 1 – February 3); collecting biological data on all harvested wildlife (primarily deer, small game and waterfowl); following procedures for checking hunters in and out; interacting effectively with hunters, law enforcement, refuge staff, members of the hunt association, and volunteers to ensure that accurate and complete data is collected, hunt operations run smoothly, hunt regulations followed. Intern will also have the opportunity to work the Spring Turkey Hunt Season if they are interested in staying onboard for April and May. There is an opportunity to extend employment after turkey season. Intern will also be responsible for summarizing and analyzing harvest data and communicating regularly with the Deputy Refuge Manager and Refuge Biologist. Intern may be required to assist with various duties at the Visitor Information Station (VIS) such as checking visitors in and out, staffing information desk at the VIS, and assisting with refuge work projects. Work schedule will be 40 hours a week, entail either a sunrise or sunset shift, and may include a weekend day with flexibility (two consecutive days off during week). Free housing on site is included with internship.
Must have well-developed communication skills and leadership ability and be able to work independently and as part of a team; experience working with hunters at hunter check stations and experience and knowledge in aging deer or identifying waterfowl preferred but not required. Will train as needed. Bachelor’s degree (or pursuing) in wildlife management, natural resources, or related field, is desired but not required. Knowledge of Microsoft Excel or Access required. Although a work vehicle may be provided for official duties, applicants must have a personal vehicle, and valid driver’s license. How to Apply: Send letter of interest, resume, and 3 references with phone numbers or email addresses to Tarik Adams or Michael Cangelosi at or Start Date: 8/13/23 - Chosen Applicants are able to start earlier than 8/13/2023 if needed. End Date: 2/5/24 - Chosen Applicants have the ability to extend position thru the spring and beyond. Closing Date: Rolling- Applications will be accepted until all 3 positions are filled.
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Tarik A. Adams
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