Natural Resources Technician I; Land Management: Maryland

Maryland DNR - Wildlife & Heritage Service
Princess Anne, Maryland
Job Category
Full time Positions
$16.75 - $26.29/hour
Start Date
Last Date to Apply
This position works closely with existing staff to conduct habitat management projects, maintenance/repair of facilities/equipment, coordination of public use and wildlife surveys on Wildlife Management Areas, other DNR owned or controlled properties and certain private properties in the Region for the purpose of wildlife conservation/protection and public recreation. This position requires a basic knowledge of land management practices, farming equipment maintenance/repair/use, basic wildlife species identification, vehicle maintenance/repair/use, and the application of standard wildlife management techniques. The Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife and Heritage Service is seeking an interested candidate to perform entry level land management, habitat management, and maintenance activities on a network of wildlife management and managed hunting areas on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Responsibilities will also include assisting with wildlife surveys, data collection, building, road, and parking area maintenance, and a variety of land management projects on public lands administered by DNR. Work activities may involve use of firearms, immobilization equipment, animal restraint devices, pesticide application equipment, participation in prescribed burning projects, heavy lifting, use of 4-wheel drive vehicles, atv / utv’s, agricultural/heavy equipment, and boats. The incumbent will be subject to periodic adverse working conditions (hot / cold temperatures, rain / snow /ice, insects, mud, smoke, direct contact with wildlife, etc.).
Experience: Two years of experience performing technical biological work in the field of forestry, arboriculture, wildlife, aquaculture, natural resources management, or fisheries. Notes: 1. Candidates may substitute the completion of 60 credit hours from an accredited college or university, 18 credit hours must be 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 for the required experience. 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 experience.
Contact Person
Courtney Blackistone, Human Resources
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