This position would be a Contingent Worker in the Natural Resources Conservation section of the Natural and Historic Resources Division (NHRD). The individual would be responsible for assisting the Deer Program Manager in operating the Managed Hunt and Sharpshooting programs, assisting with deer research projects, and monitoring the Four-Post Feeder tick pesticide applicator devices. The individual would also be responsible for assisting in other wildlife management related work, including Canada goose management.
This position requires the ability to follow complex instructions, accurate record keeping, the ability to occasionally lift and/or move 150 pounds, walk long distances over varied terrain, and a willingness to work with the public in a controversial setting. The employee will occasionally encounter loud noises, including those caused by muzzle blasts of firearms within managed hunt properties. Experience with deer ecology, hunting and hunter safety is important in this position, as are good communication skills. The position requires handling heavy weights, field dressing dead deer, and other duties as assigned. The employee will be working in all weather conditions, including high heat, rain, snow, and freezing temperatures. The position will require operating motor vehicles, both on and off road. The employee will occasionally have to tow trailers and operate a UTV/ATV. Criminal background check and pre-employment physical required.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
• Possession of a Maryland Class “C” driver’s license
• ATV/UTV Safety training certificate, or the ability to obtain one after hiring
• Hunter Education Certification, or the ability to obtain one after hiring
• Pesticide Applicators License, or ability to obtain one after hiring
• High School Diploma or GED, completion of post-secondary education, or enrollment in an undergraduate curriculum in natural resource management, forestry or wildlife management.
• Experience in Microsoft Office products, including word and excel
• Background in wildlife management
• Experience in collecting, analyzing, and reporting statistical data
• Firearms experience or familiarity
• Experience with hunting and collecting biological data from hunter harvests