Natural Resources Technician I - Wildlife and Heritage Service: 2 Maryland locations/vacancies

  • Maryland Department of Natural Resources
  • Massey, MD, United States
  • May 18, 2017
Biology/Ecology Communication/Public Outreach Natural Resources Wildlife/Endangered Species

Job Description


This is an agency specific recruitment for the Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife and Heritage Service. This recruitment may be used to fill current and future vacancies for this classification. The resulting certified eligible list will be maintained for one year (or extended) and may be used for similar positions in this or other state agencies.


Gwynnbrook Wildlife Management Area, Owings Mills, MD (Baltimore County)     

Millington Wildlife Management Area, Massey, MD (Kent County)

Main Purpose Of Job

The Department of Natural Resources (DNR), Wildlife and Heritage Service, is currently accepting applications for two (2) Natural Resources Technician I positions. One position will be based out of the Millington Wildlife Management Area, located in Massey, Maryland (Kent County) and the second position will be based out of the Gwynnbrook Wildlife Management Area, located in Owings Mills, Maryland (Baltimore County).

The selected candidates will work closely with agency personnel to conduct habitat management projects, maintain / repair facilities / equipment, coordinate public uses, and assist with wildlife surveys / research on Wildlife Management Area's, other DNR owned or controlled properties, and certain private properties in the region for the purpose of wildlife conservation and public recreation. These positions require a basic knowledge of land management practices, farming equipment maintenance / repair / use, vehicle maintenance / repair / use, basic wildlife species identification, and the application of standard wildlife management techniques.

Note: The positions require field work in adverse conditions and may require heavy lifting.


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.


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.   


Strong preference will be given to applicants that possess the following.  Include clear and specific information on your application regarding the qualification(s).

1. Experience operating farm equipment, heavy equipment and power tools is preferred.

2. Experience maintaining and repairing farm equipment and/or heavy equipment is preferred.

3. Knowledge and/or experience with habitat management techniques are preferred.

FILING DEADLINE: 5/31/2017 11:59 PM

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Job Level



Government- State/Provincial


$27,048.00 - $42,102.00/year