Maryland-National Capital Park & Planning Commission

The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC) is a bi-county agency empowered by the State of Maryland in 1927 to acquire, develop, maintain and administer a regional system of parks within Montgomery and Prince George's Counties, and to provide land use planning for the physical development of Prince George's and Montgomery counties. In addition, the agency gained responsibility for the public recreation program in Prince George's County in 1970.

M-NCPPC administers a park system of more than 52,000 acres. It is composed of stream valley parks, large regional parks, neighborhood parks and park-school recreation areas. Its staff of career employees includes planners, park and recreation administrators, park police and administration staff. In addition, seasonal workers staff numerous park and recreation programs.

Maryland-National Capital Park & Planning Commission Montgomery County, MD, USA
Aug 15, 2018
Full time
Description The M-NCPPC Department of Parks in Montgomery County seeks a Natural Resources Specialist in its Park Planning and Stewardship Division to assist the Natural Resource Stewardship Section's (NRS) Wildlife Ecology work program. NRS has primary responsibility for protecting the natural environment - the Park's "original infrastructure". NRS provides leadership and guidance to park operations managers in preserving park natural resources. Work focuses on: Wildlife Resources – including inventories, wildlife protection, habitat management, deer management, and wildlife conflict resolution (the position will function primarily to assist to White-tailed Deer Management Program). Parkland managed by the Department of Parks makes up more than 10% of the County's land and serves as the County's "back yard", providing safe, green outdoor spaces; fun, educational programs and events; and a wide variety of recreational opportunities. Our mission is to protect and interpret our valuable natural and cultural resources, balance the demand for recreation with the need for conservation, offer a variety of enjoyable recreational activities, and provide clean, safe, and accessible places for leisure-time activities. Examples of Important Duties Assist Wildlife Staff to plan and conduct Infra-red triggered camera surveys to estimate deer population densities Assist staff to map and prepare camera sites Assist staff to deploy cameras and maintain bait Assist staff to organize photo database and analyze photos Prepare reports for individual camera survey projects Assist Wildlife Staff to prepare and/or conduct comprehensive managed deer hunting programs Assist staff to map hunting locations Assist staff to plan, distribute and/or install Park Closure signage Assist staff to conduct shooting qualification sessions Assist staff to conduct participant training, oversight and supervision Assist staff to conduct participant support, i.e. Check-in/check-out, guidance, deer drives and perimeter security, deer retrieval, etc... Assist staff to collect data & manage data files Assist to prepare, maintain and conduct Park Police-based sharpshooting deer management operations Assist staff to acquire equipment & supplies Assist staff to ready park processing facility Assist staff to select and prepare tree stand locations in coordination with bait sites Assist staff to coordinate park closure sign posting Assist Principal/Senior staff and Park Police lead staff to select bait stations Prepare bait sites and conduct baiting efforts, including coordinating support staff As necessary, lead a team of 2 Park Police officers to conduct sharpshooting operations Conduct efforts for fawn tagging and monitoring project within Montgomery County Prepare draft, annual reports for fawn tagging project Assist to manage volunteers for deer population management programming Develop and coordinate wildlife web-based content, social media and other technology in cooperation with Public Affairs & Community Partnerships Division (PACP) Create and maintain wildlife web pages Create, assemble and edit social media content Maintain library of wildlife photos for use in Departmental content Assist to develop and maintain Managed Deer Hunting Program E-Learning course(s), web content and registration Assist to conduct nuisance wildlife management of species impairing objectives of park safety, park facilities and maintenance, and park storm water management objectives Assist to address citizen inquiry and complaint regarding nuisance wildlife impacts and investigate nuisance wildlife complaints Assist to conduct non-migratory, Canada goose egg oiling and other management efforts Assist Wildlife Staff to conduct tick collection/surveillance Work with Park Naturalists and other educational institutions on wildlife education projects/presentations Other duties as assigned.  Incumbent may be routinely involved with duties related to deer population monitoring, wildlife inventory, nuisance wildlife, habitat improvement, etc. Minimum Qualifications 1. Bachelor's Degree in natural resource management, environmental science, forestry, wildlife management, or related field; and 2. One year of related experience; or 3. An equivalent combination of education and experience. 4. Valid driver's license, or the ability to acquire one. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
Maryland-National Capital Park & Planning Commission Silver Spring, MD
Aug 15, 2018
Full time
Description The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC), a six-time National Recreation and Parks Association Gold Medal Award Winner, is seeking a Principal Natural Resources Specialist to work within the Montgomery Parks. The Department has a career staff complement of nearly 800 employees and serves a diverse population of more than one million residents. The Department manages 421 parks on nearly 37,000 acres of parkland with an annual operating budget of over $100 million, and a six-year Capital Improvements Program of over $200 million. This is an exciting opportunity to join a team that is working to help shape the future of one of nation's largest and most diverse park systems. In addition to having a world-class park system, Montgomery County, Maryland is a metropolitan destination for technological innovation, world-class higher education, performing arts, hospitality and tourism, and entrepreneurship. Parkland managed by the Department of Parks makes up more than 11% of the County's land and serves as the County's "back yard", providing safe, green outdoor spaces; fun, educational programs and events; and a wide variety of recreational opportunities. Our mission is to protect and interpret our valuable natural and cultural resources, balance the demand for recreation with the need for conservation, offer a variety of enjoyable recreational activities, and provide clean, safe, and accessible places for leisure-time activities. The Montgomery County Department of Parks seeks a Principal Natural Resource Specialist in the Resource Analysis Section of the Park Planning and Stewardship Division to manage the Department's recently upgraded NPDES Phase II (MS4) Permit to ensure that the Department stays in compliance with all State and Federal NPDES and stormwater management (SWM) Regulations.  The successful applicant will require a robust set of technical skills and knowledge to not only prepare the Department for the changes required to stay in compliance with new SWM requirements mandated by this Permit, but also set up a system to manage, track, strategize and execute the effort. The Principal Natural Resource Specialist will be tasked with closing out the Department's previous Phase II Permit and implementing new strategies to address changes to the permit amongst all Divisions within the Department, which includes a 20% untreated impervious surface retrofit requirement.  This position will manage all aspects of the Permit to ensure that compliance with this Federal Permit is being maintained for the Department.  The individual will manage one staff within the Resource Analysis Section and take a leadership role amongst a cross-divisional core team dedicated to the Permit.  Responsibilities will include: tracking of impervious acre treatment credits to ensure that the program meets targets set forth by the Permit, negotiating agreements with other MS4 Permit holders, and coordinating with staff engineering, natural resource, and operational experts on the identification and prioritization of new SWM projects (i.e. urban stormwater BMPs, stream and outfall restoration, SWM facility construction and retrofit, wetland creation, reforestation, etc.).  They will lead cross-divisional coordination, planning, and regular meetings needed to inform, update, and implement all aspects of the six minimum control measures for the Department's NPDES Phase II (MS4) permit.  The successful candidate will ensure core staff is properly tracking and recording all permit associated activities throughout the permit cycle and lead development of the Annual NPDES Phase II (MS4) Permit report to MDE.  They will require strong organizational and communication skills and will represent the Department through interagency coordination and participation on committees related to NPDES initiatives outside of the Department. The position requires a combination of field and office work and includes exposure to inclement weather and outdoor hazards.  A successful candidate will be able to communicate effectively with both staff and the general public, provide technical expertise and program leadership across multiple disciplines, manage staff, and develop a comprehensive understanding of Commission organization, policies, and procedures.  Desirable characteristics include ; Previous experience managing a Maryland NPDES Phase I or II Permit; The ability to read and understand technical engineering drawings; Knowledge of Federal, State, and County environmental and forest conservation laws, policies and plans; Knowledge of stream restoration methodology, design and/or construction techniques; Familiarity with a range of SWM practices and the associated design elements/limitations (Chapter 3 and Chapter 5 of Maryland Stormwater Design Manual); Experience managing staff; Background in land use planning; Experience with natural resource management; and/or Knowledge of GIS. Minimum Qualifications 1. Bachelor's Degree in natural resource management, environmental science, forestry, wildlife management, fisheries management, or related field; and 2. Four years of progressively responsible experience; or 3. An equivalent combination of education and experience. 4. A valid driver's license or the ability to acquire one. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com