The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is currently hiring two seasonal employees to work on bees and ants on the lower eastern shore. The announcement is pasted below for anyone who may be interested. Please feel free to post, distribute, or forward to interested persons. Thanks!
Wildlife and Heritage Service
Natural Resources Technician III
Seasonal/Contractual - No Benefits
Two Positions Available
SALARY: $13.00/ hour
CLOSING DATE: Open until filled
CONTRACT PERIOD: April - September 2009 (some flexibility in start-end dates)
JOB DESCRIPTION: The Maryland Department of Natural Resources seeks two (2) highly motivated individuals to help conduct invertebrate surveys on state lands in the Lower Coastal Plain (Maryland’s Eastern Shore – Worcester and Wicomico Counties). The project will involve a combination of survey techniques designed primarily to capture ants and bees. Surveys for known rare, threatened and endangered invertebrates will also be a primary focus of the study. Duties will include conducting surveys, specimen processing, and data entry. Long field days will often be necessary and occasional weekend work may be required. Training will be provided, as needed, on species identification, ecology and general distribution; survey and sampling techniques; and specimen processing. Housing will be provided.
EDUCATION: Completion of sixty credit hours from an accredited college or university, 18 of which are in biology, biochemistry, environmental science, entomology, forest technology, arboriculture, natural science, natural resources management, botany, marine biology, marine ecology, wildlife management, zoology, or a natural resources management related field of study. Course work in entomology strongly preferred.
EXPERIENCE: Two years of experience in technical biological work in the field of natural resources management.
NOTES: Additional experience performing technical biological work in the field of forestry, arboriculture, wildlife, entomology, or natural resources management may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the required education. Additional education beyond sixty credit hours from an accredited college or university in a natural resources related field of study can be substituted for the required experience on a year-for-year basis for up to two years of experience.
SELECTION PROCESS: Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment. Report all experience and education that is related to this position. Relevant college courses should be listed on the application. Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will proceed to the next phase of evaluation.
PREFERENCES: Preference will be given to applicants with strong field biology skills and the ability to identify eastern bees. Experience using ArcMap GIS software, Microsoft Excel, and hand-held GPS units helpful.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must have a reliable vehicle and a valid driver’s license.
APPLICATION: Mail or e-mail resume; names, phone numbers, and e-mail address (if possible) for 3 references; a cover letter explaining why you are the best candidate for this position; and a Maryland State Employment Application (MS-100) to:
Jennifer Frye, Invertebrate Ecologist
Maryland Dept. Natural Resources, Natural Heritage Program
P.O. Box 68
Wye Mills, MD 21679
PH: (410) 827-8612 x101
FAX: (410) 260-8596
The State of Maryland is an Equal Opportunity Employer.