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State Wildlife Action Plan Coordinator

Maryland Department of Natural Resources

Annapolis, Maryland

Job Type Temporary
Salary Details $25.64 - $41.10/hour
Deadline Jun 24, 2024
Required Experience 2 - 6 years

The main purpose of this position is to coordinate the revision of the 2015 State Wildlife Action Plan. This work will involve reviewing the current plan; compiling information to meet plan revision requirements; reviewing best practices guidance and regional conservation information for incorporation into the revised plan; standardizing terminology to that of regional standards; meeting with federal reviewers and state partners; gathering input from staff, stakeholders, and the public; organizing, facilitating, and leading outreach activities; and writing or revising plan sections as needed. The position will work with a planning team to ensure that revisions will meet the requirements for approval. Revision of the State Wildlife Action Plan by September 30, 2025, is required for the continued acceptance of federal State Wildlife Grants funding.

POSITION DUTIES
The Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife and Heritage Service, Natural Heritage Program, is currently accepting applications for a long-term contractual State Wildlife Action Plan Coordinator (Natural Resources Planner II). This position is full-time (40 hours per week). This position will be based in Annapolis, Maryland and will coordinate a revision of the 2015-2025 Maryland State Wildlife Action Plan. Duties will include reviewing the current plan; compiling information to meet plan revision requirements; reviewing best practices guidance and regional conservation information for incorporation into the revised plan; standardizing terminology to that of regional standards; meeting with federal reviewers and state partners; gathering input from Department of Natural Resources staff, technical experts, conservation partners, stakeholders, and the public; organizing and conducting planning meetings and outreach events; writing or revising plan sections as needed; and providing input on plan implementation strategies. The position will work with a planning team to ensure that revisions will meet federal requirements for approval. The position will end in January 2026. Applicants must be able to work independently with minimal supervision.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in an environmental science or natural resources planning, management or development.

Experience: One year of experience in natural resources planning or applied environmental science.

Notes:

1. Candidates may substitute the possession of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in urban or regional planning, engineering, physical geography, or the physical, chemical, biological sciences and one year of experience in natural resources planning or applied environmental science for the required education.

2. Candidates may substitute the possession of a Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in natural resources planning, management, administration, development, environmental, urban or regional planning; resources economics or development; environmental system management; water or land resources planning and management; environmental landscape architecture; or the physical, biological, chemical or environmental sciences for the required experience.

3. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in the general natural resources management and biological sciences classifications or general natural resources management and biological sciences specialty codes in the general natural resources management and biological sciences field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience and education.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Demonstrated ability to write large documents that require the synthesis and analysis of information, such as conservation plans or strategic plans. 
  • Demonstrated experience managing a complex project and meeting set deadlines.
  • Experience working with diverse individuals and stakeholder groups. Experience with organizing and facilitating meetings to effectively gather input from technical experts, conservation partners, stakeholders, and the general public. Excellent communication skills.
  • Familiarity with Maryland species and habitats, especially those that are declining and in need of conservation, including threats to species and habitats and conservation actions to address them.
  • A working knowledge of relational databases, photo editing software, Adobe Illustrator, Microsoft Word, and Excel is also preferred.
HOW TO APPLY

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Category Admin & Leadership, General / Stewardship, Wildlife