Position Title: Meade Natural Heritage Association Hunt Control Station Manager
Number of Positions: 3
Salary: $400 per week stipend
Location: Patuxent Research Refuge, Laurel, Maryland
Dates of employment: Late Spring 2023 thru February 4, 2024, with possible extension thru May 31, 2024.
Position Description: Meade Natural Heritage Association (MNHA) Hunt Control Station
Manager at the Patuxent Research Refuge North Tract. MNHA is a partner of the Patuxent
Research Refuge, a National Wildlife Refuge of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and assists
the refuge in carrying out its annual hunt and deer management programs. The Hunt Control
Station Manager will be responsible for smooth operation of hunt check station as described
below. The refuge is nearly 13,000 acres, predominately forested, between Baltimore and
Washington, and straddles both the Little Patuxent and Patuxent Rivers. The refuge seeks to
provide diverse array of high quality habitat for a wide variety of native wildlife.
Qualifications: Must have well-developed communication skills and leadership ability and be
able to work independently and as part of a team; experience working with hunters at hunter
check stations and experience and knowledge in aging deer or identifying waterfowl preferred
but not required. Will train as needed. Bachelor’s degree (or pursuing) in wildlife management,
natural resources, or related field, is desired but not required. Knowledge of Microsoft Excel or
Access required. Although a work vehicle may be provided for official duties, applicants must
have a personal vehicle, and valid driver’s license.
Duties: Primary duties include opening and closing the hunt station, daily checking hunters in or
out (except Sundays) during hunting season (September 1 – February 3); collecting biological
data on all harvested wildlife (primarily deer, small game and waterfowl); following procedures
for checking hunters in and out; interacting effectively with hunters, law enforcement, refuge
staff, members of the hunt association, and volunteers to ensure that accurate and complete data
is collected, hunt operations run smoothly, hunt regulations followed. Intern will also have the
opportunity to work the Spring Turkey Hunt Season if they are interested in staying onboard for
April and May. Intern will also be responsible for summarizing and analyzing harvest data and
communicating regularly with the Deputy Refuge Manager and Refuge Biologist. Intern may be
required to assist with various duties at the Visitor Information Station (VIS) such as checking
visitors in and out, staffing information desk at the VIS, and assisting with refuge work projects.
Work schedule will be 40 hours a week, entail either a sunrise or sunset shift, and may include a
weekend day with flexibility (two consecutive days off during week). Free housing on site is
included with internship.
How to Apply: Send letter of interest, resume, and 3 references with phone numbers or email addresses to the e-mail addresses below.
Closing Date: Rolling- Applications Accepted Until all Positions Filled
Contact Persons: Tarik Adams or Jason Cangelosi
Address: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Patuxent Research Refuge
12100 Beech Forest Road
Laurel, MD 20708-4036
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