Hunt Control Station Manager - Position Opening

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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