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Seasonal Work2Live WELL (W2L WELL) Crew Chief

2 positions available

Recruitment #18-002293-0066


Seasonal Contractual

2 vacancies; full-time

Contract period: February 20, 2019 - May 14, 2019


2300 St. Paul Street, Baltimore, MD 21218 (Baltimore City)

Main Purpose of Job

The Work2Live WELL (W2L WELL) program is a eight-week spring trade development program for underrepresented and underserved adults operated by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, Chesapeake & Coastal Service. W2L WELL uses field training combined with classroom sessions, one-on-one mentoring, and coaching assistance through which participants will gain important technical and life skills necessary to succeed and thrive in fields of forestry/arboriculture, wildlife management, restoration, and land/marine construction. A goal of W2L WELL is to establish a workforce representative of the communities we serve, understanding that a diverse workforce strengthens our organization. We value diversity and support a positive and welcoming environment where all of our employees can excel. The Chesapeake & Coastal Service is currently recruiting 2 seasonal contractual positions to serve as Crew Chiefs for the W2L WELL program.

The W2L WELL Crew Chief is responsible for the overall daily supervision of a field-based crew. The program begins Thursday – February 28th and concludes with a graduation ceremony on Thursday – May 2nd. Dates are subject to change. During this eight-week period, full-time availability (40+ hours/week) is mandatory. Dates that fall outside this period, including pre-training orientation, and post-training evaluation are variable and may be less than 40 hours per week.

The W2L WELL Crew Chief shall provide leadership, direction and guidance to W2L WELL trainees, ensure they utilize strategies provided in training to maintain a safe and educational work environment. When faced with challenges, the ideal candidate for this position provides creative problem solving skills to arrive at innovative solutions. Additional responsibilities include but not limited to the following:
Proper professional work ethic and behavior.
Ensure that projects are properly, professionally and completely executed to the satisfaction of site instructors. 
Manage the data selected with work projects assignments as required by the W2L WELL Program Manager.
Transportation of W2L WELL trainees in state provided vehicle to field sites.
Coaching and mentorship of W2L WELL trainees and collaborate broadly between internal staff, stakeholders, and the community.
Demonstrate a commitment to professional and personal growth by initiating dialogue with colleagues, engaging in self-directed learning and focusing on professional development.
Contribute through professional conduct to a working environment that is energetic, innovative and collaborative.
Communicate with supervisor, department personnel, and outside organizations to coordinate activities and programs, resolve issues and conflicts, and exchange information.
Participate in Department wide initiatives as assigned.

The ideal candidate for this position will include the following skills, and abilities:
Ability to inspire staff, guests, and the community.
Ability to model appropriate and effective behavior.
Ability to constructively challenge ideas and processes.
Ability to be self-aware, reflective, and cultivate personal growth.
Ability to assess and evaluate situations effectively.
Ability to take initiative with minimal supervision.
Ability to manage time efficiently and effectively through scheduling and prioritizing.
Ability to interpret rules and regulations.

Working conditions: Duties may require exposure to hazardous locations, contaminated areas, enclosed spaces, and heights, under inclement weather, and other adverse conditions. This position requires the ability to perform those activities necessary to complete the essential functions of the job, either with or without reasonable accommodation. Duties are performed in an office environment and in the field. This position often requires walking on uneven or rough terrain in all weather conditions. This position requires talking (both in person and over the phone), sitting, repetitive motions of the hands/wrists and good general vision and hearing ability. It may also require the ability to lift or carry up to 40 pounds.


Education: High School diploma or equivalent.

Experience: Three months of experience leading, directing, and providing guidance to adults in an employment or community setting.


Strong preference will be given to applicants that possess the following preferred qualifications:

  • Education or experience in the field of park operations, recreation, education, business, administration, forestry, social sciences, or a natural resources related field 
  • Prior work experience with people with limited access to resources
  • Bilingual skills (English/Spanish)
  • Possession of current certification in CPR for adult/child and First-Aid
  • Candidates who have graduated from the Work2Live WELL program 


Applicants must be 21 years of age, possess a valid driver’s license, and a good driving record.


Please make sure you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment, and report all experience and education related to this position. Verifiable volunteer experience will be considered; please include it on your application, if applicable. All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. We will not consider information submitted after this date. Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will proceed to the next phase of evaluation.

You will be required to complete a supplemental questionnaire.


Contractual employees who work for an agency covered under the State Employee and Retiree Health and Welfare Benefits Program (the Program), have a current employment contract and work 30 or more hours a week (or on average 130 hours per month) may be eligible for subsidized health benefits coverage for themselves and their dependents. As a contractual employee, you will be responsible for paying 25% of the premiums for your medical and prescription coverage, including any eligible dependents you have enrolled. The State of Maryland will subsidize the remaining 75% of the cost for these benefits. You can also elect to enroll in dental coverage, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, and life insurance, but will be responsible to pay the full premium for these benefits.

Leave may be granted to a temporary/contractual employee who works an average of at least 12 hours per week. This leave accrues at a rate of one hour for every 30 hours worked, not to exceed 40 hours per calendar year.


The online application is STRONGLY preferred. If you are unable to apply online, you may submit a paper application and supplemental questionnaire to:

Department of Natural Resources
Human Resources
580 Taylor Avenue, C-3
Annapolis, MD 21401

The Human Resources Department is not responsible for applications sent to any other address.

Faxed or e-mailed applications will not be accepted.

Inquiries regarding this recruitment can be directed to: Crystal Wilson, e-mail:

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country, and encourage them to apply.

Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply.

As an equal opportunity employer Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity.