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Seasonal Maryland Conservation Jobs Corps (CJC)

Site Coach - 12 positions available

Recruitment #19-002292-0003

Introduction

Seasonal Contractual

12 vacancies; full-time

Contract Period: April 2019 - August 2019

LOCATION OF POSITION

ASSATEAGUE STATE PARK in Berlin, Maryland (WORCESTER COUNTY)
CLYBURN ARBORETUM in Baltimore, Maryland (BALTIMORE CITY)
GUNPOWDER FALLS STATE PARK in Chase, Maryland (BALTIMORE COUNTY)
GWYNNS FALLS PARK in Baltimore, Maryland (BALTIMORE CITY)
HARRIET TUBMAN STATE PARK in Church Creek, Maryland (DORCHESTER COUNTY)
LAKE CLIFTON PARK in Baltimore, Maryland (BALTIMORE CITY)
MERKLE WILDLIFE SANCTUARY in Upper Marlboro, Maryland (PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY)
PATAPSCO VALLEY STATE PARK in Catonsville and Marriottsville, Maryland (BALTIMORE & HOWARD COUNTIES)
SENECA CREEK STATE PARK in Gaithersburg, Maryland (MONTGOMERY COUNTY)
SUSQUEHANNA STATE PARK in Havre de Grace, Maryland (HARFORD COUNTY)

Main Purpose of Job

The Maryland Conservation Jobs Corps (CJC) is a five-week summer employment program for disadvantaged youth ages 14 – 17 operated by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, Maryland Park Service. CJC uses outdoor experiential activities and the power of nature to enrich the lives of youth and prepare them for future success in the workforce. The Maryland Park Service is currently recruiting for multiple seasonal contractual positions for CJC Site Coach for the CJC Program. You must indicate on the Supplemental Questionnaire the specific location(s) of interest for this recruitment.

The CJC Site Coach is responsible for supervising all CJC Crew Chiefs at a particular park or area of the park. CJC Crew Chiefs are directly responsible for supervising crews of approximately six (6) youth per crew. The CJC Site Coach is responsible for carrying out the missions and goals of the program at the field level, articulating and interpreting the program vision for youth development and conservation service to the staff, to youth, and to other program partners. The CJC Site Coach provides leadership, direction and motivation for the staff as they relate to CJC Corps Members and reinforces training strategies for CJC Crew Chiefs to employ in their youth development. The CJC Site Coach provides daily reports to the Program Director regarding attendance, operational personnel and disciplinary issues, while coordinating with Maryland Park Service Staff for project completion and general timelines.

The CJC Site Coach shall provide direction and guidance to CJC Crew Chiefs, ensure that CJC Crew Chiefs utilize strategies provided in training to maintain a safe and educational work environment for youth, including 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 managers.
● Manage the data selected with work projects assignments as required by the CJC Program Director.
● Conduct regular crew-based Corps Member training and instructional presentations in critical areas related to safety and professional job performance including the following: 
            * First-Aid and workplace safety 
            * Environmental issues and conservation 
            * Community relations 
            * Work ethic 
            * Communications 
            * Site-specific work project, goals and activities

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: High School diploma or equivalent.

Experience: Prior work experience with CJC and experience with youth.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Education or experience in the field of park operations, recreation, education, business, administration, forestry, social sciences, or a natural resources related field is preferred.  

Previous work experience with at-risk youth is preferred.

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

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

Possession of current certification in CPR for adult/child and First-Aid is required.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

1. Applicants must attend mandatory CJC Coach Training on Saturday – April 27, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
2. Applicants must complete approximately 6 hours of mandatory online training by Friday, June 14, 2019.
3. Applicants must attend mandatory training the week of Monday, June 17, 2019 to Friday, June 21, 2019 to be held from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (additional hours may be required, and training dates are subject to change).
4. Applicants must have a background investigation completed.

SELECTION PROCESS

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.

BENEFITS

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.

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

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.

Specific inquiries regarding this recruitment can be directed to: Chuck Hecker, e-mail: charles.hecker@maryland.gov

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.