Skip to Main Content

Powered by JobAps

Seasonal Assateague State Park

88 positions available

Recruitment #19-002292-0084

Introduction

Seasonal Contractual

88 vacancies; full-time

Contract Period: March 2020 - November 2020

LOCATION OF POSITION

Assateague State Park (Worcester County)

Main Purpose of Job

The Maryland Park Service is currently recruiting for multiple seasonal contractual positions at Assateague State Park in Berlin, Maryland. You must indicate on the Supplemental Questionnaire the position(s) of interest in order to be considered for this recruitment. Please review the main purpose of each job closely before applying.

PARK RANGER (5 vacancies) ($11 to $15 / hour)
A Seasonal Park Ranger is a temporary, introductory level of work in the operation of a State park. Work is performed indoors and outdoors under various weather conditions. Applicants must be available to work weekends, evenings, and holidays as scheduled. Duties may vary for each facility and generally include, but are not limited to:
• Provide visitors with park information and regulations
• Register campers
• Preparation of reports and cash handling
• Monitor and cleaning of campgrounds, bath houses and restrooms
• General maintenance of park trails, public facilities, staff buildings and vehicles
• Communicate effectively orally and in writing
• Assist in management of camp hosts and volunteers
• A valid driver’s license is required for this position

PARK WILDLIFE SAFETY RANGER (3 vacancies) ($11 to $15 / hour)
A Seasonal Wildlife Safety Ranger is a temporary, introductory level of work in the operation of a State park. Work is performed indoors and outdoors and applicant will be exposed to all weather conditions including extreme temperatures and biting insects. Applicants will be required to stand for long periods of time. Applicants must be available to work weekends, evenings, and holidays as scheduled. A valid driver’s license is required for this position. Duties generally include, but are not limited to:
• Provide visitors with park information and regulations
• Communicate effectively orally and in writing
• Operate all-terrain vehicles to include gators, 4 wheelers, and bicycles
• Employ management tactics for wildlife safety (including horse, deer, and birds)
• Intervene in wildlife-human interactions

PARK BATHHOUSE CLEANER (17 vacancies) ($11 to $15 / hour)
The Seasonal Park Bathhouse Cleaner position is responsible for the maintenance of campground and park restroom and shower facilities, grounds, and equipment. Work is performed indoors and outdoors under various weather conditions. Applicants must be available to work weekends, evenings, and holidays as scheduled. Duties generally include, but are not limited to:
• Clean restrooms/shower facilities
• Refill bathroom supplies
• Removal of litter
• Maintenance of facilities and grounds
• May include mowing and trimming of grass

PARK NATURALIST (6 vacancies) ($11 to $15 / hour)
The Seasonal Park Naturalist develops and leads interpretive programming at a State Park. Work is performed indoors and outdoors under various weather conditions. Applicants must be available to work weekends, evenings, and holidays as scheduled. Duties may vary for each facility and generally include, but are not limited to:
• Develop and present interpretive and environmental education programs
• Assist with volunteers and youth programs
• Develop and maintains exhibits, park bulletin boards and educational materials
• Advise the public of general park rules and regulations
• Operation and maintenance of nature centers, buildings and grounds
• May include live animal care and handling associated with the Scales and Tales program

CAMPGROUND OFFICE ATTENDANT / CAMPER CONTACT ATTENDANT
(19 vacancies) ($11 to $15 / hour)
The Campground Office Attendant / Camper Contact Attendant is responsible for welcoming visitors to the park, collecting various service charges and registering campers. Work is performed primarily indoors. Applicants must be available to work weekends, evenings, and holidays as scheduled. Duties may vary for each facility and generally include, but are not limited to:
• Answer phones / provide information to visitors
• Register campers
• Operate a computer reservation system
• Handle money and provide change
• Assist with facility upkeep and maintenance

LIFEGUARD – OCEAN BEACH (20 vacancies) ($14 to $18 / hour)
The Ocean Lifeguard is responsible for ensuring visitors have a safe and enjoyable recreational experience at an oceanfront beach. Work is performed primarily outdoors under various weather conditions. Applicants must be available to work weekends, evenings, and holidays as scheduled. Duties may vary for each facility and generally include, but are not limited to:
• Monitor swimmers
• Participate in training exercises and programs
• Maintain beach area and equipment
• Provide information and assistance to visitors
• Respond to emergencies
• Prepare written reports
• Must be certified by a national agency in Lifeguard Training, First Aid and CPR, as well as pass a physical evaluation, swim test and written test. Candidates may be certified after hire.

CONCESSION ATTENDANT (18 vacancies) ($11 to $15 / hour)
The Concession Attendant provides customer service to visitors in the park’s gift shop and restaurant. Work is performed primarily indoors. Applicants must be available to work weekends, evenings, and holidays as scheduled. Duties generally include, but are not limited to:
• Operate a cash register in the sale of park merchandise
• Maintain and stock inventory of supplies, materials and products
• Prepare and cook food
• Serve ice cream and novelty items
• Clean and maintain facility interior and exterior
• Assist with litter pickup near concession facility
• Assist park visitors with information

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: None. 

Experience: None. 

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. Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will proceed to the next phase of evaluation.

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 unit is not responsible for applications sent to any other address.

Faxed or e-mailed applications will not be accepted. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of completing the application.

Inquiries regarding this recruitment can be directed to Kyle Thompson at kyle.thompson@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.