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Seasonal Work2Live WELL Crew Chief

Four (4) vacancies

Recruitment #17-002293-0059


Seasonal Contractual

Four (4) Vacancies

Contract Period: January - June 2018 


You must indicate on the Supplemental Questionnaire the specific location(s) of interest for this recruitment.

Three (3) positions located at North Point State Park, Baltimore, Maryland (Baltimore City)

One (1) position located at Fishing Bay Wildlife Management Area, Vienna, Maryland (Dorchester County)

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, fisheries/aquaculture and boating. The Chesapeake & Coastal Service is currently recruiting for four (4) seasonal contractual W2L WELL Crew Chief positions for the program.

The W2L WELL Crew Chief is responsible for the overall supervision of a field-based crew. The program begins Monday - March 19th and concludes with a graduation ceremony on Thursday - May 24th. 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 training 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 participants, ensure they utilize strategies provided in training to maintain a safe and educational work environment, 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 instructors
  • Manage the data selected with work projects assignments as required by the W2L WELL Program Manager
  • Transportation of W2L WELL participants in state provided vehicle to field sites


Education: Graduation from an accredited high school or possession of a high school equivalency certificate.  

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


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

• Cultural competency skills

• 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 appointed to positions in this classification may be assigned duties which require the operation of a motor vehicle. Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator’s license valid in the State of Maryland and possess a good driving record.


Applicants must be at least 21 years of age (requirement for driving rental vans used during the program).


Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment, and report all experience and education that is 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.

This recruitment does not require any additional materials to be uploaded. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of completing the application. Please do not submit unsolicited documentation (resumes, transcripts, cover letters, etc.).

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 has worked 120 days in a 12 month period. This leave accrues at a rate of one hour for every 30 hours worked, not to exceed 40 hours per calendar year.


Online application is STRONGLY preferred. If online access is unavailable, you may submit a paper application to:

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

The Human Resource 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 Crystal Wilson at

TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay.  

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.