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Seasonal Fair Hill NRMA and Bohemia River State Park

34 positions available

Recruitment #18-002292-0053

Introduction

Seasonal Contractual

34 vacancies; full-time & part-time

Contract Period: March 2019 - December 2019

LOCATION OF POSITION

Fair Hill Natural Resource Management Area (NRMA) (Cecil County)

Bohemia River State Park (Cecil County)

Main Purpose of Job

The Department of Natural Resources (DNR), Maryland Park Service is currently recruiting for multiple seasonal contractual positions at Fair Hill NRMA in Elkton, Maryland and Bohemia River State Park in Chesapeake City, 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
Fair Hill NRMA (6 vacancies)
Bohemia River (4 vacancies)
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
• General maintenance of park trails, day use areas, public facilities, staff buildings and DNR vehicles and vessels
• Perform park and facility opening and closing duties
• Monitor and cleaning of campgrounds, bath houses and restrooms
• Monitor recreational activities in the park, including but not limited to horse-back riding, hunting, fishing, hiking and biking
• Register campers

PARK MAINTENANCE WORKER
Fair Hill NRMA (10 vacancies)
Bohemia River (4 vacancies)
The Seasonal Park Maintenance position is responsible for the maintenance of grounds, facilities and equipment in a park or recreation area. 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:
• Maintenance and upkeep of park facilities, buildings, grounds, roadways, and trails
• Upkeep of vehicles, equipment and vessels
• Mow and trim grass
• Clean restrooms, shelters and campsites
• Refill bathroom supplies
• Removal of litter
• Painting, electric, carpentry and plumbing work
• Use of hand tools and operation of power equipment

PARK NATURALIST (2 vacancies)
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

TRAIL TECHNICIAN (4 vacancies)
The Trail Technician is responsible for the maintenance and construction associated with a large trail network within 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:
• Perform trail maintenance and construction
• Mow and trim grass and vegetation along park trails
• Clear downed trees off park trails
• Construct and repair trail bridges, as needed
• Coordinate and lead monthly-volunteer trail work days
• Use of hand tools and operation of power equipment
• Hike trails of varying difficulty
• Applicants must be able to lift 50 lbs.

CONTACT STATION ATTENDANT/CAMPER CONTACT ATTENDANT (PART-TIME)
Fair Hill NRMA (2 vacancies)
Bohemia River State Park (2 vacancies)
The Contact Station Attendant / Camper Contact Attendant is responsible for welcoming visitors to the park, collecting various service charges and/or registering campers. 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 information to park visitors and campers
• Handle money and provide change
• Register campers
• Operate a computer reservation system
• Assist with facility upkeep and maintenance

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. 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.