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Seasonal Seneca Creek and Patuxent River State Parks

21 positions available

Recruitment #18-002292-0070

Introduction

Seasonal Contractual

21 vacancies; full-time

Contract Period: March 2019 - December 2019

LOCATION OF POSITION

Seneca Creek State Park (Montgomery County)

Patuxent River State Park (Howard/Montgomery Counties)

Main Purpose of Job

The Department of Natural Resources (DNR), Maryland Park Service is currently recruiting for multiple seasonal contractual positions at Seneca Creek State Park in Gaithersburg, Maryland and Patuxent River State Park in Brookeville, 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
Seneca Creek State Park (4 vacancies)
Patuxent River State Park (1 vacancy)

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
● Monitor and cleaning of campgrounds, bath houses and restrooms
● General maintenance of park trails, public facilities, staff buildings and DNR vessels and vehicles
● Monitor recreational activities in the park, including but not limited to hunting, fishing, hiking and biking

PARK MAINTENANCE WORKER
Seneca Creek State Park (5 vacancies)
Patuxent River State Park (1 vacancy)

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:
● Clean restrooms, shelters and campsites
● Refill bathroom supplies
● Removal of litter
● Maintenance of facilities and grounds
● Mow and trim grass
● Painting, electric, carpentry and plumbing work
● Upkeep of vehicles, equipment and vessels
● Use of hand tools and operation of power equipment

PARK NATURALIST
Seneca Creek State Park (2 vacancies)
Patuxent River State Park (1 vacancy)

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

CONTACT STATION ATTENDANT / CAMPER CONTACT ATTENDANT (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:
● Answer phones / provide information to visitors
● Register campers
● Operate a computer reservation system
● Handle money and provide change
● Assist with facility upkeep and maintenance

MARINA ATTENDANT (4 vacancies)
The Marina Attendant provides customer service to park patrons at a park marina facility. 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:
● Rent boats to park patrons
● Provide visitors with park information and regulations
● Operate cash register
● Maintain and clean boats and marina equipment
● Open and close Boat Center

MARINA MANAGER (1 vacancy)
The Marina Manager supervises marina operations and staff. 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:
● Operate motor boats
● Provide visitors with park information and regulations
● Operate cash register
● Supervises and schedules boat center staff
● Enforces safety regulations and maintains cleanliness of boat center

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.