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Wolf Den Run State Park

Recruitment #19-002292-0079


Seasonal Contractual  

Two vacancies; full-time

Contract Period: September 2019 - July 2020 (contract start and end dates are flexible and subject to change)


Oakland, MD (Garrett County)

Main Purpose of Job

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources, Maryland Park Service is currently accepting applications for Seasonal Ranger positions at Wolf Den Run State Park in Garrett County. Daily tasks include but are not limited to the following: general park operations including providing information to visitors, advising the general public of park rules and regulations, opening/closing of areas and gates, picking up litter, vehicle and equipment upkeep and record keeping, operate ORVs, trail maintenance, report writing, cleaning and maintaining public restrooms and other public buildings, use of communication radios, maintenance tasks, and other duties as assigned. Applicants must have the ability to understand verbal and written instructions. Selected candidates must adhere to all State and Federal laws, safety regulations, and must understand and adhere to all park policies. Candidates must be able to lift 50lbs., hike trails of varying difficulty, and be willing to work outdoors in all weather conditions. The shift hours for this position vary; examples of shift hours include 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. or 11:00 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. Weekly hours will vary seasonally. Applicants must be available to work weekends, evenings, and holidays as scheduled.


Education: Possession of a high school diploma or high school equivalence certificate.

Experience: Basic computer operation skills. 

Note: Applicants must be at least 18 years of age.


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


Possession of a motor vehicle operator's license valid in the State of Maryland and a good driving record are required.


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.


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.


The online application is STRONGLY preferred. If you are unable to apply online, you may submit a paper application 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.

Inquiries regarding this recruitment can be directed to Chuck Hecker at  

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.