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Recruitment #20-001760-0001


This is a position specific recruitment for the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, Maryland Park Service. This recruitment will be used to fill current vacancies for the position and may be used to fill future vacancies in the same classification/function. Future vacancies may also be filled via other recruitments. The resulting eligible list will be maintained for one year.




Gunpowder Falls State Park (Baltimore County)
Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad State Park (Dorchester County)

Main Purpose of Job

The Department of Natural Resources (DNR), Maryland Park Service is currently accepting applications for Park Services Supervisors at Gunpowder Falls State Park in Kingsville, Maryland (Baltimore County), and at Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad State Park in Church Creek, Maryland (Dorchester County). These positions serve as an Area Manager (Gunpowder) and Assistant Manager (Harriet Tubman), and support the overall operation of state park facilities, and provide site supervision, instruction and problem resolution to full-time administrative, maintenance and programming personnel, as well as seasonal employees and volunteers.

Duties include but are not limited to: visitor services, general ground, facility and state housing maintenance, grants administration, communicating established procedures and policies to the public, developing budgets and monitoring expenses and revenue, interpretive services, collection and processing of state park and concession revenues, trail design and maintenance, and monitoring the physical condition of recreational facilities to ensure safe and efficient operation of the park, as well as the preservation of their natural, cultural and historical resources. Weekend and holiday work will be required.

Gunpowder Falls State Park is one of Maryland’s largest state parks, covering over 18,000 acres in Harford and Baltimore Counties. The park is divided into six areas that feature more than 120 miles of multi-use trails, protected state wildlands, historic sites, fishing, kayaking, canoeing and a swimming beach and marina. The Park Services Supervisor at Gunpowder Falls State Park serves as an Area Manager and is responsible for the overall operation of a busy day-use metropolitan park which may include a popular swimming beach, picnicking area with pavilion, visitor center with historical displays, restrooms, camping, and park operations on a nearby island.

Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad State Park and Visitor Center is a state of the art facility with interactive exhibits focusing on the Choptank River Region as Tubman's first home and her formative years in Maryland, the Underground Railroad as a resistance movement, and Tubman's legacy as a 19th Century American hero who is still relevant today. This position is responsible for: (1) hiring, training, and supervising fulltime and contractual staff responsible for interpreting difficult history and subject matter; (2) developing interpretive programs and materials focusing on the life and legacy of Harriet Ross Tubman and the Underground Railroad; (3) working with key partners associated with the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway and Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Historical Park; (4) responding to media requests regarding the life and legacy of Harriet Tubman and the Park and Visitor Center; and (5) hosting signature events such as Harriet Tubman Day and Emancipation Day Celebration.


Education: Possession of a Bachelor’s Degree in forestry, forest management, natural resources management, parks and recreation, business administration, education, history, social sciences, or a related natural science from an accredited four-year college or university.

Experience: Two years of experience supervising personnel engaged in park or forest operations work.


1. Applicants may substitute additional experience as defined above for the required education at the rate of one year of experience, to one year of education, for up to four years of the required education.  

2. Applicants may substitute additional experience in park or forest operations work at the rate of two years for each year of the required supervisory experience.  

3. Possession of a Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university in forestry, forestry management, nature resources management, parks and recreation, business administration, education, history, or a related natural resources field may be substituted for one year of the required experience.

4. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience at a rank of Corporal/Petty Officer or higher as a commissioned officer in general inspection, investigation, enforcement, and compliance classification or general inspection, investigation, enforcement, and compliance specialty codes in the inspection, investigation, enforcement, and compliance field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience and education, two years of which must have been in a supervisory capacity.


Professional experience in supervising park operations and employees in a Maryland State Park.

Three years of professional field-level experience working in a park setting.

Excellent communication skills (verbal and written).

Experience in budget and personnel management.

Experience in managing and maintaining park facilities and grounds.

Experience working with community and government agency partners to provide public safety, resource protection, and visitor resources.


Employees 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.


1. Employees are subject to call-in 24 hours day.

2. Employees in this classification may be subject to assignment in any county in the State. Upon permanent appointment, the employee may be required to reside in the county or region assigned.

3. Employees in this classification must be trained in First Responder Training or other equivalent first aid training.


Please make sure you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment. All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. We will not consider information submitted after this date. Successful candidates may be ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified and placed on the employment (eligible) list for at least one year.

For education obtained outside the U.S., a copy of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service must be provided prior to hire.


Your application is part of the examination process. The examination will consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience related to the requirements of this position. The rating will be based on the information provided on your application. Therefore, it is important you provide all the experience and education related to this position completely and accurately.



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 Crystal Wilson at

TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity.

Candidates with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country, and encourage them to apply.

Click on a link below to apply for this position:

Fill out the Supplemental Questionnaire and Application NOW using the Internet. Apply Online
View and print the Supplemental Questionnaire. This recruitment requires completion of a supplemental questionnaire. You may view and print the supplemental questionnaire here.
Apply via Paper Application. You may also download and complete the Paper Application here.