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FIELD ASSISTANT

Recruitment #20-002293-0001

Introduction

Seasonal Contractual

One (1) vacancy; full-time (40 hours/week)

Contract Period: February 19, 2020 - December 25, 2020

LOCATION OF POSITION

Billmeyer Work Center, Flintstone, MD (Allegany County)

POSITION DUTIES

Employee will perform a variety of tasks including the maintenance of properties, roads, parking areas, boundaries, vehicles, equipment, buildings and grounds. Employee may assist with wildlife surveys, population monitoring data collection, habitat improvement projects, and projects in support of hunting opportunities on public properties. Employee may be required to work occasional odd hours and / or weekends.

Specific duties for the position may include:
1) Conducting routine equipment and grounds maintenance.
2) Assisting with annual surveys and wildlife data collection.
3) Completing routine habitat management projects.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Possession of high school diploma or high school equivalence certificate and a valid driver’s license.

Experience: None.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Preference will be given to applicants who possess the following preferred qualifications; please include clear and specific information on your application regarding your qualifications.

1) Prior experience in the operation and maintenance of heavy equipment such as farm tractors, farm implements, skid loaders, dozers, and large trucks.
2) Working knowledge of wildlife habitat conservation principles and practices.
3) Ability to work as part of crew, and independently on specialized tasks.
4) Ability to interact effectively with the general public.

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. Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will proceed to the next phase of evaluation.

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 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 crystal.wilson1@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.