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Recruitment #21-001760-0001


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.




Elk Neck State Park, North East, MD (Cecil County)


The position serves as an Assistant Manager, and supports the overall operation of state park facilities, and provides 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.


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 other government agencies.


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.

If you are having difficulty with your user account or have general questions about the online application system, please contact the MD Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division at

Inquiries regarding this recruitment can be directed to Marjorie Point Du Jour at

TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay

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