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Seasonal Herrington Manor State Park

25 vacancies

Recruitment #21-002292-0039

Introduction

Seasonal Contractual 

25 vacancies; full-time

Contract Period: March 2022 - December 2022

LOCATION OF POSITION

Herrington Manor / Swallow Falls State Parks and Wolf Den Run State Park (Garrett County)

Main Purpose of Job

The Maryland Park Service is currently recruiting for multiple seasonal contractual positions at Herrington Manor and Swallow Falls State Parks in Oakland, Maryland; and Wolf Den Run State Park in Kitzmiller, 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 ($15 / hour)
Herrington Manor (2 vacancies)
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
• Develop and present interpretive and environmental education programs
• Develop and maintains exhibits, park bulletin boards and educational materials
• Operation and maintenance of nature centers, buildings and grounds
• May include live animal care and handling associated with the Scales and Tales program
• May be assigned duties that 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.

NATURALIST ($15 / hour)
Herrington Manor / Swallow Falls (1 vacancy)
A Seasonal Naturalist plans and carries out interpretive programs, does research for programs, plan events, maintain records and file end of season reports. Applicants must be available to work weekends, evenings, and holidays as scheduled. Work is performed indoors and outdoors under various weather conditions. Duties may vary for each facility and generally include, but are not limited to:
• Develop and present interpretive and environmental education programs
• Develop and maintains exhibits, park bulletin boards and educational materials
• Operation and maintenance of nature centers, buildings and grounds
• May include live animal care and handling associated with the Scales and Tales program
• May be assigned duties that 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.

PARK MAINTENANCE WORKER ($15 / hour)
Herrington Manor (2 vacancies)
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
• May be assigned duties that 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.

CONTACT STATION ATTENDANT / CAMPER CONTACT ATTENDANT ($15 / hour)
Swallow Falls (5 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

VISITOR SERVICES ATTENDANT ($15 / hour)
Herrington Manor (1 vacancy)
The Visitor Services position provides secretarial and financial duties for a State Park. Work may be 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 and greet customers
• Process mail
• Prepare cash deposits and supporting paperwork
• Photocopy and type documents
• Enter data using Excel spreadsheets
• Process seasonal contracts and seasonal timesheets
• Process bills for payment

LIFEGUARD – LAKE OR BAYFRONT BEACH ($15 / hour)
Herrington Manor (3 vacancies)
The Lake / Bayfront Beach Lifeguard is responsible for ensuring visitors have a safe and enjoyable recreational experience. 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 safe water-based recreation for park patrons
• Provide visitors with information and park regulations
• Maintain the beach area, to include trash and litter removal
• Provide emergency care
• Prepare written reports
• Must possess current certifications in lifeguarding, CPR and standard first-aid. Candidates may be certified after hire.

CONCESSION ATTENDANT ($15 / hour)
Herrington Manor (3 vacancies)
The Concession Attendant provides information to visitors about park facilities, programs and regulations. 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 a cash register in the sale of park merchandise
• Maintain inventory of supplies, materials and products
• Complete required reports
• Administer canoe and kayak rentals
• Assist with litter pickup near concession facility

CONCESSION MANAGER ($15 / hour)
Herrington Manor (1 vacancy)
The Concession Manager manages merchandising of park-specific items for sale in a park camp store, beach area store or boat area store. 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 a cash register in the sale of park merchandise
• Prepare and cook food
• Clean camp store
• Stock merchandise
• Order merchandise for sale and maintain inventory
• Assist park visitors

HOUSEKEEPING / CABIN CLEANERS (3 vacancies) ($15 / hour)
The Housekeeping and Cabin Cleaner position provides daily general maintenance for park facilities and public areas. 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 and maintain public rental cabins, public restrooms and public buildings
• Litter removal
• Provide visitors with park information and regulations
• Perform minor maintenance tasks
• Applicants must be able to lift 50 lbs.

PARK RANGER/VISITOR SERVICES ($15 / hour)
Wolf Den Run State Park (4 vacancies)
A Seasonal Park Ranger / Visitor services attendant is a temporary, introductory level of work in the operation of a State Park as well as providing secretarial and financial duties in a State Park office. 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
• Answer phones and greet customers
• Operate a computer reservation system
• Handle money and provide change
• Assist with facility upkeep and maintenance
• Operation of ORV’s, heavy equipment, chainsaws and hand tools preferred
• May be assigned duties that 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.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: None.

Experience: None.

SELECTION PROCESS

Please provide complete and accurate information on your application. Include all education and experience related to the functions of the position(s). Applications must be submitted by the closing date for consideration. 

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 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 Application.Help@maryland.gov

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.



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