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NATURAL RESOURCES ASSOCIATE

Recruitment #21-002293-0028

Introduction

Seasonal Contractual

One (1) vacancy; full-time

Contract Period: Not to exceed ten (10) months

LOCATION OF POSITION

Snow Hill, MD (Worcester County)

POSITION DUTIES

This position will provide maintenance to the Chesapeake and Pocomoke State Forest lands. A major function of the position entails marking, posting, and brushing state property lines, installing gates on forest roads, removal of trash and other debris dumped on the property, mowing and brushing of roads, and maintenance on equipment that is used on state forest property. Work may also entail providing assistance on prescribed burns, assisting with the construction of forest trails, and the operation of heavy equipment (such as bulldozers, plows, and tractors to cut grass, remove dead trees, and haul debris).

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Graduation from an accredited high school or possession of a high school equivalency certificate.

Experience: None.

Note: Candidates may substitute experience in biology, park management, law enforcement, forestry, arboriculture, wildlife, aquaculture, natural resources management, or fisheries on a year-for-year basis for the required education.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

The following qualifications are preferred, not required:

1. Prior maintenance, forest, or park management experience.
2. Working knowledge of the operation and maintenance of heavy equipment such as bulldozers, plows, large trucks, etc.
3. Current possession of a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL class A or B).

SELECTION PROCESS

Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be considered for this position. Therefore, it is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. Report all education and experience related to the essential functions of this position.

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

Inquiries regarding this recruitment can be directed to Noreen Foreman at noreen.foreman@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.