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Recruitment #21-003107-0004


This is an agency specific recruitment for the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, Maryland Park Service. This recruitment will be used to fill current and future vacancies throughout the State of Maryland. The resulting eligible list will be maintained for one year.




Statewide. Please indicate on your application all counties where you are willing to accept employment.


These positions will be responsible for leading and directing maintenance personnel in the performance of their maintenance duties, by providing written and verbal instructions, on-site supervision and follow-up. These positions also perform general maintenance within park facilities such as basic plumbing, minor electrical repairs, grounds maintenance, litter pick-up, and facility maintenance to include minor repairs and cleaning of restrooms, administrative buildings, and exhibit buildings. These positions also prepare specifications for contracts, procure supplies and materials, track and administer warranty agreements, supervise contractors and accept projects for the Department of General Services. These positions monitor park maintenance budgets for effective use, resolve maintenance problems, and recommend and review plans.

While the maintenance of park buildings and grounds is the primary function of these positions, the selected candidates will also assist with day-to-day park operations, including opening and closing park facilities, assisting with park visitor needs, and helping with special events as required. Employees will be required to work evenings, weekends and holidays, and respond to facility emergencies after hours.


Education: Possession of a high school diploma or high school equivalence certificate.

Experience: Five years of experience in the skilled maintenance or construction trades, e.g. electrician, plumber or experience in the maintenance of a park, forest or wildlife facility.


1. Applicants may substitute education in the field of forestry, wildlife biology or park management at an accredited college or university at the rate of 30 semester credit hours for each year of the required experience for up to two years.

2. Applicants may substitute experience for the required High School education at the rate of one year experience for one year of education up to a maximum of four years.

3. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a non-commissioned officer in equipment, facilities, and services classification or equipment, facilities, and services specialty codes in the equipment, facilities, and services field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience.


1. Candidates should have experience multi-tasking and working independently.

2. Candidates should have experience in small equipment repair and basic vehicle maintenance.

3. Candidates should be able to use a computer to fill out forms, complete reports and utilize electronic e-mail.

4. Candidates should be able to operate tractors and heavy machinery.

5. Candidates should have experience leading work crews or volunteer groups in project completion through verbal and written communications.

6. Candidates should have experience estimating staff requirements and resource needs, procuring equipment and supplies, and completing other project management tasks.

7. Candidates should have experience supervising, scheduling and evaluating work crews or volunteer groups.

8. Candidates should have some operational experience in parks in the event of emergency or facility breakdown.


Employees appointed to positions 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. Some positions in this classification are assigned duties which will require the individual to be examined by a physician. After an offer of employment, applicants for such positions will be given a medical examination to certify the ability to perform the essential job functions.

2. Upon permanent appointment the employee may be required to reside in the county, region, or park to which they are assigned.

3. Candidates appointed to positions in this classification may be assigned duties which require a valid operator license for heavy equipment, such as bulldozers, back-hoes, payloaders or tractors.

4. Persons appointed to these positions may be required to have their current private residence telephone number listed in the agency’s telephone directory or on file with Forest, Park and Wildlife Communications Center in case of emergencies.

5. The employee may be required to attend training and be certified as a water plant operator.

6. Employees in this classification may be required to lift objects weighing up to 40 pounds or more.


Please make sure that 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.


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 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 Crystal Wilson 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.