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Deputy Director, Maryland Park Service

Recruitment #21-005482-0013


***REPOST, Previous applicants do not need to reapply***

This is a Management Service position that serves at the pleasure of the Appointing Authority. This is a position specific recruitment for the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR), Maryland Park Service.




Annapolis, MD (Must be willing to travel to various Maryland Park facilities throughout the State of Maryland on a regular basis).


This position is responsible for the overall daily operation and administration of State Parks, Natural Resources Management Areas, Natural Environment Areas, and other Public Lands in the State of Maryland in order to manage the natural, cultural, historical and recreational resources to provide for wise stewardship.

The incumbent will act at the direction of the Superintendent to direct the operation of State Parks and develop long-term planning activities which impact public lands in the state. The incumbent will perform administrative duties to ensure efficient operation of the Maryland Park Service through budget management, information technology, drafting policies, correspondence, directives, reports and studies, to aid in providing direction to the agency, parks, employees and public.

In concert with the Director of Planning and Director of Administration, the selected candidate will oversee all planning of resource management and administrative functions for the Service. Other duties include providing visitor/public education, information, recreation and protection to facilitate the visitor's safe and enjoyable visit to, and use of, public land resources and facilities; facilitates the general public's understanding of, and recognition of, the value of the State's natural, cultural, historical and recreational resources through the administration of key programs. The incumbent will be required to direct the operational component of Resource-Based Recreation, Business and Government Marketing, Citizen Advocacy, Resource Management and Waterfront Management project development for the Service. The position will also require the ability to direct resource, facility and visitor management throughout the state through the application of scientific theory, state law, regulation, policy directive and MPS chain of command.


Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Parks and Recreation Administration, Natural Resources Management, Environmental Science, Public or Business Administration or a related field from an accredited college or university.  

Experience: Eight (8) years of experience in the supervision of staff who are responsible for full management responsibilities, such as the planning, developing and the operation of multiple large public facilities across a large geographic area within a public agency system.                


Experience in park operations

Experience supervising staff responsible for managing a park facility

Experience working at a public facility and ensuring the safety of the patrons

Experience implementing new policies and procedures that positively impact the public/citizens


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 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 Emilee Knott 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.

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