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Seasonal Maintenance Assistant

4 Positions Available

Recruitment #22-002293-0007

Introduction

Seasonal Maintenance Assistant
Seasonal/Contractual – No Benefits 
4 Positions Available

GRADE

9998

LOCATION OF POSITION

Green Ridge State Forest
28700 Headquarters Dr. NE Flintstone, MD 21530

Main Purpose of Job

The Department of Natural Resources, Forest Service/Western Region, is currently accepting applications for Seasonal Maintenance Assistant positions located at Green Ridge State Forest in Flintstone, Maryland. Work entails performing independently moderately complex tasks in maintenance work, including routine construction work, campsite maintenance, rendering routine preventive maintenance, and making minor repairs or improvements to buildings, fixtures, mechanical equipment, grounds and roadways. Other duties may include but are not limited to: snow removal, planting trees, operating chainsaws, habitat improvement projects and boundary line maintenance. May be required to work weekends and/or holidays. Short term and ten-month contracts are available.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Completion of the eighth grade.

Experience: Experience operating small equipment such as mowers and chainsaws.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Working knowledge of operation and maintenance of heavy equipment such as bulldozers, plows, large trucks, etc.; of conservation principles and practices
  • Elementary knowledge of agricultural practices of the more common species of plant life and wildlife indigenous to the state and its geography; of fire suppression practices
  • Ability to supervise work crews; to carry out orders and instructions; to work independently on specialized assignments; to work effectively with fellow workers; to deal with the general public

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

Persons in this position may be assigned duties which require the operation of an automobile or other motor vehicle. Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess the appropriate operator’s license valid in the State of Maryland.

SELECTION PROCESS

Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment. Report all experience and education that is related to this position. Relevant college courses should be listed on the application. Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will proceed to the next phase of evaluation.

BENEFITS

Contractual employees who work for an agency covered under the State Employee and Retiree Health and Welfare Benefits 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 contractual employee who has worked 120 days in a 12 month period. 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 Christopher Langley at Christopher.Langley@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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