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Maintenance Assistant

Two Ten-Month Contractual Positions

Recruitment #22-002293-0008


Maintenance Assistant
(Two Ten-Month Contractual Positions)
March 2022 – January 202340 Hours/Week (Starting and Ending Dates Negotiable)




Savage River State Forest, Grantsville MD (Garrett County)
127 Headquarters Ln. Grantsville, MD 21536

Main Purpose of Job

The Department of Natural Resources, Maryland Forest Service/Western Region, is currently accepting applications for two (2) Maintenance Assistant positions at Savage River State Forest, Grantsville (Garrett County), Maryland. The position is responsible for the general maintenance of buildings, grounds, facilities, and equipment for the State Forest. The work entails independently performing moderately complex tasks in maintenance work, including heavy equipment operation for road and trail maintenance, routine construction work, campsite maintenance, rendering routine preventative maintenance, and making minor repairs or improvements to buildings, fixtures, mechanical equipment, grounds and roadways. Other duties may include, but are not limited to: operating small and heavy equipment, planting trees, monitoring two Off-Road Vehicle Trails, operating chainsaws, habitat improvement projects, wildland fire suppression and boundary line maintenance. The selected candidates may be required to work some weekends and/or holidays.


Education: Preferred minimum education of at least eighth grade.

Experience: None; Preferred experience operating small equipment such as skid steer, lawn mowers, chainsaws; preferred ability to operate heavy equipment such as front-end loader, dozer, tractor, radial arm brush hog; knowledge of Savage River State Forest is a plus.

Note: Driver’s license is required. Preferred Class B Commercial Driver’s License; however, on the job training is available to enable an employee to obtain this license.


Driver’s license is required. Preferred Class B Commercial Driver’s License; however, on the job training is available to enable an employee to obtain this license.


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.


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.


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 Christopher Langley 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.

Click on a link below to apply for this position:

Fill out the Supplemental Questionnaire and Application NOW using the Internet. Apply Online
View and print the Supplemental Questionnaire. This recruitment requires completion of a supplemental questionnaire. You may view and print the supplemental questionnaire here.
Apply via Paper Application. You may also download and complete the Paper Application here.