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Forest Ranger

Seasonal Hourly

Recruitment #22-002293-0009


Seasonal Hourly - Forest Ranger




Madonna Ranger Station (Harford County)
3919 Madonna Rd White Hall, MD 21161

Main Purpose of Job

The Maryland Forest Service is accepting applications for a seasonal Forest Ranger position that will report to the Fire Staff and assist with wildland fire management in a multi-county area. This position will be located at the Madonna Ranger Station in Harford County. Responsibilities will include wildland fire prevention, pre-suppression and suppression duties including response to wildfires, prescribed burning, equipment operation, prevention and planning activities, training, routine maintenance, and other duties as assigned.


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

Experience: Three years’ experience in wildland fire or forestry work.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Completion of Basic Wildland Fire Training: S-130, S-190, I-100
and I-700. Applicants must be willing to work outdoors in all weather conditions.


1. Experience in prescribed fire
2. Experience in equipment and facility maintenance
3. Experience in wildland fire


Employees appointed to this position will be assigned duties which require the operation of a motor vehicle. Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess a motor operator’s license valid in the State of Maryland. A Class A or B CDL Driver’s License is required for this position.


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.

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