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Park Technician II

Recruitment #22-003104-0001

Introduction

This is a contractual position specific recruitment for the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, Park Services Unit. This recruitment will be used to fill current vacancies for the position and may be used to fill future vacancies in the same classification/function. The resulting eligible list will be maintained for one year.

GRADE

ASTD11

LOCATION OF POSITION

Tuckahoe State Park Complex, Queen Anne, MD
13070 Crouse Mill Rd, Queen Anne, MD 21657

Main Purpose of Job

The Department of Natural Resources (DNR), Maryland Park Service, is currently accepting applications for a long-term contractual Park Technician II position at the Tuckahoe State Park Complex in Queen Anne, Maryland (Caroline County). This position will serve as the Complex lead trail technician responsible for performing trail maintenance, construction and design work on 50+ mile multi-park trail network. Duties include, but are not limited to, trail construction and maintenance, mowing and trimming, removal of downed and hazardous trees, sustainable re-routing of park trails, direction and oversight for volunteer trail work days, and boundary marking. This position will be required to use heavy equipment and may apply herbicides and pesticides where needed to mitigate the spread of invasive species.

This position also assesses trail conditions for long-term sustainability, proposes recommendations for sustainable re-routes where needs, completes documentation related to the design and maintenance of park trails, and maintains tools and equipment needed to perform trail maintenance and construction duties.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education:   Graduation from an accredited high school or possession of a high school equivalency certificate.            

Experience: Two 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.

Notes:

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

2. Candidates may substitute additional experience at the rate of one year of experience for one year of education up to four years of the required education.

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.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Professional, field-level experience working in a park setting.
  • Experience conducting trail maintenance, construction, and design assignments.
  • Experience operating heavy equipment, utility vehicles, and power tools.
  • Experience in leading and coaching employees through their daily assignments.
  • Experience in working with and directing volunteers.
  • Possession of the MPS Basic Chainsaw Certification, or an acceptable equivalent from the National Park Service, US Forest Service, or Maryland Forest Service.

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

Employees in this classification may be assigned dutieswhich 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.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

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

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

3. Employees 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. Employees in this classification may be required to provide a telephone number listed in the agency’s telephone directory or on file with Forest, Park and Wildlife Communications Center in case of emergencies.

5. Employees in this classification 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 or more pounds.

SELECTION PROCESS

Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be considered for this position. Therefore, it is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. Report all education and experience related to the essential functions of this position. 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.

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 strongly 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 or call 410-767-4850.

Inquiries regarding this recruitment can be directed to Chris 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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View and print the Supplemental Questionnaire. This recruitment requires completion of a supplemental questionnaire. You may view and print the supplemental questionnaire here.
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