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Recruitment #23-002043-0075




Green Ridge State Forest Office, Flintstone, MD (Allegany County)

Main Purpose of Job

This position serves on the Green Ridge State Forest Manager’s staff as the Administrative Specialist responsible for providing frontline visitor and customer services, fiscal/budgetary oversight, administrative support, personnel support, and forest certification and revenue oversight to support State Forest operations. These duties include public interaction and support, fiscal/budgetary operations management, personnel management, procurement processing, revenue oversight and analysis, and general administrative duties. This position also develops and implements procedures to improve the overall operations management of Green Ridge State Forest. These forestry services directly support the Departmental mission and goal of conserving the natural resources of Maryland and protecting the Chesapeake Bay.


The Department of Natural Resources, Forest Service/Western Region, is currently accepting applications for an Administrative Specialist III located in Allegany County, Maryland. The position will be stationed in the Green Ridge State Forest office in Flintstone, MD. The position provides a role in customer service, office management, budgetary, procurement, and administrative support in the operation of the 49,000 acre Green Ridge State Forest complex.
Duties include but are not limited to: frontline visitor support services for State Forest operations; outreach and public education; campground operations supervision; forest certification administration; budget monitoring; procurement and purchasing; revenue collection and processing for fuelwood permits, camping, target range, and receipts for the timber sale program; seasonal employee personnel administration; and associated administrative and clerical operations necessary to support unit programs and delivery services. The position is full-time, 40 hours/week.


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

Experience: Two years of experience performing administrative staff, clerical, clerical technical, or secretarial work. 


1. Candidates may substitute 30 college credit hours from an accredited college or university for each year of the required experience.

2. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a non-commissioned officer involving staff work requiring regular use of independent judgment and analysis in applying and interpreting rules and regulations in accordance with agency laws and policies on a year-for-year basis for the required experience.


  • One year of knowledge and experience in operational budget monitoring and management.
  • One year of experience in collecting and processing revenue receipts.
  • Experience with providing customer and/or visitor services.
  • Experience in developing and maintaining electronic reports, spreadsheets, desktop publishing products, and databases for business purposes.
  • Experience in revenue and expense tracking and reconciliation of financial reports.


Employees in this classification may be assigned duties which 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.


  1. Persons appointed to this classification may be subject to assignment in any county of the State.
  2. Employees in this classification are subject to call-in and, therefore, are required to submit a telephone number where they can be reached in case of emergencies.


Please make sure you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment. All information concerning your minimum 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 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, need to make adjustments to a submitted application or have general questions about the online application system, please contact the MD Department of Budget and Management at ; ATTN: Recruitment and Examination Division

Inquiries regarding this recruitment can be directed to Courtney Blackistone 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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