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Seasonal Hourly Shift

Multiple Vacancies

Recruitment #23-002292-0041


Multiple vacancies across multiple locations

Full-Time and Part-Time positions available 

*Hourly rate will be determined by position offered. Returning staff for the 2023-2024 season will receive an additional $0.25/hour


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  • Assateague State Park
  • Cunningham Falls State Park
  • Gambrill State Park
  • Patapsco Valley State Park
  • Pocomoke River State Park
  • New Germany State Park
  • Dans Mountain State Park
  • Point Lookout State Park
  • Janes Island State Park
  • Greenbrier State Park
  • Herrington Manor State Park
  • Fort Frederick State Park
  • Sideling Hill Creek State Park
  • Rocky Gap State Park
  • Seneca Creek State Park
  • Sandy Point State Park
  • Southern Maryland Recreational Complex (including Rosaryville State Park, Cedarville State Forest, Smallwood State Park, Merkle Wildlife Sanctuary and Calvert Cliffs State Park) 
  • Tuckahoe State Park Complex
  • Deep Creek Lake State Park
  • Fair Hill NMRA
  • Bohemia River State Park
  • Elk Neck State Park
  • Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad State Park
  • Bill Burton Fishing Pier State Park
  • Gunpowder Falls State Park
  • Soldiers Delight Natural Environment Area
  • Washington Monument State Park
  • Rocky Gap State Park
  • Patapsco Valley State Park
  • Fair Hill NMRA
  • Bohemia River State Park
  • Gunpowder Falls State Park
  • Patuxent River State Park
  • Pocomoke River State Park
  • Martinak State Park
  • Sassafras NMRA
  • Cypress Branch State Park
  • Wye Island NMRA
  • Rocks State Park
  • Susquehanna State Park

Main Purpose of Job

The Department of Natural Resources, Maryland Park Service is currently recruiting for multiple seasonal contractual positions for the upcoming 2023 season at multiple locations.  Contract duration will be approximately between the dates of Memorial Day and Labor Day, depending on each park's specific need.

The working titles that the Maryland Park Service is currently recruiting for are as follows. You must indicate on the Supplemental Questionnaire the location(s) and position(s) of interest in order to be considered for this recruitment. Please review the duties of each job closely before applying.: 

You can review the position duties of each series HERE

Maintenance Series
  • Housekeeping/Custodial Worker
  • Housekeeping/Custodial Worker Lead
  • Maintenance Worker
  • Maintenance Worker Lead
  • Trail Technician
  • Trail Technician Lead

Administrative/Customer Service Series
  • Concession Attendant
  • Concession Manager
  • Contact Station Attendant/Camper Contact Attendant
  • Contact Station Attendant/Camper Contact Attendant Lead
  • Contact Station/Concession Attendant
  • Marina Attendant
  • Marina Manager
  • Visitor Service Attendant
  • Volunteer Coordinator

Historical Interpreter/Naturalist Series
  • Historic Interpreter 
  • Naturalist
  • Naturalist Lead
  • Bilingual Interpreter

Ranger Series
  • Park Ranger
  • Park Ranger Lead
  • Natural Resources Technician (Deep Creek Lake Management)
Lifeguard Series 
  • Lifeguard Lake/Pool/Point Lookout
  • Lifeguard Lead Lake/Pool/Point Lookout
  • Lifeguard I Ocean/Tidal (Assateague, Gunpowder Falls & Sandy Point)
  • Lifeguard II Ocean/Tidal (Assateague, Gunpowder Falls & Sandy Point)
  • Lifeguard III Ocean/Tidal (Assateague, Gunpowder Falls & Sandy Point)
  • Head Lifeguard Ocean/Tidal (Assateague, Gunpowder Falls & Sandy Point)


Education: None

Experience: 40 hours of Customer Service experience. This includes but is not limited to professional or volunteer experience in retail, hospitality, service industry, administrative, or similar fields as indicated on application. *Credit cannot be given for education, training, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities that you fail to indicate.


Employees in this classification may be assigned duties which require the operation of a motor vehicle, UTV or golf cart. Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator’s license valid in the State of Maryland and five points or fewer on their current driving record.


Applicants selected for employment may undergo an employment background investigation, including, but not limited to:  employment reference check, education verification, driving record check (if the position requires employees to drive a vehicle) and a criminal history check including fingerprinting.


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.


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.

*Should benefits be available, this information will be discussed at the time of hire


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

Inquiries regarding this recruitment can be directed to Emilee Knott 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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