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Maryland Park Service Training Manager

Recruitment #23-002589-0010


This is a position specific recruitment for the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, Maryland Park Service. 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. Future vacancies may also be filled via other recruitments. The resulting eligible list will be maintained for one year.




580 Taylor Avenue, Annapolis, MD 21401 (Anne Arundel County)

Main Purpose of Job

This position serves as a statewide training and safety officer for the Maryland Park Service (MPS). This person is responsible for overseeing and coordinating the development and implementation of comprehensive training policies and programs for 259 classified staff and approximately 825 seasonal staff. This role includes coordinating, developing, maintaining, approving, and overseeing all lesson plans; maintaining, monitoring, overseeing and controlling training and property plans, records, programs, and inventories; managing and overseeing the non-historical firearms training program; managing and overseeing the park waterfront safety management program; managing and overseeing the Automatic External Defibrillator program; and managing and overseeing compliance with the National Incident Management’s Incident Command System training. This position supports and assists the seven-person MPS Senior Staff in the overall daily operation and administration of the training and safety programs of the MPS to ensure better management of the natural, cultural, historic and recreational resources of the state to provide the best use for the benefit of the people.


The Department of Natural Resources (DNR), Maryland Park Service, is currently accepting applications for an Administrator IV that will serve as the statewide Training Manager. This position will manage the development and implementation of comprehensive training and public safety policies and programs for classified and contractual employees. This position will be based in the Maryland Park Service headquarters office in Annapolis, Maryland (Anne Arundel County). The Training Manager coordinates, develops and approves all lesson plans; maintains, monitors and controls training and property plans, records, programs and inventories. This position will also manage and oversee the agency’s first aid training program, firearms training program, waterfront safety management program, historic weapons safety program, and Critical Incident Stress Management program.

This position supervises four classified training staff, as well as seasonal contractual staff, and leads numerous classified and contractual instructors. This position functions in a statewide capacity, requiring travel and occasional overnight stays. 

Candidates should have experience and be able to demonstrate success in the following areas:
  • Exceptional communication and analytical skills and abilities to evaluate, develop and implement training for staff using multiple learning management systems and training methodologies.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to manage statewide training projects in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.
  • Capable of understanding all aspects of Maryland State Park operations and policy, developing training strategies that are compliant with state and federal standards and meet Maryland Park Service training needs.
  • Ability to manage and teach a variety of training programs throughout the state on a wide variety of issues, including EMS, water safety, and supervisory skills training.


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

Experience: Six years of administrative staff or professional work. 


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

2. Candidates may substitute the possession of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and two years of experience in administrative staff or professional work for the required experience. 

3. Candidates may substitute the possession of a Master's degree from an accredited college or university for five years of the required experience.

4. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer involving staff work related to the administration of rules, regulations, policy, procedures and processes, or overseeing or coordinating unit operations or functioning as a staff assistant to a higher ranking commissioned officer on a year-for-year basis for the required experience.


  • Two years of experience managing and developing training programs.
  • Experience using multiple learning management systems to teach content to diverse audiences.
  • Experience as an instructor.
  • Experience teaching state park operational functions and policies.


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.


  • Employees in this classification are subject to call-in and, therefore, will be required to provide the employing agency with a phone number where they can be reached. 
  • 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.


Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment. All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. We will not consider information submitted after this date. Successful candidates will be ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified and placed on the eligible (employment) 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 and direct your questions/comments/concerns to the 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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