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Park Technician II

Forest Stewardship & Utilization Program *REPOST*

Recruitment #23-003104-0001


REPOST: previous applicants do not need to reapply
Internal Recruitment: Current Department of Natural Resources, Forest Service Employees Only




State Service Center: 201 Baptist Street in Salisbury MD

Main Purpose of Job

The main purpose of the job is to work with the forest products industry, federal, state and local government agencies and non-government entities to improve the efficiency, effectiveness and the image of Maryland’s forest products industry. Part of the agency’s mission is to restore, manage and protect the state’s forest land and forested ecosystems, both public and private, to sustain our natural resources. An active, thriving forest products industry is critical to fulfilling that mission.


The Department of Natural Resources - Forest Service (Salisbury, Wicomico County), is currently accepting applications for a Park Technician II to provide technical and clerical assistance to the Forest Stewardship & Utilization Program.

The main purpose of the job is to improve the efficiency, effectiveness and the image of Maryland’s forest products industry. 

Primary Duties Include: 
  • Conduct annual Timber Production Output (TPO) production output surveys.
  • Verify Forest Products Operator applications for completeness and accuracy, maintain database, issue licenses, respond to complaints.
  • Process Woodland Incentive Fund applications for cost-share and process payment authorizations.
  • Develop resources for recruiting industry investment (e.g., marketing materials, trade booth; attend regional trade shows as funding allows).
  • Visit secondary forest product manufacturers to gather general information on business prospects and challenges.
  • Assist the Master Logger Program to help plan and conduct training sessions.
  • Catalog and maintain database of approved Chesapeake Bay Critical Area Timber Harvest Plans.


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.


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.


2 years of experience working for logging business, sawmill, trucking company or other business within the forest products sector.


  • Demonstrated familiarity with day-to-day and cyclical issues of forest products sector
  • Experience with Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word
  • Strong communication skills
  • Demonstrated familiarity with and participation with forestry and forest industry trade associations.


This position is open to current DNR Forestry Employees only. Candidates that do not fall within that category will not be considered.


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.


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.


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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