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Park Technician Lead

Recruitment #23-003105-0001


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




Assateague State Park, 7307 Stephen Decatur Highway, Berlin, MD (Worcester County)

Main Purpose of Job

Responsible for supervision and maintenance of grounds, facilities and equipment at Assateague State Park including campground, Day Use area, marina, headquarters/shop complex and all buildings and grounds contained therein. The main facilities include 2 miles of Atlantic coastal beach; 11 restroom/bathhouse buildings; fishing pier; concessions building; 342 campsites; 3 youth group sites; dump station; 4 pump houses; Ranger Station & Headquarters office building; Nature Center & playground, and trail system. Responsible for inspections and record keeping as required.

Park Tech Lead may lead or supervise unskilled or semi-skilled laborers including contractual and seasonal staff, volunteers, interns, and youth corps members by scheduling work assignments, overseeing work projects, training on equipment use and maintenance, and training and oversight of safety protocols. 

Park Tech Lead may write specifications for renovations or new projects; participate in planning of renovations and new projects; and provide oversight to contractors. 

Park Tech Lead may assist in daily park operations including opening and closing gates and park buildings; monitoring facilities for cleanliness and safety; assisting visitors as needed; support for special events; and providing assistance during emergency response.


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

Experience: Three 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.


  • Experience multi-tasking and working independently
  • Experience in small equipment repair and basic vehicle maintenance
  • Experience using a computer to fill out forms and utilize electronic e-mail
  • Experience operating tractors and heavy machinery
  • Experience leading work crews or volunteer groups in project completion
  • Experience in parks handling an event of emergency or facility breakdown


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. 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 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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