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Park Maintenance Program Supervisor

Recruitment #23-003107-0001


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.




Tuckahoe State Park Complex, 13070 Crouse Mill Road, Queen Anne MD (Caroline, Kent, Talbot and Queen Anne’s counties)

*Please note: The park expands over four (4) counties, however you must select interest in Queen Anne's county to be placed on the eligible list. 

Main Purpose of Job

To support the operation of the Tuckahoe State Park Complex by supervising maintenance personnel and coordinating maintenance projects required to provide a safe recreational experience for several parks and Natural Resource Management area visitors while protecting and managing the natural, cultural and historical resources of the area.


The position will be responsible for leading and directing maintenance personnel in the performance of their maintenance duties by providing written and verbal instructions, on-site supervision and follow-up. The positions also performs general maintenance within park facilities such as basic plumbing, minor electrical repairs, grounds maintenance, litter pick-up, and facility maintenance to include minor repairs and cleaning of restrooms, administrative buildings, and exhibit buildings. This position also prepares specifications for contracts, procures supplies and materials, tracks and administers warranty agreements, supervises contractors and accepts projects for the Department of General Services. This position monitors park maintenance budgets for effective use, resolves maintenance problems, and recommends and review plans.

While the maintenance of park buildings and grounds is the primary function of this position, the selected candidate will also assist with day-to-day park operations, including opening and closing park facilities, assisting with park visitor needs, and helping with special events as required. The selected employee will be required to work evenings, weekends and holidays, and respond to facility emergencies after hours.


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

Experience: Five 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 for up to two years of the required experience.

2. Candidates may substitute additional experience the rate of one year of experience for one year of education up to a maximum of four years of the required experience.

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.


  • Candidates should have experience multi-tasking and working independently
  • Candidates should have experience in small equipment repair and basic vehicle maintenance
  • Candidates should be able to use a computer to fill out forms, complete reports and utilize electronic e-mail
  • Candidates should be able to operate tractors and heavy machinery
  • Candidates should have experience leading work crews or volunteer groups in project completion through verbal and written communications
  • Candidates should have experience estimating staff requirements and resource needs, procuring equipment and supplies, and completing other project management tasks
  • Candidates should have experience supervising, scheduling and evaluating work crews or volunteergroups
  • Candidates should have some operational experience in parks in the 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 @

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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