TRAVEL INFORMATION AIDE I - SOUTH MOUNTAIN I-70 EAST & WEST
WELCOME CENTER - CONTRACTUAL HOURLY
|COMM - Div of Tourism Film & Arts - Tourism Dev
|10/18/2023 3:00:00 PM
|12/27/2023 11:59:00 PM
The Maryland Department of Commerce is seeking qualified
applicants for a part-time contractual Travel Information Aide I position
within the Office of Tourism Development. This position is located at the South Mountain Welcome Center on Interstate 70 East and West in Myersville, Maryland (Frederick Co).
The incumbent will work 32 hours bi-weekly (16 hours per
LOCATION OF POSITION
This position is located at the South Mountain Welcome
Centers on Interstate 70 Eastbound between Exits 35 and 42 and Westbound between
Exits 42 and 35 in Myersville, Maryland (Frederick Co)
Main Purpose of Job
Individuals will inform the traveling public about Maryland
attractions, accommodations, recreational facilities, services and
destinations; inform travelers about current events and activities; read maps
and give specific directions to Maryland destinations, as well as provide
assistance in reaching destinations. Inventory and supply management may be
required: this may include lifting bulk packaging and operation of stock room
equipment such as a hand truck.
The Welcome Center is open daily, 7 days per week, from
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
Applicants must possess:
Education: A high school diploma or a State GED certificate
Experience: Two (2) years of experience working in public information in a tourism-related industry (e.g., accommodations, campgrounds, travel development agency, information center, guide service, customer service, hospitality, etc.).
Candidates should be able to relate to the public in a
friendly and competent manner; and must be able to interpret highway maps.
Applicants must be able to work weekends since the center is open 7 days per
week, year-round. Knowledge of Maryland
history, geography and tourist attractions is required. Candidates must be
computer literate and also be able to frequently lift and/or move up to 50
LIMITATIONS ON SELECTION
Applicants must be willing to accept part-time employment
at 16 hours per week (32 hours bi-weekly) and be willing to accept
employment in Myersville, MD which is approximately 61 miles (1 hour and 25
minutes) from the Baltimore Metro Area.
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.