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Recruitment #24-000486-0001


This is a contractual, position specific recruitment for the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, Forest 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.




6572 Snow Hill Road, Snow Hill, MD 21863

Main Purpose of Job

This position serves in the Chesapeake Forest and Pocomoke State Forest projects as technical support in the areas of state forest management and state boundary line maintenance on lands owned by the Department, supporting the main goal of inspiring Marylanders to live in harmony with nature and to protect the Chesapeake Bay. This position is responsible for assisting with managing the Chesapeake Forest leased hunting program. The position performs complicated, semi-skilled work as assigned, and operates and maintains vehicles and equipment as necessary.


The Department of Natural Resources Forest Service in Snow Hill is currently accepting applications for a Long-Term Contractual Conservation Aide. This position will provide maintenance to the Chesapeake Forest and Pocomoke State Forest lands. A major function of the position entails marking, posting, and brushing state property lines, installing gates on forest roads, removal of trash and other debris dumped on the property, mowing and brushing of roads, and maintenance on equipment that is used on state forest property. Work may also entail providing assistance on prescribed burns, assisting with the construction of forest trails, and the operation of heavy equipment (such as bulldozers, plows, and tractors) to cut grass, remove dead trees, and haul debris.


Education: None.

Experience: One year of experience performing advanced, semi-skilled level of work in a State conservation agency.


  • Experience implementing and completing projects on forests, parks, or other conservation lands.  
  • Current possession of a Commercial Driver's License (CDL) is preferred for this position but not required.


Applicants may be required to possess a valid Class B State of Maryland Motor Vehicle License prior to appointment to positions in this classification.


1. Some positions in this classification are assigned duties which will require the individual to be examined by a physician. After an offer of employment, applicants for such positions will be given a medical examination to certify the ability to perform the essential job functions.

2. Candidates must be willing to travel and be available in any part of the State.


Please make sure 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 accept information submitted after this date. Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be considered for this position. Therefore, it is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. Report all education and experience related to the essential functions and qualifications of this position.

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.


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.

*Should benefits be available, this information will be discussed at the time of hire.


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 Adriana Parravano 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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