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Seasonal Hourly Shift

Project Review and Planning Assistant

Recruitment #24-002292-0082


Employment Type: Full-time

SEASONAL CONTRACTUAL (1 vacancy); Contract Period: July 2024 – May 2025

Salary: $24.00/hour


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Tawes State Office Building, 580 Taylor Avenue, Annapolis, MD (Anne Arundel County)

TELEWORK ELIGIBLE (*Additional details on telework policy would be discussed at the time of interview)

Main Purpose of Job

The Department of Natural Resources (DNR), Maryland Park Service Headquarters located in Annapolis, MD, is currently accepting applications for one (1) Seasonal Contractual Project Review and Planning Assistant.  This 10-month position provides direct support to the Project Review and Planning team. The selected candidate will assist with the intake of new projects, inputting data into the project review database, and handling routine correspondence. Duties will include compilation of project files, document development and processing, and coordination with other units of DNR, other agencies, and outside organizations. Planning support will include document preparation and review, grant reporting and accounting, and database management. Occasional outreach, webpage development and social media may be required. This position will primarily work at the Tawes State Office Building in Annapolis, Maryland but will be involved with state-wide programs and initiatives and may require occasional travel throughout the state of Maryland.  Some telework will be required.


EDUCATION: Completion of 60 credit hours of college level education in business, communications, a natural resource-related field or recreation and parks.

EXPERIENCE: One year of experience or equivalent in an administrative support capacity is required for this position.

Note: Possession of a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university may be substituted for the required experience.


  • Experience working at a public agency (local, state or federal) providing a familiarity with the working of government agencies.
  • Experience using Microsoft applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint); Google applications (Gmail, Google Docs, Google Drive), Adobe software and DocuSign.
  • Excellent organizational skills including data management, project tracking, and file management on shared network drives.


Applicants selected for employment may undergo an employment background investigation, including, but not limited to:  employment reference check, education verification, driving record check (if the position requires employees to drive a vehicle) and a criminal history check including fingerprinting.


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 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 or have general questions about the online application system, please contact the MD Department of Budget and Management at ; ATTN: Recruitment and Examination Division. Please note, standard business hours for the help desk are 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Inquiries made after hours will be reviewed the following business day. 

If you need to make adjustments to a submitted application or if you have general inquiries regarding this recruitment, please contact Emilee Knott at

Please provide ample time to complete the application template. If you are having technical difficulties submitting an application on the day of the deadline, it is strongly advised that you complete the JobAps physical application template and hand deliver to DNR - HRS at 580 Taylor Avenue, Annapolis, MD 21401 before 4:30 p.m. The Maryland Department of Natural Resources cannot guarantee that late submissions, as a result of technical difficulties, will be accepted.

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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