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Recruitment #24-002711-0024


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




Gunpowder Falls State Park, 2813 Jerusalem Road, Kingsville MD (Baltimore County)

Main Purpose of Job

The primary function of this position is to plan, direct, perform, evaluate, follow-up, coordinate and administer activities associated with the safe and efficient operation of a state park within the Maryland Park Service.


The Department of Natural Resources (DNR), Maryland Park Service, is currently acceptingapplications for an Administrative Officer I for Gunpowder Falls State Park. This position will beresponsible for preparing, processing and approving purchase orders and corporate card purchasesto include solicitation for state bids. The incumbent should have knowledge of state fiscal and procurements regulations and will assist the park manager in the preparation and monitoring of the park’s budget.

Additional duties include: assists park management with the preparation and tracking of leases, including operational and rental dwellings, agricultural leases, and facility-use leases and agreements. Tracks relevant information in the maintenance of such agreements, including payments, required service contracts, house hours, renewal deadlines, and required inspections. Supervises a classified Administrative Specialist III, employee and serves as office manager, orders office supplies and maintains office files. Oversees revenue collections from park honor boxes and concession operations and prepares deposits. Provides the visiting public with information, policies and regulations pertaining to fishing, hunting and the use of public lands.


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

Experience: One year of administrative staff or professional work. 


1. Candidates may substitute 30 college credit hours from an accredited college or university for the required experience. 

2. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer involving staff work that included regular use of independent judgment and analysis in applying and interpreting complex administrative plans, policies, rules or regulations or analysis of operational programs or procedures with recommendations for improvement on a year-for-year basis for the required experience.


  • Two years of experience using the following office hardware/equipment: printers, scanners, personal computer, external hard drives, copier, iPad or similar device, smart phone, digital phone system, cash register
  • Two years of experience using the following computer software: Word, Excel, Access, Publisher, Internet Explorer, Gmail, Google Docs, Google Drive
  • Two years of experience dealing with customers/public in the following manners: telephone, e-mail, written correspondence, face-to-face contact
  • Two years of experience monitoring and reconciling fiscal/budgetary resources.


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.


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 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 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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