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Park Technician II

Recruitment #24-003104-0001


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.





This recruitment is for two (2) different complexes. Please see addresses/counties below:

TUCKAHOE STATE PARK COMPLEX, 13070 Crouse Mill Road, Queen Anne MD (Queen Anne’s County). This complex of parks includes:
  • Tuckahoe State Park, 13070 Crouse Mill Road, Queen Anne MD 21657 (Queen Anne’s County)
  • Martinak State Park, 137 Deep Shore Road, Denton MD 21629 (Caroline County)
  • Wye Island NRMA, 632 Wye Island Road, Queenstown MD 21658 (Queen Anne’s County)
  • Sassafras NRMA, 13761 Turners Creek Road, Kennedyville MD 21654 (Kent County)
  • Cypress Branch State Park, 10803 Galena Road, Millington MD 21651 (Kent County)

SOUTHERN MARYLAND RECREATIONAL COMPLEX, 10201 Bee Oak Road, Brandywine MD 20613 (Prince George’s County) This complex of parks includes:
  • Cedarville State Forest, 10201 Bee Oak Road, Brandywine MD (Prince George’s County)
  • Smallwood State Park, 2750 Sweden Point, Marbury MD (Charles County)
  • Calvert Cliffs State Park, 10540 H.G. Trueman Road, Lusby MD 20657 (Calvert County)
  • Rosaryville State Park, 7805 West Marlton Avenue, Upper Marlboro MD 20772 (Prince George’s County)
  • Merkle NRMA, 11704 Fenno Road, Upper Marlboro MD 20772 (Prince George’s County)

Main Purpose of Job

Park Technician Trainee, Park Technician I and Park Technician II are differentiated on the basis of the degree of supervisory control exercised by the supervisor over these employees. Park Technician Trainee learns to perform duties under close supervision. Park Technician I performs duties under close supervision at times and under general supervision at other times depending on the complexity of the specific duty being performed. Park Technician II performs the full range of duties under general supervision. Park Technician II is differentiated from Park Technician Lead in that the Park Technician Lead assigns work and provides training to lower-level park technicians.

Park Technician Trainee/I/II is a non-competitive promotion class series wherein as a matter of compensation policy and practice, workers doing the job receive grade level increases based upon (1) time on the job and (2) satisfactory work performance in addition to grade step increases on the same basis.

Park Technician II is the full level of maintenance work in state parks and forests. Employees in this class have responsibility for the supervision and maintenance of grounds, facilities and equipment within a park, forest or recreation area, provide assistance on new facilities and perform maintenance work. Employees in this classification do not supervise other Park Technicians. 

Employees in this classification receive close supervision from a Park Technician Supervisor, a Park Maintenance Program Supervisor or other designated official depending upon the size of the park operation. 

An employee in this classification may lead or supervise unskilled or semi-skilled laborers, including permanent employees, long-term contractual employees, seasonal employees and volunteers, to include scheduling employees’ work assignments, providing assistance on new facilities as well as performing maintenance work. While maintenance of park, forest or wildlife grounds is the primary function of this position, employees may occasionally be assigned other operational functions. 


These intermediate level positions will be responsible for monitoring and maintenance of grounds, facilities and equipment at the park including day use areas, headquarters/shop complex, and bathhouse buildings. The positions operate and maintain power tools and heavy equipment, oversee and perform routine grounds, facilities and equipment maintenance in these state parks. The positions will complete projects for maintenance, repair and improvements to park grounds and facilities, including carpentry, electrical, masonry and plumbing. Duties may include trail construction and maintenance, mowing and trimming, removal of downed and hazardous trees, re-routing of park trails, and boundary marking.

The incumbents may also lead or supervise work of seasonal employees and volunteers. While the maintenance of park buildings is the primary function of this position, the selected candidates 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.


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

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

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

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.


  • Experience multi-tasking and working independently
  • Experience in small equipment repair and basic vehicle maintenance
  • Experience leading working crews or volunteer groups through project completion
  • Operational experience in parks in the event of emergency or facility breakdown


Employees in this classification may be assigned dutieswhich 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 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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