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Seasonal Beach Manager

Assateague State Park

Recruitment #17-002292-0055


Seasonal Contractual

One (1) vacancy; part-time Spring 2018, full-time Summer 2018

Contract Period: February 2018 - November 2018


Assateague State Park, Berlin, Maryland (Worcester County)

Main Purpose of Job

The Department of Natural Resources, Maryland Park Service, Assateague State Park in Berlin, Worcester County, Maryland is currently accepting applications for a Seasonal Beach Manager. This position will be a 9 month contractual position working up to 24 hours per week Spring 2018 (February 2018- April 2018) and 40 hours per week Summer 2018 (May 2018- November 2018). This position provides oversight of Assateague State Park beach operations including recruiting lifeguards, creating training program, adherence to ASP Waterfront Management Plan, and administrative support including report writing, data collection and maintenance of daily records. Selected candidate will be responsible for oversight of lifeguard team of approximately 15 staff members including scheduling, training, equipment management, and report writing. Applicant must have excellent skills in organization and communication. Applicant must be willing to work outdoors in changing environmental conditions and in high stress situations. Position requires working weekends and holidays. Selected candidate must be able to begin work in February 2018 for recruitment of lifeguard staff.


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

Experience: Two years of experience as a certified lifeguard.


Strong preference will be given to applicants that possess the following preferred qualification(s). Include clear and specific information on your application regarding the qualifications.

• Associate's degree or above from an accredited college or university

• Ocean lifeguarding experience


Applicant must be certified by a national agency in Lifeguard Training, First Aid, CPR, and American Red Cross Lifeguard Management by February 2018. 

Persons appointed to positions 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.


Ability to operate a 4-wheel-drive vehicle and ATV (all terrain vehicle) on the beach.


Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment, and report all experience and education that is related to this position. Verifiable volunteer experience will be considered; please include it on your application, if applicable. All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. We will not consider information submitted after this date. Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will proceed to the next phase of evaluation.

This recruitment does not require any additional materials to be uploaded. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of completing the application. Please do not submit unsolicited documentation (resumes, transcripts, cover letters, etc.).


Contractual employees who work for an agency covered under the State Employee and Retiree Health and Welfare Benefits Program (the 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 temporary/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.


Online application is STRONGLY preferred. If online access is unavailable, you may submit a paper application to:

Department of Natural Resources
Human Resources
580 Taylor Avenue, C-3
Annapolis, MD 21401

The Human Resource Department is not responsible for applications sent to any other address.

Faxed or e-mailed applications will not be accepted.

Specific inquiries regarding this recruitment can be directed to Chuck Hecker  at

TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay.  

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. People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.