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Recruitment #17-008998-0036


The Maryland Department of Commerce is seeking qualified applicants for a part-time contractual Travel Information Aide I position within the Office of Tourism Development.

This is a contractual position with limited benefits. Incumbents will work 16 hours per week (32 hours bi-weekly).




This position is located at the Sideling Hill Welcome Center on I-68 at 3000 Sideling Hill,  near Hancock, Maryland – Western Maryland (Washington Co.)

Main Purpose of Job

The primary function of the position will be to provide travel and historical information to Maryland visitors.


Individuals will inform the traveling public about Maryland attractions, accommodations, recreational facilities, services and destinations; inform travelers about current events and activities; read maps and give specific directions to Maryland destinations, as well as provide assistance in reaching destinations. The Welcome Center is open daily, 7 days per week, from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM.


Applicants must possess a high school diploma or a State GED certificate AND two (2) years of experience working in public information in a tourism-related industry (e.g., accommodations, campgrounds, travel development agency, information center, guide service, customer service, hospitality, etc.).


Candidates should be able to relate to the public in a friendly and competent manner; and must be able to interpret highway maps. Applicants must be able to work weekends since the center is open 7 days per week, year-round. Knowledge of Maryland history, geography and tourist attractions is required. Candidates must be computer literate and also be able to frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.


Limited to candidates willing to accept part-time employment (16 hours per week) in Hancock, MD, which is approximately 90 miles (1 hour and 30 minutes) outside the Baltimore Metro Area.


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. 


If you have any questions about this recruitment, please contact the Department of Commerce at 410-767-6300.

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It is highly preferred that you apply online. If you are unable to apply online, please submit a resume to:

Maryland Department of Commerce - Office of Human Resources
ATTN: TRAVEL INFORMATION AIDE I – Sideling Hill Welcome Center
World Trade Center – 401 East Pratt Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21202

As an E-Verify and equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity.

TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country, and encourage them to apply.