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Training Manager

Recruitment #18-002589-0019


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.




Annapolis, Maryland (Anne Arundel County)

Main Purpose of Job

The Department of Natural Resources (DNR), Maryland Park Service, is currently accepting applications for an Administrator IV that will serve as the statewide Training Manager. This position will manage the development and implementation of comprehensive training and public safety policies and programs for classified and contractual employees. This position will be based in the Maryland Park Service headquarters office in Annapolis, Maryland. The Training Manager coordinates, develops and approves all lesson plans; maintains, monitors and controls training and property plans, records, programs and inventories. This position will also manage and oversee the agency’s first aid training program, firearms training program, waterfront safety management program, historic weapons safety program, and Critical Incident Stress Management program.

This position supervises three classified regional training staff, and a contractual administrative staff, and leads numerous classified and contractual instructors. This position functions in a statewide capacity, requiring travel and occasional overnight stays.

Candidates should have experience and be able to demonstrate success in the following areas:
• Exceptional communication and analytical skills and abilities to evaluate, develop and implement training for staff using multiple learning management systems and training methodologies.
• Strong organizational skills and ability to manage statewide training projects in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.
• Capable of understanding all aspects of Maryland State Park operations and policy, developing training strategies that are compliant with state and federal standards and meet Maryland Park Service training needs.
• Ability to manage and teach a variety of training programs throughout the state on a wide variety of issues, including EMS, water safety, and supervisory training.


Education: A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.

Experience: Five years of experience in administrative staff or professional work. One year of this experience must have involved one or more of the following: the supervision of other employees, overseeing and coordinating the general operations of a unit, applying rules and regulations, or exercising responsibility for the development of policies or procedures.


1. Additional experience in administrative staff or professional work may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the required education.

2. Additional graduate level education at an accredited college or university may be substituted at the rate of 30 semester credit hours on a year-for-year basis for the required general experience.

3. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer involving staff work related to the administration of rules, regulations, policy, procedures and processes, or overseeing or coordinating unit operations or functioning as a staff assistant to a higher ranking commissioned officer on a year-for-year basis for the required education and experience.


1. Two years of experience managing and developing training programs.

2. Experience using multiple learning management systems to teach content to diverse audiences.

3. Experience as an instructor.

4. Experience teaching state park operational functions and policies.


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.

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.

Successful candidates may be ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified and placed on the employment (eligible) list for at least one year.


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. Verifiable volunteer experience will be considered; please include it on your application, if applicable.

Resumes will not be accepted. Please do not submit unsolicited documentation (cover letters, resumes, etc.).

You will be required to complete a supplemental questionnaire.



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 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, e-mail:

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

Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply.

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