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TRAIL TECHNICIAN

3 positions available

Recruitment #19-002292-0083

Introduction

Seasonal Contractual

3 vacancies; full-time

Contract period: February 2020 – June 2020

LOCATION OF POSITION

Gunpowder Falls State Park, White Hall, MD (Baltimore County)

POSITION DUTIES

Work is generally performed outdoors under various weather conditions. Applicants must be able to lift up to 50 lbs.; be comfortable using a chainsaw and other trail equipment; and be able to work weekends, evenings, and holidays as scheduled.

This position is responsible for completing tasks, including but not limited to:
• Constructing new trails
• Trimming vegetation
• Clearing downed trees and limbs
• Correcting water-related problems along park trails
• Performing general trail maintenance
• Maintaining and repairing equipment
• Using hand tools, chainsaws, trimmers and other power equipment
• Providing visitors with park information and regulations

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: None.
Experience: None.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Preference will be given to applicants with training and/or experience in conducting trail work and operating power equipment.

SELECTION PROCESS

Please make sure you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment, and report all experience and education 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. Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will proceed to the next phase of evaluation.

BENEFITS

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 works an average of at least 12 hours per week. This leave accrues at a rate of one hour for every 30 hours worked, not to exceed 40 hours per calendar year.

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

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.

Inquiries regarding this recruitment can be directed to Kyle Thompson at kyle.thompson@maryland.gov. 

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.