Seasonal Maryland Conservation Jobs Corps (CJC)
Site Coach - 10 positions available
|Department||DNR - Maryland Park Service - State Wide Operation|
|Date Opened||1/7/2020 09:25:00 AM|
|Filing Deadline||2/28/2020 11:59:00 PM|
|HR Analyst||Kyle Thompson|
10 vacancies; full-time
Contract Period: April 2020 - August 2020
LOCATION OF POSITION
CLYBURN ARBORETUM in Baltimore, Maryland (BALTIMORE CITY)
GUNPOWDER FALLS STATE PARK in Chase, Maryland (BALTIMORE COUNTY)
GWYNNS FALLS PARK in Baltimore, Maryland (BALTIMORE CITY)
HARRIET TUBMAN STATE PARK in Church Creek, Maryland (DORCHESTER COUNTY)
MERKLE WILDLIFE SANCTUARY in Upper Marlboro, Maryland (PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY)
PATAPSCO VALLEY STATE PARK in Catonsville and Marriottsville, Maryland (BALTIMORE & HOWARD COUNTIES)
SENECA CREEK STATE PARK in Gaithersburg, Maryland (MONTGOMERY COUNTY)
SUSQUEHANNA STATE PARK in Havre de Grace, Maryland (HARFORD COUNTY)
Main Purpose of Job
The Maryland Conservation Jobs Corps (CJC) is a five-week summer employment program for disadvantaged youth ages 14 - 17 operated by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, Maryland Park Service. CJC uses outdoor experiential activities and the power of nature to enrich the lives of youth and prepare them for future success in the workforce. The Maryland Park Service is currently recruiting for multiple seasonal contractual positions for CJC Site Coach for the CJC Program. You must indicate on the Supplemental Questionnaire the specific location(s) of interest for this recruitment.
The CJC Site Coach is responsible for supervising all CJC Crew Chiefs at a particular park or area of the park. CJC Crew Chiefs are directly responsible for supervising crews of approximately six (6) youth per crew. The CJC Site Coach is responsible for carrying out the missions and goals of the program at the field level, articulating and interpreting the program vision for youth development and conservation service to the staff, to youth, and to other program partners. The CJC Site Coach provides leadership, direction and motivation for the staff as they relate to CJC Corps Members and reinforces training strategies for CJC Crew Chiefs to employ in their youth development. The CJC Site Coach provides daily reports to the Program Director regarding attendance, operational personnel and disciplinary issues, while coordinating with Maryland Park Service Staff for project completion and general timelines.
The CJC Site Coach shall provide direction and guidance to CJC Crew Chiefs and ensure that CJC Crew Chiefs utilize strategies provided in training to maintain a safe and educational work environment for youth, including but not limited to the following:
● Proper professional work ethic and behavior.
● Ensure that projects are properly, professionally and completely executed to the satisfaction of site managers.
● Manage the data selected with work projects assignments as required by the CJC Program Director.
● Conduct regular crew-based Corps Member training and instructional presentations in critical areas related to safety and professional job performance including the following:
* First-Aid and workplace safety
* Environmental issues and conservation
* Community relations
* Work ethic
* Site-specific work project, goals and activities
Education: High School diploma or equivalent.
Experience: Prior work experience with CJC and experience with youth.
DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
Education or experience in the field of park operations, recreation, education, business, administration, forestry, social sciences, or a natural resources related field
Previous work experience with at-risk youth
LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS
Applicants must possess a driver's license valid in the State of Maryland, a good driving record, and must be 21 years of age (requirement for driving rental vans used during the program).
Possession of current certification in CPR for adult/child and First Aid is required.
Applicants must attend mandatory CJC Coach Training on Saturday, June 13, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Applicants must complete approximately 6 hours of mandatory online training by Friday, June 12, 2020.
Applicants must attend mandatory training Monday, June 29, 2020 - Friday, July 3, 2020 from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (additional hours may be required, and training dates are subject to change).
Applicants must have a background investigation completed (CJC to incur this cost).
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.