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Seasonal Maryland Conservation Jobs Corps (CJC)

Camp Coach - 3 positions available

Recruitment #19-002292-0100


Seasonal Contractual

3 vacancies; full-time

Contract Period: May 27, 2020 - August 18, 2020



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 Camp Coach for the CJC Program. You must indicate on the Supplemental Questionnaire the specific location(s) of interest for this recruitment.

The CJC Camp Coach is responsible for sustaining all CJC Camp Specialists at a particular park or park area. CJC Camp Specialists are directly responsible for supervising several crews of approximately 6 youth per crew that are participating in a 3-day/2-night camping experience. OVERNIGHT TENT CAMPING is required while attending camp. Meals must also be prepared while at camp.

The CJC Camp Coach shall provide direction and guidance to CJC Corps Members and ensure that CJC Camp Specialists utilize strategies provided in training to introduce youth to an outdoor living experience which will acquaint them with the Maryland Park Service and help foster them in the development of an outdoor ethic. Additional direction and guidance include, but not limited to the following:

● Proper professional work ethic and behavior
● Dispel myths about the outdoors
● First-aid and workplace safety
● Environmental issues and conservation, emphasis on camping and outdoor recreation
● Team Building and Work Ethic


Education: High school diploma or equivalent.  

Experience: Prior work experience with CJC and experience with youth.


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


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 complete approximately 6 hours of mandatory online training by Friday, June 12, 2020.

Applicants must attend a mandatory CJC Coach Orientation on Saturday, June 13, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Applicants must attend a mandatory CJC Camp Training on Monday, June 22, 2020 to Wednesday, June 24, 2020 (OVERNIGHT).

Applicants must attend a mandatory training the week of Monday, June 29, 2020 to Friday, July 3, 2020 to be held 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.


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.


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 

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.

Click on a link below to apply for this position:

Fill out the Supplemental Questionnaire and Application NOW using the Internet. Apply Online
View and print the Supplemental Questionnaire. This recruitment requires completion of a supplemental questionnaire. You may view and print the supplemental questionnaire here.
Apply via Paper Application. You may also download and complete the Paper Application here.