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Seasonal Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad State Park

7 positions available

Recruitment #19-002292-0114

Introduction

Seasonal Contractual

7 vacancies; full-time

Contract Period: March 2020 - December 2020

LOCATION OF POSITION

Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad and Bill Burton State Parks (Dorchester/Talbot Counties)

Main Purpose of Job

The Maryland Park Service is currently recruiting for multiple seasonal contractual positions at the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad State Park in Church Creek, Maryland and Bill Burton State Park in Trappe, Maryland. You must indicate on the Supplemental Questionnaire the position(s) of interest in order to be considered for this recruitment. Please review the main purpose of each job closely before applying.
PARK RANGER (3 vacancies)
A Seasonal Park Ranger is a temporary, introductory level of work in the operation of a State park. Work is performed indoors and outdoors under various weather conditions. Applicants must be available to work weekends, evenings, and holidays as scheduled. Duties may vary for each facility and generally include, but are not limited to:
  • Provide visitors with park information and regulations
  • Monitor and cleaning of restrooms
  • General maintenance of park trails, public facilities, staff buildings and DNR vehicles
  • Monitor recreational activities in the park
  • Staff the visitor center and work closely with partners
  • Provide quality interpretive programming including tours about Harriet Tubman's early years in Dorchester County and the Underground Railroad
  • Clean the visitor center, administrative building, pavilion, restrooms and other locations
PARK MAINTENANCE WORKER (2 vacancies)
The Seasonal Park Maintenance position is responsible for the maintenance of grounds, facilities and equipment in a park or recreation area. The Seasonal Park Maintenance position is also responsible for opening and closing facilities and may be asked to perform additional operational duties as needed. Work is performed indoors and outdoors under various weather conditions. Applicants must be available to work weekends, evenings, and holidays as scheduled. Duties may vary for each facility and generally include, but are not limited to:
  • Clean visitor center, administrative building, pavilion, restrooms and other locations
  • Refill bathroom supplies
  • Removal of litter
  • Maintenance of facilities and grounds
  • Mow and trim grass
  • Painting, electric, carpentry and plumbing work
  • Upkeep of vehicles, equipment and vessels
  • Use of hand tools and operation of power equipment
BUILDING SERVICES WORKER (2 vacancies)
The Building Services Worker position is responsible for the maintenance of park restroom and visitor facilities, grounds, and equipment. Work is performed indoors and outdoors under various weather conditions. Applicants must be available to work weekends, evenings, and holidays as scheduled. Duties generally include, but are not limited to:
  • Clean restrooms facilities
  • Refill bathroom supplies
  • Clean buildings, facilities, and exhibits
  • Maintenance of facilities and grounds
  • May include mowing and trimming of grass
  • Removing litter and trash

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: None. 
Experience: None. 

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, 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 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.

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.