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Green Ridge State Forest

Recruitment #19-002293-0016


Seasonal Contractual  

Five vacancies; full-time

Contract Period: March - December 2019 (3-10 month contracts available; start/end dates are negotiable)


Western Region – Green Ridge State Forest; Flintstone, MD (Allegany County)

Main Purpose of Job

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources, Forest Service/Western Region, is currently accepting applications for multiple Maintenance Assistant positions located at Green Ridge State Forest in Flintstone, Maryland. Work entails performing independently moderately complex tasks in maintenance work, including routine construction work, campsite maintenance, rendering routine preventive maintenance, and making minor repairs or improvements to buildings, fixtures, mechanical equipment, grounds and roadways. Other duties may include but are not limited to: snow removal, planting trees, operating chainsaws, habitat improvement projects and boundary line maintenance. May be required to work weekends and/or holidays. Short term and ten-month contracts are available.


Education: Completion of the eighth grade.

Experience: Experience operating small equipment such as mowers and chainsaws.


Working knowledge of operation and maintenance of heavy equipment such as bulldozers, plows, large trucks, etc.; of conservation principles and practices.  

Elementary knowledge of agricultural practices of the more common species of plant life and wildlife indigenous to the state and its geography; of fire suppression practices.  

Ability to supervise work crews; to carry out orders and instructions; to work independently on specialized assignments; to work effectively with fellow workers; to interact with the general public.


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, 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. We will not consider information submitted after this 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 to:

Department of Natural Resources
Human Resources
580 Taylor Avenue, C-3
Annapolis, MD 21401

The Human Resources Department is not responsible for applications sent to any other address.

Faxed or e-mailed applications will not be accepted.

Inquiries regarding this recruitment can be directed to Crystal Wilson 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.