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Green Ridge State Forest

Recruitment #19-002293-0019


Seasonal Contractual  

Four vacancies; full-time

Contract Period: May - December 2019 (contract 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 four (4) Seasonal Forestry Worker positions located at Green Ridge State Forest, Flintstone, Maryland. Work duties will include forest inventory data collection and analysis, boundary marking, hiking trail maintenance, invasive species management, marking timber sales by prescription, wildlife habitat improvement projects, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) projects, inspection of logging operations, and wildland fire suppression. Operation and maintenance of equipment used in the above duties such as chainsaws, brush saws, tractors and other heavy equipment. Incumbents should be proficiently skilled with technical forestry tools including GPS, compass, clinometer, prisms, increment borers, as well as be able to read and interpret topographic maps. The selected candidates will work in inclement weather and traverse rugged terrain.


Education: Completion of 30 credit hours from an accredited college or university, including dendrology or tree identification and/or herbaceous plant identification; 15 of which are in forest technology, arboriculture, natural resources management, botany, wildlife management, or a  natural resources management related field of study.    

Experience: None.  

Note: Additional experience performing technical biological work in the field of forestry, arboriculture, wildlife, or natural resources management may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the required education.


Persons in this position will be assigned duties which require the operation of an automobile or other motor vehicle.  Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess the appropriate 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.