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SEASONAL CONTRACTUAL- 3 positions available

Potomac-Garrett State Forest

Recruitment #19-002293-0022

LOCATION OF POSITION

Potomac-Garrett State Forest; Oakland, MD (Garrett County)

Main Purpose of Job

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources, Forest Service/Western Region, is currently accepting applications for multiple seasonal contractual positions located at Potomac-Garrett State Forest in Oakland, 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.

MAINTENANCE WORKER (1 vacancy/full-time; Monday-Thursday) ($10.50/ hr)
Contract Period: March - December 2019
This position will assist with the general maintenance of buildings, grounds, facilities and equipment of the State Forest. The work entails independently performing maintenance work, including campsite maintenance, rendering routine preventative maintenance, and making minor repairs or improvements to buildings, fixtures, mechanical equipment, grounds and roadways including mowing, weed eating, painting etc. Other duties may include but are not limited to: planting trees, habitat improvement projects and boundary line maintenance. Candidates must be able to lift up to 70 lbs. and work in inclement weather and rugged terrain. Employee may be required to work some weekends and/or holidays.

MAINTENANCE WORKER w/CAMPGROUND OPERATIONS (1 vacancy/full-time; Wednesday-Saturday) ($11.53/ hr)
Contract Period: March - December 2019
This position is responsible for all duties associated with campground operations including fee collection in four remote primitive camping areas; cleaning and maintaining restrooms and campsites, documenting forest activities and general maintenance of State Forest facilities. As first line of contact with State Forest visitors and campers, this position requires good communication skills and is expected to convey knowledge of forest rules and regulations, forest attractions and recreational opportunities including information about the surrounding areas of tourism and attractions. Weekend work required for operational duties, with weekday duties being more general maintenance and labor. Candidates must be able to lift up to 70 lbs. and work in inclement weather and rugged terrain.

CAMPGROUND OPERATIONS (1 vacancy/part-time; Friday-Saturday - 16 hrs/ week) ($11.53/ hr)
Contract Period: May - September 2019

This position is responsible for all duties associated with campground operations including fee collection in four remote primitive camping areas; cleaning and maintaining restrooms and campsites; documenting forest activities, and general maintenance of State Forest facilities. As first line of contact with campers and all forest visitors, this position requires adequate knowledge of forest rules and regulations, forest attractions and recreational opportunities and information regarding the surrounding areas. Working weekends and holidays is required. Candidates must be able to lift up to 70 lbs. and work in inclement weather and rugged terrain.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: None.

Experience: None.

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

A valid driver’s license is required and driving record will be checked prior to hire.

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 (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.

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 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 crystal.wilson1@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.



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.