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Recruitment #21-002247-0102


Long Term Contractual 

Two vacancies; full-time

Contract Period: One year with the possibility of renewal




Annapolis, MD (Anne Arundel County)

Main Purpose of Job

The Department of Natural Resources, Land Acquisition & Planning Unit, located at the Tawes State Office Building, Annapolis, Maryland, is currently accepting applications for two Long Term Contractual Administrative Officer III positions. The Land Acquisition & Planning Unit works to advance land conservation and outdoor recreational opportunities in Maryland. The primary purpose of these positions is to provide administrative support to the Unit’s  Grants, Easements, and Stewardship Team and the Fiscal and Administration Team. The Grants, Easements, and Stewardship Division oversee administration of Local Grants including Program Open Space Local,  Rural Legacy Program, the CREP Permanent Easement Program, and the Land and Water Conservation Fund. The Fiscal and Administration Division includes administering the Unit’s capital funding. Functions will include file and database management, coordinating fiscal documents, maintaining fiscal records, coordinating monitoring and stewardship of projects related to each of these programs, and general office administrative support. The position relates directly to the mission of the agency by aiding the Unit in its work to advance land conservation and outdoor recreational opportunities in Maryland.


Education: Possession of a bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university.

Experience: Three years experience in administrative or professional work.


1. Candidates may substitute additional experience in administrative staff or professional work on a year-for-year basis for the required education.  

2. Candidates may substitute additional graduate level education at an accredited college or university at the rate of 30 semester credit hours for each year of the required experience.

3. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer involving staff work that included the regular use of independent judgment and analysis in applying and interpreting complex administrative plans, policies, rules or regulations or analysis of operational programs or procedures with recommendations for improvement on a year-for-year basis for the required education and experience.  


Experience using the State’s FMIS, R*STARS, and ADPICS systems.                 

Experience with SharePoint Databases, excel spreadsheets.  

Experience with Maryland land conservation or grant programs including the Rural Legacy Program, Program Open Space Local and/or the Land and Water Conservation Fund.  


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.


Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be considered for this position. Therefore, it is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. Report all education and experience related to the essential functions of this position.

For education obtained outside the U.S., a copy of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service must be provided prior to hire.


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 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.

If you are having difficulty with your user account or have general questions about the online application system, please contact the MD Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division at

Inquiries regarding this recruitment can be directed to Crystal Wilson at

TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay

Candidates with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply. We thank our Veterans for their service to our country, and encourage them to apply. As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity.

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