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SEARCH and RESCUE INSTRUCTOR (part-time only)

Recruitment #21-002292-0011


Seasonal Contractual

1 vacancy; part-time (less than 10 hours per week)

Contract Period: January 2021 - October 2021


Annapolis, MD (Anne Arundel County)

Main Purpose of Job

This position will be a part-time position less than 300 hours annually. This instructor is the primary instructor for Introduction to Search and Rescue, as well as instructing Incident Command System classes for staff assigned to the Maryland Park Service. This instructor must be familiar with the search and rescue community in Maryland, and carry appropriate certifications with the National Association of Search and Rescue (NASAR).


Education: High school diploma or equivalent.

Experience: Minimum of 5 years of experience in the Search and Rescue Community, including Maryland State Police (MSP) operations as related to Search and Rescue, NASAR Instructor Certification for Introduction to Search and Rescue (ISAR). Recognized by Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) as an Incident Command System Instructor at various levels. Minimum of 3 years of in-class and field teaching experience with the Maryland Park Service or other similar organizations.


College degree from an accredited college or university is preferred but not required.


Employees appointed to positions in this classification may be assigned duties that 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. 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 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

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country, and encourage them to apply. Candidates with disabilities and bilingual candidates 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.

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