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Recruitment #21-002293-0001


Seasonal Contractual

Two (2) vacancies; full-time

Contract Period: March 2021 - January 2022 (not to exceed 10 months / starting and ending dates negotiable)


Savage River State Forest, Grantsville (Garrett County), Maryland

Main Purpose of Job

The selected candidates will assist in forest inventory data collection, timber marking, boundary marking, herbicide application to control non-native invasives, etc. The incumbents should be proficiently skilled with a multitude of technical forestry equipment including GPS, compass, clinometer, range finders, 10 and 20 BAF prisms, increment corers, as well as able to accurately read and interpret topographic maps. Employees in these positions will work in inclement weather and traverse rugged terrain.


Education: Completion of at least 30-semester credits from an accredited college or university, of which 15 credits must be in environmental science, forest technology, arboriculture, natural resource management, or a related field of study. This coursework must include dendrology, tree identification, or herbaceous plant identification.

Experience: None.

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


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 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.

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. 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.