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Recruitment #21-002293-0009


Seasonal Contractual

Multiple vacancies; full-time

Contract Period: 3 to 10 months/April 2021 - January 2022 (starting and ending dates are negotiable and may vary)


Western Region- Green Ridge State Forest / Potomac Garrett State Forest

Main Purpose of Job

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources, Forest Services Unit is currently accepting applications for Seasonal Maintenance Assistants in Green Ridge State Forest in Flintstone, Maryland (Allegany County), Potomac- Garrett State Forest in Oakland, Maryland (Garrett County), and Savage River State Forest in Grantsville, Maryland (Garrett County). The positions entail independently performing moderately complex tasks in maintenance work, campsite maintenance, rendering routine preventive maintenance, and making minor repairs or improvements to buildings, fixtures mechanical equipment, grounds, and roadways. Other duties may include but are not limited to snow removal, planting trees, operating chainsaws, habitat improvement projects, boundary line maintenance, and wildland fire suppression. Successful candidates should be able to lift to 70lbs, and willing to work in inclement weather and rugged terrain. Selected candidates may be required to work weekends and/or holidays.

The positions in Potomac-Garrett State Forest will serve as crew chief, leading lower-level maintenance workers in maintaining buildings, grounds, facilities, and equipment of the State Forest.


Education: Graduation from an accredited high school or possession of a high school equivalency certificate.

Experience: One year of experience operating small equipment such as small tractors, mowers, chainsaws.


Experience completing maintenance and safely operating equipment such as bulldozers, plows, large trucks, etc.

Knowledge of agricultural practices of the more common species of plant life, and wildlife indigenous to the state and its geography; of fire suppression practices.

Ability to work independently on specialized assignments.

Ability to work effectively with fellow workers; to deal with the public.


Employees in these positions 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. 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.

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 410-767-4850 or

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

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.

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.