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Savage River State Forest

Recruitment #21-002293-0014


Seasonal Contractual

Two (2) vacancies; full-time (40 hours/week)

Contract Period: May 2021 - March 2022 (starting and ending dates are negotiable and may vary)


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


These positions are responsible for the general maintenance of buildings, grounds, facilities, and equipment for the State Forest. The work entails independently performing moderately complex tasks in maintenance work, including heavy equipment operation for road and trail maintenance, routine construction work, campsite maintenance, rendering routine preventative maintenance, and making minor repairs or improvements to buildings, fixtures, mechanical equipment, grounds and roadways. Other duties may include, but are not limited to: operating small and heavy equipment, planting trees, monitoring two Off-Road Vehicle Trails, operating chainsaws, habitat improvement projects, wildland fire suppression and boundary line maintenance. The selected candidates may be required to work some weekends and/or holidays.


Education: Completion of the eighth grade.

Experience: None.

Candidates must possess a motor vehicle operator’s license valid in the State of Maryland.


1. Experience operating small equipment such as skid steer, lawn mowers, chain saws; ability to operate heavy equipment such as front-end loader, dozer, tractor, radial arm brush hog.

2. Class B Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) is highly preferred; however, on the job training is available to enable an employee to obtain this license.

3. Knowledge of Savage River State Forest.


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.

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

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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