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FOREST PEST FIELD TECHNICIAN

CONTRACTUAL - SEASONAL

Recruitment #21-002293-0020

Introduction

*** IMMEDIATE OPENING ***

This is a seasonal position (October '21 - June '22) in Maryland Department of Agriculture's Forest Pest Management Program, Northeast Region.  This is contractual employment and worker will be paid for actual hours worked only.  Contractual paid leave and health benefits available.

GRADE

9998

LOCATION OF POSITION

Northeast Regional Office, 3525 Conowingo Rd, Street, Maryland

 Work will be performed in Baltimore City, Baltimore, Cecil, Harford, and Kent Counties

Main Purpose of Job

To assist with seasonal activities in the Maryland Department of Agriculture's Forest Pest Management Program. October '21 through June '22.

POSITION DUTIES

Work will be assigned in forested and urban areas, between October 2021 and June 2022 to assist with emerald ash borer biocontrol and suppression activities, fall and spring hemlock woolly adelgid suppression activities, gypsy moth egg mass surveys and suppression, and other forest pest projects as assigned.

Duties will include contact with the public and recording data, application of systemic insecticides to ash and hemlock trees,  may involve exposure to insects, ticks, poison ivy, and forest and urban animals, lengthy hikes, working in steep and rocky areas, carrying heavy packs, supplies and equipment, and safe operation of a State vehicle.  Overnight travel may be required, for up to a week at a time.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

High School Diploma or GED required.  Each candidate must be at least 18 years of age and possess a driver's license valid in Maryland, with no more than 5 points on the candidate's driving record.

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

Valid Driver's License required, with no more than 5 points on driving record.

SELECTION PROCESS

Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment. All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. We will not consider information submitted after this date. Successful candidates will placed on the eligible (employment) list for at least one year.

BENEFITS

Contractual employees who work for an agency covered under the State Employee and Retiree Health and Welfare Benefits 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 contractual employee who has worked 120 days in a 12 month period. This leave accrues at a rate of one hour for every 30 hours worked, not to exceed 40 hours per calendar year.

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

The online application process is STRONGLY preferred. If you are unable to apply online, you may mail a paper application to: Maryland Department of Agriculture  Human Resource Office, Room 304,  50 Harry S. Truman Parkway  Annapolis, MD  21401. If you are submitting additional information, such as diplomas or transcripts, the preferred method is to upload them online with your application. 

If you are unable to upload, you may mail, hand-deliver or fax (HR Fax # 443-602-9831). All paper applications must be received by 4:30 PM on the closing date, no exceptions.  (Postmarks not accepted.) Resumes will NOT be accepted in lieu of completing the online or paper application.

For questions concerning this recruitment, please contact:  Mary Darling at 410-841-5847 or mary.darling@maryland.gov.

TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity. People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply. We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.