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ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER I

Tree Planting Specialist

Recruitment #22-002711-0035

Introduction

One open position will be classified as an Assistant Nursery Manager the remaining 10 will be classified as a Tree Planting Specialist.

GRADE

13

LOCATION OF POSITION

11 locations are available for this recruitment

Offices are located in Leonardtown, Parsonsburg, Denton, Flintstone, Clear Spring, Prince Frederick, Salisbury,
Frederick, Baltimore, Woodbine, BelAir, Annapolis, Preston

The Assistant Nursery Manager opening is at Ayton Nursery in Caroline County

Main Purpose of Job

The Department of Natural Resources (DNR), Maryland Forest Service, is currently accepting applications for 11 Tree Planting Specialists to implement the 5 Million Trees Initiative, a 9-year program established by the 2021 Tree Solutions Now Act. Positions will reach out to community groups and landowners to expand interest in tree planting, plan and conduct tree plantings, map and report plantings, and support continued care and management of trees and forests, including invasive species control. Work may include tree seed collection with volunteers or staff. One position will help expand tree seedling production at the John S. Ayton Tree Nursery, including coordination of tree seed collection. Projects will be on public and private land, and cover urban and rural settings. Particular focus will be on urban, underserved areas most in need of trees for human health and environmental benefits. The positions will be part of the 5 Million Trees Team and will work in field offices with regional forestry staff. (offices in Leonardtown, Parsonsburg, Denton, Flintstone, Clear Spring, Prince Frederick, Salisbury, Frederick, Baltimore, Woodbine, BelAir, Annapolis, Preston)

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Experience:   Five years of experience in administrative staff or professional work.

Notes:

1. Candidates may substitute the possession of a Bachelor's degree from a college or university and one year of experience in administrative staff or professional work for the required experience.

2. Candidates may substitute additional graduate level education at an accredited college or university at the rate of 30 credit hours for each year of the required experience.

3. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer involving staff work that included regular use of independent judgment and analysis in applying and interpreting complex administrative plans, policies, rules or regulations or analysis of operational programs or procedures with recommendations for improvement on a year-for-year basis for the required experience.

SELECTIVE QUALIFICATIONS

Experience with tree planting, paid or volunteer

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience with working with forestry and/or urban forestry field work.
  • Experience with working with nonprofits and local government and/or tree planting programs including managing volunteers
  • Experience with databases and spreadsheets
  • Knowledge of non-native invasive species and their control
  • Skills in use of GIS systems
  • Experience with outreach or marketing

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

Employees in this classification may be assigned duties which 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.

SELECTION PROCESS

Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be considered for this position. Therefore, it is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. Report all education and experience related to the essential functions of this position. For education obtained outside the U.S., a copy of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service must be provided prior to hire.

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 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.

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 Application.Help@maryland.gov. 

Inquiries regarding this recruitment can be directed to Courtney Blackistone at courtney.blackistone@maryland.gov.

TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay




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