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3 Positions Available

Recruitment #22-003102-0001


Park Technician Trainee
Long Term Contractual – 40 hours per week
Three Positions Available




2 Positions at Potomac State Forest
1 Position located at Savage River State Forest

Main Purpose of Job

Potomac State Forrest

The Department of Natural Resources (DNR), Forest Service/Western Region, is currently accepting applications for a Maintenance Technician at Potomac-Garrett State Forest, Oakland (Garrett County) MD. This position serves as crew chief and will lead lower-level maintenance workers in maintenance of State Forest. This position is responsible for maintenance of buildings, grounds, facilities and equipment of the State Forest. The work entails independently performing moderately complex tasks in maintenance work, including heavy equipment operations 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 both small and heavy equipment, welding, planting trees, operating chain saws, habitat improvement projects, wildland fire suppression and boundary line maintenance. Selected candidate may be required to work some weekends and/or holidays.

Savage River State Forrest

The Department of Natural Resources, Maryland Forest Service/Western Region, is currently accepting applications for one (1) Long-Term Park Technician Trainee at Savage River State Forest, Grantsville (Garrett County), Maryland.   This position is an entry level maintenance job in the State Forest.  This employee will assist the Maintenance Supervisor with providing responsibility for the maintenance of grounds, facilities, and equipment.  They may also provide assistance on new facilities and perform maintenance work.  The primary function of this position is to provide maintenance; however, they may occasionally be assigned other operational function.  The employee may be trained and commissioned as a Forest Warden under the Provisions of Natural Resources Article 5-206.  A considerable amount of time is spent outdoors under varying conditions, often in isolated areas requiring arduous physical activity.  This employee performs duties under close supervision and at times under general supervision, depending on the complexity of the duty being performed.  This employee reports directly to the Maintenance Supervisor.  The employee will be assigned to Savage River State Forest, which is 55,000+ acres.  The employee will work independently performing moderately complex tasks in maintenance work, including heavy equipment operation for road and trail maintenance, making minor repairs or improvements to buildings, fixtures, mechanical equipment, grounds and roadways.  The employee may operate small and heavy equipment, plant trees, monitor two Off-Road Vehicle Trails, operate chainsaws, work on habitat improvement projects, wildland fire suppression, and boundary line maintenance.  The position is responsible for assisting with 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, routine construction and campsite maintenance.  The selected candidates may be required to work some weekends and/or holidays.


Education: High school diploma or GED.

Experience: None; Preferred experience operating small equipment such as skid steer, mowers (equivalent to JD X300 or 720) weed eaters, and chainsaws. Experience operating heavy equipment such as front-end loader (equivalent to JD 54J), dozer (equivalent to JD 450H), tractor (equivalent to NH TSD100), and radial arm brush hog (17' reach); Experience with basic automotive repair, maintaining and repairing both small and heavy equipment.

Notes:  Maryland Driver’s license is required.  Preferred Class B Commercial Driver’s License; however, on the job training is available to enable an employee to obtain this license.


Class A or B Commercial Driver’s License. Must be able to lift 70 lbs. and work in inclement weather and rugged terrain; Basic welding experience; Completed S-022, S-130, S-190 Wildfire Training Courses (and willing to take S-212 Wildland Fire Chainsaw Training); Experience applying pesticides and completion of "Pesticide Users Safety Training" or equivalent.


Employees appointed to positions 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.


1. Some positions in this classification are assigned duties which may require the individual to be examined by a physician. After an offer of employment, applicants for such positions will be given a medical examination to certify the ability to perform the essential job functions.

2. Upon permanent appointment the employee may be required to reside in the county, region, or park to which they are assigned.

3. Candidates appointed to positions in this classification may be assigned duties which require a valid operator license for heavy equipment, such as bulldozers, back-hoes, payloaders or tractors.

4. Persons appointed to these positions are subject to call-in on a 24-hour a day basis and will be required to provide the employing agency with a telephone number listed in the agency’s telephone directory or on file with Forest, Park and Wildlife Communication Centers in case of emergencies.

5. The employee may be required to attend training and be certified as a water plant operator.

6. Employees in this classification may be required to lift objects weighing up to 40 pounds or more.


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.


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.


The online application is 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 

Inquiries regarding this recruitment can be directed to Christopher Langley 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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