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PARK TECHNICIAN I

Recruitment #22-003103-0001

GRADE

ASTD10

LOCATION OF POSITION

Statewide

Main Purpose of Job

Park Technician Trainee, Park Technician I and Park Technician II are differentiated on the basis of the degree of supervisory control exercised by the supervisor over these employees. Park Technician Trainee learns to perform duties under close supervision. Park Technician I performs duties under close supervision at times and under general supervision at other times depending on the complexity of the specific duty being performed. Park Technician II performs the full range of duties under general supervision. Park Technician II is differentiated from Park Technician Lead in that the Park Technician Lead assigns work and provides training to lower level park technicians. Park Technician Trainee/I/II is a non-competitive promotion class series wherein as a matter of compensation policy and practice, workers doing the job receive grade level increases based upon (1) time on the job and (2) satisfactory work performance in addition to grade step increases on the same basis. Park Technician II is the full level of maintenance work in state parks and forests. Employees in this class have responsibility for the supervision and maintenance of grounds, facilities and equipment within a park, forest or recreation area, provide assistance on new facilities and perform maintenance work. Employees in this classification do not supervise other Park Technicians. Employees in this classification receive close supervision from a Park Technician Supervisor, a Park Maintenance Program Supervisor or other designated official depending upon the size of the park operation. An employee in this classification may lead or supervise unskilled or semi-skilled laborers, including permanent employees, long-term contractual employees, seasonal employees and volunteers, to include scheduling employees’ work assignments, providing assistance on new facilities as well as performing maintenance work. While maintenance of park, forest or wildlife grounds is the primary function of this position, employees may occasionally be assigned other operational functions.

POSITION DUTIES

These intermediate level positions will be responsible for monitoring and maintenance of grounds, facilities and equipment at the park including day use areas, headquarters/shop complex, and bathhouse buildings. The position operates and maintains power tools and heavy equipment, oversees and performs routine grounds, facilities and equipment maintenance in these state parks. The position will complete projects for maintenance, repair and improvements to park grounds and facilities, including carpentry, electrical, masonry and plumbing. Duties may include trail construction and maintenance, mowing and trimming, removal of downed and hazardous trees, re-routing of park trails, and boundary marking.
  
The incumbent may also lead or supervise work of seasonal employees and volunteers. While the maintenance of park buildings is the primary function of this position, the selected candidate will also assist with day-to-day park operations, including opening and closing park facilities, assisting with park visitor needs, and helping with special events as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Possession of a high school diploma or high school equivalence certificate.

Experience: One year of experience in the skilled maintenance or construction trades, e.g. electrician, plumber or experience in the maintenance of a park, forest or wildlife facility.

Notes: 1. Applicants may substitute education in the field of forestry, wildlife biology or park management at an accredited college or university at the rate of 30 semester credit hours for each year of the required experience for up to two years.

2. Applicants may substitute experience for the required High School education at the rate of one year experience for one year of education up to a maximum of four years.

3. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a non-commissioned officer in equipment, facilities, and services classification or equipment, facilities, and services specialty codes in the equipment, facilities, and services field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

A minimum of 6 months Experience multi-tasking and working independently

A minimum of 6 months Experience in small equipment repair and basic vehicle maintenance

A minimum of 6 months Experience leading working crews or volunteer groups through project completion

A minimum of 6 months Operational experience in parks in the event of emergency or facility breakdown

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

Employees appointed to positions in this classification may be assigned dutieswhich 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.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

1. Some positions in this classification are assigned duties which will 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 may be required to have their current private residence telephone number listed in the agency’s telephone directory or on file with Forest, Park and Wildlife Communications Center 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.

SELECTION PROCESS

Please make sure 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 may be ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified and placed on the employment (eligible) list for at least one year.

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.

EXAMINATION PROCESS

Your application is part of the examination process. The examination will consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience related to the requirements of this position. The rating will be based on the information provided on your application. Therefore, it is important you provide all the experience and education related to this position completely and accurately.

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

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 Application.Help@maryland.gov

Inquiries regarding this recruitment can be directed to Crystal Wilson at crystal.wilson1@maryland.gov.

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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