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Seasonal Hourly Shift

Concession Attendant

Recruitment #23-002292-0007


Full-Time and Part-Time vacancies available

*Returning staff for the 2023-2024 season will receive an additional $0.25/hour 


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Vacancies for this position are currently located at the following locations:
  • Assateague State Park (Worchester County)
  • New Germany State Park (Garrett County)
  • Dans Mountain State Park (Allegany County)
  • Point Lookout (St. Mary's County)
  • Janes Island State Park (Somerset County)
  • Pocomoke River State Park (Worchester County)
  • Herrington Manor State Park (Garrett County)
  • Gunpowder Falls State Park (Harford/Baltimore County)
  • Tuckahoe State Park Complex (Queen Anne's County) including: Martinak State Park (Caroline County), Wye Island NRMA (Queen Anne's County), Sassafras NRMA (Kent County) and Cypress Branch State Park (Kent County) If interested in any of these locations, please select ''Tuckahoe State Park Complex (Queen Anne's County)' below

Main Purpose of Job

The Concession Attendant provides information to visitors about park facilities, programs and regulations. Work is performed indoors and outdoors under various weather conditions. Applicants must be available to work weekends, evenings and holidays as scheduled. Part-time or full-time work is available. Applicants must be available to work weekends, evenings and holidays as scheduled.

Duties may vary for each facility and generally include, but are not limited to: 
  • Operate a cash register in the sale of park merchandise 
  • Maintain inventory of supplies, materials and products 
  • Complete required reports 
  • Administer canoe and kayak rentals 
  • Assist with litter pickup near concession facilities 
  • Prepare and serve hot and cold food 
  • Work can be physical in nature, requiring the ability to walk and stand for long periods of time, lift and carry heavy objects, do repetitive bending and stooping, and climb ladders


Qualifying candidates must meet the following:
  • Experience: At least 40 hours of customer relations experience and 40 hours of cash handling experience as indicated on application. Customer relations and cash handling experience includes but is not limited to professional or volunteer experience in retail, hospitality, service industry, administrative, or similar fields.
  • Education:  Current high school student or possess a high school equivalency certificate.

1.  Candidates may substitute successful completion in technical/trade school certification/course or successful completion of high school-level public speaking class for the required experience. Must upload transcript, report card or certification. 


Preference will be given to bilingual applicants, who are strongly encouraged to apply.


Employees in this classification may be assigned duties which require the operation of a motor vehicle, UTV or golf cart. Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator’s license valid in the State of Maryland and five points or fewer on their current driving record.


Applicants selected for employment may undergo an employment background investigation, including, but not limited to:  employment reference check, education verification, driving record check (if the position requires employees to drive a vehicle) and a criminal history check including fingerprinting.


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.


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.

*Should benefits be available, this information will be discussed at the time of hire


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

Inquiries regarding this recruitment can be directed to Emilee Knott 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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