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Seasonal Forest Ranger

Recruitment #23-002293-0007


Seasonal Hourly - Forest Ranger

CONTRACT PERIOD: March 2023 – December 2023




Madonna Ranger Station, Jarrettsville, MD (Harford County)

Main Purpose of Job

The Maryland Forest Service is accepting applications for a seasonal Forest Ranger position that will report to the Fire Staff and assist with wildland fire management in a multi-county area. This position will be located at the Madonna Ranger Station in Harford County. Responsibilities will include wildland fire prevention, pre-suppression and suppression duties including response to wildfires, prescribed burning, equipment operation, prevention and planning activities, training, routine maintenance, and other duties as assigned.


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

Experience: Three years’ experience in wildland fire or forestry work.


Class A or B CDL Driver’s License is required for this position. License must be uploaded to apply.


  1. Experience in prescribed fire
  2. Experience in equipment and facility maintenance
  3. Experience in wildland fire


This position will be assigned duties which require the operation of a motor vehicle. Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess a motor operator’s license valid in the State of Maryland. A Class A or B CDL Driver’s License is required for this position.


  • Completion of Basic Wildland Fire Training: S-130, S-190, I-100v and I-700. 
  • Applicants must be willing to work outdoors in all weather conditions.


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.

*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, need to make adjustments to a submitted application  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 Courtney Blackistone 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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