PARK TECHNICIAN TRAINEE
Veterans Conservation Corps Member
|DNR - Maryland Park Service - State Wide Operation
|11/28/2023 11:59:00 PM
|12/13/2023 11:59:00 PM
|$18.85 - $29.79/hour
LOCATION OF POSITION
Main Purpose of Job
- Complete conservation, restoration and maintenance projects on public lands
- Serve as a role model to other veterans
- Accept responsibility for any assigned tools, equipment and vehicles
- Plan and implement daily schedules
- Speak to the public, community groups, school groups, organizations, and media to plan, developed deliver programs.
Education: Graduation from an accredited high school or possession of a high school equivalency certificate.
Note: Candidates may substitute experience in the skilled maintenance or construction trades, e.g. Electrician, Plumber or experience in the maintenance of a park, forest or wildlife facility at the rate of one year experience for one year of education up to a maximum of four years of the required education.
DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
- Prior service in the U.S. Armed Forces. If claiming military service, DD Form 214 may be required prior to accepting employment.
- Ability to lift up to 20 lbs. repeatedly and use hand tools (these are often heavy tools like pulaskis, sledge hammers and chainsaws, etc.)
LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS
1. Some positions in this classification are assigned duties which may require the candidates to be examined by a Physician. After an offer of employment, candidates for such positions will be given a medical examination to certify the ability to perform the essential job functions.
2. Upon permanent appointment, employees in this classification may be required to reside in the county, region, or park to which they are assigned.
3. Employees 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. Employees in this classification 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. Employees in this classification 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 or more pounds.
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.