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Seasonal Elk Neck State Park Recruitment

Thirty-Two (32) vacancies

Recruitment #17-002292-0002

Introduction

Seasonal Contractual

Thirty-two (32) vacancies; full-time

Contract Period: March 2017- December 2017

LOCATION OF POSITION

Elk Neck State Park- North East, MD (Cecil County)

Main Purpose of Job

The Maryland Park Service is currently recruiting for multiple seasonal contractual positions at Elk Neck State Park in North East, Maryland. You must indicate on the Supplemental Questionnaire the position(s) of interest in order to be considered for this recruitment. Please review the main purpose of each job closely before applying.

 

 

PARK RANGER (16 vacancies)

A Seasonal Park Ranger is a temporary, introductory level of work in the operation of a State park. Work is performed indoors and outdoors under various weather conditions. 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:

     Provide visitors with park information and regulations within the park’s contact stations, stores, campground and day-use areas

     Use of a computer and a point of sale system to register campers, complete reports and sell park merchandise

     Monitor and cleaning of campgrounds, bathhouses and restrooms

     General maintenance of park trails, public facilities, staff buildings and DNR vessels and vehicles

     Monitor (via motorized vehicles, bicycles, and on foot) recreational activities in the park, including but not limited to hunting, fishing, hiking and biking, swimming/beach area

     Assist with the development and presentation of interpretive and environmental education programs

 

PARK MAINTENANCE WORKER (8 vacancies)

The Seasonal Park Maintenance position is responsible for the maintenance of grounds, facilities and equipment in a park or recreation area. Work is performed indoors and outdoors under various weather conditions. 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:

     Clean restrooms, shelters, cabins and campsites

     Refill bathroom supplies

     Removal of litter

     Maintenance of facilities and grounds

     Mow and trim grass

     Painting, electric, carpentry and plumbing work

     Upkeep of vehicles, equipment and vessels

     Use of hand tools and operation of power equipment

 

 

TRAIL TECHNICIAN (2 vacancies)

The Trail Technician is responsible for the maintenance and construction associated with a trail network within a State Park. Work is performed indoors and outdoors under various weather conditions. 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:

     Perform trail maintenance and construction based on guidelines set forth by the USDA Forest Service and the International Mountain Biking Association (IMBA)

     Hike trails of varying difficulty

     Applicants must be able to lift 50 lbs.

     Assist with general maintenance of the park. Tasks may include: clean restrooms, shelters, cabins and campsites; removal of litter; mow and trim grass; use of hand tools and operation of power equipment

 

PARK NATURALIST (4 vacancies)

The Seasonal Park Naturalist develops and leads interpretive programming at a State Park. Work is performed indoors and outdoors under various weather conditions. 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:

     Develop and present interpretive and environmental education programs

     Assist with volunteers and youth programs

     Develop and maintains exhibits, park bulletin boards and educational materials

     Advise the public of general park rules and regulations

     Operation and maintenance of nature centers, buildings and grounds

     May include live animal care and handling associated with the Scales and Tales program (snakes & turtles only)

     Hike trails of varying difficulty and lead canoe/ kayak tours on open waters

     Provide visitors with park information and regulations within the park’s contact stations, stores, nature center, campground and day-use areas

     Use of a computer and a point of sale system to register campers, complete reports and sell park merchandise

 

VISITOR SERVICES ATTENDANT – (2 vacancies)

The Visitor Services position provides secretarial and financial duties for a State Park. Work may be performed indoors and outdoors under various weather conditions. 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:

     Answer phones and greet customers

     Process mail

     Prepare cash deposits and supporting paperwork

     Photocopy and type documents

     Enter data using Excel spreadsheets

     Process seasonal contracts and seasonal timesheets

     Process bills for payment

     Provide visitors with park information and regulations within the park’s contact stations, stores, campground and day-use areas

     Use of a computer and a point of sale system to register campers, complete reports and sell park merchandise

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: None.

Experience: None.

SELECTION PROCESS

Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment, and report all experience and education that is related to this position. Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will proceed to the next phase of evaluation.

Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of completing the application.

This recruitment does not require any additional materials to be uploaded. Your qualifications will be assessed based on the information included on your submitted application. Please do not submit unsolicited documentation. You will be required to complete a supplemental questionnaire.

BENEFITS

Contractual employees who works for an agency covered under the State Employee and Retiree Health and Welfare Benefits Program (the 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.

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

Online application is STRONGLY preferred. If online access is unavailable, you may submit a paper application to:

Department of Natural Resources

Human Resources

580 Taylor Avenue, C-3

Annapolis, MD 21401

Faxed or e-mailed applications will not be accepted. The Human Resource Department is not responsible for applications sent to any other address.

Specific inquiries regarding this recruitment can be directed to Charles Hecker at charles.hecker@maryland.gov

TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay.

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country, and encourage them to apply.

Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply.

As an equal opportunity employer Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity.