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TRAVEL INFORMATION AIDE I - SOUTH MOUNTAIN WELCOME CENTER (WEST)

PART-TIME CONTRACTUAL

Recruitment #17-008998-0006

Introduction

The Maryland Department of Commerce is seeking qualified applicants for a part-time, contractual Travel Information Aide I position within the Office of Tourism Development. Incumbents will work 40 hours biweekly.

GRADE

8

LOCATION OF POSITION

This position is located at the South Mountain Welcome Center on Interstate 70 Westbound in Myersville, Maryland in Frederick County.

Main Purpose of Job

The primary function of the position will be to provide travel and historical information to Maryland visitors.

POSITION DUTIES

Individuals will inform the traveling public about Maryland attractions, accommodations, recreational facilities, services and destinations; inform travelers about current events and activities; read maps and give specific directions to Maryland destinations, as well as provide assistance in reaching destinations.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Applicants must possess a high school diploma or a State GED certificate AND two (2) years of experience working in public information in a tourism-related industry (e.g., accommodations, campgrounds, travel development agency, information center, guide service, customer service, hospitality, etc.).

SELECTIVE QUALIFICATIONS

Candidates should be able to relate to the public in a friendly and competent manner; and must be able to interpret highway maps. Applicants must be able to work weekends since the center is open Thursday through Monday year-round. Knowledge of Maryland history, geography and tourist attractions is required. Candidates must be computer literate and also be able to frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

BENEFITS

Contractual employees who work 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

If you have any questions about this recruitment, please contact the Department of Commerce at 410-767-6300. You may also visit our website at:  http://commerce.maryland.gov/commerce  

It is  
highly preferred that you apply online. If you are unable to apply online, please submit a resume to:  

Maryland Department of Commerce - Office of Human Resources  

ATTN: TRAVEL INFORMATION AIDE I – South Mountain Welcome Center
 I 70 W

World Trade Center – 401 East Pratt Street 
Baltimore, Maryland 21202 

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

TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay 

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



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