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Seasonal Elk Neck State Park

36 positions available

Recruitment #18-002292-0003

Introduction

Seasonal Contractual

Thirty six (36) vacancies; full-time and part-time

Contract Period: March 2018 - December 2018

LOCATION OF POSITION

Elk Neck State Park (Cecil County)

Main Purpose of Job

The Department of Natural Resources (DNR), 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 (12 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

CABIN CLEANER (2 vacancies)
The Cabin Cleaner is responsible for the maintenance and cleaning of the reservable cabins 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 and on an on-call basis. Duties may vary for each facility and generally include, but are not limited to:
● Clean rustic cabins (includes a kitchen space), mini cabins and restrooms
● Pick up and remove litter
● Applicants must be able to lift 50 lbs.

PARK NATURALIST (2 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 maintain exhibits, park bulletin boards and educational materials
● Advise the public of general park rules and regulations
● Operation and maintenance of nature center, buildings and grounds
● 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 (1 vacancy)
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

CONTACT STATIONS/ CONCESSIONS ATTENDANT (8 vacancies - part-time & full-time positions available)
The Contact Stations/ Concessions Attendant position provides customer service for park visitors in three concessions buildings and three contact stations. 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:
● Use of a computer and a point of sale system to register campers, complete reports and sell park merchandise and passes for day use areas
● Provide visitors with park information and regulations within the park’s contact stations, stores, campground and day-use areas
● Answer telephones and a communications radio
● Maintain and clean the concessions and contact station buildings

PROJECT PLANNER/ PROPOSAL WRITER (1 vacancy)
The Project Planner/ Proposal Writer position provides detailed reports so park management can make informed project decisions that will support overall park operations. Work may be performed indoors and outdoors under various weather conditions. Applicant must be available to work weekdays as scheduled and submit weekly status reports.
● Understand the project and its requirements
● Determine key variables for cost and other estimates
● Gather first-hand information from various indoor and outdoor sites
● Conduct research to obtain data on labor costs, materials, production times etc.
● Obtain and review offers and quotes by subcontractors or vendors
● Create and submit estimate reports or bids to park management and staff
● Create and submit complete project proposals
● Hike trails of varying difficulty
● Applicants must be able to lift 50 lbs.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: None.

Experience: None.

SELECTION PROCESS

Please make sure you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment, and report all experience and education related to this position. Verifiable volunteer experience will be considered; please include it on your application, if applicable. All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. We will not consider information submitted after this date. Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will proceed to the next phase of evaluation.

This recruitment does not require any additional materials to be uploaded. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of completing the application. Please do not submit unsolicited documentation (resumes, transcripts, cover letters, etc.).

Please complete the attached supplemental questionnaire.

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.

Leave may be granted to a temporary/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.

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

Online application is STRONGLY preferred. If online access is unavailable, 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 Resource Department is not responsible for applications sent to any other address.

Faxed or e-mailed applications will not be accepted.

Specific inquiries regarding this recruitment can be directed to Chuck 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.