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Seasonal Cunningham Falls State Park

Thirty Seven (37) Vacancies

Recruitment #17-002292-0005

Introduction

Seasonal Contractual

Thirty Seven (37) Vacancies - Full-Time

Contract Period: March 2017 - December 2017

LOCATION OF POSITION

Cunningham Falls and Gambrills State Parks - Thurmont, MD (Frederick)

Main Purpose of Job

The Maryland Park Service is currently recruiting for multiple seasonal contractual positions at Cunningham Falls and Gambrill State Parks in Thurmont, 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 (7 vacancies) ($9.25 to $10 / hour)

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
  • Register campers Monitor and cleaning of campgrounds, bath houses and restrooms
  • General maintenance of park trails, public facilities, staff buildings and DNR vessels and vehicles
  • Monitor recreational activities in the park, including but not limited to hunting, fishing, hiking and biking  

 

PARK MAINTENANCE WORKER (8 vacancies) ($9.25 to $9.50 / hour)

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 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

 

PARK NATURALIST (3 vacancies) ($9.25 to $9.75 / hour)

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

 

CONTACT STATION ATTENDANT / CAMPER CONTACT ATTENDANT (8 vacancies – Cunningham Falls State Park only) ($9.25 / hour)

The Contact Station Attendant / Camper Contact Attendant is responsible for welcoming visitors to the park, collecting various service charges and/or registering campers. 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:

  • Answer phones / provide information to visitors
  • Register campers
  • Operate a computer reservation system
  • Handle money and provide change
  • Assist with facility upkeep and maintenance  

 

LIFEGUARD – LAKE OR BAYFRONT BEACH (10 vacancies – Cunningham Falls State Park only) ($9.25 to $10.50 / hour)

The Lake / Bayfront Beach Lifeguard is responsible for ensuring visitors have a safe and enjoyable recreational experience. 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 safe water-based recreation for park patrons
  • Provide visitors with information and park regulations
  • Maintain the beach area, to include trash and litter removal
  • Provide emergency care
  • Prepare written reports
  • Must possess current certifications in lifeguarding, CPR and standard first-aid, and  Maryland Boater Safety. Candidates may be certified after hire.

 

BILINGUAL INTERPRETER (1 vacancy) ($9.25 to $10 / hour)

The Bilingual Interpreter will communicate with and assist Spanish-speaking park visitors. 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 lead nature programs and hikes
  • Provide general customer service and park information to visitors
  • Communicate with visitors while assisting with park operations (e.g. beach patrol, search and rescue, traffic control)
  • Develop program advertisements and assist with public relations

 

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



Click on a link below to apply for this position:

Fill out the Supplemental Questionnaire and Application NOW using the Internet. Apply Online
View and print the Supplemental Questionnaire. This recruitment requires completion of a supplemental questionnaire. You may view and print the supplemental questionnaire here.
Apply via Paper Application. You may also download and complete the Paper Application here.