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Seasonal Conservation Jobs Corps (CJC) - Camp Coach

Three (3) Vacancies

Recruitment #17-002292-0019


Seasonal Contractual

Three (3) Vacancies - Full-Time

Contract period: May 2017 - August 2017





Main Purpose of Job

The Maryland Conservation Jobs Corps (CJC) is a five-week summer employment program for disadvantaged youth ages 14 – 17 operated by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, Maryland Park Service. CJC uses outdoor experiential activities and the power of nature to enrich the lives of youth and prepare them for future success in the workforce. The Maryland Park Service is currently recruiting for multiple seasonal contractual positions for CJC Camp Coach for the CJC Program. You must indicate on the Supplemental Questionnaire the specific location(s) of interest for this recruitment.

The CJC Camp Coach is responsible for sustaining all CJC Camp Specialists at a particular park or park area. CJC Camp Specialists are directly responsible for supervising several crews of approximately 6 youth per crew that are participating in a 3-day/2-night camping experience. OVERNIGHT TENT CAMPING is required while attending camp.

The CJC Camp Coach shall provide direction and guidance to CJC Corps Members and ensure that CJC Camp Specialists utilize strategies provided in training to maintain a safe and educational work environment for youth, including but not limited to the following:

● Proper professional work ethic and behavior.
● Ensure that projects are properly, professionally and completely executed to the satisfaction of site managers.
● Manage the data selected with work projects assignments as required by the CJC Program Director.
● Conduct regular crew-based Corps Member training and instructional presentations in critical areas related to safety and professional job performance including the following:

* First-Aid and workplace safety
* Environmental issues and conservation, emphasis on camping and outdoor recreation
* Community relations
* Work ethic
* Communications
* Site-specific work project, goals and activities


Education:      High School diploma, or equivalent.  

Experience:   Prior work experience with CJC and experience with youth.


Strong preference will be given to applicants that possess the following.  Include clear and specific information on your application regarding the qualification(s).

Education or experience in the field of park operations, recreation, education, business, administration, forestry, social sciences, or a natural resources related field is preferred.

Previous work experience with at-risk youth is preferred.


Applicants must have a valid Driver’s License, be 21 years of age (requirement for driving rental vans used during the program), and a good driving record.  

Possession of current certification in CPR for adult/child and First-Aid is required.


Applicants must attend a mandatory CJC Coach Orientation on Saturday, June 3rd from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Applicants must attend a mandatory CJC Camp training on Monday, June 12th and Tuesday, June 13th (OVERNIGHT).

Applicants must attend a mandatory training the week of Monday, June 19thh to Friday, June 23rd to be held from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (additional hours may be required, and training dates are subject to change).


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. You will be required to submit a supplemental questionnaire. Please do not submit unsolicited documentation.


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.


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

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.