The Department of Natural Resources, Forest Service is currently accepting applications for three (3) seasonal contractual Natural Resources Technician III positions, located in Annapolis and Western Maryland. Positions are full-time, 40 hours/week, with occasional weekend or evening obligations, except for the Western Region Buffer Technician position, which is part-time, 20-24 hours/week. Applicants must be willing to work outdoors in a variety of weather conditions.

Buffer Technician (1 position) March to December 2018, Annapolis- Tawes State Office Building
• Assist with tree planting and follow up for maintenance
• Maintain and monitor prior tree plantings, including coordinating replanting, weed control, and tree shelter/stake maintenance
• Communicate with partners and the public to encourage new tree planting
• Assist with buffer planting plans and forest inventory data collection

Forest Health Technician (1 position) March to December 2018, Annapolis- Tawes State Office Building
• Collect urban tree and forest inventory data to identify risks for forest health threats, including invasive plants and emerald ash borer
• Conduct GIS mapping for forest health planning and response
• Assist with developing and implementing forest health response plans

Western Region Buffer Technician (1 position) April 2018 to January 2019, 20 to 24 hours/week Washington Monument State Park, 6620 Zittlestown Rd., Middletown, MD 21769 or other Western Region office location
• Assist with riparian forest buffer planning and outreach in Western Region, particularly supporting Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program sign-ups and re-enrollments
• Collect and summarize data on riparian forest buffer function
• Assist with GIS mapping and practice verification