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Attendant I-IV (PG 5-8; $9.15/hour- 9.99/hour)
Customer service, general buildings and grounds cleanup and/or park office duties such as fee collection and reservations with more responsibility in higher pay grades. Experience desirable. CPR & First Aid certification preferred. Higher level Attendant positions may also function as assistant manager in larger parks. Weekend work likely.

Park Ranger I-IV (PG 10-17; $522 - $721/per week, including overtime)
Serves as summer park manager or assistant manager responsible for customer experience and supervision of staff and park operations at a specific park. Ranger pay grades depend on size of park, complexity of operations and attendance. Previous experience in park operations and maintenance, or college education in park management preferred, but technical maintenance skills not necessary. Basic First Aid & CPR certification required. Working in excess of 48 hours per week required at times. Weekend and evening work required. In-park residency is usually required, for which housing is provided.

Park Interpreter I or II (PG 10-11; $10.89/hour - $11.34/hour)

Serves as a summer naturalist at one or two State Parks. Responsible for developing, scheduling and carrying out nature programs, hikes, recreation programs, etc. Prior related education and experience necessary. Requires working split shift schedules.
Weekend and evening work required.

Seasonal Lifeguard II - Button Bay State Park (PG 7; $9.61/hour)
Responsible for day to day lifeguard duties at the in-ground pool as well as routine grounds, facility and equipment maintenance.  In addition to being part of the park emergency team, other work may include raking and removing litter from picnic areas and campsites; mowing and trimming lawns; giving visitor information and assistance; visitor registration; assisting with accident investigation; and assisting with rules and regulation compliance. Housing may be provided.

Trail Crew Members and Trail Crew Leader (PG 10 and PG 12; $10.89/hour and $11.88/hour)
Two roving 4-person crews responsible for routine trail maintenance and technical trail projects in VT State forests and parks. Both northern VT and southern VT crews will be traveling between work areas and may stay at nearby state parks during the work week. Basic first aid & CPR required. Previous trail experience and chain saw use preferred. Must be able to work in back country. Apply to Northeast Parks (Region 4).

Seasonal Trail Coordinator (Pay Grade 18: $15.88/hour)
This position coordinates trails program and projects in an assigned region/district for the Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation. Plans, develops, and coordinates trail maintenance and development projects, and supervises and monitors in-house, contracted and volunteer trail crews. Recruits and interviews for State Trail Crew positions, trains and supervises crew, and evaluates performance. Develops and coordinates a volunteer trail maintainer program on state lands. Prepares grants, requests for proposals, and contracts for trail projects. Duties are performed under the general direction of the Parks Regional Manager or State Lands Stewardship Forester, but with need for significant independence interacting with the public and outside service providers. Wilderness First Aid/Responder and CPR certifications desired, as well as chainsaw certification (Game of Logging). Position is for 38 weeks starting in March/April 2015. Must have driver's license. State or rental vehicle will be available. Apply to Northwest Parks (Region III).

Smugglers’ Notch State Park Visitor Programming Intern (PG 5; $9.15/hour)
Stunning and Historic Smugglers’ Notch State Park, located at the base of the Green Mountains’ loftiest peak, is looking for an outgoing, motivated intern for a rewarding summer position.  Primary responsibilities include developing and conducting educational programs on subjects you are passionate about. Primary responsibilities include Park Attendant duties, the operation of the Smugglers’ Notch information booth, design/implementation of visitor programming, development/training of other staff for visitor programming, monitoring of trail/notch use, attending training, development of educational materials, and compiling an end of season report. This full-time paid internship is available from May 10-Sept 5, 2015 (negotiable) and there is the possibility of onsite housing. To apply contact Aaron Jacobs, Park Ranger, at
802-253-4010 or

Assistant Park Maintenance Technician (PG 15; $13.63/hour)

Skilled maintenance work at or above the journeyman level of difficulty and responsibility in construction, structural maintenance and repair of park facilities, buildings, grounds, small equipment and utilities. The duties include performing routine maintenance and repair work in an independent park setting on a project by project basis. To perform duties, the use of a variety of construction and mechanic tools, small equipment and vehicles is typical. A background in carpentry, plumbing and/or small equipment repair is a plus. This position is exclusively for the Northeast Parks Region and the duty workstation is the Groton Maintenance Shop, Marshfield, Vermont. Please apply online. If you have questions, please contact John Medose, Parks Facility Manager, or 802-426-3050 or 802-777-0173.

Office Jobs

Call Center Representative (PG 12; $11.88/hour)

Montpelier Office. 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM, 2 - 3 three days per week , April 15 - August 15. Answer customer inquiries, book campground reservations and process payments. Applicant must have great customer service and computer skills, including thorough knowledge of MS Office and the internet. Ideal candidate will have knowledge of VT, its state parks and recreational opportunities, and will have lived in VT for several years. Applicant must be able to work in team environment as well as independently.
Please include resume and cover letter with application.

Administrative Assistant (PG15 $13.63 per hour). Montpelier office. Tuesday – Friday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm, year round. Coordinate park events, assist with social media (Twitter, Facebook, You Tube, Blog), create e-newsletter, prepare reports in Excel, create documents and fliers, update website. Answer customer inquiries and take reservations when call center is busy. Successful applicant will be computer savvy and have a thorough knowledge of MS Office and social media, with a working knowledge of Photoshop. Great communication skills, hard work ethic and positive attitude are a must. Knowledge of outdoor recreation and Vermont preferred. This position does not offer benefits or paid holidays, but we're great people to work with and the work is fast-paced and varied. Send resume and letter of interest to



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