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Call Center Representative (PG 12 $11.36/hour)

Montpelier Office. 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM, 3-5 days per week , April 15 - August 15. This is an inside, office job. 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 Vermont, 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. Apply to Headquarters (Montpelier Office).

Attendant I-IV (PG 5-8; $8.60/hour - $9.74/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 or Assistant Ranger I-IV (PG 10-17; $499 - $690/per week, including overtime) Openings: Bomoseen, Coolidge, Emerald Lake, Green River Reservoir, Jamaica, Kill Kare, Lake Carmi, Maidstone, Ricker Pond, Sand Bar, Shaftsbury, Stillwater
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; $10.41/hour - $10.84/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 ($9.38/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.

Required Qualifications: Valid certification in Red Cross Lifeguard course or equivalent
Certification in First Aid and CPR.

Desired Qualifications: Thorough knowledge of lifesaving and first aid techniques.
Ability, skill and willingness to work with other people. Knowledge of handling money.
Ability to understand and carry out complex oral and written instructions. Knowledge of park operations and customer service skills. Physical ability/condition sufficient to perform required duties.

Apply to Southwest Parks

Trail Crew Members and Trail Crew Leader (PG 10 and PG 12; $10.41/hour and $11.36/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).

Habitat Restoration Crew Member/Volunteer Leader (PG 10; $10.62/hr)
This position encompasses two distinct roles. As a Volunteer Leader, employees will teach and lead volunteers in invasive plant treatment work and document volunteer programs.  As a Habitat Restoration Crew Member, employees will: assist in assessing invasive plant populations, perform mechanical treatment of invasive plants, gain certification as herbicide applicators, perform herbicide treatment of invasive plants, maintain equipment, and document crew work.

Ability to present to and guide the public emphasized in daily work and good interpersonal skills are critical to success. Applicants must be least 21 years old; possess a valid driver’s license; have prior experience in work with one of the following: the public, youth, camps, education, or interpretation; be able/willing to work a highly variable schedule (including weekends); if necessary, be able to spend some nights away from main housing; be able to perform physically demanding work, outdoors, in a variety of weather; and be able to pass pesticide application exam and perform herbicide application.

Preference will be given to applicants who possess: professional experience/coursework/degree in natural OR conservation science; professional experience/coursework/degree in work with the public or with youth/camps/education/interpretation; experience with invasives; and high interest/belief in the value of invasives work. 

An employee in this position will receive significant training and perform expanding duties, which are designed to foster advancing skill levels through the season. The possibility to grow into a leadership role is an integral part of this position. Employment runs from April 1st, 2014 until October 14th, 2014, and includes housing and utilities for the time of employment. Employees will be background checked. 

If you would like more information about this position, please contact Maria Mayer at

Do not submit online application, but please send resume, cover letter and three professional references by 2/28/14 via mail or email to:

Subject: Habitat Restoration Crew Member/Volunteer Leader Application
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USPS Mail:
Habitat Restoration Crew Member/Volunteer Leader Application
Attention: Maria Mayer
Vermont Department of Forests Parks and Recreation
217 North Main Street, Suite 215
Rutland, VT 05701-2423


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