Posting Date: 02/15/2017
Pay Grade: 21
Position Number: 650161
Application Deadline: 03/08/2017
Forests, Parks & Recreation
The Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation is recruiting for two Field Recreation Specialist position that will be located in the Barre and St. Johnsbury district offices. The successful candidate will work closely with volunteers, contractors and other staff to complete high priority recreation projects including sustainable trail development and maintenance, assessment and monitoring of recreation sites and promoting sustainable outdoor recreation activities. Will serve on a multidisciplinary team of natural resource managers responsible for the stewardship of public lands. The Specialist will work closely with partner organizations and agencies to develop and review proposals for new recreation opportunities and the management of existing recreational infrastructure. Will participate on a statewide team of natural resource and recreation managers to identify needs, priorities and help plan projects across the state. This position will have direct input into the future of recreational opportunities on public land and on public/private recreation opportunities in Vermont.
General Job Description
This position will work within the Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation to support recreation and trail projects and programs at the district level, as well as across districts via the Seasonal Trail Coordinator and State Trail Crew Programs. Additional position priorities include working with partners on project planning and coordination (on any public access trails) as well as overseeing the VYCC/VTrans bike and pedestrian trail program. This position will be statewide, with assigned duties in specific districts as needed.
To read the full job specification for this position, please visit DHR Job Specifications
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Master's degree or higher in parks and recreation, public administration, natural resources management, architecture, engineering, or a related field and one (1) year of experience in outdoor recreation management/programming, trail project management or other related work experience.
Bachelor's degree in parks and recreation, public administration, natural resources management, architecture, engineering, or a related field and two (2) years of experience in outdoor recreation management/programming, trail project management or other related work experience.
As a State employee you are offered a great career opportunity, but it's more than a paycheck. The State's total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits that are worth about 30% of your total compensation, including:
• 80% State paid medical premium
• Dental Plan at no cost for employees and their families
• Flexible Spending healthcare and childcare reimbursement accounts
• Two ways to save for your retirement: A State defined benefit pension plan and a deferred compensation 457(b) plan
• Work/Life balance: Flexible schedules, 11 paid holidays each year and a generous leave plan
• Low cost group life insurance
• Tuition Reimbursement
• Incentive-based Wellness Program
• Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program
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Submission of Application
Should you submit an application for this job opening, you certify that all information entered is correct and complete to the best of your knowledge. By submitting an application, you acknowledge and understand that the State of Vermont may verify information, and that untruthful or misleading answers are cause for rejection of this application, and/or dismissal if employed with the State of Vermont.
Equal Employment Opportunity
The State of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and people from diverse cultural backgrounds are encouraged.
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There are two separate listings for these positions. To be considered for both vacancies you must apply for both separately.