Vermont state seeks Field Recreation Specialist (two positions)

February 15, 2017

Location: Barre and St. Johnsbury
Hourly Rate: 20.15
Position Number: 650161
Application Deadline: 03/08/2017

This position, (Field Recreation Specialist, Job Opening # 620936), is open to all State employees and external applicants.

Forests, Parks and Recreation is recruiting for TWO field recreation specialists (Barre District and St. Johnsbury District). Below is the posting for the Barre Position. Applicants will have to apply to both positions to be considered for both otherwise only apply to the one of interest.

Please note that multiple positions in the same work location may be filled from this job posting.

Resumes will not be accepted via e-mail. You must apply online to be considered.

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The Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation is recruiting for a Field Recreation Specialist position that will be located in the Barre district office. 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

Minimum Qualifications


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.

Total Compensation

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

Want the specifics? Explore the Benefits of State Employment on our website.

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.


If you would like more information about this position, please contact Diana Frederick at or Louis Bushey at

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