Dead Creek Visitor Center Fish and Wildlife Specialist I pays $20.89/hour. This is a seasonal/temporary position and limited to 1280 hours in a calendar year. Although there is some flexibility in filling these hours, applicant must be available during the busy season (mid-September to mid-November) and must be willing to work occasional weekends and evenings. Benefits include sick leave, optional deferred compensation, COLA increases as determined by State contract, some work may be conducted from home. Housing is NOT provided.
The position will have the following duties:
Oversee all operations of the Dead Creek Visitor Center and Interpretive Trail under the guidance of Dead Creek WMA manager and the Director of Outreach, including but not limited to: recruiting, training and scheduling volunteers; routine facility maintenance; developing contracts for larger maintenance needs and working with contractors to complete projects; develop educational materials and displays; develop and implement public and school programs for diverse groups; complete Phase II of the interpretive trail such as plantings, developing/installing educational signs, and developing/installing educational features; groundskeeping such as trail maintenance and lawn mowing; assist with other duties as assigned such as boundary marking, brush clearing, trail monitoring on Snake Mountain WMA, infrastructure repair, deer bio-check station operation, duck/goose banding, and more.
We are looking for someone with knowledge/skills/abilities in the following:
Museum/visitor center operations and facility maintenance; volunteer coordination; display and brochure design; developing and leading programs for kids and adults; groundskeeping; familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite, including Publisher and/or InDesign; familiarity with conservation education standards and practices; familiarity with Vermont’s natural resources; comfortable with use of power tools such as table saws, radial saws, power drills, etc.
Familiarity operating heavy machinery such as tractors, ATVs, and 4WD vehicles; comfortable with using GPS unit; skills in technical writing; certification in First Aid/CPR
Discrimination based on race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, sex, marital status, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, and gender identity is unlawful under state and federal laws, as well as the collective bargaining agreements between the State of Vermont and its respective Unions. The Agency of Natural Resources includes a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion committee with monthly optional meetings and periodic trainings for all Agency staff. More information on Agency policies can be found here https://anr.vermont.gov/diversity-equity-inclusion.