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Baxter State Park is a 209,644 acre public trust located in north-central Maine and headquartered in Millinocket.  Governor Percival Baxter made it his life’s obsession to purchase these lands and donate them to the people of the State of Maine.  With this gift he left a governance structure unique from all other Maine state parks, a large endowment that allows the Park to operate independently from the State general fund, and several directives that describe how to manage the Park.  These include a focus on preserving the wildness of the Park above all else and providing opportunities “for those who love nature and who are willing to walk and make an effort to get close to nature”.  Come work with us to preserve and protect this unique wild place.

Follow links for job descriptions and to apply

 

Hiring Chief Ranger–apply by August 15

 

Hiring Park Naturalist–apply by July 31

 

 

Seasonal Positions--Accepting Rolling Applications

There are currently 42 part time or seasonal positions at the Park varying from 12 weeks to 42 weeks. Vacancies for most of our summer seasonal positions usually develop between March and May. We accept applications for seasonal positions at any time and hold these applications for screening prior to annual interviews. We conduct annual interviews for existing and potential vacancies every year – usually in late winter.

Regardless of current vacancies, if you are interested in a position, we encourage you to apply – we cannot predict what positions may open in the future.

BSP Customer Representative

This is complex customer service work assisting customers which requires a solid knowledge of the principles and practices of quality customer service. Positions in this classification provide office and administrative support work assisting customers in securing park services such as reservations, park programs, registering vehicles and users, providing routine and emergency communication transmission services; and performing routine, varied office support tasks with technical office equipment.  Responsibilities require independent judgment in handling exceptions to established work assignments, priorities, schedules.

Position Description

Direct Hire Application (to print pdf)  (word)

Salary | Benefits

Campground Ranger

This is maintenance and personal services work in meeting the public and performing various tasks necessary to properly maintain and protect land, buildings, facilities, and the natural resources within Baxter State Park at a specific campground and surrounding areas. Work includes performing park conservation activities and informing visitors of weather conditions and rules and regulations. Work is performed under the supervision of a Baxter Park Enforcement Ranger/or Baxter Park Supervisor.

Position Description

Direct Hire Application (to print pdf)  (word)

Supplemental Questions

Salary and Benefits

Backcountry Ranger – Summer

This is maintenance and personal services work in meeting the public and performing various tasks necessary to properly maintain and protect land, buildings, facilities and natural resources within the Baxter State Park at remote backcountry areas such as Chimney Pond/or Russell Pond campgrounds, trails and surrounding areas. The distinguishing characteristic is the remote location of work being performed. Work includes park conservation activities, informing visitors of weather conditions and rules and regulations. Work is performed under the supervision of a Baxter Park Enforcement Ranger.

Position Description

Direct Hire Application (to print pdf)  (word)

Supplemental Questions

Salary and Benefits

Backcountry Ranger – Roving

This is maintenance and personal services work in meeting the public and performing various tasks necessary to properly maintain and protect land, buildings, facilities and natural resources within the Baxter State Park at remote backcountry areas such as Chimney Pond/or Russell Pond campgrounds, roadside campgrounds, gatehouses, visitor center or surrounding areas. A person in this position will provide flexible and instant coverage for personnel who have illness, medical appointments, family scheduling conflicts – personnel who resign mid-summer to accept other positions, full-time employment or are terminated. Work is performed under limited supervision.

Position Description

Direct Hire Application (to print pdf)  (word)

Supplemental Questions

Salary and Benefits

Backcountry Ranger – Winter

This is maintenance and personal services work in meeting the public and performing various tasks necessary to properly maintain and protect land, buildings, facilities and natural resources of Baxter State Park locations within the remote backcountry area of Chimney Pond Campground,trails and surrounding areas. The distinguishing characteristic is the remote location and winter conditions in which the work being performed. Work includes park conservation activities, informing visitors of weather conditions and rules and regulations. Work is performed under the supervision of a Baxter Park Enforcement Ranger.

Position Description

Direct Hire Application (to print pdf)  (word)

Supplemental Questions

Salary and Benefits

Customer Representative Associate I – Communications

This is complex customer service work in assisting internal and external customers requiring a solid knowledge of the principles and practices of quality customer service. Positions in this classification provide office and administrative support work in directly and indirectly assisting customers in securing services such as communication transmissions, employment, ferry, social, or public services. Responsibilities require independent judgment in handling exceptions to established work assignments, priorities, and schedules. This position will be based either out of HQ in Millinocket or Togue Pond Gate in the southern portion of the Park.

Position Description

Direct Hire Application (to print pdf)  (word)

Supplemental Questions

Salary and Benefits

Gatehouse Attendant

This is clerical work in the operation of a park gatehouse facility (Matagamon Gate) under the supervision of a Baxter Park Ranger 1. This position must make reservations, monitor radio traffic, explain rules and regulations to Park visitors pertaining to Park use, points of interest and Park facilities. This position requires dealing directly with the general public, employees in this position must be capable of exercising tact and maintaining good public relations with Park users under all circumstances.

Position Description

Direct Hire Application (to print pdf)  (word)

Supplemental Questions

Salary and Benefits

Trail Specialist

This position is responsible for contracted trail crews and volunteers and training, maintenance and personal services work in administering the Baxter State Park Trails program. Responsibilities include planning annual work programs for trail maintenance and construction and administering volunteers and associated organizations in building trails, bridges, installing and replacing signs, cutting brush, blowdowns, blazing trails, controlling erosion and placing water bars. Work is performed under the supervision of the Chief Ranger.  Based in HQ in Millinocket.

Position Description

Direct Hire Application (to print pdf)  (word)

Supplemental Questions

Salary and Benefits

Application Instructions

A complete application for full time and seasonal positions consists of a cover letter, resume, direct hire application form, and supplemental questions form (if included). Internship specific application instructions are listed in that section.

To apply for a position by mail please send complete applications to:

Personnel Department
64 Balsam Drive
Millinocket, ME 04462

To apply for a position electronically please email complete applications to:

joni@baxterstatepark.org


Internships

None available at this time.


If you have questions regarding employment at the Park please, contact our Personnel Dept. at (207) 723-9616.