An amazing experience awaits you here. Baxter State Park is an iconic four-season wilderness park, home to Katahdin, the tallest peak in Maine. Some of the most remote, rugged country in the Northeast US lies within the 200,000-acre park, including 47 mountain summits, more than 50 pristine lakes and ponds, and over 200 miles of hiking trails.
You’ll find working at Baxter State Park is not just a job, it’s an adventure. We want you to bring your skills, experience, and your sense of awe to Baxter State Park. By joining our hardworking team, you can inspire current and future generations to love and appreciate spending time in the wilderness.
Join us to preserve the wildness and protect the experience in this wild, rugged landscape.
Baxter State Park seeks a motivated leader with broad knowledge of Human Resources and employee relations in a unionized, public service environment to serve as the Director of Human Resources. The position will be responsible for all human resources functions within this small quasi-governmental agency, tending to about 20 full-time year-round employees and 40 seasonal employees as they steward the wishes of Governor Percival Baxter. This will include providing guidance and interpretation of bargaining agreements civil service rules and law, and classification and compensation, managing all aspects of employee lifecycles, and developing and implementing performance management systems.
There are currently 42 seasonal positions at the Park varying from 12 weeks to 42 weeks. 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 in January-February.
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.
Baxter Park Winter Ranger (Jan-March 2021)
This is a winter maintenance and personal services position with a focus on resource protection, public safety, and maintenance of Baxter State Park Campgrounds, facilities, trails, and surrounding areas. This is a field position that requires the incumbent to hike, ski/snowshoe/snowmobile personal gear, food, and work supplies to a remote ranger station that is not accessible by plowed road. Other duties include informing park visitors of park facilities, trails, search and rescue, mountaineering, ice climbing, backcountry skiing, snow/route conditions, avalanche safety, history, and topography. General duties include the maintenance of campgrounds, building and maintaining winter trails, introductory level troubleshooting of off-grid power systems, radio communication systems and snowmobiles. This will involve hauling maintenance supplies for campgrounds and trails to various locations. Work is performed under limited to no supervision due to being at remote locations for extended periods of time.
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.
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.