Baxter State Park in Maine seeks Trail Crew Leader

December 13, 2013

(Length: 26 weeks)

Class Code: 9436
Range: 14
Salary: $12.27 hourly / $981.60 bi-weekly

Value of 100% State Paid Health and Dental: $377.46 biweekly
Value of 95% State Paid Health and Dental: $359.27 biweekly
Value of State’s share of Employee’s Retirement: 11.54% of base pay.

DESCRIPTION: This is maintenance and personal services work in coordinating and overseeing work crews involved in Baxter State Park trail construction and maintenance. Responsibilities include prioritizing projects, scheduling daily activities, assigning tasks, providing training, and overseeing work crews in their daily operations. Supervision is exercised over students, volunteers and laborers. Work is performed under general supervision.

…Establishes priorities for the workweek and sequence of projects in order to coordinate and
ensure efficient completion of the established project work schedule.
…Coordinates and schedules work crews’ daily activities in order to ensure trail construction
and maintenance projects are completed efficiently and in a timely manner.
…Assigns tasks on a daily basis in order to provide direction and ensure completion of
…Oversees the daily activities of work crews in order to provide direction and ensure comple-
tion of projects.
…Makes decisions regarding natural materials to be used on projects, areas to be used for
living space during projects, and methods to be used in performing tasks in order to
ensure safety and protection of the environment during construction and maintenance
…Assesses trail conditions, processes observations into written reports, and makes recom-
mendations in order to provide training and ensure protection of the environment.
…Maintains a variety of specialized hand and power tools in order to ensure and maintain
continued working order of tools.
…Communicates with laborers, volunteers, supervisors, and others in order to provide
information, training, and motivation.
…Inventories tools, equipment, camping and other gear in order to maintain records and
ensure accountability of materials, tools, and equipment.
…Plans and orders food for crews on a weekly basis in order to ensure crews have food
during long projects.
…Organizes crews, tools, and equipment to respond to search and rescue operations as well
as forest fires within the Park in order to provide assistance and direction in emergency

…Knowledge of trail construction and maintenance techniques.
…Knowledge of specialized tools and equipment used in trail construction and maintenance.
…Knowledge of specialized tools, equipment and techniques used in forest fire suppression.
…Knowledge of first-aid procedures.
…Knowledge of backpacking, camping and hiking techniques.
…Ability to plan, organize, assign, and direct crews of students, volunteers and laborers.
…Ability to motivate and supervise work crews during short and long-term projects.
…Ability to plan and implement daily activities for projects.
…Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
…Ability to safely utilize and maintain specialized tools and equipment.
…Ability to hike long distances carrying heavy packs (50+ lbs.) and perform strenuous manual

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Two seasons of trail work experience which includes at least one season of leading projects crews.


Questions about the application process?
Contact Jean Howes at (207) 723-9616 or

Questions about the BSP Trail Maintenance Program and operations? Contact Paul Sannicandro – Trail Supervisor at

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