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Ferry Boat Deckhand

For Vermont State Parks

Assists in the operation of Vermont State Park’s Island Runner ferry boat from Kill Kare State Park to Burton Island State Park. Position is largely focused on customer service and passenger safety, as well as general maintenance and cleaning of vessel as directed by Ferry Boat Captain. 40 hours per week, 3-4 days per week. 12-hour days and weekend work required. This position requires random chemical (drug) testing to comply with USCG regulations.

Work in the beautiful Vermont outdoors with some of the friendliest people you’ll ever meet. Happy customers continuously tell us that our staff are the best around. Our staff tell us that working for the parks is some of the most rewarding and meaningful work they’ve ever done. If you have an excellent work ethic, customer service and/or management experience, and great attitude, we’d love for you to apply.

We work towards ensuring a safe, welcoming, and inclusive place for our staff, volunteers, and visitors. Discrimination based on ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, and physical or mental condition is prohibited. All eligible applicants or job-holders have equal opportunity in all areas of state employment.

We are currently recruiting park managers, assistant managers, park interpreters, attendants, workcampers, deckhands for our Burton Island Ferry Boat and more. Part-time and full-time positions are available statewide. All jobs are temporary positions and as such do not have a comprehensive benefits package such as paid vacation or health insurance.

Beginning September 15, 2021, all State of Vermont Executive Branch employees (including all parks seasonal employees) must attest to being fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus or be subject to regular COVID-19 testing and masking requirements.

All finalists for these positions will be background checked.

Feb 10, 2022
May 01, 2022
Kill Kare/Burton Island State Parks
$15.31/hour
Apply through the online portal by clicking “Apply Now” button: https://vtstateparks.com/employment.html