Maine Bureau of Parks & Lands, Grants and Community Recreation
Job Description
HOW TO APPLY:Interested applicants need to complete and submit an online State of Maine Direct Hire Application along with a detailed Resume, Cover Letter @
August 26, 2022
If you are unable to apply online, Direct Hire Application forms can be obtained by contacting the NRSC Personnel Office at (207) 624-6370 or by accessing the NRSC website at
Opening Date: August 8, 2022 Closing Date:  August 26, 2022    
Location: Augusta     Position #: 01740-0116
Position Type: Permanent Full Time     Class Code: 0040
Grade/Salary: 23   $45,136.00 - $60,881.60
The Grants and Community Recreation Program within the Bureau of Parks and Lands has a current vacancy for a Planning and Research Associate II in Augusta. The Grants and Community Recreation Program manages the state-side delivery of the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) and the Recreational Trails Program, and we provide technical assistance to municipalities for the delivery of parks and recreation services.  It also provides oversight of the Maine Conservation Corps.
BRIEF JOB DESCRIPTION:  This is professional services work providing significant support for the state-side delivery of the Land and Water Conservation Fund and ongoing stewardship of the inventory of nearly 900 existing projects.  Every LWCF assisted site must be managed for public outdoor recreation in perpetuity.  This position is instrumental in assuring that these obligations are met by performing site inspections, collecting and managing data related to these projects, maintaining the newly generated LWCF parcel GIS layer, researching parcel ownership and project boundaries, and assisting with associated compliance efforts.  This position will be designated as an Alternate State Liaison Officer, enabling this person to help manage the full lifecycle of LWCF projects between the state and the National Parks Service. This position is instrumental in collecting and analyzing data and researching outdoor recreation trends to inform and help draft the State Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan, which needs to be revised every five years as a requirement of LWCF.
Maine State Government is an Equal Opportunity employer.  We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request
An eight (8) year combination of education, training, and/or experience providing a knowledge of planning and research principles, practices, and techniques.


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