KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES: Basic knowledge of park operational needs and quality standards; natural, recreation, and cultural resource management; grounds and facilities maintenance, construction trades (such as carpentry, masonry, electrical, and plumbing, vehicle maintenance and repair); public speaking and interpretation; visitor safety and employee safety standards; employee/volunteer management and training concepts; supervisory and managerial principles and techniques; employee performance appraisal systems and progressive discipline; rule enforcement procedures and practices; budgetary and fiscal management; computers and Microsoft Office Suite Programs (i.e. Word, PowerPoint and Excel); and AZ State Parks and Trails culture and Mission.
Skilled in work management and leadership, rule enforcement practices and techniques, interpersonal relationships, mentoring and team building, supervisory techniques, multi-tasking, responding to visitor complaints, emergency response, problem solving, prioritizing work and meeting deadlines, effective verbal and written communication, public speaking, equipment operation, and work effectively with large numbers of people.
Ability to effectively and efficiently run the park in an independent manner, speak to the general public, effectively and efficiently run park systems, maintain park facilities and equipment, train and manage volunteers and staff, identify and correct safety hazards, write reports and letters, create and track the park budget, use all Microsoft Office Suite programs, use a computer, collect and process fees using Agency computer programs and electronic processes, effectively communicate in person, in writing, and over the phone with patrons, partners, and staff, travel overnight, work and schedule staff to work holidays and weekends, respond to emergency situations, live on park (if required), relocate to another state park seasonally and or permanently on a periodic basis.
An ideal candidate would have:
- Bachelor’s Degree in the area of Park Management, Natural Resource Management, Recreation, or closely related field.
- Experience in park management and operations.
Employment is contingent upon completion of a post-offer medical/physical examination and the agency's ability to reasonably accommodate any restrictions.
Requires possession of and ability to retain a current, valid state-issued driver's license appropriate to the assignment.
Employees who drive on state business are subject to driver's license record checks, must maintain acceptable driving records and must complete any required driver training (see Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.12.).
The State of Arizona offers an outstanding comprehensive benefits package including:
- Affordable medical, dental, life, and short-term disability insurance plans
- Top-ranked retirement and long-term disability plans
- Accrued vacation pay and sick days
- 10 paid holidays per year
- Deferred compensation plan
- Wellness plans
All newly hired employees will be subject to the
E-Verify Employment Eligibility Verification Program.
Arizona State Government is an EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.