To apply for this position, please go to the State of Montana Career Site at http://fwp.mt.gov/ This position closes at 11:59 p.m. on March 20, 2018. Telephone and/or second interviews may be conducted prior to making the final selection on the successful candidate.
This position requires a State of Montana application, cover letter, resume and supplemental questions. Incomplete application packets will not progress further in the recruitment process.
1. This position will be responsible for managing the competing demands of the Montana State Parks system statewide. Please describe your knowledge and experience with parks' operations and management, including budget oversight and prioritization of management needs.
2. This position requires a person that must work with the public and organizations that often have opposing philosophies and values. Describe your experience working with various types of people and groups who don't always agree and how you utilized effective communication skills and strategies to address these situations.
Under direction of the Division Administrator the incumbent is responsible for daily operations of the Parks’ Division and programs, including providing adequate support and guidance for field staff to insure a smooth operation of the Division’s programs. The Chief of Operations is responsible for the following: showing leadership, developing policies, programs and projects to better serve the public, conserve heritage and natural resources and allow for responsible use, increase the efficiency and effectiveness of field park operations, the Parks Division office, and any of the park programs administered from that office. It is also this position’s responsibility to increase the profile of the agency and Division via a professional approach throughout all aspects of the position. The Chief of Operations is responsible for helping to support and lead the management of the division, including prioritization of park projects and allocation of funds. Fiscal responsibility and accountability is imperative and highly beneficial as is program development and implementation along with database management and asset/facility management systems knowledge. Other duties may include but are not limited to: Researching, Writing and Providing Legislative testimony, presenting to the Parks and Recreation Board or other boards, developing new or innovative projects with little or no pre-established guidance, and performing other duties as assigned.
The knowledge and skills required to be successful in this position include:
Excellent communication skills, problem solving ability.
Expert knowledge of park and recreation management principles.
Excellent supervision skills.
Program leadership in a natural resources field.
Program development and implementation.
Database management and asset/facility management systems.
Ability to negotiate, collaborate and cooperate with diverse interests in light of political, social and organizational cultures.
Education and Experience:
The knowledge, skills and abilities of this position are normally attained through a combination of education and experience equivalent to a Master's Degree in Natural Resources Management, Parks & Recreation Management, Public Administration or Business Administration with 4 or more years of job-related work experience. Incumbent should possess 10 years of increasingly responsible experience in parks and recreation management and 5 years in a supervisory capacity. Other combinations of education and experience may be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Internal Number: 16805
About MT Fish, Wildlife & Parks
MT Fish, Wildlife & Parks headquarters is located in Helena, MT. This beautiful, unique city is the capital of Montana.