Parks Manager 2 Tongue River State Park
State of Montana Decker, MT
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks works to perpetuate all that it means to hunt, camp, fish, hike, ride, float, play, climb, sit, wander, explore and revel – to venture outside and into this land we call Montana.
Remember to attach your cover letter and the answers to the supplemental questions listed at the bottom of this announcement. Please label each attachment with what it is and be sure to mark requested documents as "relevant". If these documents are not attached, the application will be considered incomplete. This position closes at 11:59 PM MST on March 3, 2017. Please apply through the State of Montana Career site. Identity of applicants who become finalists may be released to the public if the Department deems it necessary. Employees who exceed 1,040 hours in a calendar year are also provided health, dental, and life insurance. Other benefits include retirement, paid vacation, sick and holidays. This position may be covered by a VEBA (Voluntary Employee Beneficiary Association). Successful applicant will be subject to a background investigation. Women and minorities are under-represented in this job category and are encouraged to apply.
This position requires diverse management skills in an isolated location with a wide range of weather conditions. Ability to lead the local parks team while communicating with and supporting a larger regional parks team. Will be required to work weekends and holidays and long shifts on occasion. On site housing available. Most services available 20 miles away at Sheridan, Wyoming.
The ideal candidate possesses:
Extensive skills and demonstrated success in management of a comparable kind of site, facility or institution. Extensive skills and demonstrated success in supervision of all grade ranges and skill categories. Demonstrated ability to maintain positive, productive relationships with a wide array of work colleagues, interested members of the public, and affiliated organizations. Demonstrated skill in public speaking and writing for public audiences. Training and demonstrated skill in interpretive program, exhibits, and plans development and execution. Demonstrated efficiency in managing or overseeing routine office, maintenance, purchasing, inventory work. Demonstrated efficiency in use of time, prioritizing. Demonstrated ability to establish and manage budgets. Successful prior experience in conducting or overseeing facility or site planning documents, including public involvement components.
This position provides all on site management for two very diverse state parks, Tongue River State Park and Rosebud Battlefield State Park. This includes park and resource management, public safety and maintenance services, administration, park rule compliance, a wide range of visitor services, interpretive services, concession management, strategic planning, project management, supervision and team participation, and public relations including public speaking to large groups as well as individual park visitors.
Must have knowledge of natural resources, park, and outdoor recreation management principles, this includes use of equipment and tools. Knowledge of parks, recreation and management, familiarity with natural and cultural resource management including historical and current issues. Background in natural resources, recreation, history, and cultural sciences. Knowledge of personnel management practices and techniques, accounting, fiscal and budget correlation, budget tracking and preparation. Basic Computer Skills: email, word processing, Internet use, spreadsheet development. Knowledge and ability to use hand tools and power tools for maintenance projects. Ability to negotiate, explain and keep parties with differing views talking productively. Willingness to:Train and act as an ex-officio game warden to assist in the enforcement of FWP statutes, rules and regulations. Work effectively in all extreme environmental conditions. Work in various locations, conditions, and hours.
The knowledge, skills, and abilities of this position are normally attained through a Bachelor’s Degree in Park Management, Resource Conservation, Outdoor Recreation, or a related field and at least 2 years of job-related experience. Other combinations of education and experience will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Describe your experience as a frontline supervisor, including recruiting, hiring, training, scheduling, counseling, and preparing position descriptions, performance standards and appraisals. Explain your supervisory “style” and discuss three principles that you would apply to your supervisory responsibilities. Describe your experience representing agency parks and recreation issues with cooperating agencies, guide/outfitters, local landowners, special interest groups, and other stakeholders. Describe your experience regarding short and long range planning and compliance (cultural and environmental) for park management and outdoor recreation initiatives.
Applicant Pool Statement:
If another department vacancy occurs in this job title within six months, the same applicant pool may be used for the selection.
This agency may use a training assignment. Employees in training assignments may be paid below the base pay established by the agency pay rules. Conditions of the training assignment will be stated in writing at the time of hire.