Iowa Department of Administrative Services Park Manager in State of Iowa, Iowa

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Park Manager

Salary

$45,344.00 - $68,868.80 Annually

Location

State of Iowa - See Job Description, IA

Job Type

Full-time

Agency

542 Iowa Department of Natural Resources

Job Number

18-01999

Closing

5/30/2018 11:59 PM Central

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Point of Contact

Michelle Reinig, michelle.reinig@dnr.iowa.gov, 712-769-2587

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Job Description

Interested applicants are highly encouraged to upload a cover letter and resume to the attachments section on their application for this position.

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has 2 job vacancies for a Park Manager position, within the Parks Bureau, located in at Prairie Rose State Park in Harlan, Iowa and at Nine Eagles Park in Davis City, Iowa. These State parks have opportunities for hiking, picnicking, and camping. The job responsibilities include:

Park Operations, Maintenance, and Administration Duties:

•Provides for daily administration of the state rec area.

•Hires temporary and seasonal staff and coordinates daily work activities.

•Advertises and receives bids for contracts to include service agreements, and rentals.

•Oversees revenue intake from the rec area and assures proper and accurate accounting of receipts.

•Oversees the accounting of all state-owned property including supplies, tools and equipment.

•Performs maintenance, preventative maintenance and construction to maintain the integrity of both facilities and equipment.

•Inspects facilities and grounds to assure proper maintenance, safety and accessibility requirements are met.

•Completes monthly reports, planning documents, playground inspections, and budgeting reports.

•Works to achieve the long range goals of the resource management plan as approved by the Natural Resource Commission.

Public Relations, Information and Education Duties:

•Engages in public appearances on and off the rec area to promote the state park system, recreational safety and natural resource management.

•Responds to media as requested.

•Plays an active role with division interpretive programs.

•Interacts with, local Chambers of Commerce and other economic development groups.

Law Enforcement Duties:

•During a six month seasonal period, this position performs in the capacity of a sworn deputy and provides enforcement of the Iowa DNR administrative code chapters directly related to parks, boating, and fishing.

•Patrols within the assigned area to ensure visitor safety, security of state property and facilities, and orderliness within the public-use areas.

•Completes paperwork related to enforcement which includes incident reports, citations, and other reports as required.

Key Abilities and Skills

• Must be able to carry heavy loads (40 lbs.+).

• Ability to travel statewide, with some overnight travel and weekends during the seasonal period.

• Must maintain a valid Iowa driver's license.

Critical Job Competencies

Interpersonal Skills, Communication skills, Technical Competency (mechanical skills), Accountability, Integrity, High Productivity, Team Player, Computer Skills and Customer Focus.

The DNR seeks to hire individuals who wish to support our mission, which is to conserve and enhance our natural resources in cooperation with individuals and organization, to improve the quality of life in Iowa and ensure a legacy for future generations.

The starting salary for new state (Executive Branch) employees will be at the base of the pay range. This position offers a competitive salary schedule and benefit package. The State of Iowa is an EEO/AA Employer.

Minimum Qualification Requirements

Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major course work in park and outdoor recreation, natural resource management or biological sciences and 12 months work experience in park operation;

OR

employees with a current continuous experience in the state executive branch that includes experience equal to thirty-six months of full-time work as a Natural Resource Technician 1 or 2, or Park Ranger.

For additional information, please click on thislink to view the job description.

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HONEST- Do you understand that the answers to all of the following questions must be truthful, honest, and accurate to the best of your ability?

Please read all questions and answers thoroughly and make sure you understand them completely.Ensure the answers to your questions match the information filled out on your application and the attachments you have uploaded. If the answers to your questions are inconsistent with your application information or uploaded attachments, you will be given zero points for the question.Knowingly misrepresenting the facts when submitting any information related to an application, examination, certification, appeal, or any other facet of the selection process will result in your disqualification from this application and future employment with the state of Iowa.

  • Yes - I understand and agree.

  • No

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05335MQ - Have you graduated from an accredited four-year college or university with major course work in park and outdoor recreation, natural resource management or biological sciences? IF YES - How many months do you have of work experience in park

operation?

  • I have not graduated from an accredited four-year college or university with major course work in park and outdoor recreation, natural resource management or biological sciences

  • Less than 12 months of work experience in park

operation

  • 12 months or more of work experience in park

operation

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Are you currently enrolled in an education program so you have a reasonable expectation of meeting the educational requirement (graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major course work in park and outdoor recreation, natural resource management or biological sciences) within the following nine months? IF YES - How many months do you have of work experience in park operation?

  • Not applicable - I have graduated from a four-year college/university; etc

  • I am not enrolled in an education program which would give reasonable expectation of meeting the educational requirement (graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major course work in park and outdoor recreation, natural resource management or biological sciences) within the following nine months

  • I anticipate graduating with the required education within nine months and have less than 12 months of the required work experience

  • I anticipate graduating with the required education within nine months and have 12 months or more of the required work experience

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05335MQ - Are you a current State of Iowa employee - executive branch? IF YES - How many years do you have of experience in the classification of Natural Resource Technician 1 or 2, or Park Ranger for the State of Iowa?

  • I am not a current State of Iowa employee - executive branch

  • I do not have any experience in the classifications listed

  • Less than three years of experience in the classifications listed

  • Three years or more of experience in the classifications listed

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State of Iowa

Agency

542 Iowa Department of Natural Resources

Address

Wallace State Office Building502 E 9th St, 4th FloorDes Moines, Iowa, 50319

Website

http://www.iowadnr.gov/

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