The Bureau of State Parks is looking for an energetic individual to learn the administration, operation, and maintenance of a state park or park complex. If you are a proactive individual who enjoys both hands-on work and administration, this position will afford you the opportunity to oversee park operations and to direct a staff of hard-working, dedicated professionals.
IMPORTANT: YOU MUST APPLY TO THIS VACANCY POSTING, MEET ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS, COMPLETE THE SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONS AND RECEIVE A SCORE. YOUR SCORE IS ONLY VALID FOR THIS SPECIFIC VACANCY. ONCE THIS POSITION IS FILLED, YOUR SCORE IS NO LONGER VALID.
Must be willing to reside on state park grounds when housing is available
Work hours may vary: 37.5 hours/week - 7 day a week operation.
Must be willing to work weekends, holidays and all required shifts
Must be willing to be "on call" 24 hours a day
Must be willing to wear a prescribed uniform
DESCRIPTION OF WORK
Assists with the direction of park recreational activities, environmental programs and activities, and visitor service programs, special activities programs, and public safety programs to ensure optimum use of state park facilities. Assist with the development of operating policies, procedures, standards and guidelines to manage a local park operation.
Assist with interviewing prospective employees and recommends selections. Assist with planning, organizing and scheduling of work. Assist with corrective disciplinary actions.
Assists in determining budgetary needs, the preparation of operating budget requests and the monitoring of expenditures. Work with the parks Administrative Assistant or Regional Purchasing Agent with the preparation of service purchase contracts, along with requests for quotes, bids and awards. Assist with the preparation of project requests for remodeling, construction, repair or rehabilitation of facilities.
REQUIRED EXPERIENCE, TRAINING & ELIGIBILITY
Must meet PA residency requirement
Minimum Experience and Training Requirements - A bachelor's degree in Parks and Recreation, Forestry, engineering, related natural sciences, or
landscape architecture; OR an associate's degree in Parks and Recreation, Forestry, engineering, related natural sciences, or landscape architecture;
and two years of experience in the administration services, operational services, administration of the maintenance of the physical plant operations, visitor services and safety program, or environmental education services in a park or an outdoor
recreational program; OR, FOR REASSIGNMENT PURPOSES ONLY IN THE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL RESOURCES, four years of experience as an Administrative Assistant 1, Park Maintenance Supervisor, or Park Ranger Supervisor in a State Park or State Park Regional Office, or four years of experience as an Environmental Education Specialist 1 in the Bureau of State Parks.
Necessary Special Requirement - Possession of a valid motor vehicle operator's license
Based on your answers to the supplemental application questions regarding education, you may be instructed to upload a copy of your college transcripts to your application
Must be able to perform essential job functions
Veterans: Pennsylvania law (51 Pa. C.S. §7103) provides employment preference for qualified veterans for appointment to many state and local government jobs. To learn more about employment preferences for veterans, visit the Commission's website, Job Seekers page, for Veterans; visit one of our offices; or contact us at email@example.com.
Score valid for this specific posting only
Score based on information reported on application and supplemental questions
Provide complete and accurate information or:
score may be lower than deserved
application processing may be delayed
disqualification may result
May only test once under this announcement
Email notice of test results provided
Further information on testing, assistance for persons with disabilities, veterans' preference, and other items can be obtained from:
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