State of Arizona - Lake Havasu City, AZ (30+ days ago)3.6

Lake Havasu State Park

Arizona State Parks and Trails protects and preserves 35 State Parks and Natural Areas. The agency also includes the State Trails Program, outdoor-related Grants Program, the State Historic Preservation Office, as well as the Off-Highway Vehicle Program, and more. Arizona State Parks and Trails provides over 1,400 camping and RV sites throughout the parks and manages 8 of the top 25 most visited natural attractions in Arizona.

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Arizona State Parks and Trails Mission Statement: Managing and conserving Arizona's natural, cultural and recreational resources for the benefit of the people both in our park and through our partners.

Park Manager III

699 London Bridge Road

Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403


Under the direction of the Region Manager, the Park Manager is responsible for the day-to-day operation and maintenance of Lake Havasu State Park. These responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

Operates park with a business acumen and entrepreneurial spirit that focuses on revenue generation, cost effectiveness, and innovation;
Develops and manages park's operating budget and revenue targets on a weekly, monthly and annual basis;
Develops partnerships through fostering and maintaining positive relationships with external organizations such as, but not limited to, friends groups, chambers of commerce, media, special interest groups, elected officials, and local, state and federal government agencies;
Provides excellent customer service to all visitors;
Performs administrative duties such as preparing reports, project management, and updating the park's Annual Operating Plan;
Supervision and training of Assistant Park Managers, Park Ranger II's, Park Ranger Specialists and Volunteers;
Directs and/or performs park maintenance, improvement projects and park inventories;
Participates and represents the Agency in a variety of capacities (e.g., public meetings);
Ensures compliance with all park policies and procedures while conserving the natural resources and ensuring public safety for our customers and employees.
Operate watercraft and ensures navigational aids are in compliance with Coast Guard rules.
This position must be able to work weekends, holidays and evenings, and could possibly relocate to another state park seasonally and/or permanently.
Living on park may be required.
May require Water/Waste Water Certification based on current requirements.
May require EMT certification within 1 year of appointment.


Knowledge of:
Basic knowledge of park operational needs and quality standards; Natural, recreation, and cultural resource management; Water based recreation safety and enforcement; 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 Programs (such as Word, PowerPoint and Excel); and AZ State Parks and Trails culture and Mission. Basic First Aid/CPR.

Skills 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:
To work independently; Speak to the general public; Effectively and efficiently run park, 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 Microsoft Office Word, PowerPoint, and Excel programs, use a computer, collect and process fees using agency computer programs; Effectively communicate in person, in writing, and over the phone with patrons, partners, and staff; Travel overnight and work holidays and weekends, respond to emergency situations; Live on Park, relocate to another state park seasonally and or permanently on a periodic basis; Successfully complete State of AZ Boating Safety Course; Ability to drive state vehicles; and Ability to obtain and maintain driver license.


An ideal candidate would have:
Bachelors Degree in the area of Park Management, Natural Resource Management, Recreation, or closely related field.
Experience in park management, managing staff, budget, park operations and volunteers.
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

Arizona State Parks and the State of Arizona offers an outstanding comprehensive benefits package including:

Up to 21 days vacation, 12 sick days with accumulation benefits, 10 paid holidays.
Participation in the state retirement system, Deferred Compensation.
Superior health care options, vision care, dental care, pharmacy benefits, and flexible spending account (options available).
Life, long-term disability, and short-term disability insurance options are available.
Discounted auto and/or home insurance.
Employee Assistance Program, Wellness Program.
Many more benefit programs are available.

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