- Bachelor's Degree
- High School Diploma or GED
Nature of Work
(State Parks, Forests and Wildlife Management areas) Under general supervision, these positions are responsible for the management, operation, maintenance, and protection of significantly developed state-owned park and forest areas providing services, business hospitality and facilities to the public which emphasize recreation; camping; significant day use activities; natural, historic, and/or scenic resource preservation and interpretation. These positions may assist in the management of more complex operations which provide services and facilities to the public emphasizing cabins; camping; significantly developed spa services, intensively developed marine facilities, major concession resort facilities recreation; dining; natural, historic and scenic resource preservation.
These positions are guided by statements of policy and outlined assignments from supervisory personnel but are required to exercise considerable discretionary judgment and initiative in planning and directing facility programs in the areas of building, equipment, and grounds maintenance; housekeeping; sanitation; public relations; hospitality; public safety; personnel management and training; visitor activity programming; historical and nature interpretation; conservation; preservation; public work programs; federal and state regulatory compliance; accounting; recordkeeping; revenue production; budget preparation and control; concession contract administration; and all related endeavors. These positions perform purchasing duties, including making cash deposits. Conducts investigations and is required to respond to emergencies of all types. May be required to participate in a Park Foundation established under the US Internal Revenue Code that allows for federal tax exemption for qualifying organizations. May be required to attain legal certification in and directly oversee water and sewer treatment operation and aquatic facilities management. These positions may be assigned temporary short-term "off-facility" responsibilities or special assignments away from the principal area of assignment. This may include research projects, special events, law enforcement, and firefighting duties. May be assigned temporary or long-term supervision of satellite areas located within the region of the principal assigned area. Subject to on-call status. Performs related work as required.
Park Superintendents who are not provided an on-park residence will receive a stipend of $1,000 per month in lieu of housing effective June 1, 2012 (SPB 2601).
Park Superintendents who serve as Defensive Tactics Training Instructors in the Special Natural Resources Police Officer Program will receive a shift differential of $100 per month effective February 1, 2014 (SPB 2647).
This is NOT an announcement for a specific vacancy or location. We are building an applicant pool for expected future vacancies. We generally fill 3-4 position per year in various locations throughout the state. This announcement will be closed when positions are not anticipated and re-opened as vacancies occur.
Hiring Process: APPLY ONLINE. Do not use a paper application unless you cannot apply online. If you must use a paper application due to disability or other valid reason, please call our office (304) 558-3950 (8-5:00 pm) for special instructions. Your eligible score will be based on information provided in your application.
Training: Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
Experience: Three (3) years of full-time or equivalent part-time paid experience working at a park, in natural resources related field, in the tourism or travel industry, or in the environmental industry, two (2) years of which must have been in responsible administrative, supervisory or lead worker capacity.
Special Requirement: Must have a valid license, and obtain a valid West Virginia driver's license within six (6) months of employment. Must be able to successfully complete required Special Natural Resources Police Officer training and pistol requirements as established by Law Enforcement Section,
Division of Natural Resources. Must pass an initial physical examination, psychological evaluation and a polygraph examination designed to determine applicant's fitness for Special Natural Resources Police Officer enforcement duties.
NOTICE: If you are claiming college or other post-high school education or license, you MUST attach or provide by mail a legible copy of your OFFICIAL education transcript, license or training record. YOU WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED FOR EMPLOYMENT UNTIL THIS VERIFICATION HAS BEEN RECEIVED. To avoid missing a job opportunity, it is important that you provide this verification as soon as possible. You only have to provide this verification one time. It is not required with every application. Attach documents to the online application, or via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org, FAX: 304-957-0396, or mail to: Division of Personnel, Building 3, Suite 500, 1900 Kanawha Blvd. E., Charleston, WV 25305.