State Parks Operations
|Date Opened||6/19/2018 07:45:00 AM|
|Salary||$97,648 - $133,153/year|
|Job Type||Open to the Public|
|Close Date||7/13/2018 11:59:00 PM|
At the Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection, we are dedicated to conserving, improving and protecting our natural resources and the environment- and increasing the availability of cheaper, cleaner and more reliable energy.
DEEP's State Parks and Public Outreach Division mission is to provide natural resource-based outdoor recreational and educational opportunities through a system of state parks and forest recreation areas.
Connecticut has over 255,000 acres of state-owned public lands that are part of our state park system, with 110 State Parks and 32 State Forest Recreation Areas. The ultimate goal of our Division is, through the work of our team of dedicated professionals, to provide outstanding recreational opportunities across our state. If outdoor recreation and working to create great experiences for our state’s citizens and visitors are important to you, then perhaps this position is the right fit for you.
With this goal in mind, the State Parks and Public Outreach Division is currently looking for an Assistant Division Director- State Parks Operations, at our downtown Hartford Office, located at 79 Elm Street, across from historical Bushnell Park. The position affords a dedicated and experienced manager committed to public service and creating positive outdoor recreation experiences, an exciting opportunity. The successful candidate will thrive in a fast-paced workplace with a talented and committed group of professionals, working to plan and implement the future of Connecticut State Parks.
The Assistant Director’s primary duties will be to direct the Operations and Field Management section of the Division. The section is organized into two unique field operations districts, each managed by a district supervisor and overseen by the Assistant Director. In addition, the Assistant Director manages the central operations unit which includes Infrastructure Planning and Project Management and Operations Planning and Grants Management. The Assistant Director coordinates with the Assistant Director of Education and Public Outreach on cross cutting issues in the Division. The Assistant Director receives administrative direction from the Director of the State Parks and Public Outreach Division within the Bureau of Outdoor Recreation.
This position is fulltime, forty (40) hours per week, Monday-Friday, with some limited weekend and holiday work required.
Applicants invited to interview will be requested to supply the following: Current State Employees- Last two (2) performance appraisals and attendance records for the last two (2) years; Non-State Employees- three (3) professional references, with contact information.
Applicants must upload a cover letter and resume with their applications. (Note: In order to upload documents you must ensure that your internet browser's 'pop-up' blocker is off. Failure to do so may prevent you from being able to upload documentation and submit your application.) Questions about these required documents should be directed to the hiring agency's human resources office: DEEP.HumanResources@ct.gov, (860)424-3006.
Assists in direction of staff and operations of division; determines priorities, coordinates plans and manages activities; assists in formulating program goals and objectives and ensures implementation of same; assists in development of related policy, goals and objectives; interprets and administers pertinent laws and regulations; evaluates staff performance; provides or directs staff training and development; assists in preparation of division budget; prepares and/or oversees preparation of reports and correspondence; performs public relations tasks; oversees special projects; serves as director in his/her absence; establishes and maintains contacts with individuals both within and outside of division who might impact on program activities; performs related duties as required.
This position is directly responsible for planning, organizing, managing and controlling the field operations of the state parks system including:
A. Considerable knowledge of parks and recreation principles, administration, parks operations, construction management planning and practices.
B. Ten years of progressively responsible parks and recreation experience with five years of experience in program administration and supervision of substantive organizational unit.
C. Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in parks and recreation management, natural resource management or related environmental degree.
D. Demonstrated leadership and personnel management skills including experience leading a decentralized workforce and a proven ability to manage productivity, identify problems, recognize opportunities and inspire and motivate the workforce to achieve the mission of the Division.
E. Proven public, written and interpersonal communication and negotiation skills, including effectively communicating information in a clear and concise manner with community members, state and federal agencies and environmental advocacy groups;
F. Proven track record of synthesizing data and utilizing that information in developing planning strategies and actions;
G. Demonstrated ability to exercise critical thinking, coordinate programs and make sound decisions;
H. Experience managing operating and capital budgets as well as state and federal grants; and
I. Ability to apply relevant state and federal laws, regulations, policies and procedures to diverse situations.
AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.
The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the application of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.