Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Environmental Protection Park And Recreation Supervisor 1

Burr Pond State Park

Recruitment #190410-3514PS-001

Introduction

   

Connecticut’s system of state parks and forests, state boat launches, and waterways, provide many opportunities for outdoor recreation for residents and visitors alike.  These range from camping and fishing to hiking, boating, and picnicking.  

The Bureaus of Outdoor Recreation and Natural Resources lead the agency’s outdoor recreation efforts by acquiring and managing lands with an eye toward providing public use that is compatible with long term protection of natural resources.

The State of Connecticut, Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is currently recruiting for an EP Park and Recreation Supervisor 1 within the Bureau of Outdoor Recreation, State Parks and Public Outreach Division. The current vacancy is at Burr Pond State Park located in Torrington, CT.

The EP Park and Recreation Supervisor 1 is responsible for managing both permanent and seasonal staff and day to day operations including maintenance of the facilities and equipment. This position is required to ensure adequate staffing, training, and management of the staff, including a lifeguard crew at Burr Pond State Park.

NOTE: This recruitment may also be utilized for other EP Park and Recreation Supervisor 1 vacancies for up to one year. These vacancies may occur at various locations throughout the state. These locations, besides Burr Pond, include:  

Hammonasset Beach State Park, Madison, CT.,

Hopeville Pond State Park, Griswold, CT.,

Lake Waramaug State Park, New Preston, CT.,

Squantz Pond State Park, New Fairfield, CT.

Applicants must include a resume within the "Resume Tab" of their application. 

Questions about this position should be directed to the hiring agency's human resources office:  DEEP.HumanResources@ct.gov, (860)424-3006. 

Selection Plan

This position is competitive. Open to the public.

PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, Bureau of Outdoor Recreation, State Parks Division, this class is accountable for the operations and supervision of a small recreational unit OR for assisting in the operations and supervision of a large unit that may contain park, forests, wildlife management areas, historic sites, beaches, campsites, boating access areas, flood control structures and other facilities.

Note: The terms small, medium and large recreational units are defined by the Department of Administrative Services using a variety of factors and criteria developed by the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.

 

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Schedules, assigns, oversees and reviews the work of staff; provides staff training and assistance; conducts performance evaluations; determines priorities and plans unit work; establishes and maintains unit procedures; develops or makes recommendations on development of policies and standards; acts as liaison with other operating units, agencies and outside officials regarding unit policies and procedures; supervises operation, programs and maintenance activities within a designated recreational unit; manages or assists in managing unit business activities including purchase requisitions, inventories, revenue deposits and time and attendance reports; participates on forest fire suppression crews and boundary maintenance; acts as departmental liaison to the public; prepares necessary reports (e.g. payroll, public attendance records, evaluations, accident and vandalism reports, stores requisitions); prepares and supervises unit development projects; identifies, prioritizes, assigns and supervises maintenance projects; hires and trains seasonal personnel; performs emergency first aid; may enforce laws and regulations concerning use of parks and recreational facilities; performs related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Knowledge of relevant agency principles and practices involved in operation, programs and maintenance of a wide variety of departmental controlled lands and facilities; knowledge of and ability to apply relevant agency laws, statutes and regulations; knowledge of approved methods of water safety, first aid and CPR; some knowledge of business mathematics; some knowledge of basic principles of park interpretation and recreational planning and development; some knowledge of construction and maintenance trades; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; ability to utilize computer software; supervisory ability.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

Five (5) years of experience in the operation and maintenance of a public park or outdoor recreational facility.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED

College training in park management, outdoor recreation, leisure studies, forest recreation, natural resources management, public administration or a closely related field may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equalling one half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

1. Incumbents in this class must be willing and able to accept assignment or transfer to any unit of the state and may be required to reside in designated department housing under administrative control of the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.
2. Incumbents in this class will be required to obtain and retain a Standard First Aid Certificate and CPR certificate.
3. Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain a current State Boating Safety certificate.
4. Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator's license.

WORKING CONDITIONS

Incumbents in this class may be exposed to the discomforts of working outdoors.

Conclusion

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.



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The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the application of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.