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Park Manager IV

Lake Murray State Park in Ardmore, OK

Recruitment #190308-UNCP-02



Submit a Resume and Cover Letter* during the announcement period listed above to:
Human Resources
ATTN:  Carlene Smith
900 N Stiles Ave, Ste 200
Oklahoma City, OK 73104-3234
Phone: 405-522-9584

This position is located at Lake Murray State Park in Ardmore, OK.

*Cover Letter must include a current address and telephone number, as well as the title of the position for which you are applying.

**Pursuant to 21 O.S. – 481, Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department (OTRD) avoids hiring relatives of individuals already employed by OTRD. The OTRD Nepotism Policy (P121) is strictly enforced, therefore, managers are strongly discouraged from hiring immediate family members. Please indicate on your application or cover letter if you have any relatives or friends that are employed at OTRD.
• Any individual may apply for an unclassified posting.
• Employment Application must be postmarked by the closing date of announcement.
• OTRD is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities may be provided upon request.


Under direction of the Director of State Parks and other state park management staff, plans, directs and coordinates the operation and management of a large and complex state park, or for a smaller park which is part of a “pod” management configuration.  Incumbent performs related work as required.

• Responsible for the operation and supervision of all park staff.
• Assures a safe, well-maintained park facility through the efforts of a properly supervised and trained staff.
• Provides an efficient operation that stays within budget constraints and which assures fiscal control and accountability.
• Provides park visitor service and promotes usage through positive community relations, developing local partnerships and volunteer programs and aggressive marketing efforts.
• Assumes natural resource protection and environmental education as a manager of park operations and visitor programming. Some specialized training may be necessary to meet environmental demands of park operation.
• Analyzes financial information and operational requirements in order to plan, prepare and manage the park’s operating budget. Helps ensure an efficient operation, within budget constraints and assures fiscal control and accountability.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Required at this level include knowledge of strategic planning and ability to plan strategically; knowledge of the principles of park management and business administration; of marketing and advertising methods and principles; of general construction methods and maintenance procedures; of personnel and financial management; of public relations; of laws, rules and regulations concerning the operation of state parks, contracts, purchases of state equipment and supplies and property management; and of supervisory principles and practices. Ability to market and advertise; ability to make independent decisions; ability to manage the operations of a state park that is large in size and complexity; ability to supervise the work of others; to maintain effective working relationships and public relations; to formulate goals and objectives; to apply rules and regulations; to maintain records and prepare reports; and to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing is required.

Education and Experience requirements:
At this level consist of a bachelor’s degree; or an equivalent combination of education and experience substituting one year of experience in park management or operations, business  administration, building and grounds maintenance, general construction or natural resource management or operations for a maximum of ninety semester hours of the required education; OR Five years of continuous experience in park operations may substitute for the education requirement if directly applicable to the work performed in Oklahoma State Park. 

PLUS two additional years of experience in park management or operations, business administration, building and grounds maintenance, general construction, or natural resources management or operations. PLUS two additional years of qualifying experience in a supervisory capacity.

Some positions may require the incumbent to live on park property. Applicants for these positions must possess a valid Oklahoma driver’s license to operate state vehicles at the time of appointment, be willing to work irregular hours including nights and weekends; also must pass a thorough background check.



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