Park Manager IV

Osage Hills State Park in Pawhuska, OK

Recruitment #210115-UNCP-02

Introduction

 APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:

To apply for this position, email your cover letter and resume to recruiter@travelok.com 

In the email please indicate the job title and location that you are applying for with Tourism.

Resumes will be accepted until February 15, 2021 at 5PM
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PARK MANAGER IV

The Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department’s (OTRD) mission is to advance the exceptional quality of life in Oklahoma by preserving, maintaining, and promoting our natural assets and cultural amenities.

OTRD is seeking full-time unclassified Park Manager IV to oversee park operations at Osage Hills State Park in Pawhuska, OK. OTRD offers a comprehensive benefits package, including a benefit allowance to offset the cost of insurance premiums for employees and their eligible dependents. The annual salary for this position is $48,456.

BASIC PURPOSE:
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.

Typical Functions:
• 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:
Requirements 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; to use basic computer applications such as Windows, Outlook, Word, Excel and SharePoint; to perform basic computer tasks such printing, scanning and electronic filing; and to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

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.

Special Requirements:
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.

Conclusion

Veteran’s preference points apply only for initial appointment in the classified service.