Recreational Specialist

Sequoyah State Park in Hulbert, OK.

Recruitment #210412-UNCF-102



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Resumes will be accepted until April 26, 2021 at 5PM.


Recreational Specialist

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 a full-time unclassified Recreational Specialist to work in the nature center at Sequoyah State Park in Hulbert, 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 $33,274.

Under the direction of the Recreational Coordinator, this position assists with recreational programs and the nature center.

• Organizes activities; interprets the natural and cultural resources of the park area; leads nature walks.
• Constructs and maintains trails and displays within park nature centers.
• Conducts educational programs for schools, scout groups, and others at locations that may be outside the park itself.
• Directs recreational programs and social activities programs for users of state facilities.
• Plans, schedules, coordinates and directs recreational programs including arts and crafts, land and water sports, table games, hikes, bicycle, hayrides, nature appreciation, and social functions.
• Provides tours of facilities, natural resources, and recreation areas; provides detailed information concerning state facilities or tourist attractions.
• Must have or obtain CPR certification. Certification must be kept current.
• Performs related work as required and assigned.

Knowledge of recreation programs and of methods involved in planning and conducting a recreational program. Knowledge of environmental science and natural and cultural history. Skill in conducting group activities; in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with facility staff or tourists; and, in communicating effectively, both orally and in writing.

Requirements at this level consist of a bachelor’s degree in an environmental or biological science or Park and Recreation; or an equivalent combination of education and experience, substituting one year of qualifying experience for each year of the bachelor’s degree.


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