New job Park Manager Pembina Gorge State Recreation Area in North Dakota

Park Manager Pembina Gorge State Recreation Area
Park Manager Pembina Gorge State Recreation Area

Park Manager Pembina Gorge State Recreation Area

Company : ND Parks and Recreation Department
Salary : $4,667 - $5,500 a month
Location : North Dakota

Full Description

Hiring Range is $4667 to $5500 per month

The Pembina Gorge State Recreation Area has become a top destination for adventure seekers throughout North Dakota and the surrounding states. The Pembina Gorge State Recreation Area encompasses over 2,800 acres of public land in the Pembina River Gorge. With steep valley cliffs towering over small, isolated prairies and pocketed wetlands surrounded by the largest continuous, undisturbed forest in North Dakota, its stunning beauty is simply unmatched.

With over 30 miles of trails, the Pembina Gorge provides visitors with an exceptional outdoor experience. The trails at the Pembina Gorge are open to horseback riding, hiking, kayaking, mountain biking and off-highway vehicles (OHV). There are also opportunities for non-motorized recreation on groomed trails in the winter season. Kayak rentals and transportation are available.

Incumbent salary will be commensurate with experience; complete compensation package includes employer paid family health care, generous pension plan, paid vacation and sick leave.

No housing available

Summary of Work

Responsibility 1: Operations and Project Management

  • Oversight of project management, fiscal management, park development, natural resources, recreation, grants, interpretive and communications initiatives related to Pembina Gorge State Recreation Area
  • Administers the budget for the park including monitoring and approving budget expenses; providing recommendations for the budget based on analysis of various park needs such as position allocation and equipment needs.
  • Oversee, develop and maintain trail system, manage for multiple users and sustainability.
  • Management of seasonal staff to include seasonal maintenance

Responsibility 2: Partnerships and Visitor Services

  • Provides recommendations for and ensures compliance with operational policies, priorities, and standards relating to park operations to achieve long and short-term program objectives; establishes systems for monitoring programs; develops long-term work plans; develops goals and objectives for the park
  • Creates and maintains partnerships with local community clubs, organizations, special interest groups and volunteers
  • Collaborates on and presents cultural, historical, and environmental education, special events, and living history activities
  • Maintains communication with the public through various means along with representing the agency on coordination efforts with the Pembina Gorge Foundation

Responsibility 3: Enforcement and Emergency Services

  • Direct and implement state park enforcement activities and preventative measures to ensure visitor security and protection
  • Oversight of state park policies and procedures used at Pembina Gorge State Recreation Area
  • Collaborates with local, county, state, and federal agencies, and local landowners

Minimum Qualifications

  • Requires a bachelor’s degree in park management, natural resources, fish and wildlife management, emergency management, hospitality management or another closely related field. Three (3) years of work experience that included staff supervision in a park/recreational system.
  • Ability to oversee and operate a recreation trail system and facilities with a supporting foundation in all types of weather conditions
  • General Maintenance skills in plumbing, electrical, carpentry and small engines
  • Ability to work designated weekends, evenings, holidays and be available for emergency on-call when needed.
  • Must have the ability to operate motor vehicles to include pickup, atv, utv, tractor, snowmobile, trail building equipment (dozer, mini excavator) etc.
  • Successful completion of the North Dakota Peace Officer Licensure Course with-in one year from date of hire and basic wildland firefighting requirements
  • Valid ND driver’s license or ability to obtain one
  • Requires satisfactory completion of the interview process and a verifiable record of satisfactory performance in previous employment, reference checks and background investigation

Preferred Qualifications

  • North Dakota Peace Officer License
  • Demonstrated work history or volunteer experience in a parks and recreation or similar environment.
  • Education, training, or demonstrated progressive experience related: to nature and the environment, or facilities and grounds maintenance, or retails sales and cash management.

Application Procedures

All applications for open North Dakota Parks & Recreation Department positions must be made online through the state of North Dakota’s Job Seekers website. Paper submissions will no longer be accepted. Application information package must be submitted online by 11:59 PM on the closing date listed on the job posting.

Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States. The Parks & Recreation Department regrets it does not provide Sponsorships.

Application materials must clearly explain how experience and education are related to the minimum qualifications.

Additional documents to be submitted:

  • Resume;
  • Cover letter which includes a brief description of the applicant's background/qualifications and how work experience directly meets the requirements of the position applying for.
  • Three (3) professional references.

Applicants who experience difficulties during the application process should contact or 701-328-3290.

Applicants are screened based on qualifications, successful completion of the interview process and a background and criminal investigation so it is very important to be thorough and detailed on all the application materials.

Applicants should contact Lynn Spomer at 701-328-5356 or in advance of the position closing date if the applicant is requiring accommodations during the application, recruitment, or selection processes.

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The State of North Dakota and this hiring agency do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including sexual orientation and gender identity), genetics, religion, age or disability in employment or the provisions of services and complies with the provisions of the North Dakota Human Rights Act.

As an employer, the State of North Dakota prohibits smoking in all places of state employment in accordance with N.D.C.C. § 23-12-10.