at Arkansas Government Job in Mena, Arkansas, United States

Job Description


Date: Sep 17, 2021

Req ID: 10954


Mena, AR, US, 71953


Anticipated Starting Salary: $43,340-$58,493

Park Superintendent III

Position #: 22092410

Salary: $40,340-$58,493

Grade: GS07

Requisition: 10954

Location: Queen Wilhelmina State Park, Mena, AR

Closing date: 09/26/2021

This position assists with the overall operations management of a 460-acre park that includes a 40 room lodge with a restaurant and gift shop, plus 41 campsites and support facilities. Applicant will interpret and ensure compliance with park directives and regulations, issue warnings and citations, complete incident reports and appears in court for park cases. Other job duties include providing daily supervision to employees and completing performance reviews. This position requires certification in law enforcement and provides enforcement of park rules and regulations and state laws within park boundaries. Applicant will have daily contact with the public and must possess excellent public relations skills. A valid driver’s license is required, as is the ability to traverse rough terrain.

Position offers a full benefit package including paid holidays, annual and sick leave, health insurance, and retirement pension. Position is required to live on-site, and utilities are provided.

Applicants must meet or exceed these qualifications: the formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in park administration, parks and recreation management, natural science, recreation administration, business, or a related field; plus, three years of experience in park management, including two years in a supervisory or leadership capacity.

EOE/AA/ADA Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Applications accepted online ONLY:

The Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage and Tourism has three major divisions: Arkansas State Parks, Arkansas Heritage and Arkansas Tourism. Arkansas State Parks manages 52 state parks and promotes Arkansas as a tourist destination for people around the country. Arkansas Heritage preserves and promotes Arkansas’s natural and cultural history and heritage through four historic museums and four cultural preservation agencies. Arkansas Tourism improves the state’s economy by generating travel and enhancing the image of the state.

Position Information

Class Code: B048C

Grade: GS08


Salary Range: $45,010.00 – $65,265.00


The Park Superintendent III is responsible for overseeing specified operations of a medium-sized state park. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency/institution policy.


Supervises a medium-sized staff of regular and seasonal, professional, technical, administrative support, and service workers by interviewing, recommending for hire, training, assigning and reviewing work, and evaluating the performance of incumbents. Oversees the operation of the facilities of the parks and may operate a boat rental facility, visitor information center, snack bar or other park facility. Prepares and manages a park budget, and monitors daily expenditures and the scheduling of work hours for regular and extra help employees to prevent overspending. Participates as part of a planning team to develop or expand programs and facilities, alter procedures, determine revenue sources and cost containment, and monitors operations, facilities, and programs to ensure that goals are met. Develops operating plans and schedules for year-round operations, including preventative and routine maintenance schedules, construction projects, and special events. Estimates materials, manpower, equipment, time, revenue and costs required to support operations. Supervises and performs the duties of a law enforcement officer, including patrolling the park, monitoring activities, investigating accidents and incidents, responding to visitor inquiries, issuing citations or warnings, making arrests, securing facilities, and checking for safety hazards or repair needs. Participates in or leads search and rescue teams to rescue climbers, stranded boaters, or lost visitors and administers emergency first aid to accident or illness victims. Compiles, prepares, or oversees the preparation and maintenance of records and reports, which may include financial records and reports, incident/accident reports, purchase requisitions/reports, and a variety of other reports as required. Interprets and monitors the maintenance or development of natural, cultural, and historic research sites to prevent disturbance of unique or endangered flora, fauna, and cultural remains. Makes public presentations regarding park facilities, operations, or special events to civic organizations, schools, and others to promote Arkansas State Parks. Performs other duties as assigned.


May operate a variety of park equipment including: vehicles, tractors, mowers, calculators, computers, chain saws, backhoes, slide and movie projectors, welders, and a variety of power tools.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of supervisory practices and procedures. Knowledge of state and federal laws governing park operations. Knowledge of public safety practices and procedures. Knowledge of state budgetary and accounting procedures. Ability to prepare, review and analyze financial data. Ability to prepare and interpret financial reports and statements. Ability to organize and present oral and written reports of findings and recommendations. Ability to plan, organize, and oversee the work of subordinates. Ability to manage the business and law enforcement activities of a recreational facility. Ability to operate light and heavy equipment, power hand tools, and office equipment. Ability to communicate information and ideas to a diverse group of people.

Minimum Qualifications

The formal educational equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in park administration, parks and recreation management, natural science, recreation administration, or a related field; plus three years of experience in park management, including two years in a supervisory or leadership capacity. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.



The State of Arkansas is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, age, disability, citizenship, national origin, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by law.

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Job Posting: JC190619273

Posted On: Aug 22, 2021

Updated On: Sep 29, 2021