at Arkansas Government Job in Jonesboro, Arkansas, United States

Job Description


Date: Oct 6, 2022

Req ID: 22457


Jonesboro, AR, US, 72401


Anticipated Starting Salary: $40,340

Park Superintendent II

Position #: 22092416

Salary: $40,340

Grade: GS07

Requisition: 22457

Location: Lake Frierson State Park, Jonesboro, AR

Closing date: Until Filled

This position manages a small staff and the facilities and operations of a 114-acre state park. The Park Superintendent implements all department policies, directives, and procedures, assists visitors daily as needed, and directs and supervises all park operations, including maintenance, administration, law enforcement, resource management, and educational programming. Job duties include interviewing, training, and supervising employees, maintaining performance files on employees, preparing inventory and operational reports, and working on budget preparation. This position also plans and prioritizes the upkeep and repair of park facilities, procures capital equipment, determines project specifications, and prepares quotes.This emergency service position is responsible for the safety of the park and its visitors by obtaining voluntary compliance with laws and regulations. Law enforcement certification may be required. Applicant will patrol for possible thefts, illegal hunting, vandalism, and other violations, have an active role in the park’s search and rescue team and administer first aid.Other duties include planning, coordinating, directing, and presenting interpretive programs and special events to park visitors, school groups, civic groups, and private organizations, researching and recording data, organizing, and preparing press releases, preparing programs and exhibits, and other duties as assigned. Applicant must be able to work a varied shift, including nights, weekends, and holidays, and must live on the park premises in provided housing. Must have a valid driver’s license and be on call as needed. A criminal background check is required.

This position offers a full benefit package including paid holidays, annual and sick leave, health insurance, and retirement pension.

Applicants must meet or exceed these 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 two years of experience in park management, including one year in a supervisory or leadership capacity. 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.

EOE/AA/ADA. Minorities and women 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: B071C

Grade: GS07


Salary Range: $40,340.00 – $58,493.00


The Park Superintendent II is responsible for overseeing specified operations of a small to medium-sized state park or overseeing the operation and facilities of specific portions of a large park. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency/institution policy.


Supervises a small 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 a small park or a specific portion of a large park such as a boat rental facility, visitor information center, snack bar or other park facility. Prepares and manages a park budget; 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 monitor 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, and 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 two years of experience in park management, including one year 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,

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Job Posting: JC222560969

Posted On: Sep 01, 2022

Updated On: Nov 08, 2022