at Arkansas Government Job in Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

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Date: Jan 10, 2024 Req ID: 34972 Location: Little Rock, AR, US, 72201 Category: DEPT OF PARKS AND TOURISM Anticipated Starting Salary: $37,000 State Parks Superintendent Trainee (Park Supt. I) Position #: 22092407 Salary: $37,000 Pay Grade: GS06 Requisition: 34972 Location: Statewide -Housing with furnishings will be provided at various park locations. Closing date: 01/24/2024 This is a park management training position . Successful candidates will complete training in the areas of facility management, general park maintenance, visitor information center administration, interpretation, and law enforcement. The training may occur at various state parks, but housing with furnishings will be provided. Aspects of the training include identifying and performing tasks in each area mentioned above, maintaining park records, accounting, and bookkeeping functions, preparing weekly reports, and supervising employees. Testing is required for each phase of training as each phase prepares employees for management positions in Arkansas State Parks. A criminal background check and a driver’s record check are required. This position offers a full benefit package including paid holidays, annual sick leave, health insurance, and retirement pension. Applicants must meet or exceed the following 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 one year of experience in park management, including six months 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. The successful candidate will be required to sign a contract agreement to work a specified length of service in exchange for full compensation and benefits during training. 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: B085C

Grade: GS06


Salary Range: $36,155.00 – $52,425.00


The Park Superintendent I is responsible for 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 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, 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 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 one year of experience in park management, including six months 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.

Nearest Major Market:Little Rock

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Posted On: Nov 08, 2023

Updated On: Jan 25, 2024

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