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$1,274.00 - $1,684.00 Semi-Monthly
This is entry-level to mid-level professional work assisting with managing and directing the operation, maintenance, and visitor services at a state park or historic site facility.
• Participates in the active management as a supervisor of the Southwest Management Unit (SWMU)which consists of Stockton State Park, Prairie State Park and Battle of Island Mound State Historic Site.
• Performs natural resource stewardship work which includes, but is not limited to, exotic species control, wildlife surveys, managed deer hunts and prescribed fire and fireline preparation.
• Manages the campground at Stockton State Park. This includes scheduling campground hosts, training staff and volunteer campground hosts on the RS2 computer system, collecting and accounting for campground revenue, enforcing park rules and regulations, performing emergency repairs to plumbing and electrical systems, responding to after-hours emergency calls.
• Performs light maintenance such as mowing, painting or roofing when needed.
• Assists park staff with trail maintenance and construction.
• Work with external stakeholders such as the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, Missouri Department of Conservation and volunteer groups.
• Supervise full-time and temporary seasonal workers. Document job performance and conduct monthly performance review meetings.
• Plan, organize and coordinate special events.
• Work with concessionaire and staff to ensure that the concession contract is being adhered to.
• Purchase materials, supplies and equipment following department procedures and guidelines.
• Assist with the planning, tracking and oversight of the budgets for the SWMU.
• Serve as a front-line employee and point of contact for park guests. Must be able to provide accurate directions and information for guests in a friendly and professional manner.
• Attend trainings, seminars and conferences pertaining to park management, natural resource management and cultural resource management.
• Provide interpretive programs or events.
• Show initiative by bringing forward new ideas and programs that can improve the SWMU and Missouri State Parks.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Introductory knowledge of the state park system and administrative policies, programs, and procedures of facility management.
Introductory knowledge of the State of Missouri’s natural and cultural history.
Introductory knowledge of historical research and artifact preservation methods and techniques including handling, cataloging, and cleaning.
Introductory knowledge of health and safety techniques related to general maintenance and cleaning of public facilities.
Introductory knowledge of general construction and repair methods which include proper utilization of tools, materials, and equipment.
Introductory knowledge of the principles and practices of personnel management and supervision.
Introductory knowledge of the principles and practices of budget preparation and procurement.
Introductory knowledge of interpreting blueprints, maps, specifications, and other construction documents.
Ability to conduct research.
Ability to communicate ideas and information clearly and effectively.
Ability to prepare reports and maintain records.
Ability to interpret and explain rules, regulations, policies, and programs.
Ability to interpret and apply instructions, rules, regulations, and policies.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with department employees and the general public.
Park/Historic Site Specialist I:
Three or more years of clerical experience (at or above the senior level), or skilled, technical, and/or professional experience with the Missouri Division of State Parks; and possession of a high school diploma or proof of high school equivalency.
A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum of 15 earned credit hours in one or a combination of the following: History, Art History, Music History, Anthropology, Museum Studies, Park Management, Parks and Recreation, Wildlife Management, Forestry, natural sciences, Fisheries, Biology, Botany, Education, Business or Public Administration, Law Enforcement, or a closely related field.
Park/Historic Site Specialist II:
One or more years of experience as a Park/Historic Site Specialist I with the Missouri Department of Natural Resources; and possession of a high school diploma or proof of high school equivalency.
Four or more years of skilled, technical, and/or professional experience with the Missouri Division of State Parks; and possession of a high school diploma or proof of high school equivalency.
A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum of 15 earned credit hours in one or a combination of the following: History, Art History, Music History, Anthropology, Museum Studies, Park Management, Parks and Recreation, Wildlife Management, Forestry, natural sciences, Fisheries, Biology, Botany, Education, Business or Public Administration, Law Enforcement, or a closely related field; and,
One or more years of professional experience as a museum curator, natural/cultural/historical researcher, archaeologist, teacher of science or history (including art or music history) or in recreation/resort management, parks and recreation, business management/fiscal responsibility, natural/cultural resource management, park/historic site operations, or a closely related area.
(24 earned graduate credit hours from an accredited college or university in the specified fields may substitute for the stated education and experience.)
(Military experience (E-4 level or above) with honorable service involving staff supervision, maintenance, construction, or military police and/or experience in park or historic site management operations, law enforcement, office support, and/or as a lead worker over park/building maintenance may substitute on a year-for-year basis for the stated education.)