P & R Manager 2
Idaho Division of Human Resources - Challis, ID

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The Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation is seeking applications for a Manager 2 at Land of the Yankee Fork in Challis, Idaho.

This vacancy is located at Land of the Yankee Fork Historic Area, Challis, Idaho and reports to the South/East Region Manager in Idaho Falls, Idaho. Management of the historic area is a cooperative effort with the Idaho Department of Parks & Recreation, US Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management. Overall park management includes an Interpretative Center with exhibits, displays, interpretive programs and publications depicting the rich mining history of central Idaho. Staff and volunteers are also involved with providing management and tours of the nearby ghost towns of Bayhorse and Custer. For more detailed information regarding the park and the department, please see our website at www.parksandrecreation.idaho.gov . Park housing is available to the person selected for this position.

GENERAL INFORMATION : The Manager 2 position is responsible for managing a class II state park including staff, grounds, facilities and equipment, as well as recreation and interpretive programs and rule compliance. Park managers are an integral part of their local communities and are involved with various liaison activities, such as: providing technical support and data to community groups or other agencies; responding to inquiries from the media, recreationists, other federal, state, and/or local agencies and the public on recreation programs and resource management issues. Park managers may also participate in assessments on activities affecting resources; review plans or proposals for resource impact; represent the department on multi-agency committees; and at various meetings with federal agencies, special interest groups and other states.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Knowledge of outdoor recreation and natural resource management. This is typically gained by at least 3 years' experience with a city, county, state or federal park and recreation organization with 2 years independently managing the natural resources/facilities, user/visitor facilities and outdoor recreation programs. Knowledge and experience in interpretation and environmental education
  • Experience supervising the work of others. This is typically gained by at least one year of work experience in supervision that required responsibility for assigning work, training and coaching new and existing staff ( Experience supervising seasonal and/or volunteer staff will qualify );
  • Experience developing and monitoring a budget. This is typically gained by at least 2 years experience monitoring a program budget.
  • Ability to operate and maintain a variety of vehicles and equipment. This is typically gained by experience independently performing intermediate carpentry and plumbing tasks such as structural building remodeling, plumbing installation, electrical installation, etc and experience reading and interpreting blue prints
  • Ability to perform basic construction and building maintenance. This is typically gained by experience independently performing intermediate carpentry and plumbing tasks such as structural building remodeling, plumbing installation, electrical installation, etc and experience reading and interpreting blue prints
  • Experience developing and presenting structured interpretation/ environmental education. This is typically gained by successful completion of at least 2 college courses that included park interpretation/ environmental education; OR , 2 seasons' work experience developing and presenting structured interpretation/ environmental education programs that have covered more than one topic area. (Answering visitor questions does not qualify.)
  • Knowledge of management practices. ( The Certified Public Manager program offered through the Division of Human Resources will substitute for one year of work experience. ) This is typically gained by completion of one three credit or equivalent upper division college-level course or approximately 60 hours or equivalent of management training that included all the essential elements of management (Planning, Organizing, Leading, and Controlling); OR the State/BSU sponsored Center for Management Development Supervision I-IV or equivalent; OR six months of experience performing all management elements.
EXAMINATION: Rating of education and experience. You will receive a score based on your responses to the narrative questions provided those responses are supported by your work history and resume. Please ensure that your resume, work history, and education describes your education, experience and positions held that are directly related to the requirements and specialty areas noted in this announcement.

A minimum rating of 70 is required to pass this examination. Exam results are available online when the review process is completed. If you do not Apply Online, you will receive written notification of your exam results.

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