Responsible for the management, operation, maintenance, and protection of moderately developed state-owned parks, forest areas providing services and facilities to the public which may emphasize recreation; camping; lodging; dining; natural, historic, or scenic response preservation and interpretation or assisting in the management of more complex operations. Manages areas which may include camping facilities in addition to moderate development in other areas of operation. May serve as Assistant Superintendent on areas with managers higher in the superintendent series.
May have "off-facility" responsibilities or special assignments that take them from their principal area of assignment including technical research projects, special events, supervision of satellite areas located within the region of the principal area of assignment, statewide temporary managerial assignments, fire-fighting, and law enforcement duties. Employee is guided by statements of policy and outlined assignments from supervisory personnel but is required to exercise considerable discretionary judgement and initiative in planning and directing facility programs in the areas of building maintenance, equipment maintenance, grounds maintenance, housekeeping, sanitation, public relations, law enforcement, personnel management and training, programmed visitor activity programming, historical and nature interpretation, conservation, preservation, public work programs, federal and state regulatory compliance, accounting, record keeping, revenue production, budget preparation and control, concession contract administration, public safety, and all related endeavors.
Hiring Process: This job requires a written examination (W) . Exams are given in several locations and no appointment is necessary. We encourage you to apply online. For test schedules, locations, paper application forms and information about testing refer to the test center links below. If you apply online, you do not have to take a copy of the application to the test center. DO NOT APPLY UNLESS YOU CAN TEST WITHIN 90 DAYS. Online applicants who do not test within 90 days of application will be rejected. Applicants using a paper application must present a completed application form at the test site. Positive identification is required. There is a 90 day re-test waiting period. Caution: Any time you re-take the same test your new score, whether higher or lower, will automatically replace any previous test scores.
If you have previously applied for this job and simply want to update your ID (name, address, etc.), work preferences, or county availability, do not re-apply. Instead, send us a letter.
The same written exam is used for Park Superintendent 1 and Park Ranger. You only have to take the test once. If you previously (within the past 6 months) took this test, you do not have to re-test. However, if you choose not to re-test, you should contact us so that your test score can be applied to the other title.
Your application will not be accepted if you do not meet stated minimum requirements.
Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a major or minor in botany, zoology, geology, natural history, recreation, park/resort management, forestry, conservation, business administration, public administration, travel management, or related natural science or managerial field. Diploma or transcript showing degree/major field must be submitted to our office. Your application will not be processed without verification documents.
One year of full-time or equivalent part-time paid experience directly related to the area of assignment.
Must be licensed or eligible to operate a motor vehicle in West Virginia. Must be fit enough to discharge duties including law enforcement. Must be able to successfully complete required special conservation officer training and pistol qualification requirements as established by Law Enforcement Section, Division of Natural Resources.
Quarters valued at $200 per month; $125 per month with mobile home on park.
Test Center Schedules.
The test for this job is available on "General" testing days. No testing appointments are made. Apply online. Then, report for testing at the Test Center of your choice. Your application will be inactivated if you do not test within 90 days. If you require disability accommodations call (304) 558-3950. Close the new window to return here.
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Charleston , Beckley , Bluefield , Bridgeport , Elkins , Farmington , Huntington , Martinsburg , Moorefield , Parkersburg , Welch , Wheeling , White Sulphur Springs
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State of West Virginia - 13 months ago