(State Parks, Forests and Wildlife Management Areas) An employee in this class is 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, recordkeeping, revenue production, budget preparation and control, concession contract administration, public safety, and all related endeavors. Performs related work as required.
Training: Bachelor's degree 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.
Experience: One year of full-time or equivalent part-time paid experience directly related to the duties and responsiblities of a parks superintendent. (Examples of expected experience might include any of the following: natural resource related, forest operations, park operation, resort management, related public recreation operations, wildlife management, general facility management, conservation law enforcement, other similar.)
Special Requirements: 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.
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