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Park/Historic Site Specialist I

This information is for reference only. These classifications are no longer valid and were replaced 7/1/2020.

  • Park/Historic Site Specialist I
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Annual Salary Range:
$28,872.00 – $46,176.00
Twice-a-Month Salary Range:
$1,203.00 – $1,924.00
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This is entry-level professional work assisting with managing and directing the operation, maintenance, and visitor services at a state park or historic site facility.

Job Duties

Performs basic management duties relating to the overall operation and maintenance of a state park or historic site facility which includes visitor services, budgeting, procurement, preservation, research, interpretation, and other management tasks.

Receives training in the operation and maintenance of a state park or historic site facility offering a variety of services which may include campgrounds, lodging, marinas, stores, trails, special ecological management areas, historic structures, or non-structural cultural remnants.

Researches historical, cultural, and natural resource materials; prepares preliminary reports and interpretive materials; assists with the development of permanent and temporary exhibits; presents technical/interpretive information to the general public.

Assists with and monitors fee and revenue collections, supplies and services requisitions, retail sales operations, and the preparation of associated reports.

Accessions (formal process of accepting an item), catalogs, and preserves facility collections following Missouri Division of State Parks guidelines.

Assists in implementing state park or historic site development projects which include expansions, new construction, renovations, and maintenance.

Participates in the development of emergency response plans which address natural disasters and human incidents.

Participates in developing facility maintenance procedures that are compliant with state and federal laws, rules, and regulations relating to the environment, public health, safety, and accessibility.

Assists with collecting and analyzing data relating to state park and/or historic site facility budget; provides recommendations relating to operational expenditures, visitor services, equipment/supply/service procurement, and facility expansion and repairs.

Participates in supervising and evaluating the performance of assigned employees.

Assists with reservations for state park or historic site structures or services.

Greets the public and discusses the facility’s resources, rules, and regulations relating to the state park system.

Researches, collects, and organizes draft data for fiscal, statistical, and operational reports.

Performs assigned responsibilities under close supervision.

Performs other related work as assigned.

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(The following requirements will determine merit system eligibility, experience and education ratings, and may be used to evaluate applicants for Missouri Uniform Classification and Pay System positions not requiring selection from merit registers. When practical and possible, the Division of Personnel will accept substitution of experience and education on a year-for-year basis.)

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.

(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.)

Special Requirements

May be required by assignment to obtain a Missouri law enforcement commission.

May be required to live in state-owned housing located within or near the assigned state park or historic site facility.

May be required to relocate.

Please note that documentation that supports your eligibility (i.e. transcripts, employment records, etc.) may be required at any time during the application and hiring process. If you do not possess the minimum qualifications, please consider one of many other employment opportunities with the State of Missouri.

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Key Skills

Do you possess the key skills which are considered essential for successful employment in this classification?

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.

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