- Park/Historic Site Specialist II
- What will I be doing?
- Do I qualify?
- Can I be successful?
- How do I apply?
This is mid-level professional work assisting with managing and directing the operation, maintenance, and visitor services at a state park or historic site facility.
Assists in planning and directing the overall 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.
Plans and supervises specific areas of a state park or historic site facility operation, or directs a satellite operation.
Researches historical, cultural, and natural resource materials; prepares reports and interpretive materials; assists with the development of permanent and temporary exhibits; presents technical/interpretive information to professionals and the general public.
Assists with, or may be responsible for, general operational activities such as fee and revenue collections, supply 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 planning and developing preservation and management plan concepts and proposals for facility resources.
Assists in planning and implementing state park or historic site development projects which include expansions, new construction, renovations, and maintenance.
Assists in the development of facility maintenance procedures compliant with state and federal laws, rules, and regulations relating to the environment, public health, safety, and accessibility.
Participates in the development of emergency response plans which address natural disasters and human incidents.
Monitors the operation of and provides assistance to concessionaires to ensure contractual compliance and visitor service.
Collects and analyzes data to assist with the preparation and monitoring of the 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 the supervision and evaluation of facility personnel, including seasonal employees and volunteers; assists with the training of employees in the areas of safety, risk management, equipment operation, and facility maintenance; provides training and instruction regarding restoration of historic items/buildings and landscaping tasks.
Oversees 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.
Compiles and analyzes data; prepares fiscal and statistical operational reports.
Exercises independent judgment and initiative; receives general administrative direction.
Performs other related work as assigned.
(The following minimum qualifications will determine merit system eligibility. Allowable experience and education substitutions are provided in italics below the corresponding minimum qualification statement; no other substitutions will be permitted. These minimum qualifications may also be used to evaluate applicants for Missouri Uniform Classification and Pay System positions not requiring selection from merit registers.)
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.)
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.
Do you possess the key skills which are considered essential for successful employment in this classification?
Intermediate knowledge of the state park system and administrative policies, programs, and procedures of facility management.
Intermediate knowledge of the State of Missouri’s natural and cultural history.
Intermediate knowledge of historical research and artifact preservation methods and techniques.
Intermediate knowledge of health and safety techniques related to general maintenance and cleaning of public facilities.
Intermediate knowledge of general construction and repair methods which include proper utilization of tools, materials, and equipment.
Intermediate knowledge of the principles and practices of personnel management and supervision.
Intermediate knowledge of the principles and practices of budget preparation and procurement.
Ability to conduct research and present findings.
Ability to interpret blueprints, maps, specifications, and other construction documents.
Ability to communicate ideas and information clearly and effectively.
Ability to prepare written interpretive materials, correspondence, 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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