Park Operations And Planning Specialist II

  • Park Operations And Planning Specialist II
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  • Do I qualify?
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Class Number: 
1243
Exam Components: 
Rating of Education & Experience, 100%
Annual Salary Range:
$35,640.00 – $50,112.00
Twice-a-Month Salary Range:
$1,485.00 – $2,088.00
Pay Grade: 
A22

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Definition

This is mid-level professional work involving the development of plans and administration of projects for the Missouri Division of State Parks.

Job Duties

Plans, coordinates, and implements programs related to state parks or historic sites; develops and administers long-range plans, short-term projects, and special events.

Develops plans and procedures to improve or enhance state park or historic site facilities or operations.

Develops trail plans and layouts; serves as liaison on trail-related matters.

Develops facility sign plans and associated procedures; oversees the creation of signs and their installation.

Assists with administering environmental services involving drinking water and wastewater monitoring, waste reduction and recycling, alternative fuel use, energy saving efficiency, and hazardous waste removal.

Prepares bid specifications; procures equipment, vehicles, materials, supplies, and services relating to projects or special events.

Assists with preparing grants, budgets, leases, permits, contracts, and agreements relating to projects or special events; prepares reports and documentation.

Conducts customer service, facility and operation surveys and evaluations; prepares reports of findings.

Assists with u pdating and formulating state statutes, policies, rules, procedures, and guidelines relating to state parks or historic sites.

Prepares responses to inquiries from the public, media, legislators, and other agencies for administrative supervisor's approval.

Trains volunteers and interns .

Exercises independence and initiative in the performance of responsibilities; receives general administrative direction.

Performs other related work as assigned.

Areas of Interest: 
Park Operations & Historical Preservation

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(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 Operations and Planning Specialist I, Executive I, or Planner I with the Missouri Division of State Parks.

OR

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: Park/Historic Site Planning, Park Management, Business Administration, Public Administration, Recreation, Law Enforcement, Environmental Sciences, Silviculture, Dendrology, Biology, Chemistry, History, or a closely related field; and,

One or more years of experience in parks and recreation involving planning, management, special events, law enforcement, project planning and implementation, grant writing, resource interpretation, serving as a lead worker overseeing park or building maintenance, or comparable work.

(24 earned graduate credit hours from an accredited college or university in the specified areas may substitute on a year-for-year basis for the required experience.)

OR

An Associate degree or 60 or more earned credit hours from an accredited college or university with a minimum of 6 earned credit hours in one or a combination of the following: Park/Historic Site Planning, Park Management, Business Administration, Public Administration, Recreation, Law Enforcement, Environmental Sciences, Silviculture, Dendrology, Biology, Chemistry, History, or a closely related field; and,

Three or more years of experience in parks and recreation involving planning, management, special events, law enforcement, project planning and implementation, grant writing, resource interpretation, serving as a lead worker overseeing park or building maintenance, or comparable work.

(Additional qualifying experience may substitute on a year-for-year basis for deficiencies in the required education.)

(Additional earned credit hours from an accredited college or university in the specified areas may substitute on a year-for-year basis for the required experience at a rate of 30 earned credit hours for one year.)

OR

Five or more years of experience in parks and recreation involving planning, management, special events, law enforcement, project planning and implementation, grant writing, resource interpretation, serving as a lead worker overseeing park or building maintenance, or comparable work; and possession of a high school diploma or proof of high school equivalency.

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?

Intermediate knowledge of the administration and operation of a state park or historic site.

Intermediate knowledge of the principles and practices for short/long-range planning and implementing projects, special events, or programs for state parks or historic sites.

Intermediate knowledge of the policies, statutes, procedures, and rules relating to the cultural, natural, environmental protection, and recreational use of public lands.

Ability to research and assist with the preparation of specifications for bid documents, grants, budgets, leases, permits, contracts, and agreements.

Ability to use a variety of computer software applications.

Ability to research and prepare comprehensive reports.

Ability to communicate effectively.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the public, administrative staff, and other employees.

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