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Title:  Parks Regional Operations Manager

Application Deadline Date:  04/18/2021
Req ID:  13863
Department:  Forests, Parks & Recreation
Location: 

Rutland, VT, US

Position Type:  Permanent
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $23.67

Overview

The Department of Forests, Parks & Recreation seeks an energetic, outgoing, positive, individual with a thorough understanding of Vermont State Parks' operations who is able to work independently, multi-task, use excellent communication skills both orally and in writing to mediate conflicts, provide excellent customer service and succeed as part of a collaborative team in a fast-paced environment. This advanced operations position is responsible for the recruitment, hiring, training and supervision of seasonal park managers and staff that work in up to 12 state parks in the southwestern region of Vermont State Parks spanning from Woodford to Charlotte.

Other job duties include, but are not limited to, working on projects involving park interpretation, community partnerships, and park planning. Vermont State Parks strives to ensure a workplace that is welcoming, safe and inclusive for all.

Who May Apply

This position, Parks Regional Operations Manager (Job Requisition #13863), is open to all State employees and external applicants.
If you would like more information about this position, please contact Reuben.Allen@vermont.gov
Please note that multiple positions in the same work location may be filled from this job posting.
Resumes will not be accepted via e-mail. You must apply online to be considered.

Environmental Factors

Duties are performed in office and field settings in all seasons. Significant day-to-day travel within the region is frequently required during the park season. Incumbents must be able to lift heavy weights and use tools and equipment necessary for park operations. Duties require considerable public contact, sometimes under stressful conditions. Incumbents are expected to respond to or advise on emergencies on evenings and weekends during the park season when available. Incumbents must possess a valid driver's license.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree or higher AND three (3) years or more of experience in park operations, park maintenance, recreation, or conservation field INCLUDING one (1) year of supervisory experience.

OR

Two years of full-time college coursework OR an associate's degree AND five (5) years or more of experience in park operations, park maintenance, recreation, or conservation field INCLUDING one (1) year of supervisory experience.

OR

High school diploma or equivalent AND seven (7) years or more of experience in park operations, park maintenance, recreation, or conservation field INCLUDING one (1) year of supervisory experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in coaching, supervising, recruiting and hiring personnel in a decentralized organization.
  • Experience with state, national, and/or community park operation and management.
  • Experience in employee mediation and negotiation.
  • Experience designing and conducting training for employees with diverse backgrounds and skill sets.

Total Compensation

As a State employee you are offered a great career opportunity, but it's more than a paycheck. The State's total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits that are worth about 30% of your total compensation, including:
  • 80% State paid medical premium
  • Dental Plan at no cost for employees and their families
  • Flexible Spending healthcare and childcare reimbursement accounts
  • Two ways to save for your retirement: A State defined benefit pension plan and a deferred compensation 457(b) plan
  • Work/Life balance: 11 paid holidays each year and a generous leave plan; many jobs also allow for a flexible schedule
  • Low cost group life insurance
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Incentive-based Wellness Program
  • Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program
Want the specifics? Explore the Benefits of State Employment on our website.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The State of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and people from diverse cultural backgrounds are encouraged.


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