• Provide on-site management in planning, implementing and directing the operation, maintenance and visitor services of a state park facility following standard laws, policies, rules and regulations.
• Supervise, mentor, coach, train and evaluate facility personnel including full-time staff and temporary seasonal employees and volunteers.
• Conduct administrative functions including: annual budget requests, tracking and managing budget allocations, project recommendations, bidding and purchasing materials and services, and revenue management.
• Actively plan and direct resource management projects to preserve native landscapes and identify and manage invasive and exotic species; assist with other stewardship actives.
• Provides interpretive and educational programs; research and drafts wayside exhibits and other written materials as needed on the significance of the natural and cultural history of the park.
• Greets the public and discusses the facility's resources and/or enforces the rules and regulations relating to the state park system.
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university can include: Park Management, Parks and Recreation, Wildlife Management, Forestry, Biology, Fisheries, Natural Sciences, Business or Public Administration, or related field (Experience involving management, supervision, and active participation in various activities involving interpretation, preservation, protection, maintenance, and enhancement of state parks and historic sites may substitute for the required education.)
• Ability to operate a vehicle and maintain a valid vehicle operator’s license.
• Available to work weekends, holidays and some evenings.
• Available to participate in meetings, workshops and seminars requiring overnight stays.
• Must be able to walk long distances on uneven terrain in all kinds of weather and environmental conditions and have the ability to lift 25 pounds.
• Must be able to acquire MDC Level 1 fire training within one year of employment.
Denise Dowling, Park Superintendent Trail of Tears State Park