Park Supervisors (Commissioned) plan, organize, oversee and participate in the administration, law enforcement, maintenance, interpretive programs and resource management of an assigned State park to include budget administration and supervision of staff.
Incumbents function as first-line supervisors who train, supervise and evaluate the performance of assigned staff; assign and review work; and initiate disciplinary action. The Park Supervisor is responsible for the management of Kershaw-Ryan State Park and the Elgin School House State Historic Site, located near Caliente, Nevada. The 1,713 acre Kershaw-Ryan State Park requires intensive landscape maintenance and supports picnicking, volleyball, horseshoes, and a wading pool. The park also maintains a 24/7 RV campground and hiking/mt. biking trails. The restored Elgin School House State Historic Site is located approximately 23 miles South of Caliente, Nevada. Management responsibilities include supervision of employees, budget development, administration and oversight, collection and safeguarding of fees, overall maintenance and operations, and completion of routine and special reports. This is a commissioned (Law Enforcement) position with public safety responsibilities and is required to work various hours and shifts including holidays and weekends in a variety of weather conditions. All personnel in the Park Supervisor series are responsible for ensuring a high level of customer service, developing and presenting a variety of visitor programs, performing ground/facility maintenance and custodial duties.
In addition, the successful candidate is required to have extensive natural resource management, recreation and administrative expertise. Park Supervisors, at this level, are often required to determine the most applicable natural resource approach. They are also required to provide training and career development for their staff, identify facility/grounds maintenance needs and the necessary and determine the most cost effect way to coordinate equipment and materials. Park residency, in state park provided housing, is required. In order to receive consideration, applicants must indicate their ability to work in this geographical location. Since this is a commissioned position, the successful candidate, if not currently NV POST certified, would have to successfully complete a NV POST approved Category 1 Peace Officer Academy. The cost of the academy would be paid by the agency. The State of Nevada is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action in recruitment of its employees and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion or belief, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, domestic partnership, genetic information (GINA), or compensation and/or wages.
In order to be qualified, you must meet the following requirements:
Education and Experience (Minimum Qualifications)
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major or minor in park management, outdoor recreation management, ecology, forestry, biology, criminal justice or related field and two years of journey level park ranger experience including park operation, maintenance and interpretation of park facilities; OR two years of experience as a Park Ranger II in Nevada State service; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Applicants must meet minimum standards for appointment as a peace officer as established in the Nevada Revised Statutes and Nevada Administrative Code.
The physical agility exam consists of:
a) Vertical jump of no less than 14 inches;
b) The Illinois Agility Run in 19.5 seconds or less;
c) complete not less than 30 sit-ups in 1 minute;
d) complete not less than 23 consecutive push-ups; e)
300 meter run in 68 seconds or less;
f) 1.5 mile run/walk in 16 minutes and 57 seconds or less;
g) lift and carry a 70-90 pound bag of cement/sand from the ground and carry 10 feet to tailgate of a standard pick-up truck and then return, repeated three times;
h) 100 yard swim in 5 minutes.
As part of the selection process, the Division of State Parks requires;
a) Physical agility exam;
b) Comprehensive background investigation which will include a urinalysis, polygraph and a psychological examination;
c) Physical examination.
This cost will be covered by the hiring agency.