This unclassified, permanent, full-time position will be located in the Parks Division at the Hays Region 1 Office. This position is supervised by Linda Lanterman, Parks Division Director.
The incumbent provides direct guidance, direction and coordination in the management of Kansas state parks and related projects and programs within the Region. Provides direct supervision, coordination and evaluation of employees in the Parks Section of the Parks and Public Lands Division within the region. Region Supervisor will have overall responsibility for these functions within the assigned region. Holds regular staff meetings to discuss problems, needs, techniques and methods to improve operations. Assures that equipment, manpower, facilities, and properties are effectively and efficiently used. Implements policies of the Division and Department. Cooperates and coordinates with regional counterparts and Education and Public Affairs person. Individual must cooperatively arrange employee schedules and equipment usage, and cooperate with other supervisors and office personnel to maximize agency effectiveness. Assure that regional staff work closely and cooperatively with other divisions and regions. Actively participates in the recruitment of new staff within guidance for the Division and Department. Assures full compliance with Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity objectives of the Department in all hiring and supervision. Personally develops and maintains communication with numerous governmental agencies at the local, state and federal level. Personally develops and maintains communication with the public with special focus on constituent groups representing wildlife and park interests. Administers planning, budgets, purchasing, contracts, and other business matters of the Division as assigned. Assures compliance of all staff under supervision with state rules and regulations and Departmental guidance related to all business matters of the Department. Serves as a key component of the Division management team by participating in a wide variety of Division meetings. Provides continuing training for all employees under supervision. Enforces local, state and federal laws, rules and regulations as needed. Serves as back up or support to state park staff in patrolling, enforcing laws, apprehending or investigating criminal complaints. May respond to emergency situations that require law enforcement response. Responsible for overall Law Enforcement of staff in his/her region in training, uniforms, investigations and other LE activities. Coordinates with the LE Coordinator in Parks Division to ensure all training is met. Assists with other administrative functions and special projects as assigned.
If an applicant is not currently law enforcement certified, our agency will send the successful applicant to the required training as listed below. Applicants do not have to be law enforcement certified to apply.
BENEFITS: Beginning annual salary, $60,500; group health and life insurance; retirement; holidays; sick and vacation leave; and deferred compensation, HSA, HRA, and FSA options.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree in park or natural resource management or other related degrees as determined by the Department and five years of related work experience. Comparable or equivalent experience in Park Management or Public Lands Management as determined relevant by the agency. Candidates having management experience and broad based interaction with community organizations will receive preference. Applicants who have the ability to effectively interface with employees and the general public are highly desired. The successful candidate must pass a background check and must be a credible witness in court.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: This class requires the employee to be certified as a law enforcement officer by the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Commission. The employee must complete a basic law enforcement training program recognized by the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Commission and annual training as required by K.S.A. 74-5607a.
This class requires the use of a firearm for law enforcement duties; therefore, to be eligible for appointment to a position in this class, candidates cannot have been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor domestic violence crime as set forth in 18 U.S.C.§ 992 (g) (8) and (9).To be eligible for certification in the state of Kansas, one must also be free of any diversions from a felony or misdemeanor domestic violence crime as set forth by the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Act. Candidates for positions in this class must have the following: be a U.S. citizen; be 21 years of age at the time of appointment; free of conviction of any crime punishable by imprisonment in a federal penitentiary or a state prison; and be required to pass a physical exam administered by the hiring agency.
This class requires that at the time of appointment the selected candidate must take and pass a drug screening test approved by the Office of Personnel Services.
HOW TO APPLY: Qualified applicants must register with the State of Kansas by completing the personal information registration form to obtain their State of Kansas Applicant ID Number. This form may be completed online at https://admin.ks.gov/services/state-employment-center/sec-home/state-employment/register-personal-data. Qualified applicants may apply by submitting ALL of the following items:
1) a letter of interest, which includes your State of Kansas ID Number;
2) a detailed resume; including a valid email address;
3) transcript material (copies of official transcripts or unofficial student copies are acceptable as long as degree is conferred);
4) KDWPT employment application located at http://www.ksoutdoors.com/news/KDWPT-Info/Jobs/Employment-Application-Additional-Info;
5) an authorization to release information form** located at http://www.ksoutdoors.com/news/KDWPT-Info/Jobs/Employment-Application-Additional-Info and,
**Please note, this form must either be witnessed and signed by a Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism employee or signed in front of and notarized by a notary public. We reserve the right to conduct a background check on all qualified applicants.
6) Kansas Tax Clearance Certificate
Kansas Tax Clearance Certificate: Each applicant applying for a State of Kansas job vacancy must obtain a State Tax Clearance Certificate by accessing the Kansas Department of Revenue’s website at http://www.ksrevenue.org/taxclearance.html. A Tax Clearance is a comprehensive tax account review to determine and ensure that an individual’s account is compliant with all primary Kansas Tax Laws. Applicants are responsible for submitting their certificate with all other application materials to the hiring agency. This is in accordance with Executive Order 2004-03.
Application materials should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org or may be sent to Human Resources Office, Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism, 512 SE 25th Avenue, Pratt KS 67124, phone number 620-672-5911. Incomplete applications will not be considered. A complete application packet must be submitted for each position. We no longer make copies of previous applications. Submitted application materials will be reviewed in Pratt to assure that the position minimum requirements are met, and those meeting the minimum requirements will be forwarded to the respective division for interview selection.
Applicants are notified whether or not they are selected to interview. The interview is generally a one-time, panel interview consisting of position-specific questions for all applicants (same questions for each applicant), with the selection being made after all candidate interviews are completed.
Veterans’ Preference Eligible (VPE): Former military personnel or their spouse that have been verified as a “veteran” under K.S.A. 73-201 will receive an interview if they meet the minimum requirements of the position. The veterans’ preference laws do not guarantee the veteran a job. Positions are filled with the best qualified candidate as determined by the appointing authority. Additional VPE information can be found at http://da.ks.gov/ps/aaa/recruitment/veterans.htm Applicants claiming veterans’ preference for the first time must mail a copy of your DD-214 to the Office of Personnel Services, 900 SW Jackson, Room 401-N, Topeka KS 66612, or FAX to 785/291-3715.
DEADLINE TO APPLY – POSTMARK: February 16, 2018
The Americans with Disabilities Act ensures your right to reasonable accommodations during the employment process–individuals with disabilities are encouraged to contact the agency recruiter if reasonable accommodations are needed for any part of the application or hiring process. Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Veteran’s Preference Eligible.