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Job Opportunity: Natural Resources Supervisor 2, Minnesota

Feb 8, 2022

Job Class: Natural Resources Supervisor 2, Minnesota Parks & Trails

Working Title: Parks & Trails Unit Supervisor - Nerstrand Bigwoods State Park

The DNR is currently seeking to fill an unlimited (year-round) full-time (100%) position at Nerstrand Big Woods State Park, near Nerstrand, MN. Hours will be primarily day hours; days of work will vary and include some evenings, weekends and holidays, generally between the hours of 8:00 AM and 4:30 PM. The position is anticipated to be FLSA - Exempt for the summer season. 

The position is responsible for the administration, supervision and implementation of Department of Natural Resources' and Division of Parks and Trails' programs, activities, policies and rules pertaining to the operation of Nerstrand Big Woods State Park. This position exists to provide direct supervisory work in areas of moderate complexity in the management and operation of state parks, recreation areas, and outdoor recreation and natural resources management programs. The incumbent directs and administers division programs, activities, budgets and rules. S/he can be in charge or of an independent unit under the guidance of the PAT district. 

 


Job Details

Job Class: Natural Resources Supervisor 2 Parks & Trails

Working Title: Parks & Trails Unit Supervisor - Nerstrand

  • Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job applicants
  • Date Posted: 02/01/2022
  • Closing Date: 02/22/2022
  • Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit: Natural Resources Dept / Natural Resource-MMA
  • Division/Unit: DNR Parks & Trails Reg 4 / PAT-R4 Nerstrand Big Wood
  • Work Shift/Work Hours: Rotating Shift
  • Employment Condition: Permanent, full-time
  • Days of Work: Varies
  • Travel Required: No
  • Salary Range: $26.93 - $39.05/hourly; $56,229 - $81,536/annually
  • Classified Status: Classified
  • Bargaining Unit/Union: 216 - Middle Management Association/MMA
  • FLSA Status: Exempt - Executive
  • Connect 700 Program Eligible: Yes

Job Summary

The DNR is currently seeking to fill an unlimited (year-round) full-time (100%) position at Nerstrand Big Woods State Park, near Nerstrand, MN. Hours will be primarily day hours; days of work will vary and include some evenings, weekends and holidays, generally between the hours of 8:00 AM and 4:30 PM. The position is anticipated to be FLSA - Exempt for the summer season.

The position is responsible for the administration, supervision and implementation of Department of Natural Resources' and Division of Parks and Trails' programs, activities, policies and rules pertaining to the operation of Nerstrand Big Woods State Park. This position exists to provide direct supervisory work in areas of moderate complexity in the management and operation of state parks, recreation areas, and outdoor recreation and natural resources management programs. The incumbent directs and administers division programs, activities, budgets and rules. S/he can be in charge or of an independent unit under the guidance of the PAT district.

Responsibilities include:

  • Exercise authority in supervising staff and equitably administering labor plans and agreements.
  • Administer fiscal management, planning, policy development, and grant administration activities, in collaboration with others as needed.
  • Collaborate with others to direct administration of resource management programs.
  • Direct the design and implementation of development, maintenance, operational, real estate, and rehabilitation activities and programs.
  • Administer and direct enforcement, emergency, visitor, and public relations services and activities.
  • Conduct other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

*See the 'How to Apply' section below for additional application requirements.*

  • Current (ONE YEAR) experience as a Natural Resources Supervisor 2 – Parks.

OR

  • Bachelor’s or advanced degree in Natural Resources Management, Parks and Recreation, Natural Science, Communications, public relations, business management, political science, public administration, social science or closely related field and ONE YEAR professional or para-professional level experience in a natural resources setting, agency or organization including supervisory or lead work responsibilities.

AND

  • Conflict resolution skills/experience.
  • Writing skills sufficient to communicate work plans, proposals, and reports.
  • Oral communication skills sufficient to communicate work requirements to individuals and groups.
  • Organizational and administrative skills sufficient to organize diverse elements or work and perform tasks within administrative requirements.
  • Project management skills sufficient to ensure projects are organized, tracked and completed on a timely basis.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and uphold the culture of respect.
  • Fiscal skills sufficient to administer budgets and track expenditures and/or income.
  • Ability to comprehend laws, rules, policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of natural and cultural resource requirements, including interpretive programs.
  • Understanding of safety requirements as they relate to working with a variety of equipment and machinery.
  • Word processing skills sufficient to draft memos, letters, etc.
  • Spreadsheet skills sufficient to create, modify and manipulate spreadsheet data.
  • Ability to perform physically demanding tasks and operate in adverse and extreme environments.
  • Ability to operate and maintain a variety of vehicles, shop and office equipment.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Wildfire training.
  • Wildfire experience – crew member and/or burn boss.
  • Chainsaw training and experience.
  • Park Ranger certification.
  • Bachelor degree in Natural Resources Management, Parks/Recreation.
  • Two or more years of direct supervisory experience (may include work out of class experience).
  • Experience in recreational project planning, execution, oversight, and evaluation.
  • Natural resource project experience – planning and execution.
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully lead a team in a high-stress environment.
  • Successful completion of leadership and/or supervisory “core” training offered by the DNR or comparable programs.
  • Experience with emergency response (natural disasters and/or medical emergencies).
  • Experience as a supervisor in a Minnesota State Parks and Trails operation.
  • Experience building a DNR budget using Work Unit Software.
  • Experience adapting a safety program to a work location and specific compliment of employees.

Physical Requirements

Requires occasionally lifting articles such as 50 pounds maximum and frequently lifting and/or carrying objects such as heavy tools and file boxes. This job may require walking or standing to a significant degree on rough terrain or may involve sitting most of the time with pushing and pulling of arm and/or leg controls.

Additional Requirements

*This position requires an unrestricted Class D Driver’s License with a clear driving record.*

It is policy of the Department of the Natural Resources that all candidates submit to a background check prior to employment. The background check may consist of the following components:

  • Employment Reference Check
  • SEMA4 Records Check
  • Criminal History Check
  • Education/License Verification

Application Details

Why Work For Us

Our goal as an employer is to actively recruit, welcome and support a workforce, which is diverse and inclusive of people who are underrepresented in the development of State of Minnesota policies, programs and practices, so that we can support the success and growth of all people.

We are proud to operate within a Culture of Respect that provides a healthy, safe, and productive work environment for all employees. This means that our employees are respectful to one another and to our customers. We believe that promoting a Culture of Respect allows our employees to do their best work in support of the agency’s mission.

GREAT BENEFITS PACKAGE! The State of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including low cost medical and dental insurance, employer paid life insurance, short and long term disability, pre-tax flexible spending accounts, retirement plan, tax-deferred compensation, generous vacation and sick leave, and 11 paid holidays each year.

How to Apply

Select “Apply for Job” at the top of this page. If you have questions about applying for jobs, contact the job information line at 651-259-3637.

For additional information about the application process, go to http://www.mn.gov/careers.

In Addition to applying with your application/resume, please attach a cover letter with answers to the following questions:

  1. Describe a project where you had to organize, track, and complete tasks on a timeline. What was your role?
  2. Describe a situation where a safety program/protocol was developed, implemented, or evaluated for new or existing equipment, and why? What was your role?

Applicants who fail to provide BOTH your application/resume and cover letter by the end of the posting period will not be considered.

Contact

If you have questions about the position, contact Paul Hansen at paul.j.hansen@state.mn.us or 507/233-1224.

If you are a Connect 700 program applicant, please send your certificate to Erin Tappan at erin.tappan@state.mn.us by the job posting close date.

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AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

The State of Minnesota is an equal opportunity, affirmative action, and veteran-friendly employer. We are committed to providing culturally responsive services to all Minnesotans. The State of Minnesota recognizes that a diverse workforce is essential and strongly encourages qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply.

We will make reasonable accommodations to all qualified applicants with disabilities. If you are an individual with a disability who needs assistance or cannot access the online job application system, please contact the job information line at 651-259-3637 or email careers@state.mn.us. Please indicate what assistance you need.