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Feb 25, 2022

Vacancy Annoucement Deputy Assistant Director - Operations, Washington State Parks


Deputy Assistant Director - Operations (Tumwater) WMS Band 3 - 02358

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Salary

$103,080.00 - $118,776.00 Annually

Location

Thurston County – Tumwater, WA

Job Type

Full Time - Permanent

Department

Parks and Recreation Commission

Job Number

2022-02358

Closing

3/9/2022 5:00 PM Pacific

Description

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We are currently seeking a highly skilled leader to join our team in

Tumwater, Washington!


The state park system is managed by a seven-member citizen commission from various parts of the state, appointed by the governor to serve staggered six-year terms. The Commission sets policy for the system and hires an agency director, who in turn manages the operations, stewardship and development arms of the agency.

Washington State Parks' expertise is in providing sites where people can enjoy a broad array of healthy outdoor recreation activities. Year-round activities include camping, hiking, mountain and trail biking and horseback riding; and winter recreation activities include down-hill and cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, dog-sledding and snowmobiling. Over the years, Washington's state parks have become known as world-class locations for recreation enthusiasts pursuing activities such as long-distance kayaking, windsurfing and wind-sailing, diving, paragliding and rock climbing. As new trends develop, State Parks strives to meet the needs of recreation enthusiasts while ensuring protection of natural and cultural resources.

The agency also manages statewide recreation programs that are not limited to agency- managed lands. This responsibility includes management of the federally funded Boating Safety Program and the fee-supported Winter Recreation program.

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This recruitment will be used to fill a permanent, full-time, Deputy Assistant Director - Operations (WMS Band 3) at Parks headquarters, located in Tumwater, Washington.

For more information about the Washington State Parks system, click here.

If you have questions regarding this recruitment, please contact the manager listed in the "Supplemental Information" section of this publication.

The range of consideration for this position is $103,080 - $118,776. Actual compensation will be commensurate with experience.

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Who We Are and What We Do


The state park system is managed by a seven-member citizen commission from various parts of the state, appointed by the governor to serve staggered six-year terms. The Commission sets policy for the system and hires an agency director, who in turn manages the operations, stewardship and development arms of the agency.


Washington State Parks' expertise is in providing sites where people can enjoy a broad array of healthy outdoor recreation activities. Year-round activities include camping, hiking, mountain and trail biking and horseback riding; and winter recreation activities include down-hill and cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, dog-sledding and snowmobiling. Over the years, Washington's state parks have become known as world-class locations for recreation enthusiasts pursuing activities such as long-distance kayaking, windsurfing and wind-sailing, diving, paragliding and rock climbing. As new trends develop, State Parks strives to meet the needs of recreation enthusiasts while ensuring protection of natural and cultural resources.

The agency also manages statewide recreation programs that are not limited to agency- managed lands. This responsibility includes management of the federally funded Boating Safety Program and the fee-supported Winter Recreation program. The agency also approves the design of ski lifts and carries out regular inspections to assure public safety.

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Mission
The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission cares for Washington's most treasured lands, waters, and historic places. State parks connect all Washingtonians to their diverse natural and cultural heritage and provide memorable recreational and educational experiences that enhance their lives.

Vision
Washington's state parks will be cherished destinations with natural, cultural, recreational, artistic, and interpretive experiences that all Washingtonians enjoy, appreciate, and proudly support.

Duties

This position reports to the Assistant Director of Operations and provides leadership and direction for agency-wide operations.

This position has supervisory responsibility for seven Regional Managers, who oversee all agency field operations. The position also supervises the managers of several agency programs, including Winter Recreation and Boating Safety,

This position is responsible for the oversight of field operations, including development of policies and procedures; implementation of the division budget; and strategic planning to optimize effectiveness and efficiency of park operations. It works with the Assistant Director of Operations to develop operational priorities and an annual division direction to achieve agency strategic goals, and with the AD of Operations and the Operations Support Manager to develop budget strategy, decision packages, and needs. This includes efforts to develop efficiencies, enhance standards, and make use of best practices for program activities, policies, and revenue generating operations.

Qualifications

REQUIRED EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

Bachelor's degree or higher in Outdoor Recreation, Natural Sciences, Management, Public Administration, Business Administration, or a related field; and the skills to complete highly complex, tasks, including developing new processes and working with high profile customers and stakeholders.

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Five years of experience supervising professional managers/supervisors.

**Additional experience managing program(s) and supervising professional level supervisors or managers can substitute for the required education, year for year.

DESIRED EXPERIENCE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

Five (5) years experience working in or with a law enforcement program.

Two (2) years experience working as a manager with unionized employees.

Five (5) years of experience working with Washington State Park rules and regulations.

Experience working with officials representing sovereign tribes, city and county officials, and state and federal agencies.

Knowledge of Washington’s Recreational Boating Safety and Clean Vessel Act programs laws, and regulations.

Understanding of equity, diversity, and inclusion concepts and issues with a commitment to application of an equity lens to evaluate organizational goals and success.

CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT
Per Governor Inslee’s Emergency Proclamation 21-14 (Download PDF reader), all Washington State Parks employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by the time of hire. Please note that any offer of employment is contingent upon you providing verification of your vaccine status. No start date will be approved until you have verified your vaccine status. If you have questions about this requirement, please contact the recruitment team at HR.Recruitment@parks.wa.gov.

Supplemental Information

HOW TO APPLY:

To ensure consideration, please complete the online job application and profile at www.careers.wa.gov. Use reference number 02358 when searching for the job announcement. You must attach or embed in your application the following:

  • Current resume
  • Five professional references
  • Letter of Interest specifically addressing the qualifications listed in this announcement

**All requested materials must be submitted. Incomplete or late application materials will not be accepted. Failure to follow application process may disqualify you from further consideration.**
The information provided in your application must support your selected answers in the application questions. Answers will be verified and documentation may be required. Responses not supported in your application will disqualify you for consideration of employment from this recruitment.

Diversity Policy Statement
The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission is committed to creating an equitable, hospitable, appreciative, safe, and inclusive park environment – one that embraces the full spectrum of all community members' contributions. The Commission makes this commitment because:

  • Diversity strengthens the workforce in competence and ability;
  • Celebrating diversity appreciates and values individual differences;
  • Diversity serves an increasingly heterogeneous society;
  • Diversity helps ensure the relevance of a state park system, its mission, properties, and programs to the people of this state today and in the future; and
  • Diversity is crucial to our ability to serve all citizens.

The Commission encourages and supports staff efforts to reach out to people of all races, national origins, abilities, religions, sexual orientations, veteran status, ages, and genders who use the parks and who live in communities nearby parks. This outreach is to focus on engaging in partnerships that expand programs and services in a way that is meaningful and of value to all people. The Commission is dedicated to offering quality experiences to all visitors through a workforce and volunteer corps that reflects the diversity of Washington State.
The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission is an equal opportunity employer. We strive to create a working environment that includes and respects cultural, racial, ethnic, sexual orientation and gender identity diversity. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities, persons over 40 years of age, disabled and Vietnam veterans and people of all sexual orientations and gender identities are encouraged to apply. Persons needing accommodation in the application process or this job announcement in an alternative format may contact the human resources office at (360) 902-8565. Applicants who are deaf or hard of hearing may call through the Washington Relay Service by dialing 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6388.

For information about this position, please contact Lisa Daniels at Lisa.Daniels@parks.wa.gov or (360) 902-8661.

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