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Job Opportunity - Minnesota - Park Supervisor

Mar 15, 2023

The Minnesota Division of Parks and Trails is currently seeking a Park Supervisor at Cascade River State Park. We seek employees with a strong customer service philosophy and an attitude of helpfulness, and the abillitytoactindependently. The DNR is an inclusive,diverse agency that prides itself on commitment to sustainability and giving back to the community. This is an unlimited (year-round) full-time (100%) position. Hours will be primarily day hours; days of work will vary and include evenings, weekends and holidays. This position is anticipated to be FLSA - Exempt year-round.

Working Title: NR Supv 3 Parks & Trails - Park Supervisor Job Class: Natural Resources Supervisor 3 Parks & Trails Agency: MN Department of Natural Resources

  • Job ID: 61509

  • Location: _Cascade River State Park

  • Full/Part Time: Full-Time

  • Regular/Temporary: Unlimited

  • Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job seekers

  • Date Posted: 03/15/2023

  • Closing Date: 04/04/2023

  • Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit: Natural Resources Dept / Natural Resource-MMA

  • Division/Unit: DNR Parks & Trails Reg 2 / PAT-R2 Cascade River

  • Work Shift/Work Hours: Rotating Shift

  • Days of Work: Monday - Friday

  • Travel Required: No

  • Salary Range: $30.48 - $44.13 / hourly; $63,642 - $92,143 / annually

  • Classified Status: Classified

  • Bargaining Unit/Union: 216 - Middle Management Association/MMA

  • FLSA Status: Exempt - Executive

  • Telework Eligible: No

  • Designated in Connect 700 Program for Applicants with Disabilities: Yes

    Make a difference in the lives of Minnesotans.

    The work you’ll do is more than just a job. Join the talented, engaged and inclusive workforce dedicated to creating a better Minnesota.

    Job Summary

    The division of Parks and Trails is currently seeking a Park Supervisor at Cascade River State Park. We seek employees with a strong customer service philosophy and an attitude of helpfulness, and the abillitytoactindependently. TheDNRisaninclusive,diverseagencythatpridesitselfoncommitment to sustainability and giving back to the community. This is an unlimited (year-round) full-time (100%) position. Hours will be primarily day hours; days of work will vary and include evenings, weekends and holidays. This position is anticipated to be FLSA - Exempt year-round.

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 Cascade River State Park, Judge C.R. Magney State Park, Kodonce River State Wayside Park, Devils Track Falls State Wayside Park, Grand Portage State Forest Recreation Areas, and Pat Bayle State Forest Recreation Areas. This position exists to provide direct supervisory work in the management and operation of two exceptional north shore of Lake Superior state parks, recreation areas, and outdoor recreation and natural resources management programs. The incumbent directs and administers division programs, activities, budgets and rules.

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.

  • Perform all job responsibilities in a manner that supports a healthy, safe, and productive and

    inclusive work environment for all employees.

    Minimum Qualifications

  • Current (ONE YEAR) experience as a Natural Resources Supervisor 3 – Parks, or NR Area Supervisor T&W.



  • Writing and oral communication skills sufficient to effectively convey work plans, proposals, and reports to individuals and groups across multiple levels in an organization.

  • Oral communication skills sufficient to communicate work requirements to individuals and groups.

• 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, education, interpretation, or closely related field and TWO YEARS professional level experience in a natural resources setting, agency or organization; including budget development and fiscal management, work planning and partnership and visitor management experience and TWO YEARS of supervisory or professional lead work experience in a governmental agency; or in a natural resource setting, organization or agency.

  • Organizational and administrative skills sufficient to independently organize diverse elements of 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, develop meaningful relationships, and uphold the culture of respect.

  • Demonstrated fiscal skills sufficient to administer complex budgets, track expenditures and revenue.

  • Ability to comprehend and enforce laws, rules, policies and procedures.

  • Knowledge of natural and cultural resource requirements, including resource protection

    and 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.

  • Ability to treat employees inclusively in the areas of accommodation, scheduling, expectations,

    individualized resource needs, training, and development.

  • Experience in customer service and/or public relations.

  • Conflict resolution skills/experience.

    Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with sustainable trail design, construction, and maintenance.

  • Two or more years managing complex budgets.

  • Two or more years in facilities management, including complex water and sewer systems.

  • Two or more years of direct supervisory experience. (To include lead worker and work out of class experience) training coordinating, managing the performance, and directing other staff, volunteers, or others on resource or recreation projects.

  • Experience with managing and responding to emergency situations.

  • Experience developing professional relationships within and across multiple governmental and

    resource management agencies.

    Physical Requirements

Medium Work - occasionally lifting articles such as 50 pound bags 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

  • Conflict of Interest Review

  • Education/License Verification Howto 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 or email For additional information about the application process, go to

    If you have questions about the position, contact Christa Maxwell at or 612-834-7415.

    To receive consideration as a Connect 700 Program applicant, apply online, email the Job ID#, the Working Title and your valid Proof of Eligibility Certificate by the closing date to Erin Tappan
    at .

    Why Work for Us

    Diverse Workforce

    We are committed to continually developing a workforce that reflects the diversity of our state and the populations we serve. The varied experiences and perspectives of employees strengthen the work we do together and our ability to best serve the people of Minnesota.

    A recent engagement survey of State of Minnesota employees found:

  • 95% of employees understand how their work helps achieve their agency’s mission

  • 91% of employees feel trusted to do their jobs

  • 88% of employees feel equipped to look at situations from other cultural perspectives when doing their job

  • 87% of employees report flexibility in their work schedule

Comprehensive Benefits

Our benefits aim to balance four key elements that make life and work meaningful: health and wellness, financial well-being, professional development, and work/life harmony. As an employee, your benefits may include:

  • Public pension plan

  • Training and professional development

  • Paid vacation and sick leave

  • 11 paid holidays each year

  • Paid parental leave

  • Low-cost medical and dental coverage

  • Prescription drug coverage

  • Vision coverage

  • Wellness programs and resources

  • Employer paid life insurance

  • Short-term and long-term disability

  • Health care spending and savings accounts

  • Dependent care spending account

  • Tax-deferred compensation

  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

  • Tuition reimbursement

  • Federal Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program

    Programs, resources and benefits eligibility varies based on type of employment, agency, funding availability, union/collective bargaining agreement, location, and length of service with the State of Minnesota.


    Minnesota state agencies are equal opportunity, affirmative action, and veteran-friendly employers. 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 and indicate what assistance is needed.