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Job Opportunity - MN - Fort Snelling State Park Manager

Feb 22, 2021

This position exists to direct and administer the Department of Natural Resources and the Division of Parks and Trails programs, activities, policies, budgets, and rules at Fort Snelling State Park, including the Upper Post Unit. This position serves to create, communicate, and implement the vision for this "Ambassador" park to become the central hub of focus and promotion of the entire system of state parks, trails, and other outdoor recreation units. This position's focus will be on both in reach and outreach to create a new identity that elevates Fort Snelling State Park as a unique and premier unit, in the state system, and will play a pivotal role in advancing efforts to become more inclusive, relevant, and diverse in our outdoor recreation offerings.


Job ID: 43861 - Fort Snelling State Park Manager- State Prog Admin Director

Location: _Fort Snelling State Park Full/Part Time: Full-Time Regular/Tempory: Unlimited

Job Class: State Program Administrator, Director

Working Title: Fort Snelling State Park Manager

Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job seekers
Date Posted: 02/11/2021
Closing Date: 03/10/2021
Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit: Natural Resources Dept Division/Unit: DNR Parks &Trails Reg 3 / Fort Snelling State Park Work Shift/Work Hours: Day Shift

Days of Work: Varies
Travel Required: Occasional travel for meetings
Salary Range: $32.46 - $46.76/hourly; $67,776 - $97,635/annually Classified Status: Classified
Bargaining Unit/Union: 216 - Middle Management Association/MMA Work Location: Fort Snelling State Park
Employment Condition: Full Time
FLSA Status: Exempt - Executive

Connect 700 Program Eligible: Yes

Job Summary

This position exists to direct and administer the Department of Natural Resources and the Division of Parks and Trails programs, activities, policies, budgets, and rules at Fort Snelling State Park, including the Upper Post Unit. This position serves to create, communicate, and implement the vision for this "Ambassador" park to become the central hub of focus and promotion of the entire system of state parks, trails, and other outdoor recreation units. This position's focus will be on both in reach and outreach to create a new identity that elevates Fort Snelling State Park as a unique and premier unit, in the state system, and will play a pivotal role in advancing efforts to become more inclusive, relevant, and diverse in our outdoor recreation offerings.

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Job ID: 43861 - Fort Snelling State Park Manager- State Prog Admin Director

Responsibilities include:

  • Management of Fort Snelling State Park: Providing leadership, direction, management, and supervision.

  • Community and Public Relations, Partnerships, Outreach, and Visitor and Interpretive Services: Providing vision and strategic direction.

  • Fiscal management, policy and planning: Plan, administer, supervise and implement all aspects of fiscal management, state policy, and strategic planning in the park and Upper Post.

  • Personnel Management and Culture of Respect: Direct, lead, support, supervise and appraise activities and programs of all park staff.

  • Cultural and Natural Resource Management: Provide strong leadership in prioritizing the planning, implementation, and evaluation of the park's significant cultural and natural resources in consultation with the regional/area resource specialists.

  • Facility Development, Management, and Asset Prevention: Direct and administer the park's development, maintenance, and rehabilitation programs.

  • Safety, Enforcement and Emergency Services: Direct and administer enforcement and emergency services to resources, facilities, visitors, and staff.

  • Management of Trail Connection Projects: Provide high level of project management and collaboration with a complex and multi-agency set of partners in establishing a trail network of local, regional, and state segments that connect Fort Snelling State Park with existing authorized and proposed trail segments in the Minnesota and Mississippi river valleys.

  • Collaboration with Upper Post Redevelopment Project Manager: Provide high level of strategic direction and collaborative support to the Upper Post Project Manager in the development and reuse of the Upper Post Military Reservation at Fort Snelling.

    Minimum Qualifications:

    A Bachelor's degree or advanced degree in natural or cultural resource management, parks and recreation, natural science, communications, public relations, business management, political science, public administration, social science or closely related field

    AND

    THREE 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 THREE YEARS of supervisory experience in a governmental agency, or in a natural resource setting, organization or agency.

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Job ID: 43861 - Fort Snelling State Park Manager- State Prog Admin Director

  • Ability to concurrently manage multiple large projects, and to plan, organize, and schedule work tasks to meet deadlines.

  • Professional experience working effectively with diverse communities.

  • Ability to build broad networks of internal and external partners through a variety of

    techniques that engage others in a respectful and professional manner.

  • Advanced professional experience in public outreach and/or program marketing

    sufficient to effectively retain current visitors, recruit new visitors, and promote the

    State of Minnesota's Parks and Trails system for continued relevance into the future.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of safety protocols and coordination of emergency services

    sufficient to maintain a safe environment for visitors and personnel.

  • Ability to respond effectively to unexpected situations in an urban park.

  • Strong interpersonal skills sufficient to effectively interact with internal and external

    customers, influence future direction, deliver challenging messages/information,

    resolve disagreements, and defuse potentially volatile situations.

  • Oral and written communication skills sufficient to clearly, concisely and coherently,

    communicate technical and non-technical information to staff, customers, project

    partners, constituents and legislators.

  • Ability to assess situations, anticipate emerging challenges, and manage complex

    and/or politically sensitive issues with division and department management at

    appropriate levels.

  • Demonstrated leadership skills sufficient to motivate, develop and direct a workforce

    to perform a wide variety of tasks as a highly functioning team.

  • Problem solving skills sufficient to analyze and make strategic recommendations

    related to operations, policies, programs and outreach priorities.

  • Computer skills sufficient to create and prepare reports and documents, with an

    ability to analyze data.

    Preferred Qualifications:

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Job ID: 43861 - Fort Snelling State Park Manager- State Prog Admin Director

  • Working knowledge and ability to understand real estate transactions including easements, land use agreements, licenses, property acquisition and deeds.

  • Experience providing high level of strategic direction and leadership in managing complex projects with diverse partners in the public sector.

  • Experience leading outreach and engagement programs with demonstrated cultural competencies for multi-cultural communities.

  • Knowledge of rules, policies, programs and procedures related to natural resource management.

  • Working knowledge of natural and cultural resources sufficient to oversee protection and management of significant features.

  • Knowledge of road and trail design and construction, building facilities, and utilities sufficient to assess park needs and assign, approve or perform work.

    Physical Requirements

    Requires occasionally lifting such articles as file boxes and heavy hand tools or heavier materials with help from others and/or lifting and carrying light objects frequently. Even though the weights being lifted may only be a negligible amount, a job is in this category may require walking or standing to a significant degree or may involve sitting most of the time with a degree of 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 our policy that all candidates submit to a background check prior to employment. The background check may consist of the following components:

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Job ID: 43861 - Fort Snelling State Park Manager- State Prog Admin Director

  • Employment Reference Check

  • SEMA4 Records Check

  • Criminal History Check

  • Education/license verification

    Why Work For Us

    The Department of Natural Resources is 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 supportive of a diverse workplace, 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

    Click "Apply" at the bottom of this page and submit an application/resume that clearly describes how you meet the minimum qualifications listed above. If you have questions about applying online, please contact the job information line at 651-259-3637.

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

    If you are a Connect 700 applicant, please submit your certificate to Ann Ward atann.ward@state.mn.us by the job posting close date.

    Contact

    If you have questions about the position, contact Martha Reger to martha.reger@state.mn.us or 952-236-5180

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Job ID: 43861 - Fort Snelling State Park Manager- State Prog Admin Director

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.

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) encourages participation in all its programs, services and activities and does not discriminate against qualified applicants with disabilities. Anyone who believes they may need a reasonable accommodation in order to fully participate in the job application, interview or selection processes may contact any agency official with whom applicant has contact in the processing of their employment application to request an accommodation.Applicants may also contact the DNR's Human Resources office to request an

accommodation by: E-mail: ADA.DNR@state.mn.us or by calling Jill Westberry, Title 1 ADA Coordinator at 651-259-5326; or using MN Relay 711.

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