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Job Opportunity: Natural Resources Supervisor, Minnesota

Sep 29, 2022

Vacancy:  Job Class: Natural Resources Supervisor 4 Parks & Trails

Job Class: Natural Resources Supervisor 4 Parks & Trails Working Title: NR Supv 4 Parks & Trails - Park Supervisor

  • Job ID: 59473

  • Location: _Tettegouche State Park

  • Full/Part Time: Full-Time

  • Regular/Temporary: Unlimited

  • Who May Apply: Open to all qualified applicants

  • Date Posted: 09/29/2022

  • Closing Date: 10/27/2022

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

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

  • Work Shift/Work Hours: Rotating Shift

  • Days of Work: Rotating

  • Travel Required: Yes, occasional meetings

  • Salary Range: $32.75 - $47.40/hourly; $68,382 - $98,971/annually

  • Classified Status: Classified

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

  • Employment Condition: Permanent, full-time

  • FLSA Status: Exempt - Executive

  • Connect 700 Program Eligible: Yes

    Job Summary

    Minnesota State Parks and Trails is seeking a self-motivated, adaptable, and dedicated candidate to fill the NR Supervisor 4 Parks and Trails position at Tettegouche State Park on the north shore of Lake Superior. This full-time position includes Tettegouche State Park, Temperance River State Park, George Crosby Manitou State Park, the Palisade Valley Recreational Unit of Tettegouche State Park, Finland and Eckbeck State Forest Recreation Areas. This operation includes a dynamic nature store, a renowned interpretive operation, a robust resource management function, and outstanding recreation opportunities. This combination creates a diverse, challenging, and fulfilling work environment.

    This supervisory position entails directing park staff and managing the budget and assets of the park operations to provide the best possible outdoor recreation experience for park visitors; conservation of the natural and cultural resources within the park; and ensuring that park operations support the goals and mission of the park system and the Department of Natural Resources. The incumbent is in charge of a geographic area that is large in size and scope, having diverse programs, budgets, facilities, specialties and staffing. A Supervisor 4 directs and manages programs, operations, and policies that are highly complex and constantly changing in a fast-paced environment. The Supervisor 4 has a responsibility for administrative oversight, and has professional support and supervisory assistance. This position embodies the highest challenges, interest, potential, and reward for the field ranger.

Responsibilities include:

  • Exercises authority in supervising staff and equitably administering labor plans and agreements.

  • Provides administrative oversight of fiscal management, planning, policy development, and grant administration in collaboration with others as needed.

  • Directs design and implementation of development, maintenance, operational, real estate, and rehabilitation activities and programs.

  • Directs and responds to enforcement, emergency, visitor, interpretive and public relations services and activities.

  • Establishes internal and external partnerships, facilitates consensus building and conducts other duties as assigned.

  • Perform all job responsibilities in a manner that supports a healthy, safe, productive and inclusive work environment for all employees.

    Minimum Qualifications

  • Current (ONE YEAR) experience as a Natural Resources Supervisor 4 – 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, education, interpretation, 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.


  • 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 and enforce 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.

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

    individualized resource needs, training, and development.

  • Ability to set long-term and short-term goals and objectives that equitably empower all employees, stakeholders, and the public.

    Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience managing complex budgets with fund integrity, setting operational work goals, and managing geographically large operations in a diverse and fast-paced environment that includes collaboration with subordinates and other staff.

  • Three or more years of direct supervisory experience equivalent to a Natural Resources Parks and Trails Supervisor 2 or Supervisor 3.

  • Experience with managing and responding to emergency situations.

  • Successful completion of leadership and/or supervisory training offered by the DNR or

    comparable programs.

  • Experience in natural resource management and ecological restoration.

  • Extensive experience planning, leading, and implementing a successful employee safety program.

  • Experience with sustainable trail building.

    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 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 successful completion of the following:
This position requires an unrestricted Class D Driver’s License with a clear driving record.

It is policy of the Department of Natural Resources that all candidates submit to a background check prior to employment. All job offers are contingent upon passing the following components:

  • Employment Reference Check

  • SEMA4 Records Check

  • Criminal History Check

  • Conflict of Interest Review

  • Education/license verification

    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 paid holidays.

    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.

    For additional information about the application process, go to If you are a Connect 700 program applicant, please submit your certificate to Erin Tappan

    at by the job posting close date. Contact

    If you have questions about the position, contact Christa Maxwell at or 218/834-7415.


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.

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