Job Opportunity - North Dakota - Long Term Seasonal Site Supervisor/Ranger

Aug 5, 2021

Job Title

Long Term Seasonal Site Supervisor/Ranger

Little Missouri State Park/Sully Creek State Park

Hiring Range is $16.00 to $17.50 per hour

Unlike any other state park in North Dakota, the two badlands state parks offer unique experiences in rugged, western settings. Little Missouri State Park caters to equestrian campers as well as those looking for extensive hiking opportunities on its 40+ miles of trails in the heart of the Little Missouri Breaks. Sully Creek State Park, where hikers, bikers, and horseback riders of the Maah Dah Hey trail will see breathtaking views of the badlands, has seen significant increases in use since 2019 and offers a respite from the busy streets of Medora.

Both parks offer primitive and modern camping. Park guests will find plenty to occupy their time. Whether it’s studying the area’s fascinating history, discovering the plentiful natural resources, hiking, mountain biking, fishing, or just relaxing in the shade of an cedar tree.

This position will oversee Little Missouri State Park from May to October and will assist with off-season operation of Sully Creek State Park from October to April. Candidate is required to live on site. Benefits include free health care and retirement which is paid for by the employee.

Summary of Work

Responsibility 1: Operations and Project Management

Under the direction of the Park Manager: Oversight of project management, fiscal management, park development, natural resources, recreation, interpretive and communications initiatives related to Little Missouri State Park

Provides recommendations for the budget based on analysis of various park needs such as position allocation and equipment needs.

Management of seasonal staff.

Responsibility 2: Partnerships and Visitor Services

Provides recommendations for and ensures compliance with operational policies, priorities, and standards relating to park operations to achieve long and short-term program objectives; establishes systems for monitoring programs; develops long-term work plans; develops goals and objectives for the park

Creates and maintains partnerships with local community clubs, organizations, special interest groups and volunteers

Collaborates on and presents cultural, historical, and environmental education, special events, and living history activities

Maintains communication with the public through various means

Responsibility 3: Enforcement and Emergency Services

Implement state park enforcement activities and preventative measures to ensure visitor security and protection

Oversight of state park policies and procedures

Collaborates with local, county, state, and federal agencies, and local landowners

Minimum Qualifications

Requires a bachelor’s degree in park management, natural resources, fish and wildlife management, emergency management, hospitality management or another closely related field.

General Maintenance skills in plumbing, electrical, carpentry and small engines

Successful completion of the North Dakota Peace Officer Licensure Course with-in one year from date of hire

Valid ND driver’s license or ability to obtain one

Requires satisfactory completion of the interview process and a verifiable record of satisfactory performance in previous employment, reference checks and background investigation

Successful applicant is required to live on-site in the state housing (some utilities are employees’ responsibility).

Preferred Qualifications

North Dakota Peace Officer License

Demonstrated work history or volunteer experience in a parks and recreation or similar environment.

Education, training, or demonstrated progressive experience related: to nature and the environment, or facilities and grounds maintenance, or retails sales and cash management.