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Job Opportunity: Park Manager, Sand Hollow State Park, Utah

Feb 14, 2022

Vacancy announcement for the Park Manager III position at Sand Hollow State Park, Utah

 


Park Manager III - Sand Hollow

Salary: $30.26 - $49.51 Hourly

Location: Washington County, UT

Job Type: Full Time

Agency: 560 Department of Natural Resources

Job Number: 31136

Closing: 2/27/2022 11:59 PM Mountain

Recruiter: Trish Anderson / 801-538-7202 / trishlanderson@utah.gov

# of Openings: 1

Location: 13351 South Sand Hollow Road Hurricane, Utah 84737

Schedule Code

B - Competitive Career Service - Employment in this position requires a probationary period.

Benefits

This position is eligible for a full benefits package. See benefits tab below for details.

Driver License Requirements

Employees hired for this recruitment will be subject to the Driver Eligibility standards found at the following link: https://adminrules.utah.gov/public/search/driver%20eligibility/Current%20Rules

EEO Statement

The State of Utah is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, or Veteran status. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. For accommodations, dial 711 or TTY: 800-346-4128.

Job Description

Job Title:
Park Manager III
*** If you are currently POST certified, you will maintain your POST retirement.
*** If you are not currently POST certified, you will enroll in the traditional State of Utah retirement.


Job Description:
Sand Hollow is a Park Manager III park located in the sunny red rock country of Utah. This is one of the few parks that truly have year round recreation. The winter seasons are more mild with little to no snow. This park provides a variety of opportunities varying from water sports to the sands of sand mountain. People from all over the world are seeking an opportunity to live in this beautiful country. This is your chance to work in this environment as well as calling it home.

Principle Duties:

  • Manages the law enforcement activities and staffing. This would include recruitment, training, scheduling and other responsibilities.
  • Manages the Sand Hollow State Park resources and needs. This includes facilities, grounds, roads, campgrounds, day use areas and other infrastructure.
  • Manage trails, rental programs, concessions and special Uses.
  • Manages other full time and seasonal employees. This would include recruitment, training, scheduling, and other responsibilities.
  • Manages the budget for the park. (This includes revenue and expenditure.)
  • Works with all external partners of the park and the other parks in the vicinity. ((federal, county, city and state ) Political groups, Law Enforcement, tourism, land managers, business owners and others.)
  • Manages concession contracts, special use permits and events.
  • Developing programs, planning events and managing cooperative agreements


The Ideal Candidate:
The ideal candidate will possess:

  • Preference given to applicants with a Bachelor's or higher degree in Parks and Recreation Management or a closely related degree, or at least 4 years of professional experience in Park Management at a State, Federal or comparable park.
  • experience working with budgets.
  • experience managing people .
  • experience working with various outside partners.
  • writing and computer skills.
  • ability to adapt to different circumstances and conditions

Why You Should Join Our Team:
This will be a great experience for someone to advance their career in state parks. This is a job that will be challenging and stretch your abilities. There is always something to do all year round leaving little down time and a chance to get bored. This park has a great staff and fun working environment. The area is close to St George and part of Hurricane. These towns offer most of the amenities and conveniences that the Wasatch Front has but in a more rural setting.

The Division:
Park Manager III -  Sand Hollow description image To learn more about the Division of State Parks and Recreation, click here.

Typical Qualifications

(includes knowledge, skills, and abilities required upon entry into position and trainable after entry into position)

  • Preference given to applicants with a Bachelor's or higher degree in Parks and Recreation Management or a closely related degree, or at least 4 years of professional experience in Park Management at a State, Federal or comparable park.
  • The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
  • The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
  • The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
  • Must have previous experience working in Utah State Parks.
  • Must have experience working with budgets.
  • Must have experience working as a supervisor.
  • Must have knowledge of the reservations system
  • Park maintenance skills
  • Good time management
  • Ability and experience delegating

Supplemental Information

  • Risks found in potentially dangerous or unusual environmental stress situations, e.g. working in extreme outdoor weather conditions, working in remote wilderness areas and/or boating/OHV areas, etc.
  • If you are currently POST certified, you must be certified through the Police Officer Standards and Training (POST) Academy in Utah.
  • Work may require some physical exertion such as long periods of standing, walking over rough terrain or rocky surfaces; recurring bending, crouching, stooping, stretching, reaching or similar activities.
  • This position must live within a reasonable distance to the park so they can respond to and handle a critical incident if it comes up.
  • THERE IS NO HOUSING AVAILABLE AT THE PARK.

Agency

State of Utah

Address

4315 S. 2700 W., Suite 2100

Salt Lake City, Utah, 84129