Vacancy announcement for the Park Superintendent IV postion at Lake McCounaughy State Recreation Area, Ogallaha, Nebraska
LOCATION: Lake McConaughy SRA Ogallala, Nebraska
TITLE: PARK SUPERINTENDENT IV, Parks Division
JOB VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT Advertised to Employees and Public
APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 28, 2022 DESCRIPTION:
The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission is seeking a dynamic, passionate, and
collaborative individual to serve as a Superintendent IV for the Southern Panhandle Region for the Parks Division.
This leadership position provides prime opportunities to gain administrative, planning, financial management,
contract development and partner development experiences on a large scale; skills necessary for advancement into
higher roles within the Parks Division or agency. The Superintendent IV serves as an administrative liaison between
NGPC headquarters administration, and the park areas listed below. Of special note, this position provides oversight
for the recreation management at one of the state’s top tourist destinations, Lake McConaughy, which is also the
state’s largest reservoir and recreation area. The ideal candidate will be an adaptable and visionary leader with
strong communication and analytical skills and a passion for outdoor recreation. The Superintendent IV will work
directly with park staff, law enforcement, local, regional and national partner organizations, and all partner divisions
of the Game and Parks Commission to meet our agency mission and objectives including; providing and managing
land and water associated outdoor recreation opportunities, developing programs and events, cultivating public
understanding and appreciation of natural resources and cultural resources, and the development and
implementation of management plans.
About the parks of the Panhandle Region:
• Lake McConaughy and its smaller neighboring reservoir, Lake Ogallala, are two SRAs that have 17 access areas
with over 1,500 overnight campsites, including over 1,000 beach campsites, which allow visitors to drive, pitch a tent
or park an RV right along the water’s edge at designated locations. Support facilities including boating access
points, entrance stations, shower and restroom facilities, Visitor and Water Interpretive Center, maintenance
facilities and miles of paved and unpaved roadways.
• Wildcat Hills State Recreation Area is a 1,094 acre park which is situated high on a rocky escarpment in the
Wildcat Hills and features a Nature Center with interactive displays and interpretive programming, overnight
camping and a vast system of trails, and a Shooting Sports Complex complete with archery, small bore, pellet,
shotgun and rifle ranges.
• At 2,158 acres, Lake Minatare SRA is the Panhandle’s largest body of water, attracting thousands of anglers,
campers, water skiers and swimmers each year. Lake Minatare boasts excellent outdoor recreation opportunities,
while irrigating thousands of acres in the North Platte Valley. It’s surrounded by notable historic and recreational
sites such as North Platte National Wildlife Refuge, Chimney Rock National Historic Site, Scotts Bluff National
Monument and Wildcat Hills State Recreation Area.
• Bridgeport SRA encompasses about 326 acres, including 78 acres of water in five sandpit lakes. The park has a
variety of amenities including overnight camping, a swimming beach, day use shelters and areas, along with fishing
and hunting opportunities.
• Ash Hollow SHP is a 1000 acre historical park that features a visitor center, a pioneer grave, and trail ruts and
swales. Amenities include interpretive waysides, nine miles of hiking trails, picnic tables and grills. The history,
archaeology and paleontology of the area are interpreted at the visitor center.
Under administrative direction, serves as an administrative liaison within assigned region for the
collection of park and trail areas listed above. Provide regional oversight and coordination for administrative
functions, budget development, personnel actions, purchasing and resale, revenue collection and reporting, lease
and concession agreements, asset management, master planning, contractor oversight, grant writing, visitor
services, overnight accommodations, special events, interpretive programming, operations and maintenance,
natural and cultural resource management, compliance mandates, visitor protection and workplace safety,
enforcement activities, collaboration with local communities, partner agencies and volunteers, and public relations
tasks. Supervise lead superintendents within the assigned region and perform all related supervisory functions.
Identify collaborative work projects and equipment exchanges within assigned region. Coordinate and report
management actions and assessments, and staff development needs with appropriate Assistant Parks Division
Administrators. Perform related work as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES:
TO APPLY: Apply on line at statejobs.nebraska.gov. Applications must be entered on or before the application deadline to be considered.
*Persons new to Nebraska state government will be hired at the starting pay level. Pay rates for current Nebraska state government employees that are promoted/transferred to this position will be determined by the appropriate labor contract or Classified System Personnel Rules.
2200 North 33rd Street * PO Box 30370 * Lincoln, NE 68503-0370 * Phone: 402-471-0641 * Fax: 402-471-5528