Vacancy: Job Class: State Program Administrator, Manager Senior Working Title: Parks and Trails Regional Manager, Grand Rapids, Minnesota
Job Class: State Program Administrator, Manager Senior Working Title: Parks and Trails Regional Manager
Job ID: 59653
Location: Grand Rapids
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job seekers
Date Posted: 10/06/2022
Closing Date: 11/03/2022
Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit: Natural Resources Dept / Natural Resources-Managerial
Division/Unit: DNR Parks & Trails Reg 2 / PAT-Parks Reg 2
Work Shift/Work Hours: Day Shift
Days of Work: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Travel Required: Occasional overnight travel for meetings and field activities
Salary Range: $39.35 - $56.61/hourly; $82,162 - $118,201/annually
Classified Status: Classified
Bargaining Unit/Union: 220 - Manager/Unrep
Work Location: Grand Rapids, MN (Telework schedule available)
Employment Condition: Unlimited, full-time
FLSA Status: Exempt - Executive
Connect 700 Program Eligible: Yes
The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Division of Parks & Trails is responsible for overseeing the development, administration, and management of state trails, parks and recreation areas, waysides, forest campgrounds, public water access sites, and water trails. This position is responsible for managing the Northeast Region outdoor recreation operations.
*This position allows a telework schedule majority of the time*
The person in this position will work closely with division and region leadership teams to advance the Department/Divisionmissionandvision. Eachday,themanager’sworkwillbefocusedontheDivision vision: creating unforgettable park, trail and water recreation experiences that inspire people to pass along the love of the outdoors to current and future generations. The regional manager does this by
building and supporting diverse teams, developing strong community partnerships throughout the 9- county work area, and engaging a variety of stakeholders.
Our regional managers are most successful when they:
Provide innovative leadership and supportive supervision to staff teams.
Cultivate a supportive workplace climate by empowering teams, encouraging employee development, and driving innovation in an environment where everyone can contribute to their fullest.
Foster support for division programs and initiatives by establishing and maintaining diverse and inclusive relationships with stakeholders, community and governmental partners through an understanding of their needs, values, and expectations.
Develop and monitor budgets and work plans for all aspects of PAT northwest region operations that align with the division’s strategic plans.
Guide the work of conserving natural, cultural, and recreation resources by embracing the principles of continuous improvement.
Guide the work of connecting people to the outdoors through outreach, interpretation, nature- based education and adventure recreation programming.
Create a respect- and safety-focused culture that empowers staff to carry out the Department’s mission and fosters an environment of positive accountability for performance.
Perform all job responsibilities in a manner that supports a healthy, safe, and productive and inclusive work environment for all employees.
*See the 'How to Apply' section below for additional application requirements*
Bachelor's Degree or higher in natural or cultural resource management, parks and recreation, natural or physical sciences, communications, public relations, business management, political science, public administration, social science, or closely related field
Three years of directly related managerial or advanced supervisory experience, that includes leading and managing large, complex operations and/or multiple geographically distributed units with responsibility for directing outdoor recreation or natural resources management programs. Experience must include developing stakeholder and partnership engagement strategies, budget and finance, human resources, safety, and other related activities.
In addition, applicants will be evaluated on the following: • Leadership
o Demonstrated leadership, organizational and interpersonal skills including experience leading geographically distributed teams.
o Skills in conflict management and consensus building with diverse groups in order to solve difficult and sensitive problems and management skills to analyze and resolve ambiguous or controversial situations and make difficult decisions.
o Experience leading organizational change.
Demonstrated ability to work in an environment of multi-dimensional relationships (e.g., local
legislators, landowners, local units of government), which may have competing objectives.
Experience applying broad knowledge to complex issues sufficient to anticipate trends, analyze data and find solutions that balance long-term resource conservation with social and economic values and recreation demands.
Experience developing complex, integrated work plans and budgets.
Experience overseeing and managing large projects.
Ability to apply systems thinking perspectives and practices.
Experience providing organizational safety leadership.
Ability to read, write, and speak English to effectively communicate complex information to a wide variety of audiences.
Ability to treat employees inclusively in the areas of accommodation, scheduling, expectations, individualized resource needs, training, and development.
Five years of directly related managerial or advanced supervisory experience that includes leading and managing large, complex operations and/or multiple geographically distributed units with responsibility for directing outdoor recreation or natural resources management programs that include developing stakeholder and partnership engagement strategies, budget and finance, human resources, safety, and other related activities.
Experience building relationships with under-served communities that led to increased collaboration, participation and/or employment of community members.
Experience applying continuous improvement principles or green belt CI certification.
Experience working in an organization guided by complex policies and procedures.
Experience developing policies and directing and evaluating multiple program activities.
Knowledge of recreational facility maintenance, development, and operations.
Knowledge of outdoor recreation and natural and cultural resource management principles, including interpretation.
Advanced degree or other education/training in areas pertinent to the position responsibilities.
Knowledge of DNR programs and areas of responsibilities.
Emergency management training and/or recipient of a safety leadership recognition award.
Knowledge of the legislative process and functions.
Very Light Work - occasionally lifting and/or carrying such articles as file folders, ledgers, and small tools. Although a sedentary job is defined as one which involves sitting, a certain amount of walking and standing is often necessary in carrying out job duties.
*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:
Employment Reference Check
SEMA4 Records Check
Criminal History Check
Conflict of Interest Review
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.
IN ADDITION TO APPLYING HERE WITH YOUR APPLICATION AND/OR RESUME, PLEASE ATTACH A COVER LETTER AND A WRITTEN ESSAY THAT DESCRIBES YOUR EXPERIENCE AND/OR TRAINING IN THE FOLLOWING AREAS (maximum of 300 words each):
• Demonstrated leadership, organizational and interpersonal skills including experience leading geographically distributed teams. Describe your leadership style and philosophy and how you’ve applied them to geographically distributed teams.
Skills in conflict management and consensus building with diverse groups in order to solve difficult and sensitive problems and management skills to analyze and resolve ambiguous or controversial situations and make difficult decisions. Describe a situation and your role in.
Experience leading organizational change. Describe a situation and your role in leading the change.
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