John Opportunity: Assistant Park Manager, South Caroline

May 5, 2023

Vacancy Anouncement:  Assistate Park Manager, Cheraw State Park, Chesterfiend County, SC[0]=Department%20of%20Parks%2C%20Recreation%20%26%20Tourism&sort=PositionTitle%7CAscending&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs

Assistant Park Manager


$43,658.00 Annually


Chesterfield County, SC

Job Type

FTE - Full-Time

Job Number



Department of Parks, Recreation & Tourism


Cheraw State Park

Opening Date


Closing Date

5/12/2023 11:59 PM Eastern

Residency Requirement


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Normal Work Schedule (Other):

Full-time, 40 hours per week rotating schedule including weekends and holidays.

Pay Band

Band 4

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EEO Statement

Equal Opportunity Employer

Agency Specific Application Procedures:

Supplemental questions are considered part of your official application. Any misrepresentation will result in your disqualification from employment. Please complete the State application to include all current and previous work history and education. A resume will not be accepted nor reviewed to determine if an applicant has met the qualifications for the position. A State application MUST be submitted electronically through the website.

Residency Requirement (specifics):

Residency in agency-provided housing is required. Employee will be required to sign a residency agreement, which outlines the expectations for rent and utilities.

Veteran Preference Statement

South Carolina is making our Veterans a priority for employment in state agencies and institutions.

Job Responsibilities

Cheraw State Park takes traditional recreational park activities to a new level of fun. The 18-hole, championship Cheraw State Park Golf Course winds its way through piney woodlands while maintaining and protecting the surrounding natural habitat of the park.

Cypress wetlands line Lake Juniper and can be explored by kayaks and canoes or via a boardwalk that runs along the lake. Try fishing from the boardwalk or by boat, or take time to explore other areas of Cheraw on the park’s extensive biking and hiking trails.

Job Purpose and Duties:

This position will manage specific park operations as directed by the park manager. In the absence of the park manager, the assistant park manager will assume responsibility for the operation of the park.

1) Assists with park administrative duties in accordance with department policy and procedures such as reservations, procurement methods, and requisitions and reports.
2) Assists with planning of long and short term maintenance projects. Directs and/or performs maintenance on grounds, buildings, and equipment. Provides required reports.
3) Effectively supervises and trains full-time and part-time staff as directed by the park manager.
4) Responsible for and assisting with the maintaining of park inventory of equipment, supplies, facilities, and retail items. Provides required reports.
5) Responsible for specific park operations and maintenance of swimming areas, retail sales, cabins, etc., as directed by park manager.
6) Performs duties relative to accepting revenues, their collection, accountability, and disposition.
7) Employee will be required to live in designated park housing to provide for security, safety and emergency response.

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Minimum and Additional Requirements

Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, Park Management, or related field and three (3) years experience as a Park Ranger or an equivalent position.

Additional Requirements:

1) Ability to deal tactfully and cordially with the public. Working knowledge of most aspects of park operations and administration.
2) Must posses a valid South Carolina Driver's License.

Preferred Qualifications

One (1) year of supervisory experience.

Additional Comments

Actual Job Location: Cheraw State Park.

Full-time, 40 hours per week rotating schedule including weekends and holidays.

The South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation & Tourism is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer.

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State of South Carolina


Department of Parks, Recreation & Tourism


1205 Pendleton Street

Columbia, South Carolina, 29201