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Cave Rock State Park

Program Specialist III (LWCF Program Management), New Hampshire

Nov 20, 2023

To manage, coordinate and provide guidance and assistance handling all post-completion responsibilities of LWCF projects within the bureau of Community and Recreation program (for New Hampshire). Ensure compliance in accordance with the Federal Land and Water Conservation Fund, as well as State and Local Assistance Program (LWCF) within the state consistent with the LWCF Act of 1965.


Responsibilities:

Coordinates, conducts, and reviews all post completion project inspections of individual state and local project sites and areas every five years as required by federal program rules. Provide post completion reports to NPS as required. Ensure properties acquired and or developed with LWCF assistance are retained for outdoor recreation purpose in accordance with project grant agreements. Consult with the NPS on matters of non-compliance and takes appropriate actions to resolve them.

Coordinates the receipt and review of post completion and stewardship requests and provides technical and programmatic guidance. Submits appropriate reports and documentation for NPS review and approval, post completion. Plans proposals for items including but not limited to leasing and Concession agreements, conversions of Use, underground utility easements and right of way, commercial Signage, proposals to construct public facilities, temporary non-conforming uses, sheltering Facilities, obsolete Facilities and significant change of use. Coordinates the executions of all formal post completion amendments as necessary through the usage of the federal online project management and file sharing platforms.

Research and review all changes in the use, transfer of ownership and control or interests in both surface and subsurface properties acquired or developed through the LWCF program. Research public records from various repositories, including but not limited to county registries of deeds for applicable project and property information.

Develops, manages, and maintains the legacy of electronic project files. Works to digitize all remaining project files as well as inventory and catalog all hard files with State Archives. Develop a GIS database to include all LWCF attributes, not limited to past inspections, grant agreement and amendments, application documents and post completion and stewardship communications. Maintain open communication with the National Park Service; as well as elected federal, state and local officials; federal, state and local agency staff, and general public.

Works with other department offices and state agencies relative to any land acquisition, development or use plans and activities that may impact program compliance. Assists with updates to survey plans and facility maps of LWCF encumbered properties. Participates in state and department land management teams to provide programmatic guidance on compliance and stewardship as needed and applicable.

Responds to requests from other state agencies, municipal offices, and consulting firms for review of potential impacts to state and local LWCF areas by various federal, state, or local funded public works projects. Provides appropriate stewardship guidance and compliance action plans as necessary.

Reviews, interprets, and explains all applicable federal and state laws, regulations, rules, and agreements specific to and relative to the programs post-completion requirements.

Assists other programs within the Community Recreation Bureau, as well as outreach and operations for the Division of Parks and Recreation, as requested.

Advises designated LWCF State Liaison Officer and Alternate State Liaison Officer(s), as well as federal, state, and local elected officials, on all post completions and stewardship matters.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Education: Bachelor’s degree from a recognized college or university with major study in the public administration, business administration, parks and recreation management or hospitality and leisure. Each additional year of approved formal education may be substituted for one year of required work experience.

Experience: Four years of professional experience in a cultural institution of public administration or in project management, assessment, park management, land management, grant management, recreation management, planning, or finance , with responsibility for program implementation, direct service delivery, planning or program evaluation. Each additional year of approved work experience may be substituted for one year of required formal education.

License/Certificate: Valid driver’s license.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

Physical Demands: Standing and walking in various indoor or outdoor environmental conditions over varying terrain and surfaces for extended periods. Lifting and carrying loads of approximately 50 lbs.

Travel: Intermittent intrastate and interstate transportation by various means, including but not limited to aerial lifts, motor vehicles, off-highway recreational vehicles, boats, and airplanes. May include overnight lodging.

Schedule: Must be available to work a non-traditional schedule including early mornings, evenings, weekends and holidays as needed.

DISCLAIMER STATEMENT: The supplemental job description lists the essential functions of the position and is not intended to include every job duty and responsibility specific to the position. An employee may be required to perform other related duties not listed on the supplemental job description provided that such duties are characteristic of that classification.

For further information please contact: Mr. Eric Feldbaum, Community Recreation Administrator, eric.feldbaum@dncr.nh.gov, Tel # (603) 271-3556.

EOE

TDD Access: Relay NH 1-800-735-2964

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