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Job Vacancy Announcement

Park Manager III

Arizona State Parks, San Rafael Short Grass Prairie Reserve, Patagonia, AZ

Grade/Salary: (21) / $34,097 - $52,145 per year

Closing Date:  (usually about 4 weeks from the announcement date depending on the type of job professional/staff)

The Position: Manages the daily operation of San Rafael Short Grass Prairie Preserve. Plans for the development of Preserve facilities and resources. Prepares yearly operating budget. Oversees preserve administration, interpretive education Programs, facility and grounds maintenance activities, Supervise park operations staff. Ensures security at the preserve, visitor center, and historic site locations. Residency is required.

Minimum Qualifications: One year of experience equivalent to a Park Manger II OR two years of experience equivalent to a Park manger I, or Park Operations Coordinator. A Bachelor's degree in Park Management, Forestry, Natural Resource Management, Geology, Ecology, Recreation Planning, or closely related field may substitute for one year of the Park Manager I or Park Coordinator experience.

Special Selection Factors: Possession of or eligibility to obtain Arizona Class D Driver's License. Employment is contingent on the passing of a medical/physical examination. Must be Arizona Law Enforcement certified or eligible for certification. Must be able to work week-ends, rotating shifts and holidays as required. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a pre-employment alcohol/drug test. The test is to determine the presence of alcohol and/or illegal drugs, unauthorized prescription drugs (it is illegal to use another person's prescription drug) in your system

Physical Abilities: Must have normal hearing, be able to walk, stand, stoop and climb stairs for extended periods of time. Must be able to lift 50 lbs.. Vision must be corrected to 20/40 or better.

Preference: Previous experience managing natural resource and historical parks with multiple visitor site locations and interpretive education programs. Bilingual (Spanish/English) speaking skills.

How to Apply: Submit a professional resume to:

State Parks Human Resources, 1300 W. Washington, 2nd Floor, Phoenix, AZ 85007

Phone: (602) 542-2456  Fax: (602) 542-6949

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Arizona State Parks will make reasonable accommodations during any and all phases of the selection process for individuals with a disability. Please contact the State Parks Human Resources Manager at (602) 542-6900, by the resume deadline date of this announcement to request accommodations.

As a condition of employment, employees are required upon hire to sign a drug-free workplace agreement.
Following an offer of employment, and prior to starting work, individuals must have a pre-employment drug test by a physician designated by the Arizona State Parks Department. The examination will be paid for by ASP. Satisfactory to clearance to perform essential job functions will be required for employment.


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