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Date:  Mar 27, 2024
Req ID:  38531

Harrisburg, AR, US, 72432

Anticipated Starting Salary:  $40,340

Position Number: 22092533 
County: Poinsett 
Posting End Date: 05/03/2024 

Anticipated Starting Salary: $40,340 

Lake Poinsett State Park 

Park Superintendent II

Position #:           22092533

Salary:                   $40,340

Grade:                  GS07     

Requisition:        38531

Location:              Lake Poinsett State Park, Harrisburg, AR


Closing date:      05/03/2024


This position is the park manager over a small staff, a 342-acre lake, 29 campsites, pavilion, and picnic areas on Crowley’s Ridge in Northeast Arkansas.   The Park Superintendent implements all department policies, directives, and procedures, assists visitors, and directs all park operations, including maintenance, administration, law enforcement, resource management, and educational programming.  Job duties include the upkeep and repair of park facilities, grounds, and structures. The Superintendent will also complete performance appraisals, prepare and approve work schedules, maintain performance files, and participate in planning and development.  Applicants must possess a valid driver’s license, be able to work a varied shift, including weekends and holidays, be on call as needed, and be able to traverse rough terrain.  A criminal background check is required.


This position offers a full benefit package including paid holidays, annual and sick leave, health insurance and retirement pension.  Housing and utilities are provided.


Applicants must meet or exceed the following qualifications: The formal educational equivalent of a bachelor's degree in park administration, parks and recreation management, natural science, recreation administration, or a related field; plus two years of experience in park management, including one year in a supervisory or leadership capacity. Other job-related education and/or experience may be substituted for all or part of these basic requirements, except for certification or licensure requirements, upon approval of the qualifications review committee.


EOE/ADA Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply. 


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The Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage and Tourism has three major divisions: Arkansas State Parks, Arkansas Heritage and Arkansas Tourism. Arkansas State Parks manages 52 state parks and promotes Arkansas as a tourist destination for people around the country. Arkansas Heritage preserves and promotes Arkansas’s natural and cultural history and heritage through four historic museums and four cultural preservation agencies. Arkansas Tourism improves the state’s economy by generating travel and enhancing the image of the state.

Position Information

Class Code: B071C

Grade: GS07


Salary Range: $40,340.00 - $58,493.00


The Park Superintendent II is responsible for overseeing specified operations of a small to medium-sized state park or overseeing the operation and facilities of specific portions of a large park. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency/institution policy.


Supervises a small staff of regular and seasonal, professional, technical, administrative support, and service workers by interviewing, recommending for hire, training, assigning and reviewing work, and evaluating the performance of incumbents. Oversees the operation of the facilities of a small park or a specific portion of a large park such as a boat rental facility, visitor information center, snack bar or other park facility. Prepares and manages a park budget; monitors daily expenditures and the scheduling of work hours for regular and extra help employees to prevent overspending. Participates as part of a planning team to develop or expand programs and facilities, alter procedures, determine revenue sources and cost containment, and monitor operations, facilities, and programs to ensure that goals are met. Develops operating plans and schedules for year-round operations including preventative and routine maintenance schedules, construction projects, and special events, and estimates materials, manpower, equipment, time, revenue and costs required to support operations. Assist the Emergency Services section on schedules and job assignments for law enforcement. Participates in or leads search and rescue teams to rescue climbers, stranded boaters or lost visitors and administers emergency first aid to accident or illness victims. Compiles, prepares, or oversees the preparation and maintenance of records and reports which may include financial records and reports, incident/accident reports, purchase requisitions/reports and a variety of other reports as required. Interprets and monitors the maintenance or development of natural, cultural and historic research sites to prevent disturbance of unique or endangered flora, fauna, and cultural remains. Makes public presentations regarding park facilities, operations, or special events to civic organizations, schools, and others to promote Arkansas State Parks. Performs other duties as assigned.


May operate a variety of park equipment including: vehicles, tractors, mowers, calculators, computers, chain saws, backhoes, slide and movie projectors, welders, and a variety of power tools.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of supervisory practices and procedures. Knowledge of state and federal laws governing park operations. Knowledge of public safety practices and procedures. Knowledge of state budgetary and accounting procedures. Ability to prepare, review and analyze financial data. Ability to prepare and interpret financial reports and statements. Ability to organize and present oral and written reports of findings and recommendations. Ability to plan, organize and oversee the work of subordinates. Ability to manage the fiscal and administrative business of a recreational, cultural, or historical facility. Ability to operate light and heavy equipment, power hand tools and office equipment. Ability to communicate information and ideas to a diverse group of people.

Minimum Qualifications

The formal educational equivalent of a bachelor's degree in park administration, parks and recreation management, natural science, recreation administration, or a related field; plus two years of experience in park management, including one year in a supervisory or leadership capacity. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.



The State of Arkansas is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, age, disability, citizenship, national origin, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by law.

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