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Date:  May 26, 2023
Req ID:  28083

Little Rock, AR, US, 72201

Anticipated Starting Salary:  $40,340

State Parks Sergeant advertised as Park Superintendent II

Position #:     22180890

Salary:           $40,340

Grade:          GS07

Requisition:    28083

Location:       Arkansas State Parks Division, Statewide, AR

(This position is initially assigned to Companies A&F areas which include NE and Central Arkansas)


Closing date:  Until Filled


Supervises a small to a medium-sized staff of protective service workers and administrative support staff by approving leave, training, assigning, and reviewing work, and evaluating performance. Performs the duties of a Ranger by patrolling parks, enforcing traffic, criminal, and park directive laws, and completing reports. Inspects Rangers for personal grooming and appearance; inspects issued equipment and vehicles for cleanliness and proper maintenance and operation and takes corrective actions as needed. Monitors subordinates’ work activities to determine if uniformed enforcement techniques are practiced and that proper safety procedures are followed. Conducts research, develops training programs, conducts certification and in-service training for law enforcement agencies, and presents public safety and prevention programs to the public. Appears in court to testify when subpoenaed. Investigates and submits reports on complaints against subordinates filed by citizens. Responds, with subordinates, to natural disasters, search, and rescue, War Memorial high-level events, prescribed fire sites, the scene of active shooter situations, man hunts of suspected or known felons, and responds to all criminal and calls for service inside and just outside areas of State Parks and Natural Areas. May perform specialized duties such as the development and presentation of safety programs, hunters’ education & boaters’ education. Will respond to critical incidents during events and could be a critical incident stress management personnel. Other instructor programs include field training officer, law enforcement instructor, medical instructor, search and rescue instructor, defensive tactics instructor, firearms armorer, instructor, taser instructor and force on force instructor. Performs other duties as assigned. The position offers a full benefits package include paid holidays, annual and sick leave, health insurance, and a retirement pension.


This Sergeant will lead specific committee teams over “Health and Safety with an emphasis on the Ranger Safety Program, The department Search and Rescue program and the Ranger Bike Program. Additionally, this position will be expected to assist the assigned Major in the organizational support for high-level events across the State and specifically at War Memorial Stadium (Razorback, Salt Bowl, and Championship events).


Housing will be provided at Lake Frierson which are both inside the primary assigned location for this Sergeant position (NE or Company F) as the program moves forward.  



Applicants must meet or exceed these qualifications: Must have served for a period of three years as an Arkansas State Parks Commissioned Officer, or one year of experience at the Arkansas State Parks and two years of experience at a comparable law enforcement agency as established by Arkansas State Parks policy. Comparable experience can be considered for part or all of these qualifications.  


We are an EOE/ADA/AA employer.  Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.


Applications accepted online only:


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. Supervises and performs the duties of a law enforcement officer, including patrolling the park, monitoring activities, investigating accidents and incidents, responding to visitor inquiries, issuing citations or warnings, making arrests, securing facilities and checking for safety hazards or repair needs. 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 business and law enforcement activities of a recreational 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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