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Date:  Nov 17, 2022
Req ID:  24805

Little Rock, AR, US, 72205

Anticipated Starting Salary:  $56,039

Park Superintendent V                                                                             

Position #:     22132421

Grade:          GS10

Salary:          $56,039

Requisition:    24805

Location:       War Memorial Stadium, Little Rock


Closing date:  12/31/2022


The Park Superintendent V is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the stadium with a focus on all events, maintenance, security, office administration and management, concessions operations, working with volunteer organizations, assisting in preparing and presenting an annual budget and other duties as assigned.  Hiring and scheduling of event staff, extra help, and regular staff as required.  Manage staff of 3-100+ employees, contract labor, and concession groups.  This will include working with multiple groups, scheduling appropriate staffing for events, managing resale products, following financial and human resource protocols within AASIS, managing maintenance projects, and working with groups that may rent or use the stadium for events. Maintain current inventory, budget, and reporting for all equipment, replacement of equipment and the disposal of equipment as well as concession products. Provide daily supervision to employees. Complete performance appraisals. Counsel/discipline employees as needed and document the action. Approve leave requests.  Prepare and/or approve work schedules. Maintain performance files. Interview prospective employees. Select/hire new employees. Train and/or provide training for employees.


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


Applicants must meet or exceed the following qualifications:  The formal educational equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in park administration, parks and recreation administration, natural science, recreation administration, or a related field; plus five years of experience in park management, including five years in a supervisory 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/AA/ADA – Women and minorities 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: B027C

Grade: GS10


Salary Range: $56,039.00 - $81,257.00


The Park Superintendent V is responsible for overseeing specified operations of a larger state park. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency/institution policy.


Supervises a large 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 the parks and may operate a boat rental facility, visitor information center, snack bar, or other park facility. Prepares and manages a park budget, and 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 five years of experience in park management, including three years 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.

Nearest Major Market: Little Rock