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Date:  Sep 17, 2022
Req ID:  21778

Paris, AR, US, 72855

Anticipated Starting Salary:  $40,340

Assistant Lodge Manager

Position #:     22143453

Grade:          GS07

Salary:           $40,340

Requisition:    21778

Location:       Mt. Magazine State Park, Paris, AR


Closing Date:  10/21/2022


This position will assist with supervising the operations of a 60-room lodge with 13 cabins, a 125-seat restaurant and convention center complex.  Job duties include daily supervision of a medium-sized service/maintenance staff by interviewing applicants, making hire or termination decisions, assigning work, training staff and evaluating staff performance.  This position also supervises the coordination of facility activities, maintains facility records and prepares reports on business activities, revenue projections, cost control and inventory control.  Other job duties include providing information to the public, arranging major maintenance and repairs for the facility and other duties as assigned.  Applicant must be able to work a varied schedule and will primarily cover evenings, weekends, and holidays.  A criminal background check and a driving record check are required.


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


Applicants must meet or exceed the following qualifications:  The formal education equivalent of a high school diploma plus three years of experience in hotel/motel management; or, the formal education equivalent of a bachelor's degree in general business, hotel/motel management, hospitality or a related field. 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.


We are an EOE/ADA/AA employer.  Minorities and women 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: S015C

Grade: GS07


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


The Assistant Lodge Manager is responsible for assisting the Lodge Manager with all operational duties of the facility. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency/institution policy.


Oversees lodge maintenance and housekeeping functions in regards to recordkeeping, scheduling, purchasing, and inventory control. May also oversee similar functions with the restaurant operations. Conducts inspections of rooms, lodge facilities, and kitchen operations for the purpose of determining maintenance, safety, and housekeeping problems and to ensure the facility meets established standards. Responds to customer needs and solves complaints. Answers questions about the park and local tourism attractions. Provides daily supervision to all lodge employees. Conducts monthly inventories and prepares competitive bids. Ensures that proper levels of supplies are maintained and that these supplies are properly stored. Ensures that receipts and daily reports are completed and balanced for the front desk, gift shop, and/or restaurant as each shift closes. Assists the lodge manager with planning for facility improvements and budget preparation. Assumes total responsibility for lodge management during the absence of the lodge manager. Performs other duties as assigned.



Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of the principles of hospitality and retail operations. Ability to communicate information and ideas to a diverse group of people. Ability to monitor and review information from reports, events or the environment to detect areas for improvement. Ability to ensure compliance with laws, regulations, or standards governing the hospitality industry. Ability to train employees in multiple job tasks related to lodge management. Ability to prepare and interpret financial reports and statements. Ability to organize and present clear and concise oral and written reports of findings and recommendations. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others. Ability to utilize a wide variety of computer programs.

Minimum Qualifications

The formal education equivalent of a high school diploma plus three years of experience in hotel/motel management; or, the formal education equivalent of a bachelor's degree in general business, hotel/motel management, hospitality or a related field. 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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