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Date:  May 4, 2021
Req ID:  7033

Powhattan, AR, US, 72458

Anticipated Starting Salary:  36155

Position Number: 22092409
County: Lawrence
Posting End Date: 05/23/2021

Anticipated Starting Salary: $36,155

Lake Charles State Park, Powhattan, Arkansas


Park Superintendent I (Assistant Superintendent)

Position #:     22092409

Salary:           $36,155

Grade:          GS06

Location:       Lake Charles State Park, Powhatan, AR


Closing date: 05/23/2021


This position will have a broad range of responsibilities in all phases of management and operations for an 165-acre recreational state park situated on a 650 acre lake. Job duties include providing information and assistance to the public, participating in park programs and interpretation, interpreting rules and regulations, cooperating with other government agencies, and serving as a primary supervisor in the absence of the Park Superintendent. Other duties include interviewing, training, directing and supervising employees in the operation of the park, maintaining performance files on employees, preparing inventory and operation reports, and assisting in budget preparation. Must have completed or be able to complete the Arkansas law enforcement certification training within one year of employment and carry a firearm while on duty. 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 one year of experience in park management, including six months in a supervisory or leadership capacity.


We are an EOE/AA/ADA employer.  Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.



Applications accepted online only: https://arcareers.arkansas.gov/


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: B085C

Grade: GS06


Salary Range: $36,155.00 - $52,425.00


The Park Superintendent I is responsible for 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 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, 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 one year of experience in park management, including six months 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: Jonesboro