APPROXIMATE ANNUAL SALARY -
PAY GRADE: 37
For more information on benefit and retirement programs, please see the sections below.
In order to receive consideration, applicants must indicate their availability for any work type, travel, and location requirements listed.
Under general direction, the Park and Recreation Program Manager is responsible for planning, organizing,
coordinating and supervising the Division of State Parks' park and recreation program, which includes
conducting complex studies and analyses; planning and managing archaeological and promotional contracts and
grants; assigning and reviewing work performed; evaluating present and future recreational needs and
opportunities; and managing land acquisitions and exchanges. Incumbents may function as first-line supervisor who trains, supervises and evaluates the performance of assigned staff; assign and review work; and initiate disciplinary action.
This position administers two pass-through federal grant programs; the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) and the Recreational Trails Program (RTP).
This position functions as Nevada's "Alternate State Liaison Officer" with the National Park Service (NPS) concerning LWCF issues and administration. This position manages the LWCF in accordance with the NPS guidelines. This program provides grants for construction of outdoor recreation facilities to State agencies, sub-political entities and Native American Tribes in Nevada. This position also manages the Recreational Trails Program in accordance with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Guidelines. This program provides grants for construction and maintenance of both motorized and non-motorized trails, outdoor recreation trails, and related facilities and educational projects.
The program duties include administration and program management of multiple grant funded projects simultaneously and the review and processing of applications through the Federal Agencies. Review requires detailed knowledge of applicable National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) section 106 requirements. This position coordinates the RTP application review process through the RTP committee.
The position conducts inspections to determine compliance with project agreements; provides technical assistance for application procedures and eligibility requirements to potential applicants; provides technical assistance in planning, layout/design and construction of trails facilities; and coordinates and facilitates the actions of the Ad Hoc Nevada State Recreational Trails Advisory Committee. This position also serves as a Governor appointed member on the Nevada Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Board representing Nevada Division of State Parks.
In order to be qualified, you must meet the following requirements:
Education and Experience (Minimum Qualifications)
Bachelor's degree in recreation and park administration, natural resource recreation management, landscape architecture, environmental planning, or closely related field plus four years of park and recreation planning experience which included responsibility for the preparation of at least two of the following: park master plans; park and recreation planning studies; parks and recreation empirical research, grant administration and contract management; and inter-agency coordination; OR a Master's degree in parks administration, natural resource recreation management, or environmental planning and three years of experience as described above; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.
This position requires up to 25% travel statewide to rural and remote areas and occasionally out of state.
This position may require hiking, biking, motorized driving, and camping in some instances in order to inspect various areas within the state.
A valid drivers license is required at the time of appointment and as a condition of continuing employment.
Application Evaluation Exam
The exam will consist of an application evaluation. It is essential that applications include detailed information with time frames regarding education and experience. The most qualified applicants will be contacted by the hiring agency for interview. The hiring agency may require specific skills related testing as part of the interviewing process.
The following additional questions are part of this Recruitment
1) Describe your experience/knowledge of Federal grants, including writing grants, managing individual grants and/or programs, implementation of grant projects, etc. Please be specific regarding the types of grants (i.e. funding sources), purpose, project scope, dollar amounts involved, and your specific role in one or more grant programs or projects.
2) Describe your personal experience a) analyzing and evaluating environmental impacts and proposed mitigation for specific projects, b) personal involvement in the production, review or writing of NEPA documents, originated by public agencies.
3) Describe your knowledge and experience with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act.
4) Describe your experience and knowledge of natural resource management in the following areas as they would pertain to a new trail or park development: a) trail and park facility planning, design, construction and inspection for completeness; b) cultural resources protection c) geology/soils d) wildlife habitat or mitigation.