Assistant Superintendent: Hawks Nest State Park

Posted: 5/18/2022 – 6/02/2022


Under the direct supervision of the Park Superintendent, this employee assists with the efficient, businesslike management, operation, maintenance, and protection of Hawks Nest State Park. Facilities include 31-room lodge, conference rooms, restaurant, swimming pool, 3 gift shops, nature center, aerial tramway, picnic areas, day use recreation areas, hiking trails, event center, concessionaire operations, oversees natural and historic, or scenic preservation areas. Performs inspections, ensures contract compliance, and coordinates operations of concessionaire operated facilities. Prepares and approves purchasing documents, revenue reports and expenditure reports. Will assist in planning, directing, and performing facility management programs including but not limited to, housekeeping, restaurant, lodge operations, natural and historic preservation, grounds maintenance and building maintenance, sanitation, and equipment maintenance. Will assist in public relations and personnel management. Prepares monthly and daily reports, occupancy, and revenue and cost accounting reports. As a Special Natural Resources Police Officer, performs law enforcement activities including, but not limited to, patrolling, investigating violations of law, giving warnings, writing citations, making arrests, and prosecuting cases in court. Employee must be able to successfully complete required Special Natural Resources Police Officer (SNRPO) training and pistol qualifications as established by DNR Law Enforcement Section. SNRPO trainees will be required to pass a one-time background investigation, pre-employment polygraph examination, psychiatric evaluation, and physical examination. Supervises emergency situations and operations. Responds to public and guest situations of unplanned and unknown nature. Serves as park training and safety officer. Completes employee performance evaluations. Will handle and resolve written and verbal complaints. May have off-facility responsibilities that take the employee from their principal area of assignment including special events, statewide temporary managerial assignments, firefighting, and law enforcement. Responsible for assuring operation of aerial tramway within operational codes and standards. Supports and works with New River National Park Special Events and Special Projects. Performs related work as required and may also be temporarily placed on special assignments, technical research projects, special events, or managerial duties throughout the park system as necessary. Employee is required to wear supplied park uniform. As a condition of employment as a Park Superintendent, successful candidate must either reside in park provided housing or if housing is not available on site, must live within a specified distance and receive $1,000 a month in lieu of housing.

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