Park Superintendent – Kumbrabow State Forest

Location: Kumbrabow State Forest
Posted: 2/25/2021


The employee in this position serves as the Superintendent and is responsible for the management, operation, maintenance, and protection of a State-operated facility providing recreational services for the public at Kumbrabow State Forest. Current facilities on the 9,431 acres of Kumbrabow State Forest include 6 rustic pioneer cabins; a 13 site rustic campground; forest headquarters; shower house and laundry facilities; picnic area with rentable shelters; playground; and hiking trails. Employee will serve as a liaison with the WV Division of Forestry. Employee must have certification of, or attend training and become a certified operator to perform work related to the operation of the water and wastewater treatment systems. Employee is guided by statements of policy and outlined assignments to help ensure businesslike, efficient, and responsible management. Employee is required to exercise considerable discretionary judgement and initiative in planning, direction, and participating in facility programs in the areas of building maintenance; equipment maintenance; grounds maintenance; housekeeping; sanitation; public relations; law enforcement; personnel management and training; resource management; conservation; preservation; public work programs; Federal and State regulatory compliance; accounting; record keeping; revenue production; budget preparation and control; concession contract administration; public safety; and all related matters. Must be knowledgeable in computer use, particularly Word, Excel, PowerPoint, KRONOS, wvOASIS, and email programs. Employee must have the ability to handle and resolve both written and verbal guest complaints in a manner reflecting a positive image for the park. Must have ability to use oral and written instructions in a clear and concise manner and to effectively prepare written reports and correspondence. Employee will assist training and management of all personnel. Because of small staff, employee must be capable of performing and inspecting completed work in all areas of operation.

Employee will learn State Purchasing procedures and obtain a State Purchasing Card to facilitate operation of the Forest. Employee must be able to successfully complete required Special Natural Resources Police Officer (SNRPO) training and pistol qualification requirements 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. Employee may be assigned or directed to accept “off facility” responsibilities or special assignments that will take them away from their principal area of assignment including technical research projects, special events, supervision of satellite areas located within the region of the forest, Statewide temporary managerial assignments, firefighting, and law enforcement duties. Must be licensed or eligible to operate a motor vehicle in WV. Employee is required to live on-site in Superintendent Residence provided. Will be required to wear assigned uniforms and abide by uniform policy. Regular attendance is required. Must perform other duties as assigned.

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