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Park Manager

P25

Basic Purpose:

Positions in this job family are assigned responsibilities involving the management and supervision of a variety of activities and functions that are associated with the operation of a state park.

Typical Functions:

The functions within this job family will vary by level, but may include the following:

  • Assures a safe, well-maintained park facility through the efforts of a properly supervised and trained staff.
  • Provides an efficient operation that stays within budget constraints and which assures fiscal control and accountability.
  • Provides park visitor service and promotes usage through positive community relations, developing local partnerships and volunteer programs and aggressive marketing efforts.
  • Assumes natural resource protection and environmental education as a manager of park operations and visitor programming.
  • Analyzes financial information and operational requirements in order to plan, prepare and manage the park’s operating budget.

LEVEL DESCRIPTORS:

The Park Manager job family consists of five levels which are distinguished by the level of complexity and the scope of responsibility associated with each position and as related to the scale of operation of a specific park to include providing leadership to others.

Level I:                                     Code:  P25A                                         Salary Band:  J

At this level incumbents primarily perform duties and responsibilities involving assisting a higher level manager in the operation of a state park.  This may include serving in a manager trainee capacity or as a site manager for a small park which is part of a “pod” management configuration.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilitiesrequired at this level include knowledge of the principles of park management and business administration; of marketing and advertising methods and principles; of general construction methods and maintenance procedures; of personnel and financial management; of public relations; of laws, rules and regulations concerning the operation of state parks, contracts, purchases of state equipment and supplies and property management; and of supervisory principles and practices.  Ability is required to supervise the work of others; to maintain effective working relationships and public relations; to formulate goals and objectives; to apply rules and regulations; to maintain records and prepare reports; to use basic computer applications such as Windows, Outlook, Word, Excel and SharePoint; to perform basic computer tasks such printing, scanning and electronic filing; and to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of a bachelor’s degree in business or public administration, park administration or management, criminal justice, natural resources or a closely related field; or an equivalent combination of education and experience substituting one year of experience in park management or operations, business administration, building and grounds maintenance, general construction or natural resource management or operations for a maximum of ninety semester hours of the required education.

Level II:                                    Code:  P25B                                         Salary Band:  L

At this level of the job family employees are assigned duties and responsibilities associated with the management of a park assigned 0 to 9,000 points, which are determined based on criteria established by the agency.  These are generally parks which are limited in size and scope.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities required at this level include those identified in Level I plus knowledge of strategic planning; and ability to plan strategically; to market and advertise; and to make independent decisions.

Education and Experience requirements at this level consist those identified in Level I plus two years of experience in park management or operations, business administration, building and grounds maintenance, general construction, or natural resources management or operations.

Level III:                                   Code:  P25C                                         Salary Band:  L

At this level employees primarily perform duties and responsibilities associated with the management of a park assigned 9,000 to 19,000 points, based upon criteria established by the agency.  These are generally parks of moderate size and scope.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities required at this level include those identified in Level II plus the ability to manage the operations of a state park of moderate size and complexity.

Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of those identified in Level II plus one additional year of experience in a supervisory capacity.

Level IV:                                   Code:  P25D                                         Salary Band:  M

At this level employees primarily perform the duties and responsibilities associated with the management of a park assigned more than 19,000 points, generally large in size and scope, based on criteria established by the agency,

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities required at this level include those identified in Level III plus the ability to manage the operations of a state park that is large in size and complexity.

Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of those identified in level III plus one additional year of qualifying experience in a supervisory capacity.

Level V:                                    Code:  P25E                                         Salary Band:  N

At this level employees are assigned duties and responsibilities associated with the management and operation of state parks within a designated region.  Responsibilities may also include the management of a park, resort, or other facility along with directing, coordinating and monitoring the operations of other parks, resorts, or other facilities within the assigned region.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities required at this level include those identified in Level III plus the ability to direct and coordinate the operations and activities of multiple parks, resorts, or other facilities.

Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of those identified in level IV plus two additional years of qualifying experience in an administrative or managerial capacity.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

Some positions may require the incumbent to perform law enforcement duties in the enforcement of state laws or park rules and regulations to ensure the safety and welfare of visitors, properties and facilities.  Applicants for these positions must possess a valid Oklahoma driver’s license to operate state vehicles at the time of appointment, be willing to work irregular hours; and possess the psychological and physical ability to perform law enforcement duties, as evidenced by completion of a written examination administered by the department, prior to appointment.  After appointment to one of these positions, the employee will be required to successfully complete certification as an Auxiliary Peace Officer as defined in Title 70 O.S. Section 3311, within the probationary period.

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