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Requisition Id:  9722

PARK SUPERVISOR 1 - COMMISSIONED - Requisition ID: [[id]] 

Recruitment Type: Open Competitive 

Posting Close Date: N/A 

Geographical Location: Elko  




Business Unit: HR-STATE PARKS 


*Pay Grade: GRADE 36 

Salary Range: $53,598.96 - $79,719.84 

Full-Time/Part-Time: Full Time 



Phone:  775 684-0147 




Position Description

Park Supervisors (Commissioned) plan, organize, oversee and participate in the administration, law enforcement, maintenance, interpretive programs and resource management of an assigned State park to include budget administration and supervision of staff.

Incumbents function as first-line supervisors who train, supervise and evaluate the performance of assigned staff; assign and review work; and initiate disciplinary action.

The Park Supervisor is responsible for the management of Wild Horse State Recreation Area, located in Northern Elko County, Nevada. This park is known for its dynamic winter conditions, spectacular fishing, and beautiful views. The park maintains two 24/7 campgrounds and cabin rentals and serves as a base camp for hunters and outdoor enthusiasts.

Management responsibilities include supervision of employees, budget development, administration and oversight, collection and safeguarding of fees, overall maintenance and operations, and completion of routine and special reports. This is a commissioned (Law Enforcement) position with public safety responsibilities is subject to Call Back and is required to work various hours and shifts including holidays and weekends in a variety of weather conditions.  All personnel in the Park Supervisor series are responsible for ensuring a high level of customer service, developing, and presenting a variety of visitor programs, performing ground/facility maintenance and custodial duties.

In addition, the successful candidate should have a knowledge of natural resource management and recreation and administrative expertise.  Park Supervisors, at this level, are often required to determine the most applicable natural resource approach.  They are also required to provide training and career development for their staff, identify facility/grounds maintenance needs and determine the most cost effect way to coordinate equipment and materials. 

Park residency is required, in state park provided housing.  To receive consideration, applicants must indicate their ability to work in this geographical location.  Since this is a commissioned position, the successful candidate, if not currently NV POST certified, would have to successfully complete a NV POST approved Category 1 Peace Officer Academy. The cost of the academy would be paid by the agency.

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Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major or minor in park management, outdoor recreation management, ecology, forestry, biology, criminal justice or related field and two years of journey level park ranger experience including park operation, maintenance and interpretation of park facilities; OR two years of experience as a Park Ranger II in Nevada State service; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience as described above.


The Examination

Application Evaluation Exam

The exam will consist of an application and resume evaluation. It is essential that applications/resumes 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.


Informational Notes

1.    Applicants must meet current Peace Officer Standards & Training (P.O.S.T.) requirements as established in the Nevada Revised Statutes and Nevada Administrative Code.
2.    The physical agility exam consists of: a) Vertical jump of no less than 14 inches; b) The Illinois Agility Run in 19.5 seconds or less; c) complete not less than 30 sit-ups in 1 minute; d) complete not less than 23 consecutive push-ups; e) 300 meter run in 68 seconds or less; f) 1.5 mile run/walk in 16 minutes and 57 seconds or less; g) lift and carry a 70-90 pound bag of cement/sand from the ground and carry 10 feet to tailgate of a standard pick-up truck and then return, repeated three times; h) 100 yard swim in 5 minutes

Special Requirements

  • Pursuant to NRS 284.4066, this position has been identified as affecting public safety. Persons offered employment in this position must submit to a pre-employment screening for controlled substances.
  • This position is subject to call-out, shift work including evenings, weekends and holidays, and travel throughout the State as required.
  • This position requires pre-employment criminal history check and fingerprinting . The applicant is responsible for the cost.
  • Applicant is required to submit to a background check and physical agility examination prior to appointment.
  • A pre-employment criminal history check and fingerprinting are required.
  • A valid driver's license is required at the time of appointment and as a condition of continuing employment.

This recruitment may close at any time based on the number of applications received.  Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.


*The salary range indicated in this announcement is based on the Employee/Employer retirement compensation schedule. An employer-only option is available at a reduced salary range.


The State of Nevada is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action in recruitment of its employees and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion or belief, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, domestic partnership, genetic information (GINA), or compensation and/or wages.


Nearest Major Market: Elko