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Posting Close Date:  N/A


Requisition Id:  16502


Recruitment Type: Open Competitive 

Posting Close Date: N/A 

Geographical Location: Pioche  




Business Unit: HR-STATE PARKS 


*Pay Grade: GRADE 37 

Salary Range: $56,522.16 - $84,229.92 

Full-Time/Part-Time: Full Time 



Phone:  775 684-0126 




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.

This position is responsible for the management of Cathedral Gorge State Park, the Regional Visitor Center near Panaca, Nevada, and Beaver Dam State Park 36 miles from Caliente. The 1,784-acre Cathedral Gorge is world renowned for the dramatic clay spirals throughout the park, remnants of a Pliocene-era lakebed. The park also maintains a 24/7 RV campground, hiking/mt. bike trails and the Regional Visitor Center. Beaver Dam State Park is 5,629 acres and offers primitive camping sites, scenic vistas, hiking/UTV trails and stream fishing for trout. 

Management responsibilities include supervision of permanent and seasonal employees, various administrative duties including budget development and oversight, collection and safeguarding of fees, overall maintenance and operations, employee performance evaluations, completion of routine and special reports. The incumbent must make decisions regarding resources, facility maintenance, equipment, and materials. This is a commissioned (Law Enforcement) position with public safety responsibilities 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.

Park residency, at this location, is not available.  In order 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 three years of park ranger experience, one year of which included experience in supervising the operation, maintenance and interpretative programs at a park or major section of a park; OR one year experience as a Park Supervisor I or Park Ranger III 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

  • Applicants must meet minimum standards for appointment as a peace officer as established in the Nevada Revised Statutes and Nevada Administrative Code.
  • Candidates may be required to submit to a background check and physical agility examination prior to appointment. 
  • Incumbents must complete a P.O.S.T. academy within 18 months of appointment.

Special Requirements

  • A valid driver's license is required at the time of appointment and as a condition of continued employment.
  • 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.
  • 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. Cost of fingerprinting is paid by applicants.
  • This position is subject to call-out, shift work including evenings, weekends and holidays, and travel throughout the State as required.

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.


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