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Posting Close Date:  9/24/2021


Requisition Id:  4283



Business Unit: HR-STATE PARKS 


*Pay Grade: GRADE 38 

Salary Range: $58,380.48 - $87,320.16

Fulltime/Parttime: 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.

This position manages the Walker River State Recreation Area (WRSRA), near Yerington, Nevada. The park consists of 4 distinct management areas: Pitchfork Ranch, Rafter 7 Ranch, Flying M Ranch, and 9-Mile unit. The park encompasses more than 12,000 non-contiguous acres, and approximately 28 miles of the East Walker River offering a variety of recreation opportunities. In order to receive consideration, applicants must indicate their willingness and ability to work in this geographical location.  

Management responsibilities for the Park Supervisor III include supervision of permanent and seasonal staff, administrative duties including budget development and oversight, and completion of routine and special reports. The Supervisor III will be the lead in providing land management, recreation and administrative expertise to ensure efficient management of the park’s operations and ecosystems. The incumbent must make decisions regarding resources, facility maintenance, equipment and materials. The position provides training, mentoring, and direction for assigned staff.  The Park Supervisor III leads staff and works with other agencies and private groups to develop interpretive programming and activities and to promote parks and outdoor recreation. 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, and planning, organizing, and managing the law enforcement and maintenance programs at the park.


This is a commissioned position with public safety responsibilities. The incumbent will be required to work various hours and shifts, including weekends, holidays, and nights. Park residency is required in the provided state housing. 


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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 four years of progressively responsible park operations experience, two of which were in managing a park including budget administration, supervision of staff and resource management; OR one year of experience as a Park Supervisor II in Nevada State service; OR two years of 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 Note

  • Applicants must meet minimum standards for appointment as a peace officer as established in the Nevada Revised Statutes and Nevada Administrative Code.

Special Requirements

  • As part of the selection process, the Division of State Parks requires; a) Physical agility exam; b) Comprehensive background investigation which will include a urinalysis, polygraph and a psychological examination; c) Physical examination, the cost of which is borne by the applicant.
  • 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 continued employment.
  • Applicant is required to submit to a background check and physical agility examination prior to appointment.
  • This position is subject to call-out, shift work including evenings, weekends and holidays, and travel throughout the State as required.
  • 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 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: Reno