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Wisconsin Dept. of Natural Resources Seek Director

March 17, 2020

Position Title                                                                                                                                                                                     26879882953
Parks and Recreation Management Bureau Director

 

Job Description 

The Park and Recreation Management Bureau Director position is a crucial position within the agency and is responsible for multiple facets of internal and external program management. Daily duties include the direction of the state parks system and daily program operations including property management and operations, business systems management such as camping and property admissions, policy and standards development and implementation, stakeholder and partnership relations, property capital improvements, complex issue management, fiscal responsibilities, disaster response, interpretation and education and the general leadership of more than 500 system staff.

Position Title

Parks and Recreation Management Bureau Director – Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

 Salary:

Pay is between $47.00 - $50.00/hour ($97,760 - $104,000 annually).

 

Contact: Rebecca Rupnow, HR Specialist, 608-261-6447 Rebecca.Rupnow@wisconsin.gov

 

Deadline to Apply: 4/2/2020

Applications must be complete and submitted by 11:59 p.m. CSD on the deadline to apply.

Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.

 

Location Options: Madison, Green Bay, Eau Claire, Spooner, Rhinelander

 

Job Summary

The Park and Recreation Management Bureau Director position is a crucial position within the agency and is responsible for multiple facets of internal and external program management. Daily duties include the direction of the state parks system and daily program operations including property management and operations, business systems management such as camping and property admissions, policy and standards development and implementation, stakeholder and partnership relations, property capital improvements, complex issue management, fiscal responsibilities, disaster response, interpretation and education and the general leadership of more than 500 system staff.

 

The Wisconsin State Park System consists of over 110 state parks, forests, trails and recreation areas; more than 150,000 acres, 500 boat access sites and just over 6,000 campsites and sees more than 17.5 million visits per year. Additionally, Wisconsin is home to the Ice Age National Scenic Trail and the North Country Trail of which 50 system properties are the host. The system is supported by nearly 200 full time employees and 300 limited/seasonal employees across the state. The Wisconsin State Park System is also the only self-funded state park system in the nation, successfully and sustainably utilizing camping and admission fees as the sole source of operational funding. In addition, the Parks and Recreation Management bureau provides key property management services for enhanced customer experiences on nearly all 1.6 million acres of Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources property including State Wildlife Areas, Fisheries Area and Natural Areas via separate funding mechanisms.

Outdoor recreation in Wisconsin is growing at an incredible rate with more than 95% of Wisconsin residents participating in outdoor recreation. Consumer spending on outdoor recreation in Wisconsin totals nearly $18 billion.

The purpose of the Wisconsin State Parks System is to protect and enhance the natural and cultural resources of our Wisconsin State Park System properties while providing high quality recreational and educational opportunities and programs. The system is a leader in protecting ecological landscapes and providing nature based outdoor recreation throughout the state. The system provides opportunities for current and future generations to explore, enjoy and learn about Wisconsin’s natural and cultural resources. System employees and partners strive to deliver customers a high standard of recreational services, education and natural resource stewardship.

 

Qualifications:

Required qualifications include all of the following:

• Experience establishing or maintaining partnerships with external groups

• Experience in developing policies/ operation guidance from planning through implementation (e.g. strategy, drafting, review, public comment, outreach, training, and implementation)

• Supervisory experience (e.g., hiring, dismissing, counseling, performance management, etc.)

Best-qualified applicants will also have the following preferred qualifications:

• Direct employment experience in Parks and Recreation

• Formal education in a natural resources field related to recreation or business management

• Experience overseeing/leading budget development and implementation (e.g., managing program budgets, allocating resources, revenue generation, etc.)

 

In addition to many appealing benefits, the Wisconsin DNR offers a fun, casual work environment, flexible scheduling (depending on the position), and opportunities for career development. The DNR is an inclusive, diverse agency that prides itself on commitment to sustainability and giving back to the community. Come join the Department of Natural Resources where you can contribute to rewarding and meaningful work! Click here, for additional information about State Government positions

 

Apply and see full announcement at: Wisc.jobs


 

The WI DNR is an equal opportunity employer that promotes and values diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability.

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