State of Nevada PARK INTERPRETER in Nevada
APPROXIMATE ANNUAL SALARY -
PAY GRADE: 34
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Work Type: A Permanent, full time vacancy
Department: Conservation and Natural Resources
Division: State Parks
Location: Carson, Minden, Gardnerville, Genoa
Job Class Code:
Announcement Number: 32444
Open to current classified employees in the specified Division, with at least 6 months of continuous, full-time equivalent service.
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Park Interpreters plan, organize, provide and supervise a variety of interpretive facilities, services and activities and assist in the operation and maintenance of an assigned State park.
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 located at Mormon Station State Historic Park in the town of Genoa, Nevada. Mormon Station is a well-known historic site that is also a popular location for photography, picnicking and wildlife viewing. The Park has significant historical, cultural, natural and scenic resources.
Candidates work under the general supervision of the Park Supervisor located 30 miles away at Washoe Lake State Park. Duties include all aspects of park operations including visitor services, interpretation, custodial services, buildings and grounds maintenance, fee collection, museum operations, and volunteer management. This position is responsible for developing, preparing and implementing interpretive programs and tours as well as managing and curating historic items and structures at an historic site. The position is responsible for designing and creating brochures, interpretive signage, exhibits, audiovisual programs, and online media presence. The position recruits, trains and supervises park volunteers and subordinate seasonal staff. This position is responsible for submitting monthly and assigned reports, group area reservations, providing emergency medical assistance, informs public of park rules and regulations, and ensures compliance with park rules and procedures. This position requires the use of general office equipment, four wheel drive vehicles, light maintenance equipment and basic skills in Microsoft Word, Excel and PastPerfect Museum Software. Social media management and photography are important skills for this position.
Park Interpreters are required to work variable hours and shifts, including evenings, weekends, holidays; be available to work special events and may have to respond to callouts or emergencies. Some statewide travel will be required. Park housing is not available at this location.
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In order to be qualified, you must meet the following requirements:
Education and Experience (Minimum Qualifications)
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major or minor in park management, outdoor recreation management, history/folklore, education, ecology, forestry, biology, agriculture, natural or environmental sciences, horticulture, wildlife management, museum management, business or public administration or related field and one year of professional park experience which included developing, managing and presenting interpretive and/or educational activities; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Positions may be subject to call back and work various hours and/or shifts.
Pursuant to NRS 284.4066, all positions in this class have been identified as affecting public safety. Persons offered employment in this class must submit to a pre-employment screening for controlled substances.
Positions require work on evenings, weekends and/or holidays.
A valid driver's license is required at the time of appointment and as a condition of continued employment.
Application Evaluation Exam
The exam will consist of an application evaluation. It is essential that applications 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.
For more information about state employment, visit the following:
Division of Human Resource Management: http://hr.nv.gov
Public Employees Retirement System: http://www.nvpers.org
Public Employees Benefits Program: http://pebp.state.nv.us
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Division of Human Resource Management Northern Nevada 209 East Musser Street, Room 101 Carson City, Nevada 89701-4204TDD for the Hearing Impaired (800) 326-6868
Division of Human Resource Management Southern Nevada 555 East Washington Avenue, Suite 1400 Las Vegas, Nevada 89101-1046TDD for the Hearing Impaired (800) 326-6868
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