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State of Montana Regional Recreation Manager (Billings) in Billings, Montana

/THEOUTSIDEIS IN US ALL./ Please remember to attach the required documents,Cover LetterandResume, listed in this announcement. Applications missing the requested documents will be considered incomplete and may not progress further in the process. Documents not requested will not be considered in the recruitment process. The State Application is not a substitute for a Resume. This position closes at 11:59 PM Mountain Time on January 30, 2022. You must apply through the State of Montana Career site. Special Information: Identity of applicants who become finalists may be released to the public if the Department deems it necessary. Employees who exceed 1,040 hours in a calendar year are also provided health, dental and life insurance. Other benefits include retirement, paid vacation, sick and holidays. This position may be covered by a VEBA (Voluntary EmployeeBeneficiaryAssociation). A successful applicant will be subject to a background investigation. Women and minorities are under-represented in this job category and are encouraged to apply. This position frequently requires sedentary office work but also requires rigorous work outdoors under adverse weather and environmental conditions that may include confined areas, contact with viruses, bacteria, and diseases such as hantavirus, workingwithhazardous chemicals and electrical systems, roofs, andscaffolding.The position requires irregular hours, including some nights, weekends, and holidays, and spending time away from home or permanent workstation. Approximately 25% of the time is spent traveling. Weekend and evening work is common. Work is typically accomplished without immediate supervision. This position is based in Billings Montana. The FWP Region 5 headquarters is located at Lake Elmo State Park. Billings is Montana’s largest city with a metropolitan area population of 166,000. Located in south-central Montana, it is home to two major hospitals, two colleges, and an international airport. Billings has activities from indoor and outdoor concerts, several live theatre venues, shooting ranges, many personal interest organizations and festivals to art walks; there is something for every interest. Region 5 is home to Granite Peak, the highest peak in Montana, located in the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness Area, and the driest desert in Montana located south of the Pryor Mountains. The area neighbors Yellowstone National Park and Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area. There are a wide variety of recreational opportunities such as 47 miles of walking/biking trails in the city, nearby skiing, world class fishing and hunting, bird and wildlife watching, a variety of local, state and national attractions including parks with historic significance such as Chief Plenty Coup, Pompeys Pillar, and Pictograph Cave State Parks, Little Bighorn Battlefield, and area attractions including Zoo Montana, Moss Mansion, and the Yellowstone Art Museum. The region has six mountain ranges with unique flora, fauna, and geology blending into diverse prairie ecosystems. The Yellowstone River is a defining feature--flowing through both Billings and the region. It offers a wealth of opportunity for camping, floating, fishing, waterfowl hunting and more. For more information of the area go tohttp://www.visitbillings.com/ Job Duties: The Regional Recreation Manager is part of the Parks and Outdoor Recreation Division and a member of the regional leadership team that includes the Regional Supervisor, Regional Fisheries Manager, Regional Wildlife Manager, Regional Maintenance Manager, Regional Information and Education Manager, Warden Captain, and Regional Office Manager. The position reports to the Regional Supervisor. Except for the implementation of maintenance activities, the Regional Recreation Manager is responsible for the implementation ofParks and Outdoor Recreation Division programs, policies, priorities, directives, day-to-day site operations, and visitor services in the region. This includes: managing staff and operations at state parks, fishing access sites, and affiliated lands; recreation on rivers and wildlife management areas;and hunting, fishing, and other recreation access programs. The position collaborates with all regional managers and enforcement to ensure divisional interests and concerns are reviewed and considered in decision-making processes. This position oversees personnel management for all division employees within the region, with the exception of maintenance employees who report to the Regional Maintenance Manager. This position is responsible for fiscal oversight and management of division-allocated funds, including earned revenue programs and numerous earmarked special state and federal revenue sources. Effective communication and relationship building are important components of this position, both within the agency and with external partners, including other agencies and sovereign Indian nations, user groups, landowners, and industry. Physical and Environmental Demands: This position frequently requires work in a sedentary office environment but also requires rigorous work outdoors under adverse weather conditions and irregular hours. The position requires spending time away from home or permanent workstation. Approximately 25% of the time is spent traveling. Weekend and evening work is common. Work is typically accomplished without immediate supervision. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities for: * Supervision and performance management * Leadership and team building * Fiscal and budget management * Park and recreation laws, rules and regulations, emergency response, and incident management * Public and employee safety and risk management * Negotiation and public relations * Written and verbal communication skills (public and internal audiences) * Agency laws, rules, policies, and administrative guidelines * State and Federal Laws for working in waterways * Outdoor recreation and access management, issues, and trends * Natural and cultural resource management and protection * Montana history Minimum Qualifications (Education and Experience): The knowledge, skills, and abilities of this position are normally attained through combination of education and work experience through a Master’s degree in Parks and Recreation Management, Natural Resource Management, or a closely related field, plus five years of progressively responsible experience in human resource, fiscal, and parks and recreation management; or a Bachelor’s degree in Parks and Recreation Management, Natural resource Management, or a closely related field, plus seven years of progressively responsible experience in human resource, fiscal, and parks and recreation management. Other combinations of education and experience will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Job: Project/Program Management* *Title: *Regional Recreation Manager (Billings) Location: Billings Requisition ID: 22140000

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