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Job Opportunities - Natural Resources Supervisor I - Minnesota

Oct 27, 2021

Working Title: Assistant Park Supervisor - NR Supervisor   

NOTE:  9 positions at various parks

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

Job Details

Job Class: Natural Resources Supervisor 1 Parks & Trails

Working Title: Assistant Park Supervisor - NR Supervisor 1 Parks and Trails

  • Who May Apply: Open to all qualified applicants
  • Date Posted: 10/19/2021
  • Closing Date: 11/17/2021
  • Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit: Natural Resources Dept
  • Division/Unit: DNR Parks & Trails
  • Work Shift/Work Hours: Rotating Shift
  • Days of Work: Varies
  • Travel Required: Yes, occasionally for meetings/trainings
  • Salary Range: $24.96 - $36.24/hourly, $52,116 - $75,669/annually
  • Classified Status: Classified
  • Bargaining Unit/Union: 216-Middle Management Association (MMA)
  • Work Area: Various locations
  • Employment Condition: Permanent, full-time and part-time
  • Connect 700 Program Eligible: Yes

Job Summary

The DNR is currently seeking to fill nine (9) Assistant Park Supervisors for the following State Parks: Afton, Buffalo River, Lake Bemidji, Lake Vermilion-Soudan Underground Mine, McCarthy Beach, Moose Lake, Savanna Portage, Scenic, and Split Rock Lighthouse. Select this LINK for a map of Minnesota State Parks and Recreation Areas to review locations. *Housing may be available at Savanna Portage and Lake Vermilion-Soudan Underground Mine State Parks.*

Days and hours of work will vary with rotating shifts, and will include evenings, nights, weekends, and some holidays depending on park needs. All park vacancies are full-time (40 hours a week) with the exception of the following parks that work 32 to 36 hours a week: Buffalo River, McCarthy Beach, Savanna Portage, and Scenic. These positions are anticipated to be FLSA, Exempt for the summer seasons.

These positions are responsible for the administration, supervision and implementation of Department of Natural Resources' and Division of Parks and Trails' programs, activities, policies and rules pertaining to the operation of Minnesota State Parks. These positions provide direct supervisory work in the management and operation of state parks, recreation areas, and outdoor recreation and natural resources management programs. The incumbent directs and administers division programs, activities, budgets and rules.

Responsibilities include:

  • Exercise authority in supervising staff and equitably administering labor plans and agreements.
  • Collaborate with others to direct development and implementation of resource management programs.
  • Implement the development, maintenance, operational, real estate, and rehabilitation activities and programs.
  • Conduct enforcement, emergency, visitor, and public relations services and activities.
  • Collaborate on planning, policy development, program administration and fiscal management.
  • Conduct other duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Current (ONE YEAR) experience as a Natural Resources Supervisor 1 – Parks.


  • Associates degree in Natural Resources Management, Parks and Recreation, Business, Communications or other closely related field; and TWO YEARS of para-professional or professional experience that includes leadwork, directing staff, or managing a project with staff; or professional level work in a natural resources setting or field.
  • A Bachelor’s or advanced degree in natural resource management, parks and recreation, natural science, communications, public relations, business management, political science, public administration, social science, education, interpretation, or closely related degree may substitute for one year of the experience listed above.


  • Writing skills sufficient to communicate work plans, proposals and reports.
  • Oral communication skills sufficient to communicate work requirements to individuals, teams, or crews.
  • Organizational and administrative skills sufficient to organize diverse elements of work and perform tasks within administrative requirements.
  • Ability to comprehend laws, rules, policies, and procedures.
  • Fiscal skills sufficient to administer a small budget, track expenditures and income.
  • Word processing skills sufficient to draft letters, memos, correspondence, etc.
  • Spreadsheet skills sufficient to create, edit and modify spreadsheets.
  • Ability to operate and maintain a variety of vehicles, shop and office equipment.
  • Ability to treat employees inclusively in the areas of accommodation, scheduling, expectations, individualized resource needs, training, and development.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Associates or Bachelor degree in Natural Resources Management, Parks/Recreation or closely related degree
  • Para-professional leadwork in a natural resources agency or organization
  • Natural Resources work experience in a natural resource agency (federal, state or regional) in a park and/or trail setting that includes natural resource management.

Physical Requirements

Requires occasionally lifting articles such as 50 pounds maximum and frequently lifting and/or carrying objects such as heavy tools and file boxes. This job may require walking or standing to a significant degree on rough terrain or may involve sitting most of the time with pushing and pulling of arm and/or leg controls.

Additional Requirements

This position requires an unrestricted Class D Driver’s License with a clear driving record.

It is policy of the Department of the Natural Resources that all candidates submit to a background check prior to employment. The background check may consist of the following components:

  • Employment Reference Check
  • SEMA4 Records Check
  • Criminal History Check
  • Education/License Verification

Application Details

Why Work For Us

Our goal as an employer is to actively recruit, welcome and support a workforce, which is diverse and inclusive of people who are underrepresented in the development of State of Minnesota policies, programs and practices, so that we can support the success and growth of all people.

We are proud to operate within a Culture of Respect that provides a healthy, safe, and productive work environment for all employees. This means that our employees are respectful to one another and to our customers. We believe that promoting a Culture of Respect allows our employees to do their best work in support of the agency’s mission.

GREAT BENEFITS PACKAGE! The State of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including low cost medical and dental insurance, employer paid life insurance, short and long term disability, pre-tax flexible spending accounts, retirement plan, tax-deferred compensation, generous vacation and sick leave, and 11 paid holidays each year.

How to Apply

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If you have questions about the position, contact Melody Webb at or 218/770-2817.

If you are a Connect 700 applicant, please submit your certificate to Erin Tappan at by the job posting close date.


The State of Minnesota is an equal opportunity, affirmative action, and veteran-friendly employer. We are committed to providing culturally responsive services to all Minnesotans. The State of Minnesota recognizes that a diverse workforce is essential and strongly encourages qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply.

We will make reasonable accommodations to all qualified applicants with disabilities. If you are an individual with a disability who needs assistance or cannot access the online job application system, please contact the job information line at 651-259-3637 or email Please indicate what assistance you need.