Job Opportunity: Tourism Program Specialist, West Virginia

May 24, 2022

Vacancy:  Tourism Program Specialist I, Cacapon State Park, WV


Division of Personnel
1900 Kanawha Blvd. East, Building 3 Suite 500 Charleston, WV 25305

invites applications for the position of:
Park Superintendent 2-DNR/Kanawha State Forest-Kanawha Co.



An Equal Opportunity Employer

$2,726.83 - $5,044.58 Monthly $32,722.00 - $60,535.00 Annually

Commerce - Natural Resources 05/20/22
06/04/22 11:59 PM

Department of Commerce/Division of Natural Resources (DNR)/Parks/Kanawha State Forest/Kanawha Co.-Employee in this position serves as the Superintendent and is responsible for the management, operation, maintenance, and protection of a state-operated facility providing recreational services for the public at Kanawha State Forest. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the forest started operation as Civilian Conservation Corps Camp Kanawha and preserves many log structures and stonework built during that time. Current facilities on the 9,205 acres of Kanawha State Forest include a 46-unit campground with bathhouses and laundry; nature center; picnic areas with rentable shelters; playgrounds; hiking, cross-country skiing, and mountain biking trails; public shooting range, and related facilities. Employee is guided by statements of policy and outlined assignments to help ensure businesslike, efficient, and responsible management and preservation. Employee exercises considerable discretionary judgement and initiative in planning, directing, and participating in facility programs in the areas of building maintenance; equipment maintenance; grounds maintenance; housekeeping; sanitation; public relations; law enforcement; personnel management and training; resource management; conservation; preservation; public work programs; federal and state regulatory compliance; accounting; recordkeeping; revenue production; budget preparation and control; concession contract administration; public safety; and all related matters. Must be skilled in computer use particularly Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Kronos, wvOASIS, and email programs. Must have ability to use oral and written instructions in a clear and concise manner and to effectively prepare written reports and correspondence. Employee will learn State purchasing procedures and obtain a State Purchasing Card to facilitate operation of the forest. Employee must assist in training and management of all personnel and must be capable of performing and inspecting completed work in all areas of operation. Employee promotes and maintains goodwill at this very popular area with the public and employees. Employee must have the ability to handle and resolve both written and verbal guest complaints in a manner reflecting a positive image for Kanawha State Forest. Must attend meetings and work in partnership with the active Kanawha State Forest Foundation Inc. and other public interest and tourism groups. Employee may be assigned off-facility responsibilities

or special assignments including technical research projects, special events, supervision of satellite areas located within the region of Kanawha, statewide temporary managerial assignments, firefighting, and law enforcement duties. Employee must be able to successfully complete required Special Natural Resources Police Officer training and pistol qualification requirements as established by DNR Law Enforcement Section. SNRPO trainees will be required to pass a one-time background investigation, pre-employment polygraph examination, psychiatric evaluation, and physical examination. Employee is required to live on-site in the Superintendent residence provided. Must be licensed or eligible to operate a motor vehicle in WV. Employee required to wear assigned superintendent uniforms. The agency reserves the right and authority to permanently transfer the employee holding this position to another position of equal classification and pay grade within and throughout the Parks and Recreation Section based on the business needs of the agency. Regular attendance is required. Performs all related work as assigned. wvOASIS position #0310PP0282.

Click The APPLY Link To Apply Online. Do not use a paper application unless you cannot apply online. If you must use a paper application due to disability or other valid reason, please call our office 304-558-3950 (8:30 AM - 4:30 PM) for special instructions.

IMPORTANT: Your eligible score will be based on information provided in your application; therefore, make sure your application is detailed and complete. You may attach a resume and other documents; however, you should NEVER enter "See Resume" on the application. You MUST complete ALL parts of the application, including the Work Experience section.

ATTENTION: Applicant MUST VERIFY POST-HIGH SCHOOL EDUCATION (DIPLOMAS, DEGREES, etc.), TRAINING, or LICENSURE EARNED pertaining to this position BY THE CLOSING DATE OF THE POSTING, if not previously verified. It may ONLY be in the form of a copy of an OFFICIAL transcript or diploma. If you are claiming Veteran's preference, please submit "MEMBER 4" form and/or your VA Letter. DOCUMENTATION WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED AFTER THE CLOSING DATE and you will not be considered for this vacancy.

Please attach documents to the online application before submitting it. Or, you may email it or by FAX to 304-957-0396, or by mail to: WV Division of Personnel, 1900 Kanawha Blvd. E., Building 3, Suite 500, Charleston, WV 25305.

This announcement is for one or more specific vacancies and only applies to the location(s) indicated. Your application will remain active for this job for 180 days or until the job is filled.

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As a condition of employment, an inquiry into job-related information will be completed which may include, but not limited to, criminal records, abuse registry records, driving records, employment history, and education and training. Failing to cooperate with this process, providing false or incomplete information, and/or discovery of disqualifying information may result in denial of or dismissal from employment or denial of transfer irrespective of when discovered.



Training: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university. .
Experience: Two (2) years of full-time or equivalent part-time paid experience working at a park, in natural resources related field, in the tourism or travel industry, or in the environmental industry, one (1) year of which must have been in responsible administrative, supervisory or lead worker capacity.

Special Requirement: Must have a valid driver’s license, and must obtain a valid West Virginia driver’s license within six (6) months of employment. Must be able to successfully complete required Special Natural Resources Police Officer training and pistol requirements as established by Law Enforcement Section, Division of Natural Resources. Must pass an initial physical examination, psychological evaluation and a polygraph examination designed to determine applicant’s fitness for Special Natural Resources Police Officer enforcement duties.




1900 Kanawha Blvd. East Building 3 Suite 500 Charleston, WV 25305 (304) 558-3950


Park Superintendent 2-DNR/Kanawha State Forest-Kanawha Co. Supplemental Questionnaire

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