Job Opening Regional Trails Specialist in Idaho
Regional Trails Specialist
Department of Parks and Recreation
Open for Recruitment: July 25, 2012 - August 15, 2012
Announcement # 05274095494
Salary Range: $17.09 per hour -Plus Competitive Benefits!
Location(s): Coeur d'Alene
The Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation is seeking applications for
Regional Trails Specialist for Northern Idaho.
This position is located in the North Region Office in Coeur d' Alene and reports to the Program Manager in Boise. The Regional Trails Specialist provides information for and coordination of the motorized trails program.
Work involves identifying, assessing and inspecting recreational facilities for the trails program within the region for acquisition, maintenance and compliance with Department agreements or grant requirements. In order to perform this responsibility, the employee will operate a motorized trail bike, snowmobile and ATV on narrow, steep mountainous trails.
NOTE: Final candidates may be required to demonstrate their ability to navigate a motorized off-highway vehicle in the backcountry.
Please visit our website at www.parksandrecreation.idaho.gov for more detailed information about our organization.
The primary position responsibilities include:
•Working with other regional staff, partner agencies and users to identify, develop and maintain OHV recreational facilities.
•Promoting appropriate recreation use by implementing and coordinating outdoor education programs.
•Monitoring program performance for compliance with funding, legal parameters and department agreements/MOUs.
•Serving as a liaison among the department, various user groups, the public, and other agencies to provide information, technical assistance and identify/assess needs.
•Hiring and training seasonal positions.
•Managing the regional trails program budget.
•Good knowledge of: recreation planning theory and methods including management principles, resource impacts, and public benefits of outdoor recreation use;
•Some knowledge of :
?Program or project planning and implementation.
?Local, state, and federal regulations/laws relating to motorized off-highway vehicles.
?Developing and evaluating policies and procedures.
?Safely operating and maintaining snowmobiles, trail bikes and ATVs;
?Operating and maintaining vehicles and equipment used in trail maintenance and repair.
?Facilitating discussion with groups with varying needs and desires;
?Hiring and training employees;
Training, Education and Experience. Scoring will be based on your narrative responses to each question and the information you provide in your work history, education and general resume. Be sure your application information is up to date and complete. Applicants must receive a minimum rating of 70 to pass this examination. Exam results will be available online when the review process is complete. If you did not Apply Online, you will receive written notification of your exam results.
How To Apply:
Go to: https://labor.idaho.gov/DHR/ATS/StateJobs/jobannouncement.aspx?announcement_no=05274095494
Click on the Apply Online button to the left and follow the instructions provided to complete the Application Checklist and Exam for this position. If you are unable to use the Apply Online process, print a paper application and the questions and send to the address shown at the left. For a paper application, click on Forms at the top of the screen. For a copy of the questions click on Preview Exam below.
When updating your online application information, please select
•Department of Parks and Recreation under "Agencies"
•Full-time under "Job Type/Shift"
•Coeur d'Alene under "Cities"
When updating your online application information, be sure you complete all items in the Application Checklist. This includes:
Without this information, your name cannot be referred to the hiring agency.
GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT STATE EMPLOYMENT BENEFITS:
•10 Paid Holidays
•Health, Dental, & Optical Insurance
•Employee Assistance Program
•Sick & Vacation Leave Accrual
•Short & Long-Term Disability Life Insurance
•Super Saver 401K
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