Minnesota State Parks and Trails Is Seeking A Regional Off-Highway Vehicle Acquisition & Development Specialist

Minnesota State Parks and Trails is seeking qualified applicants to apply for a Regional Off-Highway Vehicle Acquisition & Development Specialist position.  Use the link below to view the full posting.

  • Who May Apply: Open to all qualified applicants
  • Date Posted: 09/21/2021
  • Closing Date: 10/12/2021
  • Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit: Natural Resources Dept / Natural Resources-MAPE
  • Division/Unit: DNR Parks & Trails Reg 2 / PAT-NERegion-StrategicPrograms
  • Work Shift/Work Hours: Day Shift
  • Days of Work: Monday – Friday
  • Travel Required: Yes – occasional day trips for meetings/site visits
  • Salary Range: $24.88 – $36.53/hourly; $51,949 – $76,274/annually
  • Classified Status: Classified
  • Bargaining Unit/Union: 214 – MN Assoc of Professional Empl/MAPE
  • FLSA Status: Nonexempt
  • Connect 700 Program Eligible: Yes

Job Summary

We are currently seeking to fill one (1) permanent, full-time NR Specialist Senior, Parks & Trails position, located in Grand Rapids, MN. Work will generally be Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., with some evenings and weekends required for meetings and travel.

This position provides professional assistance in the administration and management of outdoor recreation programs and facilities in the Grand Rapids Area and Northeast Region. The position coordinates with and acts as the liaison between project partners; builds effective relationships with key stakeholders with trail activities, including local clubs, state associations, sponsors, conservation organizations, chambers of commerce and other county, state and federal agencies, and communicates with the general public. Position provides GPS and GIS support for other Parks & Trails Division projects. Position assists the Regional Manager in the operation of the Minnesota Trail Assistance Program (Grant-In-Aid). Coordinates acquisition and development projects.

Responsibilities include: 

  • Program/Project Management: Coordinate regional land acquisition and trail development activities. Provide project development reconnaissance and monitoring, requiring All-Terrain Vehicle and foot travel over challenging terrain. Provide GPS and GIS support for projects.
  • Public Relations/Partnerships: Establish partnerships with relevant local clubs, state associations, sponsors, conservation organizations, chambers of commerce or other units of government and department disciplines to accomplish Parks & Trails program/project objectives. Convene and contribute to meetings with stakeholders. Participate on department committees, work groups, regional planning, and division teams.
  • Administration: Provide assistance with work plans and budgets for development, operations and maintenance activities. Provide assistance in the operation of the Grant-in-Aid programs. Direct work of professional and technical staff, laborers, volunteers, temporary crews; ensure safety procedures and policies are followed, assist in equipment management. Direct and administer enforcement, emergency service, and risk management programs.

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NE Region OHV A&D Posting

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