Outdoor Recreation Program Manager

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Please remember to attach the required resume (with 3 references), cover letter, and answers to the supplemental questions requested in this announcement. Label your documents. The supplemental questions can be found towards the end of this posting after the 'Minimum Qualification' section. 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. This position closes at 11:59 PM Mountain Time on August 26, 2019. Please apply through the State of Montana Career site.
This recruitment does not require a state application. A state application will not be accepted in place of a resume.
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 Employee Beneficiary Association).
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.
Job Information
This is a grant administration position with statewide implications regarding working with local communities, governmental entities, private organizations, and others. The grant programs as administered by the Parks Division provide extensive recreational benefit throughout Montana. The position must possess good communication skills, with the ability to convey information both verbally and in writing. Grant sponsors for our programs come to us with varying degrees of initial understanding concerning the processes, requirements, and related aspects of grant programs from state and federal funding sources. Technical computer skills, including the ability to utilize and interact with the universal Webgrants system is a must. Working conditions are primarily an office environment, but visits to the field and individual grant sponsors is also important and necessary. The incumbent will need to effective at time management to meet numerous grant-related deadlines throughout the annual work cycle.
Job Duties
The Outdoor Recreation Program Manager will be involved with all grant programs managed by the Parks Division. Emphasis will be on the state OHV and federal LWCF Programs, with involvement with the Snowmobile and Recreational Trails Program (RTP) grants as well. Some overnight travel is involved. Additionally, as a result of the 2019 Legislative Session, new grant funding opportunities will be implemented into the Parks Division’s workload this biennium. These are a new state funded grant program with will provide funding for both motorized and non-motorized projects statewide. Additionally, a new resident motorized trail pass will be implemented, which will result in a grant opportunity for motorized projects statewide. The incumbent will be involved with working with citizen committees and trail interests in both getting the new grant programs up and running as well and managing them once they are in-place.
Qualifications: The main knowledge and skill areas required include: grant management/administration knowledge, communication skills, proactive problem-solving ability, recordkeeping and organization, database management knowledge, and facilitation skills. Skill in managing financial records is essential. The ability to negotiate, collaborate, and cooperate with diverse interests in light of political, social and organizational cultures is also required. The ability to operate equipment related to the program (i.e. – OHV’s) is required.
Physical and Environmental Demands
The incumbent will be required to operate equipment related to the Recreation Program (OHV’s, the OHV Simulator, etc.). This includes loading/unloading the equipment, towing, and related efforts. The incumbent will have a valid Drivers License and obtain a Montana Driver’s License in accordance with Montana laws. The incumbent may be required to work weekends and evenings, depending on the meeting schedules or duties in the field. The incumbent will work with diverse groups of individuals related to the grant programs, private and public organizations, clubs, and individuals.
Minimum Qualifications (Education and Experience)
The knowledge, skills, and abilities of this position are normally attained through combination of education and experience equivalent a bachelor’s degree in Natural Resources Management, Parks & Recreation Managements, Education, Public Administration, or business Administration and at least 3 years of job-related experience. Other combinations of education and experience will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

A working knowledge of computing systems and their use in business settings is necessary.

Work experience related to financial recordkeeping, knowledge of the aspects of grant administration, and an awareness of the need for developing/maintaining positive working relationships with constituency groups. A background or interest in safety & education is also necessary.
Supplemental Questions

The information you provide on this application supplement will be used by the selection committee in combination with your education and experience to determine which applicants will move forward in the selection process. Your responses will be viewed apart from your application materials; therefore, it is important to be specific in regards to names of employers, dates, job duties, etc. if requested. It is important that your answers are concise, thorough and relevant. The committee cannot make assumptions based solely on your other application materials when reviewing this supplement.
Please describe your background related to managing public grant programs and the various requirements involved.

Concerning setting up new grant programs, please describe any experience you may have. What the program was, the role you played, and the outcome.

The position will involve working with various and diverse citizen committees, local clubs/organizations, governmental entities, and related interest groups. Describe your experience in working with groups of this type, as well as your philosophy concerning any specific approaches hat have proven successful for you.

Discuss your approach to communication and interaction with others. This applies not only to the diverse grant applicants interested in our funding opportunities, but also to working within the greater FWP agency.

Applicant Pool Statement: If another department vacancy occurs in this job title within six months, the same applicant pool may be used for the selection. Training Assignment: Not Applicable
Job: Project/Program Management Salary: $ 26.50 - 26.50 Hourly Benefits Package Eligibility: Health Insurance, Paid Leave & Holidays, Retirement Plan
Number of Openings: 1 Employee Status: Regular Schedule: Full-Time Shift: Day Job Travel: Yes, 15 % of the Time
Primary Location: Helena
Agency: Department of Fish, Wildlife & Parks Union: 000 - None Bargaining Unit: 000 - None
Posting Date: Aug 12, 2019, 4:42:20 PM Closing Date (based on your computer's timezone): Aug 27, 2019, 12:59:00 AM Required Application Materials: Cover Letter, Resume, Supplemental Questions (Refer to Job Posting)
Contact Name: Carol Fah | Contact Email: | Contact Phone: 406-444-4657
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