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Natural Resources Park Supervisor 2

Natural Resources Supervisor 2 Parks & Trails

  • Job ID: 77429
  • Location: _Temperance River State Park-Schroeder Minnesota
  • Telework Eligible: No
  • Full/Part Time: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Unlimited
  • Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job seekers
  • Date Posted: 06/28/2024
  • Closing Date: 07/11/2024
  • Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit: Department of Natural Resources
  • Division/Unit: DNR Parks & Trails Region 2
  • Work Shift/Work Hours: Rotating Shift
  • Days of Work: Varies
  • Travel Required: Yes; occasional for meetings and training
  • Salary Range: $31.19 - $45.24 / hourly; $65,125 - $94,461 / annually
  • Classified Status: Classified
  • Bargaining Unit/Union: 216 - Middle Management Association/MMA
  • FLSA Status: Mixed - rotates between Non-exempt and Exempt-Executive each year
  • Designated in Connect 700 Program for Applicants with Disabilities: Yes

The work you'll do is more than just a job.

At the State of Minnesota, employees play a critical role in developing policies, providing essential services, and working to improve the well-being and quality of life for all Minnesotans. The State of Minnesota is committed to equity and inclusion, and invests in employees by providing benefits, support resources, and training and development opportunities.

Job Summary


The DNR is currently seeking to fill an unlimited (year-round) full-time (100%) Park Supervisor position at Temperance River State Park in Schroeder, MN. Days and hours of work will vary and include evenings, weekends and holidays. For FLSA purposes, this position is anticipated to be Exempt for a portion of the year.

The position is 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 Temperance River State Park. This position exists to 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. They are responsible for an independent unit under the guidance of the Parks and Trails (PAT) district.

Responsibilities include:

Exercise authority in supervising staff and equitably administering labor plans and agreements.

Administer fiscal management, planning, policy development, and grant administration activities, in collaboration with others as needed.

Collaborate with others to direct administration of resource management programs.

Direct the design and implementation of development, maintenance, operational, real estate, and rehabilitation activities and programs.

Administer and direct enforcement, emergency, visitor, and public relations services and activities.

Conduct other duties as assigned.

Perform all job responsibilities in a manner that supports a healthy, safe, and productive and inclusive work environment for all employees.



Minimum Qualifications

  • Current (ONE YEAR) experience as a Natural Resources Supervisor 2 – Parks. 


  • Bachelor’s or advanced degree in Natural Resources Management, Parks and Recreation, Natural Science, Communications, public relations, business management, political science, public administration, social science, education, interpretation, or closely related field and ONE YEAR professional or para-professional level experience in a natural resources setting, agency or organization including supervisory or lead work responsibilities.


  • Conflict resolution skills/experience.
  • Writing skills sufficient to communicate work plans, proposals, and reports.
  • Oral communication skills sufficient to communicate work requirements to individuals and groups.
  • Organizational and administrative skills sufficient to organize diverse elements of work and perform tasks within administrative requirements.
  • Project management skills sufficient to ensure projects are organized, tracked and completed on a timely basis. 
  • Ability to work collaboratively and uphold the culture of respect.
  • Demonstrated fiscal skills sufficient to administer budgets and track expenditures and/or income.
  • Ability to comprehend laws, rules, policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of natural and cultural resource requirements, including interpretive programs.
  • Understanding of safety requirements as they relate to working with a variety of equipment and machinery.
  • Word processing skills sufficient to draft memos, letters, etc.
  • Spreadsheet skills sufficient to create, modify and manipulate spreadsheet data.
  • Experience in customer service and / or public relations.
  • Ability to treat employees inclusively in the areas of accommodation, accessibility, scheduling, expectations, individualized resource needs, training, and development.
  • Ability to train, develop, direct, lead and coach staff and effectively delegate.
  • Ability to perform physically demanding tasks and operate in adverse and extreme environments.
  • Ability to operate and maintain a variety of vehicles, shop and office equipment.
  • Ability to assess facilities and work needs and implement corrective actions, in cooperation with others.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Natural Resources Management, Parks/Recreation.
  • Two or more years of direct supervisory experience (may include work out of class experience).
  • Experience in recreational project planning, execution, oversight, and evaluation.
  • Natural resource project experience – planning and execution.
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully lead a team in a high-stress environment.
  • Experience with emergency response (natural disasters and/or medical emergencies).
  • Experience building a budget.
  • Experience adapting a safety program to a work location and specific compliment of employees.
  • Chainsaw training, operation, and maintenance experience.
  • Experience with sustainable trail design and / or construction.
  • Experience developing professional relationships within and across multiple governmental and resource management agencies.

Additional Requirements

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

Applicants must have the ability to meet the physical requirements and work in the environmental conditions of the position, with or without reasonable accommodations. 

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire. 

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

  • Conflict of Interest Review
  • Criminal History Check
  • Education Verification
  • Employment Reference / Records Check
  • License / Certification Verification

Application Details


How to Apply 

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If you have questions about this position, contact Christa Maxwell at or 218-834-1429.

If you are an individual with a disability and need reasonable accommodation to assist with the application process, please contact the ADA Coordinator at To receive consideration as a Connect 700 Program applicant, apply online, email the Job ID#, the Working Title and your valid Proof of Eligibility Certificate by the closing date to Becky Keller at

Working together to improve the state we love. 

What do Minnesota's State employees have in common? 

  • A sense of purpose in their work
  • Connection with their coworkers and communities
  • Opportunities for personal and professional growth


As an employee, you'll have access to one of the most affordable health insurance plans in Minnesota, along with other benefits to help you and your family be well.

Your benefits may include: 

  • Paid vacation and sick leave 
  • 12 paid holidays each year 
  • Low-cost medical, dental, vision, and prescription drug plans 
    • Fertility care, including IVF
    • Diabetes care
    • Dental and orthodontic care for adults and children 
  • 6 weeks paid leave for parents of newborn or newly adopted children
  • Pension plan that provides income when you retire (after working at least three years)
  • Employer paid life insurance to provide support for your family in the event of death
  • Short-term and long-term disability insurance that can provide income if you are unable to work due to illness or injury
  • Tax-free expense accounts for health, dental, and dependent care 
  • Resources that provide support and promote physical, emotional, social, and financial well-being

Support to help you reach your career goals:

  • Training, classes, and professional development
  • Federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (Some positions may qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program. For more information, visit the Federal Student Aid website at

Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for work/life support:

  • A voluntary confidential program that helps employees and their families with life challenges that may impact overall health, personal well-being, or job performance
  • Common sources of stress can be addressed through the EAP: mental health, relationship challenges (personal and work), grief and loss, finances, and legal issues
  • Daily Living/Convenience Services: Chore services, home repair, trip planning, child/elder care


Programs, resources and benefits eligibility varies based on type of employment, agency, funding availability, union/collective bargaining agreement, location, and length of service with the State of Minnesota. 


Minnesota state agencies are equal opportunity, affirmative action, and veteran-friendly employers. State agencies are committed to creating a workforce that reflects the diversity of the state and strongly encourages persons of color and Indigenous communities, members of the LGBTQIA2S+ community, individuals with disabilities, women, and veterans to apply. The varied experiences and perspectives of employees strengthen the work we do together and our ability to best serve Minnesotans.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and disabilities related to pregnancy or childbirth), gender identity, gender expression, marital status, familial status, age, sexual orientation, status regarding public assistance, disability, veteran status or activity in a local Human Rights Commission or any other characteristic protected by law.


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