Arizona State Parks Mission Statement: Managing and conserving Arizona’s natural, cultural and recreational resources for the benefit of the people both in our parks and through our partners. To learn more about Arizona State Parks, visit our web site at
Arizona State Parks Phoenix Office
1300 W. Washington
Phoenix, AZ 85007
DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES
Assist the grants program leader with the administration, planning, coordination, monitoring and implementation of the following statewide outdoor recreational grants programs, in part or in whole: Recreational Trails Program (motorized and non-motorized components) (Federal) (RTP) $1,455,000 annually; Off-Highway Vehicle Recreation Fund (OHV) $2,000,000 annually and Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) $800,000 annually. State Lake Improvement Fund (SLIF) grant program is currently on hold. Grant programs are guided by state and/or federal plans and legislation and program knowledge is necessary for compliance. Responsibilities include interpretation of research data and survey findings; attend and make presentations to Advisory Committee and State Parks Board meetings regarding grant program implementation, planning, management and policy issues; workshop creation and facilitation; preparation of strategic planning documents relative to funding high priority grant projects; involvement with town, city, county, state, federal and tribal planners and the public; site visits to ensure program compliance; and development of statewide priorities, rating criteria, and policies and procedures for various grant programs.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: Knowledge of trail and OHV issues and management; local, state and federal decision-making processes and regulatory statutes; principles and practices utilized in research and planning; natural resource, recreational policy, historic preservation and legislative trends and issues; administration concepts; government organization and procedures; methods and techniques in land use; natural resource management, preservation and recreational resource management; mathematics and budgeting; public meeting facilitation (including knowledge of and compliance with Open Meeting Laws), and conflict resolution techniques.
Skill in multi-project development and management; conceptualize and analyze complex data; policy development and analysis; technical report writing; conducting and facilitating public meetings and conferences; interpersonal relationship skills; oral and written communication skills. Math and calculation skills for computing and monitoring grant budgets. Computer skills for maintaining grants database. Contract development and/or management.
Ability to organizational abilities; ability to maintain effective working relationships with partners, participants, the public and others contacted in the course of work; employee interpersonal relationships; public relations; group leadership; conflict resolution, public speaking; written & oral communication; use of computers for word processing, grant tracking and data analysis; ability to travel overnight and out of state; remote areas may require camping overnight, work weekends and holidays as required. Acquire and maintain an Arizona Driver’s license.
Requires possession of and ability to retain a current, valid state-issued driver’s license appropriate to the assignment. Employees who drive on state business are subject to driver’s license record checks, must maintain acceptable driving records and must complete any required driver training (see Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.12.)
Knowledge of and experience in grant administration
Employment is contingent upon completion of a post-offer medical/physical examination and the agency’s ability to reasonably accommodate any restrictions.
All newly hired employees will be subject to the E-Verify Employment Eligibility Verification Program.
Arizona State Government is an EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.
The State of Arizona offers an outstanding comprehensive benefits package including: Up to 21 days vacation 12 sick days with accumulation benefits 10 paid holidays Participation in the state retirement system Deferred Compensation Superior health care options * Insurance benefits for new state employees Vision care, dental care, pharmacy benefits, and flexible spending account (options available) Life, long-term disability, and short-term disability insurance options are available Discounted auto and/or home insurance Employee Assistance Program Wellness Program Many more benefit programs are available