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STATE OF MONTANA IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
Job Order Detail
 
Department: MONTANA FISH, WILDLIFE, & PARKS
Division: Parks
Date Posted: 01/05/2007
Job Category: Management
Position Number: 52116803
Position Title: STATE TRAILS PROGRAMS COORDINATOR
Location: HELENA
Job Status: Full Time Permanent
Salary: $33,023.00    to    $41,279.00
Salary Unit: Year
Additional Salary Info: Typically, successful applicants are hired between entry and market depending on qualifications, internal equity, the labor market (supply & demand) and the program's ability to pay. Market is $41,279/year
Shift: Daytime
Band or Grade: 6
Closing Date: 02/16/2007
Supplement Required: Yes

Applications must be received by 5:00pm on the closing date.
 
Apply to your Local Montana Job Service Center
- OR -
State Agency:
MONTANA FISH, WILDLIFE, & PARKS
1420 E. Sixth Ave
HELENA, MT 59620
Phone: (406)444-5653
Fax: (406)444-9765
TTY: (406)444-1200
E-mail: fwpemp@mt.gov

Special Information:
Identity of applicants who become finalists may be released to the public if the Department deems it necessary. Must be able to travel statewide, beyond normal working hours and occasionally on weekends. For more information about this position, call 406-444-3750 (Parks Division).

 

Duties:
Manage the Recreational Trails Program (Federal), Off Highway Vehicle Program (State)and the Snowmobile Program (State). Provide basic supervision for two staff working in the trails programs of the Parks Recreation Bureau. Utilize grant programs to encourage a diversity of recreational trail opportunities in a manner that meets the needs of trail users and others, minimizes conflict and protects resources; provide statewide leadership for trail-related education, information, safety, enforcement, and technical support to trail users, clubs, communities, and other managing agencies; work cooperatively internally and with other agencies, organizations, and individuals on key trails-related issues. Supervise advisory committees, review grant applications, and ensure compliance with the Montana Environmental Policy Act and the National Environmental Policy Act. Maintain accounting and audit the use of funds, plan equipment needs, write specifications, purchase equipment, pay for major equipment repairs, negotiate annual program liability insurance policy, represent FWP with interagency and club issues & projects, and produce annual program report. Distribute $2 million of grant & equipment funds from three grant programs; coordinate post-completion project inspections; submit expenditure documentation to Federal Highway Administration for grant reimbursement; coordinate state trails conference and other training venues; produce annual program reports. Provide information and training on trail acquisition, development, maintenance, and management; assist local governments with large, regional projects, such as rail trails. Develop priorities and scoring criteria for each program; provide training for each program. Provide consulting expertise for OHV recreation on public lands; represent FWP on the interagency OHV workgroup, which developed the policy now in effect on all public lands in Montana to restrict off-highway vehicles to designated routes and no cross-country travel. Must be able to work with decision makers and land-managing agencies, including the USDA Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management. Must work with various people and groups with opposing philosophies and values. Represent FWP to groups as diverse as the Montana Wilderness Association, the Montana Trail Vehicle Riders Association, the Back Country Horsemen of Montana and the Montana Snowmobile Association. Must be open minded and non-biased on the job, and understand the needs and desires of all trail users so that everyone can come to a consensus on the major trail issues of the day and the important aspects of all three grant programs. The incumbent will have the following guidelines, reports, manuals, and written established procedures available as references: Snowmobile, Recreational Trails, and OHV Program annual reports; Snowmobile Operations Manual; State Trails Advisory Committee and OHV Advisory Committee Charters; Federal Highway Administration Recreational Trails Program Guidance; Montana State Trails Plan; Montana Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan; Trails Programs Handbook; and FWP Policy Manual.

 

Competencies:
The incumbent should possess knowledge of laws, regulations and policies governing the state Snowmobile, Off-Highway Vehicle and Recreational Trails Programs and include knowledge of state accounting and auditing procedures. Some knowledge of supervisory practices and techniques is required. The incumbent should possess a thorough knowledge of the National and Montana Environmental Policy Acts, environmental assessment procedures, environmental impact statement procedural requirements. The person should understand basics of grooming snowmobile trails including the types of equipment used. The person should have a basic knowledge of trail design including backcountry single-track trails and urban multiple use trails. The person must possess excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, and should be able to speak in public in a variety of environments and speaking formats, and have the ability to facilitate successful work groups comprised of diverse philosophies. Must have working/general knowledge of Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

 

Education/Experience:
The knowledge, skills and abilities required to perform the duties of this position are usually acquired through completion of a Bachelor’s Degree in Parks and Recreation Management, Natural Resources Management, Natural Resources Interpretation, Education, or Public Administration; and a minimum of 3 to 4 years of job-related work experience. Other combinations of education and experience which could provide such knowledge, skills, and abilities will be evaluated on an individual basis.

 

Application materials required initially for this position include the following:
Signed and completed State of Montana Employment Application (PD-25, Rev. 5/2003 or later). Portions of the application may be photocopied if legible (see application page 1 for instructions).
If Supplement Required, complete application supplement identified with your name and the position number (see attached Supplement Questions if provided).

 

MFWP #5-07 EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks receives federal funds and prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, age, national origin or disability. For information or complaints regarding discrimination, contact the Human Resource Bureau of Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks, 1420 E Sixth Ave, PO Box 200701, Helena, MT 59620-0701, (406) 444-5653; the Montana Human Rights Bureau, PO Box 1728, 1625 11th Ave. Helena, MT 59624-1728, (800) 542 0807; or the Office of Equal Opportunity, U.S. Department of the Interior, Washington, DC 20240.

 

Supplemental Questions:

Job Title: State Trails Programs Coordinator
Position No: 52116803

Instructions: Please complete the following supplement questions. This supplement
gives you an opportunity to present more complete and specific details regarding
your qualifications for this position. Your responses must be printed clearly or
typed on standard paper. Please limit each response to one page. Please put your
name and the position for which you are applying on each sheet. This supplement is
reviewed separately from the state application. It is part of the evaluation
process of applicants.

1) Describe your background and experience in the administration and management of
trails programs, including urban, rural, backcountry, motorized, and non-motorized.

2) Describe your knowledge of and experience with the administration of grant
programs, including accounting practices.

3) This position requires a person who can work with the public and organizations
that often have opposing philosophies or values. Describe your experience working
with various types of such people and groups.
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Reasonable Accommodations: Under state and federal law qualified applicants with
disabilities are entitled to reasonable accommodations. Modifications or
adjustments may be provided to assist applicants to compete in the recruitment and
selection process, to perform the essential duties of the job or to enjoy equal
benefits and privileges of employment available to other employees. An applicant
must request an accommodation when needed. If you need any such accommodation,
contact Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks using the information provided above. TTY
users may call the TTY number if available or use the relay service by dialing
711. The State of Montana makes reasonable accommodation for any known disability
that may interfere with an applicant's ability to compete in the recruitment and
selection process or an employee's ability to perform the essential duties of the
job. For the department to consider any such accommodation, the applicant must
make known any needed accommodation.

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State of Montana Employment Information and Application

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