LOCATION Arizona State Parks and Trails Central Office 23751 N. 23rd Ave. #190 Phoenix, AZ 85085
SUMMARY OF DUTIES
The Deputy Director is responsible for managing Development, Construction Services and Park Operations sections through the section chiefs of Operations and Development from the Central Office in Phoenix. This position will support and implement the agencies Strategic Plan and Arizona Management System (AMS) goals, through the collection and organization of related data to generate regular reports. For more information about this position, click here https://azstateparks.com/employment/.
Development: Directs the agency’s capital development section, designs construction and contracts, manages staff, develops policies and procedures for this section. Updates project lists to coincide with approved allocated funding. Oversees construction projects including new, remodel, historic, water/wastewater, infrastructure, structural and maintenance. Reviews/approves construction documents, code compliance review, historic preservation review/approval of cost estimates and pay applications, on-site inspection for compliance with construction documents and codes.
Construction Services: Manages design and construction projects for the agency. Manages projects, planning, programming, and establishes goals and objectives. Creates budgets and schedules, prepares professional contracts, bid documents and communicates with park staff, consultants and other State or Federal agencies. Manages construction projects, review/approves construction documents, code compliance review, cost estimates, pay applications, and on-site inspections for compliance with construction documents and codes. Prepare building assessment reports and approves compliance with SHPO requirements for historic architecture. Current construction includes new cabins and deferred maintenance projects statewide.
Park Operations: Plans, develops and maintains priorities for the parks. Mentors operation and development staff. Establishes budgets, prepares contracts, bid documents and communicates with Park staff. Develops, reviews, implements existing and evolving plans, policies and procedures to address changes in administrative, legal, and operational environments. Collaborate and reports regularly to Executive Staff & Director on park management plans, goals, targets and performance. Responsible for Park Operations through the Chief of Operations.
Works to support and implement the agencies Strategic Plan and Arizona Management System (AMS) goals, through the collection and organization of related data to generate regular reports.
Manage projects and develop plans, goals and objectives.
Review/prepare scopes of work, control and track the progress and close-out of projects.
Facilitates, plans, programs, designs, construction and maintenance activities statewide.
Provide consultation services to advisory committees, governmental agencies, organizations and the public regarding resource planning, management and policy issues.
Negotiate and administer partnership agreements, contracts, reviewing evaluating and rating grant applications and proposals.
Use professional judgment in applying the Secretary of Interiors Standards for Historic Preservation and coordinate agency historic building assessments, hazardous materials reports, key plans for buildings, and master plans for parks.
Prepare and present regular project updates to Board, Committees and State Legislature meetings.
An ideal candidate would have:
5+ years of experience in park operations and development. Dynamic, motivational, and visionary leader with an adaptive/situational leadership style, able to communicate effectively while demonstrating fiscal responsibility.
Strong background in the planning principles for environmental, cultural and natural resource protection and Park development, as well as the knowledge of the technical requirements for design and construction of buildings, grounds and utilities is also required.
You must possess the ability to articulate and inspire support for the agencies vision of the future.
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 record.
BENEFITS The State of Arizona offers an outstanding comprehensive benefits package including:
Affordable medical, dental, life, and short-term disability insurance plans;
Top-ranked retirement and long-term disability plans;
Accrued vacation pay and sick days 10 paid holidays per year;
Deferred compensation plan; and
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.
About Arizona State Parks and Trails
Arizona State Parks and Trails 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.
Arizona State Parks and Trails protects and preserves 35 State Parks and Natural Areas. The agency also includes the State Trails Program, outdoor-related Grants Program, the State Historic Preservation Office, as well as the Off-Highway Vehicle Program, and more. Arizona State Parks provides over 1,400 camping and RV sites throughout the parks and manages 8 of the top 25 most visited natural attractions in Arizona. To learn more about Arizona State Parks and Trails, visit our web site at azstateparks.com.