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Non-Motorized Trails Program Coordinator

Company: Government jobs
Location: Boise
Posted on: January 22, 2023

Job Description:

Description

Idaho Parks & Recreation is currently seeking a full-time
Non-Motorized Trails Program Coordinator
to plan, coordinate and provide technical assistance for the state's non-motorized trails recreation program; administer Park N' Ski Fund and Program; perform related work.

This fun and exciting job opportunity requires a well-rounded individual that has exemplary supervision, budget management and administration experience.

The selected incumbent will supervise one full-time staff, along with 4 seasonal positions primarily associated with the Idaho City Yurt Program. This position will also be involved with working with numerous volunteer and contract organizations to improve the Idaho Centennial Trail.

The Non-Motorized Trail Program Coordinator is responsible for maintaining approximately 15 agreements/leases that are required to maintain the Park N' Ski trail system and other trail networks across Idaho. This position may also assist with the Recreational Trails Program (RTP) Fund and final inspections of completed projects.

Experience in working with Federal Land managers and non-motorized users' groups would be ideal, as IDPR moves towards identifying solutions to address the maintenance backlog on non-motorized trails in Idaho, and the Idaho Centennial Trail in particular.

Come to work for the Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation and join your expertise with our vision!

DO WHAT YOU LOVE, LOVE WHAT YOU DO

WHY IDPR? We are innovators in outdoor recreation, committed to excellent service and resource stewardship. We foster experiences that renew the human spirit and promote community vitality. Our mission is to improve the quality of life in Idaho through outdoor recreation and resource stewardship.

BENEFITS: We offer a competitive benefits package which includes excellent medical, dental and vision insurance. There is generous vacation and sick leave accrual that begins as soon as you start. There are eleven paid holidays in a year; participation in one of theNation's best state retirement systems; multiple saving plans and optional 401K; life insurance; wellness programs; ongoing training opportunities and more.

Learn more about Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation by visiting: www.parksandrecreation.idaho.gov

Example of Duties

1. Trails planning and coordination.

  • Reviews U.S. Forest Service (USFS) management and travel plans and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) management plans for impact on non-motorized trails recreation
  • Provides input into planning process and non-motorized trails and land management plans
  • Conducts/participates in non-motorized "show-me" trips or project-assistance outings
  • Development of grants for the specific purpose of maintaining the Idaho Centennial Trail. Would also be responsible for contracting with trail-maintenance organizations with those funds.
  • Conducts/participates in recreation resources inventory and evaluation process and special projects
  • Analyzes and provides data for updated state trails plan
  • Recommends trail projects, trail types, location and types of use
  • Coordinates program planning and trail maintenance activities with land managing agencies and user groups
  • Schedules and conducts public meetings and hearings2. Park N' Ski Fund and Program.
    • Administers the Park N' Ski Program and technically assists land managing agencies and user groups
    • Develops and recommends program budget
    • Administers disbursement and accounting of funds and assures compliance with fund requirements
    • Negotiates and oversees contracts and agreements
    • Selects and supervises vendors
    • Prepares/updates vendor and user information brochures
    • Coordinates and promotes law enforcement training efforts
    • Directs trail projects and trains seasonal volunteers or contract employees
    • Prepares program and fund status reports
    • Coordinates program activities with motorized trails program3. Technical assistance.
      • Meets with land managing agencies and user groups and technically assists with non-motorized trail recreation planning and construction and Park N' Ski program
      • Attends project dedications and user group meetings
      • Advises legislators and user groups on legislation
      • Negotiates compromises to conflicts between competing user groups, land managers, and legislators
        Incumbent is required to:

        Hike, backpack, and cross-country ski, and ride bicycles and horses when participating in trail activities, and will be exposed to all weather conditions

        Minimum Qualifications

        Good knowledge of:
        • Grant development and administration and/or developing and monitoring a program budget
        • Recreation planning theory and methods, design principles and standards, and construction methods, pertaining to recreation trail systems, sites, and facilities
        • Federal legislation and the impact on trail systems, support facilities, and planning criteria
        • USFS and BLM management and travel planning processes and the impact on non-motorized trail planningExperience:
          • Planning and designing non-motorized trail systems
          • Cross-country skiing, hiking, backpacking, bicycling, and horseback riding

            Supplemental Questions:

            Enter your responses to the supplemental questions in the space provided. You must have the minimum level of experience or education described in the typical guides for each question to qualify for this position. Scoring will be based on the information you provide. A higher rating may be obtained based on the extent of your education and experience, so take your time to provide a detailed and complete answer to each question.

            Supplemental Information

            The State of Idaho is committed to providing equal employment opportunities and prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, political affiliation or belief, sex, national origin, genetics, or any other status protected under applicable federal, state, or local laws.

            The State of Idaho is committed to access and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities, auxiliary aids and services are available upon request. If you require an accommodation at any step in our recruitment process, you are encouraged to contact (208) 334-2263 (TTY/TTD: 711), or email ada.coordinator@dhr.idaho.gov.

            https://dhr.idaho.gov/StateEmployees/Benefits.html

            *Benefits may not be applicable for temporary or seasonal positions.

            01 Please describe how you gained good knowledge of recreation planning theory and methods, design principles and standards, and construction methods, pertaining to recreation trail systems, sites, and facilities. Typically gained by at least two upper division college courses (300 level or above); OR a 16 hour or more workshop in recreation facility design and planning; OR four agency-sponsored seminars or workshops in recreation planning theory and methods; OR a minimum of three seasons' (one year) working in a recreation program, or equivalent setting, with responsibilities for planning, constructing, and inspecting recreation facilities such as trails, trailheads, campgrounds, docks, launch ramps, etc. Experience solely constructing or maintaining recreation facilities will not qualify.

            02 Please describe how you gained good knowledge of planning and designing non-motorized trail systems and support facilities. Typically gained by completion of at least two college-level courses or agency-type sponsored workshops/seminars specific to trail systems and support facilities for non-motorized trail users; OR at least three seasons (one year) work experience constructing and maintaining trail systems and support facilities for either summer or winter recreation trail users.

            03 Please describe how you gained good knowledge of USFS and BLM management, travel planning processes, and the impact on non-motorized trails. Typically gained by involvement as a participant/administrator in a Federal Travel planning or Forest Planning efforts, involvement with a Forest Collaborative(s), OR involvement as a private contractor employed by the USFS/BLM for trail maintenance or planning efforts. Please include any involvement you may have as a representative of a Government Agency in any Federal Travel and/or Forest Planning efforts, Forest Collaborative(s), as well as any college level courses, or agency sponsored workshops, you have successfully completed, specific to Federal Legislation and their impact on trail systems, as this experience may increase your score.

            04 Please select the option that best describes how you gained good knowledge of federal legislation and the impact on trail systems, support facilities, and planning criteria. Typically gained by involvement as a participant/commentator in any type of Federal planning process as a private citizen OR completion of at least one college-level course or agency-type sponsored seminar/workshop specific to Federal planning processes. Your attached resume and/or work history must reflect your response.
            • I have not commented or participated in any type of Federal planning process as a private citizen; I have not successfully completed at least one college-level course or agency-type sponsored seminar/workshop specific to Federal planning processes; Therefore, I do not meet the minimum requirements for this position.
            • I have commented or participated in any type of Federal planning process as a private citizen OR I have successfully completed at least one college-level course or agency-type sponsored seminar/workshop specific to Federal planning processes.
            • I have commented or participated in more than one Federal planning process as a private citizen OR I have successfully completed at least two college-level courses or agency-type sponsored seminar/workshops specific to Federal planning processes.
            • I have commented or participated in more than one Federal planning process as a representative of a government entity or non-motorized trail organization; OR, I have commented or participated in more than one Federal planning process as a private citizen AND I have successfully completed at least one college-level courses or agency-type sponsored seminar/workshops specific to Federal planning processes.

              05 Please select the option that best describes how you gained good knowledge of grant development and administration and/or developing and monitoring a program budget. Typically gained by at least one year's work experience developing, administering, and monitoring grants OR at least one year of work experience assessing and determining program needs, identifying goals, and establishing timetables, and developing a budget. Your attached resume and/or work history must reflect your response.
              • I do not have at least year of work experience developing, administering, and monitoring grants; and I do not have at least one year of work experience assessing and determining program needs, identifying goals, and establishing timetables, and developing a budget. Therefore, I do not meet the minimum requirements for this position.
              • I have at least one year of work experience developing, administering, and monitoring grants OR I have at least one year of work experience assessing and determining program needs, identifying goals, and establishing timetables, and developing a budget.
              • I have at least one year of work experience developing, administering, and monitoring grants AND I have at least one year of work experience assessing and determining program needs, identifying goals, and establishing timetables, and developing a budget.
              • I have at least two years of work experience developing, administering, and monitoring grants AND at least one year of work experience assessing and determining program needs, identifying goals, and establishing timetables, and developing a budget; OR I have at least three years of work experience developing, administering, and monitoring grants; OR I have at least three years of work experience assessing and determining program needs, identifying goals, and establishing timetables, and developing a budget.

                06 Please select the non-motorized activities in which you have gained considerable experience in: You must have considerable experience in at least one of the listed activities to meet the minimum qualifications for this position.
                • Cross Country Skiing
                • Hiking
                • Backpacking
                • Bicycling
                • Horseback Riding

                  * Required Question

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