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  • 502177
  • Full-time
  • Closing at: Oct 27 2021 at 23:55 MST


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 and Trails, visit our web site at azstateparks.com.
Arizona State Parks and Trails protects and preserves 30 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 and Trails provides over 1,400 camping and RV sites throughout the parks and manages 8 of the top 25 most visited natural attractions in Arizona.



Job Location:

Address:  1100 West Washington St., Phoenix, AZ 85007

Posting Details:

Salary:  23.00 - 30.00 / per hour

Grade: 21

Closing Date: October 27, 2021

Job Summary:

This position is responsible for the administration, planning, development, coordination, tracking of project status, 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); Off-Highway Vehicle Recreation Fund (OHV), Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). State Lake Improvement Fund (SLIF) grant program is currently on hold, but if it were to be reinstated, these staff would administer this program as well. Responsibilities include interpretation of research data and survey findings; contract development and management, the tracking and documentation of project status, attendance to 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.

This position will be responsible for managing and assisting with our grant software system e-civis. The position will be work with the Chief of Grants and Trails assisting with sponsor agreements, claim reimbursements, project close outs, required federal reporting and tracking multiple grants in several programs for compliance. The position will assist with coordinating advisory committee meetings, setting up the meeting rooms, drafting agendas, reports, and coordinating with members to ensure there is a necessary quorum for these meetings including scribing minutes for these meetings within three days after the meeting adjournment. The position will be responsible for assisting grant workshops which include sending out notices to the public of these meetings, setting up the meeting rooms and drafting power points related to the meetings. The position will work with ASPT staff and others to assist with the development and maintenance of their trails with grant funding. Other duties as assigned.

Job Duties:

- Develop, coordinate, implement an intern program at Arizona State Parks and Trails.
- Develop a plan for selecting interns, collaborating with agencies to recruit these interns and ensuring that the needs of the interns to work at state parks are met.
- Coordinates the activities of the interns working directly with the Grants and Trails Section.
- Coordinate public outreach efforts: Coordinate workshops and advisory committee and Parks Board meetings. Includes setting up meeting rooms, drafting agendas, scribing minutes, creating reports and developing power points for these meetings. Presents at outreach events.
- Collects and maintains ASPT’s GIS database including asset inventory, trails, and grant program GIS data including collecting user data for grant funded project.
- Administers grant program(s): Ensure grant processes comply with state statutes and federal program requirements. Create grant manuals and administrative guidelines.
- Identify and prioritize criteria for grant project evaluation using plans, research and program guidance.
- Develop forms for grant application and supporting processes. Coordinate with project sponsors, SHPO, FHWA, NPS, and ADOT.
- Assists with agency planning: Identify and assist with prioritizing needed trail renovation and standardized signage on trails. Provides assistance to potential applicants on identifying needs and costs to better educate on potential trail grant funding.
- Other Duties as assigned as related to the position

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

Knowledge of:
- Outdoor recreation, 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; government organization and procedures; methods and techniques used 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.
- Trail construction issues, best practices in trail design, historic preservation, NEPA, public meeting facilitation, government organizations and procedures.
- Experience is grant management software and project tracking software.
- Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office software products.

Skill in:
- Microsoft Office, Powerpoint, Excel.
- Map reading/making, technical report writing, Web grants, E-civis facilitating public meetings and conferences.
- 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, multi-tasking, presentation and public speaking.
- Maintaining interpersonal relationships, data collection and analysis, federal reporting.

Ability to:
- Administration concepts; organizational abilities; ability to maintain effective working relationships with partners, participants, customers, 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.
- Work with diverse stakeholders within and extremal tot the agency.
- Acquire and maintain an Arizona Driver's license.

Selective Preference(s):

Preferred education would include a bachelor’s degree in: Recreation or related field. Experience if trail construction, trail standards, field collection and database. Knowledge of and experience in grant administration and federal and state grant requirements.

Pre-Employment Requirements:

Acquire and maintain an Arizona Driver's license.


The State’s comprehensive benefits package includes, affordable medical, dental, life, and short-term disability insurance plans. Top ranked retirement and long-term disability plans, deferred compensation plan. Accrued sick leave and vacation leave, ten paid holidays per year and wellness plans.

For a complete list of benefits provided by The State of Arizona, please visit our benefits page


Eligible for Arizona State Retirement System pension. Enrollment eligibility will become effective after 27 weeks of employment for newly hired State of Arizona employees.

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All Arizona state employees operate within the Arizona Management System (AMS), an intentional, results-driven approach for doing the work of state government whereby every employee reflects on performance, reduces waste, and commits to continuous improvement with sustainable progress.  Through AMS, every state employee seeks to understand customer needs, identify problems, improve processes, and measure results.  
State employees are highly engaged, collaborative and embrace a culture of public service.

Arizona State Government is an AA/EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.