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  • 503109
  • Full-time
  • Closing at: Dec 1 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:  1110 West Washington Street, Phoenix, AZ 85007 

Posting Details:

Salary:  $90,000 - $120,000 / per year

Grade: 28

Closing Date: December 1, 2021

Job Summary:

Directs the agencies capital development section which consists of design, construction and construction maintenance staff and developing policies as well as procedures for this section:

• Establishes, implements, manages and coordinates the development section's operational policies and procedures.
• Updates on-going selected project lists to coincide with approved allocated funding. Oversees all construction projects including new, remodel, historic, water/wastewater, infrastructure, structural and maintenance for ASP assets.
• Develops policies on park facility design, construction, and repair.
• Works with Procurement to establish and review agency contracts including, IFBs, MOUs, IGAs, ISAs, RFPs and RFQs.
• Works with the Department of Administration's Building and Planning Services, Arizona Department of Administration (ADOA) Risk Management, Attorney General's Office, the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality, State Fire Marshall, Office of Manufactured Housing, Game & Fish, ADOT, SHPO and various other agencies to construct, stabilize and repair State Parks' historic, cultural, recreational facilities along with Natural Areas.
• Oversees the Development staff to ensure the agency meets the vast array of regulatory compliance issues when building projects including but not limited to archaeological survey and coordination of tribal concurrence with SHPO.
• Ensures all ASPT projects will comply with Arizona Department of Administration Building Codes as well as Planning Guidelines, State Procurement Office, Office of Manufactured Housing, State and National Historic Preservation Acts, Americans with Disabilities Guidelines, the Corps of Engineers, the State Fire Marshal, Arizona Department of Environmental Quality, and Risk Management.
• Researches, plans, develops, implements, and manages the agency's capital improvement and section's fiscal plans, budget requests and respective budgets.
• Coordinates with other agency sections on the development of policies on park carrying capacity; facility and resource use; and land acquisition for construction projects.
• Provides technical assistance to other agency sections, state agencies, and communities, especially with regard to policy and procedure development issues such as grant submission and award guidelines, operation issues, etc.

Job Duties:

• System and Process:
Continuously improve policy/procedure for the development section, oversee construction projects for the agency's facility development projects including maintenance, structural as well as capital improvements. Champion continuous improvement projects that identify process waste and develop revised processes that increase work product efficiency, quality, and output.

• Technical:
Manage large & small projects from conception to completion. This includes scoping, design engineering, consultant, plan & specification review, bidding, award, notice to proceed, construction, payments and final approval of project. Review and/or provide compliance for concept design; review plans, specifications, project bids, and other project related information.

• Regulatory:
Coordinate the section's activities with regulatory agencies and other agency sections to ensure conservation of natural, cultural and historic resources: compliance with policies, procedures, code, statutes, regulations; and to ensure agency strategic plan goals are achieved.

• Performance Management & Visual Management:
Ensure visual management tools are being properly used by staff, conduct frequent Gemba walks within the section. Develop project managers through mentoring & training (subject matter, management, and continuous improvement). Mentor and coach staff performance through the appraisal system. Update upper management by tracking/reporting agency performance measures.

• Relationship Management:
Ensure ASPT maintains a trusting relationship with stakeholders, on-site staff, tribal constituents, local community, and general public. Relate to staff and stakeholders by aligning parties toward shared ideas, common goals, and mission objectives.

• Budget:
Oversees fiscal administration for the section including equipment, materials, real estate, consultant or other service provider procurement activities relative to construction projects; coordination of financial grant-in-aid project requests and section budget and fiscal control. Research, plan, develop, implement, and manage the agency's annual capital Project Requests along with related budgets and approved funding.

• Other duties as assigned as related to the position.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

Knowledge of:
- Principles of structural, infrastructure, and recreational facility design and construction of design and construction, building codes, ADA, ADEQ and related regulations of contractor, architect, and engineering licenses.
- Related laws, rules, and regulations of tactical and strategic planning and budgeting methods relative to construction, operation and capital Improvement programs of supervisory and management.
- Principles and techniques of structural and resource stabilization, rehabilitation, restoration and replication methods of state procurement code and applicable statutes, rules regulations and policies of contract administration and project compliance review of negotiation tactics.
- Principles of cultural and interpretive education exhibit design and construction of recreation user trends and use demands of master planning for land use and capital development.

Skill in:
- Policy development, implementation and management
- Administration, supervision, and conflict resolution
- Budget preparation and fiscal management.
- Fee negotiations and contract management.
- Project estimating, technical drawing and writing, design review, and construction inspection.
- Creative and functional recreation, interpretive education and facility structure and infrastructure design.
- Consultant/contractor/owner relations.
- Performing complex technical design and construction calculations.
- Conducting agency and public meetings, conferences and presentations.

Ability to:
- Assess information and making timely decisions/recommendations based on Federal/State law, agency policies and procedures and best practices.
- Read blueprints, drawings, concept designs and engineering specifications.
- Interpersonal relations, as applied to contacts and working relationships with agency leadership, management, first line supervisors, representatives of other governmental agencies, subordinate staff, employees and the public.
- Lead, manage and supervise.
- Technical drawing, reading, math, design production, calculation, specification production.
- Drawing table, equipment, light boxes, CAD, Blueprint copier, calculator, computer, Architect
drawings, concept designs, blue prints and engineering specifications established for projects.
- Able to travel. Obtain and maintain an AZ drivers license.

Selective Preference(s):

Commercial A General Engineering License, Commercial B-1 General Building license, ICC-Accessibility Inspector/Plans Examiner Certification, ICC-Fire Inspector I Certification, ICC-Commercial Building Inspector Certification, or ICBO-Legacy Building Inspector

Pre-Employment Requirements:



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.

The State of Arizona is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.