Recreation Consultant - Central West Region

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Vacancy Type EHRA Non-Faculty Is Internal Transfer Only No Working Title Recreation Consultant - Central West Region Salary Range Anticipated Hiring Range 37,000-45,000 Position Number 00104645 Work Schedule M-F, 8AM-5PM-occasional weekend & overnight travel Full Time Equivalent (FTE) 1.00 Department 150201 - Parks, Recreation & Tourism Mg Department Parks, Recreation & Tourism Mg Job City & State Raleigh, NC Primary Function of Organizational Unit

RRS was established for the specific purpose of providing assistance to public and private segments of the leisure service industry within North Carolina, including municipal and county park and recreation departments, nonprofit agencies, private recreation agencies, recreation consumer groups, and recreation and park board and commission members. RRS concentrates on four types of service: technical assistance, field administration for the Land & Water Conservation Fund and the Park & Recreation Trust Fund, applied research, and continuing education.

Essential Job Duties

Provide up-to-date information and technical assistance to the citizens of North Carolina regarding parks, recreation and tourism with direct responsibility for the 25-county Central West Region. Technical assistance may be provided through one-on-one consultation, workshops and seminars, technical publications and applied research. Position is responsible for planning, organizing, implementing, and evaluating continuing education programs within the assigned region and statewide for park and recreation professionals. Respond to requests for information or assistance from agencies within the assigned region. Requests for assistance range from calls that can be dealt with immediately to those that may require several days of research to answer. This aspect of the job requires the ability to locate the most current information related to a specific topic and compile that information in a form that the client can understand and use. The Recreation Consultant has the responsibility to research, write, and produce needed technical assistance bulletins related to the field of parks and recreation and disseminate the information through suitable means and formats (e.g. reports, digital media, video). Upon request, organize and conduct special studies for requesting agencies. Provide field administration in the Central West Region for the Park and Recreation Trust Fund and Land & Water Conservation Fund grant programs. Field administration includes, but is not limited to; grant application workshops and consultations, application review, oversight of active grant projects, grant closeout, and routine inspections of existing projects. A driver’s license is required as an essential function of this position. This position required extensive travel in the region to perform the grant administration portions of this position. Site inspections in communities are one of those duties

This position is at will for a period not to exceed June 30, 2024. If funding extension received position would continue as at will.

Other Work/Responsibilities

Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Education/Experience

Relevant post-Baccalaureate degree, or Bachelor’s degree plus five or more years of substantive relevant independent experience and education.

Departmental Required Skills

Thorough knowledge of the philosophy, problems, issues, and administrative methods of parks and recreation;
Ability to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with the public and other employees, as well as, park and recreation professionals throughout the state;
Ability to clearly and accurately communicate both verbally and in writing;
Ability to travel extensively;
Considerable initiative, professional judgment, creativity and diplomacy are necessary to carry out work duties.
Proficiency with technology, including word processing, spreadsheet, and database software applications.

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education

Master’s degree in parks and recreation or related field and at least two years of work experience in public park and recreation management or related field. Certified Park and Recreation Professional (CPRP) certification is desired.

Required License or Certification

Must have valid Driver’s license.

Special Instructions Job Open Date 05/02/2019 Anticipated Closing Date 05/17/2019 Is this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies? No Proposed Hire Date 06/03/2019 AA/EOE

NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

If you have general questions about the application process, you may contact Human Resources at (919) 515-2135 or [email protected] Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148.

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. If highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree equivalency verified at or equivalent service. Degree(s) must be obtained prior to start date in order to meet qualifications and receive credit.

NC State University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

Supplemental Question

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. How did you learn of this opportunity?
    • NCSU Website
    • NCSU Executive Search Services
    • Other Online Job Board
    • Carolina Job Finder / Employment Guide
    • Job / Career Fair
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Professional Journal
    • Print Advertisement (Newspaper / Periodical)
    • Professional Organization
    • Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC)
    • Direct Contact from NCSU HR Representative / Recruiter
    • NCSU Employee Referral
    • Social Media (LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Other)
    • Other
  2. If you learned about this vacancy from "other source" or "other website", please provide the source.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Do you currently possess (or will have by date of hire) a Master's degree in parks and recreation (or related field) and one year of professional experience in public parks and recreation, training, education, or grants administration?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Have you had experience with writing and/or administering grants? If yes, describe your experience including any grant writing successes.

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Do you have experience working with or for any Parks and Recreation agencies (governmental or non-governmental)? If yes, please describe that experience.

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. * Do you have experience planning and implementing professional education programs or workshops? If yes, please describe.

    (Open Ended Question)

  7. * Do you have a thorough knowledge of the philosophy, problems, issues, and administrative methods of parks and recreation?
    • Yes
    • No
  8. * Are you proficient with technology, including word processing, spreadsheet, and database software applications?
    • Yes
    • No
Application Materials Required Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Contact Information for References
  3. Resume/CV
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    Posted: 5/3/2019
    Application Due: 5/23/2019
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