Events/Agreements Specialist (Natural Resource Program Specialist 2)

Events/Agreements Specialist (Natural Resource Program Specialist 2)

02 May 2024
Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, 17101 Harrisburg USA

Events/Agreements Specialist (Natural Resource Program Specialist 2)

Reference #: 4482220


The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) is seeking applicants for a Natural Resource Program Specialist 2 to serve as an Events and Agreements Specialist for DCNR's recreation section. Your goal will be to maintain consistency among the forest districts through the Recreation Section and enhance the overall recreational experience for users across forest districts and state parks. This position will afford you the opportunity to establish recreational opportunities for our present and future generations to come. If you are a proactive individual who has a passion for statewide recreation, we would like you to join our team!DESCRIPTION OF WORK

In your role, you will provide assistance and information to different departments, such as the state forester's office, recreation section, operations division, and statewide forest districts. Your main responsibility will be to ensure consistent development of outdoor recreation across the forest districts. This includes supporting their efforts in identifying, planning, and implementing recreation opportunities.You will also coordinate the creation of programs related to managing recreational and commercial events on state forest lands. Additionally, you will collaborate with neighboring landowners, regional economic development entities, and traditional partners to establish a coordinated approach to recreational development, with a focus on trails and open spaces.Furthermore, you will evaluate and advise districts on accessible recreational options and participate in other related program activities as needed. You will oversee the powered mobility devices program and monitor recreation infrastructure associated with natural gas development.Interested in learning more? Additional details regarding this position can be found in theposition description.Work Schedule and Additional Information:Full-time employment

Work hours are 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM, Monday - Friday, with 30-minute lunch.

Telework: You may have the opportunity to work from home (telework) part-time up to 5 days per pay period. In order to telework, you must have a securely configured high-speed internet connection and work from an approved location inside Pennsylvania. If you are unable to telework, you will have the option to report to the headquarters office in Harrisburg.

This position is eligible for an alternate work schedule (AWS).

Salary:In some cases, the starting salary may be non-negotiable.

You will receive further communication regarding this position via email. Check your email, including spam/junk folders, for these notices.



Minimum Experience and Training Requirements:One year of experience as a Natural Resource Program Specialist 1 (commonwealth title); or

Three years of professional experience in natural resource management or natural resource education; and a bachelor's degree in natural resource management, parks and recreation, education, biology, forestry, ecology, geosciences, environmental sciences, or a closely related field; or

An equivalent combination of experience and training

Other Requirements:You must meet the PA residency requirement.For more information on ways to meet PA residency requirements, follow the link and click on Residency.

You must be able to perform essential job functions.

Legal Requirements:

You must pass a background investigation.

This position falls under the provisions of the Child Protective Services Law.

Under the Law, a conditional offer of employment will require submission and approval of satisfactory criminal history reports including, but not limited to, PA State Police clearance, PA Child Abuse history clearance, and FBI Fingerprint clearance.

How to Apply:Resumes, cover letters, and similar documents will not be reviewed, and the information contained therein will not be considered for the purp ses of determining your eligibility for the position. Information to support your eligibility for the position must be provided on the application (i.e., relevant, detailed experience/education).

If you are claiming education in your answers to the supplemental application questions, you must attach a copy of your college transcripts for your claim to be accepted toward meeting the minimum requirements. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable.

Your application must be submitted by the posting closing date. Late applications and other required materials will not be accepted.

Failure to comply with the above application requirements will eliminate you from consideration for this position.

Veterans:Pennsylvania law (51 Pa. C.S. 7103) provides employment preference for qualified veterans for appointment to many state and local government jobs. To learn more about employment preferences for veterans, go to click the Veterans' Preference tab or contact us at

Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS):711 (hearing and speech disabilities or other individuals).

If you are contacted for an interview and need accommodations due to a disability, please discuss your request for accommodations with the interviewer in advance of your interview date.EXAMINATION INFORMATIONCompleting the application, including all supplemental questions, serves as your exam for this position. No additional exam is required at a test center (also referred to as a written exam).

Your score is based on the detailed information you provide on your application and in response to the supplemental questions.

Your score is valid for this specific posting only.

You must provide complete and accurate information or:

your score may be lower than deserved.

you may be disqualified.

You may only apply/test once for this posting.

Your results will be provided via email.The Commonwealth is an equal employment opportunity employer and is committed to a diverse workforce. The Commonwealth values inclusion as we seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most qualified people to serve the citizens of Pennsylvania. The Commonwealth does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, ancestry, union membership, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, AIDS or HIV status, disability, or any other categories protected by applicable federal or state law. All diverse candidates are encouraged to apply.

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