Employment



Welcome to Employment Opportunities with the Arkansas Department Parks and Tourism.

We have developed this Internet job opportunity page to help you better understand our Department and employment opportunities. As State government employees, we are responsible for making sure taxpayers' money is spent effectively and efficiently. We are obligated to serve the public fairly and courteously. We gladly accept these responsibilities and know a rewarding career is possible with our Department.

I wish you the best of luck and success in your career search and choices. An interesting and challenging experience awaits employees of the Department of Parks and Tourism. We may be the employer for you.

Sincerely,
Kane Webb
Executive Director

The Mission of the Department of Parks and Tourism is:

  • to provide optimum quality state park recreation facilities conveniently located and in sufficient quantity to meet the needs of all state citizens and visitors;
  • to provide adequate facilities and skilled leadership for developing and safeguarding natural resources;
  • to enhance the economic impact of tourism in the state and increase the state's tax base;
  • to collect, preserve, and make available for public use historical items and resource materials;
  • to enhance the quality of life for all citizens;
  • to provide executive direction and effective administration of fiscal controls, accounting, purchasing, internal audit, personnel management, and public information for all divisions of the Department;
  • to provide executive direction that advocates efficiency in state government and wise stewardship of taxpayer dollars; and
  • to promote associated social, cultural and economic values.

We Provide Equal Opportunities and Do Not Discriminate

The Department of Parks and Tourism is committed to the concept and practice of equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, or disability. This commitment is supported by our positive and practical efforts to implement a policy of nondiscrimination and Affirmative Action.

The Department of Parks and Tourism complies with the nondiscrimination provisions of State and Federal regulations. Our Department recruits, hires, and promotes employees without discriminating. Personnel actions such as compensation, benefits, transfers, layoffs, returning from layoffs, training, education, and tuition assistance are not approved or denied on the grounds of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, or disability.

Benefits

Our Department offers an excellent benefit package including immediate accrual of annual and sick leave, eleven paid holidays, and a contributory retirement plan. Our Department pays the major portion of medical health insurance for full-time employees and offers several medical plans from which to choose. These plans range from an indemnity plan with a PPO option to HMO's.

Other benefits include maternity leave, court and jury duty leave, military leave and a catastrophic illness leave program as well as Family and Medical leave. Employees with our Department may choose to participate in a deferred compensation plan and various options for life insurance, accident insurance, cancer care and intensive care insurance. Employees are also able to participate in the Arkansas Cafeteria Plan which is a program designed to allow an employee to pay for group health and life insurance premiums, dependent day care and out-of-pocket medical care costs tax free. All employees of our Department are also covered under workers' compensation and unemployment insurance.

How To Apply For Our Jobs

We only accept applications submitted online through the Arkansas State Jobs website:  www.ARStateJobs.com.  After reviewing our vacancies listed here, you may follow the link above to begin the application process.  You will need to list the job title and/or position number to locate the vacancy listing, so make note of that information.

Nothing in our application process, its language, policies or procedures, establishes, constitutes or implies an employment contract, the guarantee of employment or benefits, or employment for any specific duration. The Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism is an "at-will" employer. We hope our employment relationship is long-term; however, either you or our Department may end this relationship, at any time, for any reason, with or without cause or notice.

Applications are only accepted through www.ARStateJobs.com.

Vacancy Listings


Lodge Cook

Location: Mount Magazine State Park, Paris
Salary: $24,065
Position Number: 22143417
Closing Date: 10/07/2016
Summary of Duties & Minimum Qualifications:
This position prepares orders from a menu for individuals and groups, prepares buffets, and assists with ordering supplies. Other duties include monitoring food preparation and storage for quality, temperature, portion control and appearance, as well as taking an inventory of supplies, checking deliveries, and assisting with the cleanup and daily maintenance of the kitchen area. Applicants must be able to work varied shifts, including weekends, nights, and some holidays. Free van transportation to the Lodge available for some shifts. Position offers a full benefit package including paid holidays, annual and sick leave, health insurance, and retirement pension. Applicants must meet or exceed the following qualifications: the formal education equivalent of a high school diploma, plus one year of experience in restaurant cooking or related field. We are an EOE/ADA/AA employer. Minorities and women encouraged to apply. Applications accepted online ONLY: www.arstatejobs.com.


Maintenance Assistant

Location: Cossatot River State Park, Wickes, AR
Salary: $20,788
Position Number: 22092014
Closing Date: 10/07/2016
Summary of Duties & Minimum Qualifications:
This position performs general maintenance on grounds, facilities, equipment, and trails. Duties include seasonal grounds work such as mowing and weed trimming, cleaning restrooms and facilities, landscaping, and performing minor electrical, carpentry, and plumbing repairs. This position is also responsible for the operation and maintenance of a variety of park equipment and vehicles and will perform other duties as assigned. Applicant must be able to work a varied schedule, including weekends and holidays, possess a valid driver’s license, traverse rough terrain and lift up to 50 lbs. A driver’s record check will be performed. This position offers a full benefit package including paid holidays, annual and sick leave, health insurance, and retirement pension. Applicants must meet or exceed these qualifications: completion of sufficient education or training to read and write; plus two years of experience/on-the-job training, performing grounds keeping and/or the maintenance of lawn-care equipment. We are an EOE/ADA/AA employer. Minorities and women encouraged to apply. Applications accepted online ONLY: www.arstatejobs.com.


Desk Clerk

Location: Mt. Magazine State Park, Paris, AR
Salary: $19,798
Position Number: 22116788
Closing Date: 9/30/2016
Summary of Duties & Minimum Qualifications:
This position greets, registers and checks out guests staying at the lodge and convention center complex, assists guests during their stay, provides information to the public, and relieves the night auditor. Job duties include operating a cash register, selling merchandise, completing cash reports, handling transactions and paperwork related to lodge, cabins and campsites, stocking shelves, answering phones, providing information and assistance, and other duties as assigned. This position will be the relief night auditor in the absence of the auditor. Excellent public relations skills are a must. A criminal background check is required. Position offers a full benefit package including paid holidays, annual and sick leave, health insurance, and retirement pension. Applicants must meet or exceed the following qualifications: the formal education equivalent of a high school diploma plus one year of experience in customer service, bookkeeping, or a related field. EOE/AA/ADA Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Applications accepted online ONLY: www.arstatejobs.com.


Food & Beverage Director

Location: Mt. Magazine State Park, Paris, AR
Salary: $41,159
Position Number: 22134025
Closing Date: 09/30/2016
Summary of Duties & Minimum Qualifications:
This position supervises the operations of a 125-seat restaurant and a convention center. The Food and Beverage Director conducts interviews, training, assigns and evaluates work assignments and completes performance reviews. Other job duties include coordinating facility activities with other departments and the general public, making special arrangements for customers upon request, and providing information to customers on facility services and functions. This position also maintains facility records, prepares reports on business activities, revenue projections, cost control and inventory control, arranges major maintenance and repairs for the facility and equipment, and performs other duties as assigned. Frequent overtime and/or weekend work is required. A criminal background check is required. This position offers a full benefit package including paid holidays, annual and sick leave, health insurance, and retirement pension. Applicants must meet or exceed the following qualifications: The formal educational equivalent of a bachelor's degree in business, accounting, hospitality, or related field, plus four years of experience in food and beverage management, including two years of experience in a supervisory capacity. We are an EOE/ADA/AA employer. Minorities and women encouraged to apply. Applications accepted online ONLY: www.arstatejobs.com.


Software Support Analyst

Location: MIS, Central Office, Little Rock, AR
Salary: $39,199
Position Number: 22092264
Closing Date: 9/30/2016
Summary of Duties & Minimum Qualifications:
This position is responsible for programming and maintaining software applications, providing guidance on the impact of new systems and system enhancements, identifying problems with software applications, communicating with users to help them with their data processing needs, developing and/or maintaining reports, and other duties that enhance systems capabilities to satisfy internal and external customer needs and to meet agency goals. The ability to develop and code with PHP, JavaScript, Microsoft SQL, as well as familiarity with Microsoft Access, VB, .NET, Internet applications and HTML is desired. The applicant will troubleshoot and research software problems. Strong verbal and written communication skills are necessary. A criminal background check is required. This position offers a full benefit package including paid holidays, annual and sick leave, health insurance and retirement pension. Applicants must meet or exceed these qualifications: The formal education equivalent of a bachelor's degree in information technology, computer science, or a related field. EOE/AA/ADA – Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Applications accepted online ONLY: www.arstatejobs.com.


Administrative Specialist II

Location: Arkansas State Parks Administration, Little Rock, AR
Salary: $21,827
Position Number: 22092079
Closing Date: 09/23/2016
Summary of Duties & Minimum Qualifications:
This position offers support to the Arkansas State Parks Administration staff. Job duties include maintaining spreadsheets and databases, preparing and distributing correspondence, status reports, memos, forms, statistical reports, and specifications, maintaining time and leave records, auditing vehicle reports, performing procurement functions, answering telephones, routing mail, and handling sensitive information requiring strict confidentiality. Previous experience with Microsoft Office software required; experience with AASIS preferred. This position offers a full benefit package including paid holidays, annual and sick leave, health insurance and retirement pension. Applicants must meet or exceed the following qualifications: the formal education equivalent of a high school diploma; plus two years of experience in a specialized or related area applicable to work performed. EOE/AA/ADA. Minorities and women encouraged to apply. Applications accepted online ONLY: www.arstatejobs.com.


Administrative Specialist III

Location: Region 1 Office, Russellville, AR
Salary: $25,268
Position Number: 22092352
Closing Date: 09/23/2016
Summary of Duties & Minimum Qualifications:
This position provides clerical support and assistance with project management for Arkansas State Parks Region 1 Supervisor. Job duties include handling mail, correspondence, keeping travel calendars, processing travel requests, and assisting timekeepers and Office Managers in the region. Some tasks will require special skills such as researching quote bid information, answering policy questions, monitoring budget expenses and attending task force meetings, and performing other duties as assigned. Some out of office travel may be required. This position offers a full benefit package including paid holidays, annual and sick leave, health insurance and retirement pension. Applicants must meet or exceed the following qualifications: the formal education equivalent of a high school diploma; plus one year of specialized training in business management, business education, or a related field; plus three years of experience in specialized or a related field applicable to work performed. We are an EOE/ADA/AA employer. Minorities and women encouraged to apply. Applications accepted online ONLY: www.arstatejobs.com.


Administrative Analyst

Location: Planning & Development, Little Rock, AR
Salary: $29,251
Position Number: 22143430
Closing Date: 9/23/2016
Summary of Duties & Minimum Qualifications:
This position works under the supervision of the Manager of Planning & Development, assisting in the organization and monitoring of construction and renovation projects for staff and outside consultants. Job duties include researching and analyzing data, preparing reports, providing input for the section’s handbooks and manuals, researching and evaluating current programs, providing technical assistance to other sections and agencies, and assisting in budget preparation and monitoring. Other job duties include direct supervision of one employee, indirect supervision of two employees, entering time for a staff of twenty-five, performing time audits, composing correspondence, attending required meetings, and maintaining electronic files and databases. Some in-state travel will be required. This position offers a full benefit package including paid holidays, annual and sick leave, health insurance, and retirement pension. Applicants must meet or exceed the following qualifications: The formal education equivalent of a bachelor's degree in public administration, general business, or a related field. EOE/AA/ADA Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Applications accepted online ONLY: www.arstatejobs.com.


Shoreline Restaurant – COOKS, SERVERS

Location: DeGray Lake Resort State Park- Bismarck, AR
Hourly Wage: $7.50 plus benefits
Position Number:
Closing Date: On Going
Summary of Duties & Minimum Qualifications:
Shoreline Restaurant – COOKS, SERVERS
Cooks with previous kitchen experience preferred. $7.50/hour + benefits.
Servers must have experience handling money, public contact & criminal background check. $3.00/hour +
tips + benefits.
Please complete an application at the Lodge Front Desk
PART-TIME/SEASONAL BENEFITS
The benefit package offered to part-time/seasonal employees includes paid holidays, a contributory
retirement plan, and coverage under workers' compensation. Part-time/seasonal employees with our
Department may also choose to participate in a deferred compensation plan.
We Provide Equal Opportunities and Do Not Discriminate
The Department of Parks and Tourism is committed to the concept and practice of equal employment opportunity without
regard to race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, or disability. This commitment is supported by our positive and
practical efforts to implement a policy of nondiscrimination and Affirmative Action.
The Department of Parks and Tourism complies with the nondiscrimination provisions of State and Federal regulations.
Our Department recruits, hires, and promotes employees without discriminating. Personnel actions such as compensation,
benefits, transfers, layoffs, returning from layoffs, training, education, and tuition assistance are not approved or denied
on the grounds of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, or disability.
Nothing in our application process, its language, policies or procedures, establishes, constitutes or implies an employment
contract, the guarantee of employment or benefits, or employment for any specific duration. The Arkansas Department of
Parks and Tourism is an "at-will" employer. We hope our employment relationship is long-term; however, either you or our
Department may end this relationship, at any time, for any reason, with or without cause or notice.


Lodge – FRONT DESK CLERKS

Location: DeGray Lake Resort State Park- Bismarck, AR
Hourly Wage: $7.50 plus benefits
Position Number:
Closing Date: On Going
Summary of Duties & Minimum Qualifications:
Immediate PART-TIME Openings
Lodge – FRONT DESK CLERKS
Clerks must have experience handling money, public contact and computer skills.
Criminal background check required. $7.50/hour + benefits.
Shoreline Restaurant – COOKS, SERVERS
Cooks with previous kitchen experience preferred. $7.50/hour + benefits.
Servers must have experience handling money, public contact & criminal background check. $3.00/hour +
tips + benefits.
Please complete an application at the Lodge Front Desk
PART-TIME/SEASONAL BENEFITS
The benefit package offered to part-time/seasonal employees includes paid holidays, a contributory
retirement plan, and coverage under workers' compensation. Part-time/seasonal employees with our
Department may also choose to participate in a deferred compensation plan.
We Provide Equal Opportunities and Do Not Discriminate
The Department of Parks and Tourism is committed to the concept and practice of equal employment opportunity without
regard to race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, or disability. This commitment is supported by our positive and
practical efforts to implement a policy of nondiscrimination and Affirmative Action.
The Department of Parks and Tourism complies with the nondiscrimination provisions of State and Federal regulations.
Our Department recruits, hires, and promotes employees without discriminating. Personnel actions such as compensation,
benefits, transfers, layoffs, returning from layoffs, training, education, and tuition assistance are not approved or denied
on the grounds of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, or disability.
Nothing in our application process, its language, policies or procedures, establishes, constitutes or implies an employment
contract, the guarantee of employment or benefits, or employment for any specific duration. The Arkansas Department of
Parks and Tourism is an "at-will" employer. We hope our employment relationship is long-term; however, either you or our
Department may end this relationship, at any time, for any reason, with or without cause or notice.
Employment Opportunities
Arkansas Department of Parks & Tourism
at
DeGray Lake Resort State Park
Lodge/Convention Center
DeGray Lake Resort Lodge & Convention Center
is a 94-room hotel, restaurant and conference
center facility located off of Hwy 7 on DeGray
Lake, approximately 10-minutes north of
Interstate 30 (Exit #78 Caddo Valley).
Visit our website:
www.degray.com


Seasonal Jobs

Location: Statewide
Hourly Wage: $7.25 - $12.00
Position Number: 2209XXXX
Closing Date: On Going
Summary of Duties & Minimum Qualifications:
Many state parks, museums, and tourist information centers are hiring seasonal employees now.

WE HAVE MANY SEASONAL JOBS!

Job duties vary but areas include maintenance, construction, housekeeping, store clerks, accounting clerks, waitstaff, cooks, and office/clerical support.

Work hours vary (from 15 up to 40 hours or more per week) as do work schedules (weekdays, weekends, holidays, and evening work).

FOR THESE JOBS, YOU MUST APPLY AT THE PARK, MUSEUM, OR TOURIST INFORMATION CENTER WHERE YOU WISH TO WORK. WE DO NOT HIRE SEASONAL WORKERS FOR FIELD LOCATIONS THROUGH THE CENTRAL PERSONNEL OFFICE, WITH THE EXCEPTION OF SEASONAL INTERPRETERS.

Apply at the location of your choice. Locations and phone numbers may be found at:  http://www.arkansasstateparks.com/park-finder/.   We hire throughout the season, but some jobs go fast so apply early! 

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