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 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 enhance the quality of life for all citizens; 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


GIS ANALYST

Location: Little Rock-Planning and Development Section
Salary: $43217
Position Number: 22092039
Closing Date: 4/29/2016
Summary of Duties & Minimum Qualifications:
This position is responsible for performing various duties associated with the Arkansas State Parks Geographic Information System (GIS) and Natural Resource Inventory Database (NRID), including feature development, data entry and analysis, web service implementation, and system maintenance. Routinely locates and records park assets and resources using construction drawings, surveys, legal descriptions, field measurements, and various remote sensing methods. Applicant must have the ability to work independently or within a team-oriented environment. Working knowledge of GIS concepts, including experience with ArcGIS Desktop, Spatial Analyst, orthoimagery, and cartographic standards is required. Applicant must also have experience working within a dynamic web environment with software, such as ArcGIS Server, Python, SQL, PHP, HTML, and CSS. Applicant may be required to perform tasks in an outdoor environment, including GPS data collection, trail mapping, and other field measurements. Occasional in-state travel may be required. Applicants with education and/or experience in Biology, Forestry, Natural Resource Management, or related field are preferred. EOE/AA/ADA Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply. Applications accepted online ONLY: www.arstatejobs.com.


DESK CLERK

Location: West Fork-Devils Den State Park
Salary: $19798
Position Number: 22092260
Closing Date: 4/29/2016
Summary of Duties & Minimum Qualifications:
This position will be responsible for operating a cash register, selling merchandise, completing cash reports and handling transactions and paperwork related to cabins and campsites. Additional duties include stocking shelves, greeting visitors, answering phones, providing information and assistance, and maintaining records and preparing reports. Basic computer knowledge is a plus. EOE/AA/ADA Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply. Applications accepted online ONLY: www.arstatejobs.com.


FISCAL SUPPORT ANALYST

Location: Little Rock-Central Administration
Salary: $29251
Position Number: 22092515
Closing Date: 4/29/2016
Summary of Duties & Minimum Qualifications:
This position is the administrative assistant to the Central Administration Division Director. It works directly with the Division Director on a daily basis in all aspects of Central Administration. Job duties include researching financial information, preparing various reports for management, assisting with annual budget preparation, organizing and managing the functions of the Director’s office, maintaining and distributing departmental Policies and Procedures manuals, and receiving and properly recording all checks/cash received in the central office. It provides technical and administrative assistance to others within and outside of the agency. This position also serves as the agency Travel Card Liaison, Travel Fund Administrator and the main contact for Vehicle Fleet Management and network services, and has primary responsibility for managing and maintaining the proper banking information, including account signatories and required collateral for all commercial bank accounts for the agency. A criminal background check is required. EOE/AA/ADA Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply. Applications accepted online ONLY: www.arstatejobs.com.


FACILITY MANAGER I

Location: Hot Springs-Lake Catherine State Park
Salary: $24065
Position Number: 22092429
Closing Date: 4/22/2016
Summary of Duties & Minimum Qualifications:
This position is a first-contact employee in the visitor center and store. Job duties include supervising employees in the absence of the Facility Manager II, resale inventory, registering cabin/camping guests, taking reservations by phone, collecting fees, and completing all required paperwork. Other duties include operating the park radio, ordering and stocking merchandise, some light bookkeeping, and other duties as assigned. Applicant must be able to work a varied schedule including weekends, evenings, and holidays, must be able to lift 40 pounds and must possess a valid driver’s license. Computer skills and the ability to multitask are necessary. A criminal background check will be required. EOE/AA/ADA Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply. Applications accepted online ONLY: www.arstatejobs.com.


RESTAURANT MANAGER

Location: Morrilton-Petit Jean State Park
Salary: $33,861
Position Number: 22092464
Closing Date: 4/22/2016
Summary of Duties & Minimum Qualifications:
This position manages a 104-seat restaurant and 50-seat meeting room at Mather Lodge. Duties include hiring, training, and supervising of restaurant staff, preparing work schedules, completing performance appraisals, ordering food and supplies, maintaining food cost, quality control and customer service standards. Must be able to prepare quality food items and work front of house as needed. Other duties include menu creation, cash control, group meal planning and other duties as assigned. Applicant must be able to work a varied schedule, including nights, weekends and holidays, and must possess a valid driver’s license. A criminal background check and driver’s record check will be performed. EOE/AA/ADA Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply. Applications accepted online ONLY: www.arstatejobs.com.


MAINTENANCE ASSISTANT

Location: Russellville- Lake Dardanelle State Park
Salary: $20788
Position Number: 22092122
Closing Date: 4/15/2016
Summary of Duties & Minimum Qualifications:
This position assists with the maintenance program of park facilities, grounds, and equipment. Performs skilled and non-skilled duties including carpentry, plumbing, electrical, cleaning, mowing, weed trimming, trash removal, vehicle maintenance, and other related maintenance activities. Other duties include assisting with the training and supervision of seasonal employees, community service workers, and volunteers involved with maintenance projects. The Maintenance Assistant helps in maintaining equipment histories, inventorying supplies and materials, record-keeping, assisting the public as necessary, and other duties as assigned. Must be able to work weekends and some holidays, and have a valid driver’s license. A driver’s record check will be performed. Applicants must meet or exceed the following 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. 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


Extra-help Travel Consultant

Location: Arkansas Welcome Center, Helena-West Helena, AR
Hourly Wage: $7.25
Position Number: 22092047
Closing Date: On Going
Summary of Duties & Minimum Qualifications:
This position will work as needed year around and part time, greeting visitors entering the center, mapping out routes, and providing travel and tourism information about Arkansas.  Other duties include stocking and helping to maintain the cleanliness of the center.  Must be able to move up to 50 pounds and be available to work weekends and holidays.  Applicants must have the formal education equivalent of a high school diploma; experience in customer service and computer literacy preferred.

Apply in-person or send a completed state application to:       Arkansas Welcome Center
                                                                                               1007 Martin Luther King Drive
                                                                                               Helena-West Helena, AR  72342


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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