Assistant Park Manager South Dakota State Government South Dakota State Government 49 reviews


Job ID: 15653
Agency: Department of Game, Fish, and Parks / Division of Parks and Recreation
Location: North Point Recreation Area
Salary: $16.89 – $20.25, depending on experience
Pay Grade: GG
Closing Date: 02/26/2021

This is a Full-Time 40 Hours Weekly position with the Department of Game, Fish, and Parks. For more information on the Department of Game, Fish, and Parks, please visit

Why the South Dakota Department of Game, Fish, and Parks?

Working for the South Dakota Game, Fish, and Parks is not just a job. It is a life passion. It is about working together as a team with colleagues, customers, landowners, and partner organizations to ensure that our state's outdoor heritage lives on for the next generation. Providing exceptional outdoor recreational opportunities for people to enjoy is one of the best jobs in state government. Our atmosphere empowers professional success and team building while fostering relationships to build a culture focused on our four strategic plan goals.

  • Provide outdoor recreational opportunities
  • Serve as stewards of our state's natural resources
  • Inspire confidence
  • Foster professional excellence

All we need is you to join our team! Sound like a good fit so far? As a South Dakota Department of Game, Fish, and Parks employee, here is what you will experience:

  • Innovation
    – the GFP team is consistently revolutionizing enhancements to outdoor recreation in terms of technology and customer experience. We invite new ideas and interaction from our employees.

  • Collaboration and Communication
    – our employees work with various teams, programs, and divisions within the agency, outside state and federal agencies, and public stakeholders. We want all employees to know that their voices will be heard as we continuously work towards our future goals.

  • Professional Development
    – We provide training and support for you to become an expert in the field and obtain the skills necessary to be successful in your position.

  • Task Diversity
    – the work duties are never boring. Your duties may include meetings with coworkers, collaborating with other government representatives, representing the Department at Commission meetings and national conferences, visiting one of our state parks and recreation areas, or working to enhance habitat on a game production area.

The outdoors provides for a pretty nice corner office!

Who We're Looking For?

  • Do you have a high degree of professional ethics and integrity?
  • Are you excellent at organizing and prioritizing multiple tasks and projects while maintaining a positive attitude?
  • Do you welcome the opportunity to tackle problems and think quickly to find innovative solutions?
  • Are you an effective, outgoing communicator who enjoys providing superior service to customers, leadership, and other employees?

What You Will Do:

Assist with the management of a park district to provide a safe, enjoyable experience for our guests. Take the lead role in managing office and visitor interaction when the district supervisor or park manager is not available. Utilize an online reservation system, ability to use Microsoft office software, perform accounting tasks with park revenues from permit and camping sales. Assist with safety inspections and routine grounds/facility maintenance tasks.

The Ideal Candidate Will Have:

The ability to complete a large volume of work in a timely fashion. Organizational skills, ability to manage your time, guide others in their time management, attention to detail, accounting skills, good communication skills with customers and other employees, teamwork, and dependability. Able to develop a working knowledge of how parks operate. Work in a typical office environment and outdoors in all types of weather conditions.

What South Dakota has to Offer:

South Dakota is centrally located in the U.S. and boasts the beautiful Missouri River and the Black Hills. Our state has a rich frontier history and is a premier outdoor destination, offering some of the nation's best outdoor recreation opportunities. Fishing, hunting, and photography are all popular activities that offer year-round opportunities for residents. Multiple state parks are ideal getaways for camping, hiking, and biking. Many towns offer the amenities of a larger city but with a small-town feel.

Game, Fish, and Parks have office locations throughout South Dakota, and remote work may be possible.

The State of South Dakota offers employer-paid health insurance plus ten paid holidays, generous vacation and sick leave accrual, dental, vision, other insurance options, and retirement benefits.

If you enjoy an exciting and challenging career and want to make a difference in public service, we'd like to hear from you!

Additional Requirements: Please attach a resume to your application.


: If you possess a National Career Readiness Certificate, please submit the certificate with your application. For more information on how to acquire a National Career Readiness Certificate contact a South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation Job Service Office. A certificate is not necessary to be considered.

The State of South Dakota does not sponsor work visas for new or existing employees. All persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and complete an Employment Eligibility Verification, Form I-9.

The State of South Dakota offers employer paid health insurance plus ten paid holidays, generous vacation and sick leave accrual, dental, vision, and other insurance options, and retirement benefits. You can view our benefits information at This position is a member of Class A retirement under SDRS.

Apply at:

South Dakota Bureau of Human Resources
Telephone: 605.773.3148 Fax: 605.773.4344

"An Equal Opportunity Employer"

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