As the Park Superintendent you will be the responsible executive over all facets of park operations for Flagstaff Area National Monuments; the administrative grouping of Walnut Canyon , Sunset Crater Volcano, and Wupatki National Monuments.Learn more about this agency
You interprets and implements the Service's policies and practices, makes changes and improvement in park policies, and mediates significant management problems. Responsible for the development of multi-year strategic plans and all other tiered plans and programs, including standard operating procedures (SOPs) and an annually updated Superintendent's Compendium of Regulations. Program accomplishments are evaluated through personal observation, in combination with special studies, audits and reports. Responsible for evaluating problems and developing and modifying the overall policies which govern the management of the parks. As well as ensures the accomplishments of objectives and programs promulgated by higher authorities.
Walnut Canyon National Monument was established by presidential proclamation in 1915 and enlarged through boundary changes several times, but most recently in 1996. This 3,580-acre park is almost wholly enclosed by USDA Forest Service land and lies just beyond the City of Flagstaff boundary. The park protects a dense concentration of exceptionally well-preserved prehistoric cliff dwellings, including over 500 archeological sites, along 10 miles of Walnut Creek. It is an important wildlife corridor and provides habitat for numerous charismatic and rare wildlife species, including elk, black bear, mountain lion, peregrine falcon, and Mexican spotted owl. The park contains a 237-acre private inholding that includes a historic dam, and road access. A segment of the Arizona National Scenic Trail crosses the park. Annual park visitation is 160,000.
Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument was established by presidential proclamation in 1930. The 3,040- acre park is surrounded by USDA Forest Service land, and the park's administrate area (visitor center, employee housing, maintenance facility and utilities) is located on the national forest. The administrative area and the loop road connecting SUCR with WUPA are managed by the National Park Service under an agreement with the USDA Forest Service. The park protects Sunset Crater Volcano, the Colorado Plateau's most recent volcanic eruption. In addition to the main cinder cone, the park protects a variety of other volcanic features, including spatter cones, squeeze-ups, ice caves, fumarole depos and pahoehoe lava flows and deep volcanic cinder deposits. Annual visitation is 120,000.
Wupatki National Monument was established by presidential proclamation in 1924 and enlarged several times to its current size of 35,422 acres. It preserves over 2,700 archeological sites, dating mostly to the period after the eruption of Sunset Crater Volcano in the late 11th century. Sites range from single-room field houses to exceptionally well-preserved, free-standing pueblos of 50 to 100 rooms. The park occupies 56 square miles of dry, rugged land 26 miles north of Flagstaff and is characterized by dramatic geologic landforms, climatic extremes, scarce water, and diverse plant and animal species. Bounded by USDA National Forest lands and private ranch lands, Wupatki is undeveloped, with few impacts from nearby communities. It provides an increasingly rare opportunity to view a vast dark night sky and experience . Over 96% of the park is eligible for designation as wilderness. Annual visitation is 200,000.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
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