Park Manager 2

Grade 21

New York State has approximately 51 positions* in this title statewide. You may view a breakdown of positions by county. This position exists in Parks and Recreation. View links to all New York State agencies including agencies that have this title. For more information, New York State employees can contact the Career Mobility Office at (518) 485-6199 or (800) 553-1322. If you are not a current New York State employee, you can use the Department of Civil Service Web site to explore possible employment opportunities.

*The number of positions is approximate and represents the number of positions established (both filled and vacant); it is not an indication or reference to position type or duration, or intent to be filled. If you are viewing a trainee title, please note this number reflects the number of positions established at the journey level. Agencies may fill at the trainee level(s) or at the journey level based on employee qualifications. GOT-IT does not provide information on any job postings or job availability. For information on current job postings, please visit State Jobs NY. You may also visit specific New York State Agency websites for information about an agency and its job opportunities.

Career Ladder

A listing of titles that are most commonly used as steps for upward mobility for this title series. The salary schedule for this career ladder is also available.

  1. Park Manager 1

    Grade 18

  2. Park Manager 2

    Grade 21

  3. Park Manager 3

    Grade 23

Summary of Job Description

As a Park Manager, you would have responsibility for planning, directing, and coordinating the operation, recreation programming, and maintenance of all recreation facilities in a park or group of parks within a geographical region. You would supervise, direct, manage, and coordinate various levels of staff in recreation, security, operation, and maintenance areas. The distinguishing factor between Park Manager 2 and 3 positions would be an increasing amount of responsibility in a larger park or group of parks.

View the classification standard for this title, on the Classification and Compensation webpage.

The NYS Title and Salary Plan provides additional information regarding other titles. If there is a classification standard available there will be a link under the column labeled STD. NO. If no link is available there is no classification standard available at this time for that title.

Summary of Minimum Qualifications

Please note: qualifications for this position may be subject to change. If substitutions for education and/or experience are allowed, this information would be available on the announcement.

You must take and pass a Civil Service examination in order to be considered for this position.

There are two examinations held for this position. Please note: New York State employees may qualify for both.  

For employees of New York State, on or before the date of the examination, the candidate must be a qualified employee of the New York State Department of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation and have had three months of permanent competitive, labor, or non-competitive service as:

a Park Manager 1, Historic Site Manager C, Recreation Complex Manager 1, Recreation Complex Manager 2, Golf Course Manager 2, Assistant Golf Course Superintendent, Golf Course Superintendent 1, Building Restoration Specialist, Maintenance Supervisor 3, Maintenance Supervisor 4, or Regional Park Maintenance Supervisor.

For all other qualified individuals, on or before the date of the examination, the candidate must have either:

1. six years of experience working in a park or recreational facility in a park setting including three years of managerial experience;


2. a bachelorís degree in park management or administration, recreation, environmental management, forestry, or natural resources AND one year of managerial experience in a park or recreational facility in a park setting;


3. a bachelorís degree AND three years of managerial experience in a park or recreational facility in a park setting.

For informational purposes only, click on the examination number(s) listed below to see the current or previous examination(s) that are used to fill this title.

26-659 38-365

How to Apply

When this examination is scheduled to be held, the announcement can be found on the Department of Civil Service, Examination Announcements web page. If you do not see an examination currently scheduled please check back on a monthly basis or sign up for announcement notification by email so that you will automatically be notified when new examinations are being offered.

Career Mobility

Career mobility is not just limited to the titles in the Career Ladder, above. Additional movement may be achieved through other examinations, additional education and/or work experience or transfer opportunities. For additional information or clarification of transfer determinations, current State employees should contact the Career Mobility Office. Visit ELMS Online to view established open-competitive, promotion, and transition eligible lists. If you are not a current New York State employee, see Employment Opportunities with New York State and find out how to become a New York State employee.

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