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Walnut Creek Wetland Park Manager

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Walnut Creek Wetland Park Manager
City of Raleigh

The City of Raleigh Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department is seeking an individual to join the Natural Resources Section to serve as the Walnut Creek Wetland Park Manager in Southeast Raleigh, NC. This position is directly responsible for planning, coordinating, and overseeing the operations and activities of Walnut Creek Wetland Park, a 58-acre site that is home to the Norman and Betty Camp Education Center which includes classrooms, a nature center, and nature trails. The park sits at the junction of the Walnut Creek and Little Rock Creek greenway trails.  The Park Manager will work collaboratively with the other Preserves, Parks, and Programs across the Natural Resource Section.
The Natural Resources Section is devoted to connecting people and nature through experiences, conservation, and education and is comprised of 2 Teams, Nature Preserves and Programs and Outdoor Recreation. Walnut Creek is within Nature Preserves and Programs which also includes Annie Louise Wilkerson Nature Preserve, Durant Nature Preserve, Horseshoe Farm Nature Preserve, and the Section’s Nature Program Area. Outdoor Recreation sites include Forest Ridge Park, Lake Johnson Park, and Lake Wheeler Park.
Diverse views and experiences make us strong. We look for candidates with both experience and skills who work well in teams, innovate in a rapidly changing world, and believe in inclusion and diversity. Working for The City of Raleigh Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Resource Department and the Natural Resources Section will allow you to make a positive impact in our community as you help shape future generations, growing your career while earning a competitive salary and great benefits.

Typical QualificationsBachelor's degree in parks and recreation, landscape design and maintenance, forestry, urban forestry or field directly related to assignment and five years of professional experience directly related to assignment. Bachelor's degree in natural resource management and environmental education is preferred.


An equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above, unless otherwise subject to any other requirements set forth in law or regulation.

Depending on assignment, some positions may require:

Valid North Carolina Class C Drive's License with a satisfactory driving record, or ability to obtain within 30 days of hire.
CPR/First Aid certification is required upon hire and training will be provided by the City of Raleigh as needed.
Preferred Qualifications:
Experience in team leadership, strategic planning, and fostering positive work culture.
Experience developing environmental education programs and applying teaching methods appropriate for the audience.
Experience working in or managing public green space and/or nature center.
Knowledge of and skills in supervisory practices and techniques.

$57,866 - $70,000
Job Type
Full Time Experienced
Raleigh, North Carolina United States
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