Resource Planner, Wyoming State Parks and Historic Sites

Cheyenne, WY

Job Title: Resource Planner

Organization: Wyoming State Parks and Historic Sites

Type of opportunity: The purpose of this position is to work in the Planning Section for Wyoming State Parks, Historic Sites, and Trails (SPHST) to provide mission critical services for both internal and external customers including: Collaborative Planning; Providing Facilitative Leadership at Public Meetings, Land Records Management (i.e. documentation, acquisition and disposal); Information Management, Analysis and Reporting; Cultural/Natural/Recreation Resource Analysis; and Project Management.

Contact: Human Resources (307-777-7010)


  • Lead or co-lead master planning efforts at State Parks and Historic Sites.
  • Develop and implement collaborative planning processes.
  • Compile statistics and other data for department and division reports.
  • Perform data gathering, analysis and design.
  • Prepare correspondence on the impact of Division projects on natural, cultural and recreation resources.
  • Communicate complex processes to a variety of audiences and summarize work in formal correspondence and technical reports.
  • Assist with or lead the State Parks and Historic Sites Acquisition process.  Requires travel and interaction with multiple public and private groups and organizations.
  • Project management and project management assistance for planning, interpretive services, and other park and historic site development projects.
  • Assist with preparation and review of construction project specification documents.
  • Consults with SPHST Construction and Engineering section on projects as necessary.
  • Draft contracts and manage consultant workflow.
  • Assist with outreach on high profile projects and may provide technical assistance to project managers.
  • Assist with Division’s compliance with Section 106 of the National Environmental Policy Act and the National Historic Preservation Act for all State Park and Historic Site capital outlay projects.
  • Understand state and federal preservation and environmental laws and regulations and analyze state and federal planning/management documents for SPHST.
  • Collect, maintain and disseminate data on Wyoming State Parks and Historic sites from internal data systems including Geographic Information Systems and Microsoft/Google Tools (ACCESS, Sheets etc…) as well as external statewide and national data sets.
  • Assist with land management documentation processes.
  • Respond to requests from sites and other sections.
  • Assist with coordination of map production and updates.

Desired qualifications:


Preference may be given to applicants with a Bachelors Degree in Recreation, Natural or Cultural Resource Management, Human Dimensions in Natural Resource Management, Recreation/Park Science, or Public Administration PLUS two to five years professional experience in public park/recreation resource planning (preferred) or natural/cultural resource planning.


  • Skill in critical thinking, conflict management and negotiation.
  • Competency in human dimensions associated with recreation resource development and management.
  • Working knowledge of computerized tools including Microsoft Office or Google Suite, GIS, and relational databases.
  • Ability to maintain long-term positive relationships with work teams and public stakeholders.
  • Outstanding internal and external customer service.
  • Ability to listen and maintain decorum with a variety of interests and audiences by communicating in a clear and concise and manner.
  • Project management experience including adhering to procurement rules and directing work of consultant teams.
  • Training and/or working knowledge of NEPA and/or NHPA


Bachelor’s Degree (typically in Cultural Resources)
0-2 years of progressive work experience (typically in Cultural Resources)
3-5 years of progressive work experience (typically in Cultural Resources)

Start and end dates: Full time

Salary/pay: $19.93 – $24.91 Hourly

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Application deadline: Open until filled