Please see job announcement from Utah Department of Natural Resources below:

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$33.65 – $37.50 Hourly


Salt Lake County, UT

Job Type

Full Time


560 Department of Natural Resources

Job Number



12/19/2021 11:59 PM Mountain


Trish Anderson 385-341-1605 

# of Openings 1 

Background Check

You must successfully pass a criminal history check.


Department of Natural Resources Division of Recreation 1594 West North Temple Salt Lake City, Utah 84114

Schedule Code

B – Competitive Career Service – Employment in this position requires a probationary period.


This position is eligible for a full benefits package. See benefits tab below for details.

Driver License Requirements

Employees hired for this recruitment will be subject to the Driver Eligibility standards found at the following link:

EEO Statement

The State of Utah is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, or Veteran status. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. For accommodations, dial 711 or TTY: 800-346-4128.

Job Description

Do you have extensive experience with off highway vehicles?  Do you know the laws and rules pertaining to participating in off highway vehicle recreation?  Does working with the daily operations of managing the Off Highway Vehicle Education program and administering the Trail Development Program for the State of Utah Off Highway Vehicle sound like a career you are a good fit for and would enjoy?  The State of Utah, Department of Natural Resources, Division of Recreation is looking for a Off Highway Vehicle Program Manager to join their team.  

Principle Duties  

  • Continue the growth of the state OHV program. Set goals and strategy to ensure sustainable growth for OHV users in the state.
  • Work with public and private partners in accomplishing goals and strategy
  • Coordinate the Division’s efforts in OHV management with federal, state, county and local agencies.
  • Coordinate work with associations, advocacy and community development groups
  • Manage capital and operational budgets in accordance with applicable laws, statute and policies.
  • Monitors OHV restricted fund and recommends policy and statutory changes to ensure long term viability of the fund.
  • Work with State park and federal land managers to implement state OHV program plan at state park locations
  • Oversee and grow winter snowmobile trail grooming program.
  • Provide leadership to full time and seasonal employees. Establish annual work plans and positions. Implement disciplinary actions as needed.
  • Hold positions on many boards, commissions, and councils as appointed.
  • Follow State Statue, Laws, Rules, Policies and Guidelines

The Ideal Candidate
The ideal candidate will have…

  • Bachelors Degree in natural resources, outdoor recreation or related field or at least 4 years professional experience in theOHV industry nonprofit or for profit, Outdoor recreation planning, natural resources or other closely related field.
  • Thorough understanding of the principles and best practices associated with OHV recreation management and the challenges of competing interests on limited resources.
  • Diplomatic approach to solving problems and ability to work with many partners at a federal, state and local level.
  • Ability to work with state legislators from all political parties
  • Ability to present and publicly speak to a variety of audiences
  • Ability to work with diverse interests in reaching a consensus and solve problems
  • Ability to negotiate contracts and agreement and maintain compliance on both sides
  • Ability to think strategically and progressively as the recreational demands and popularity continue to grow.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and respectively both orally and in writing. Presentation skills are very important. 
  • Ability to operate all type of OHV vehicles in a variety of terrain. Including loading and unloading vehicles from trucks and trailers.
  • Possess and demonstrate skills to testify in various legislative formats/entities as an OHV expert.

Why You Should Join Our Team
The Program Manager for the State of Utah Off Highway Vehicle Program is an important part of the Division of Recreation’ s team.  We are a new team with an important part to play in the State of Utah.  You will have the opportunity to work with a diverse group and have the responsibility to improve, support and create OHV programs throughout the State of Utah. The State of Utah offers a great benefit package and encourages and supports a work/life balance.  To see the generous benefit package offered, click here. 

Typical Qualifications

(includes knowledge, skills, and abilities required upon entry into position and trainable after entry into position)

  • principles, theories, and practices of park, recreation and resource management
  • principles, theories, and practices of public relations.
  • supervise others by assigning/directing work; conducting employee evaluations, staff training and development, taking appropriate disciplinary/corrective actions, and making hiring/termination recommendations
  • agency and state budget practices
  • principles, theories, and practices of facilities operations, maintenance, and management
  • read, interpret and apply laws, rules, regulations, policies and procedures
  • agency objectives, organization, structure and mission
  • operate and maintain tools and equipment

Supplemental Information

  • The employee may sit comfortably to perform some of the work; however, there will be walking; standing; bending; carrying light items; driving an automobile, etc. 
  • Must be capable and experienced at operating all types of off highway vehicles in a variety of terrain.
  • Travel throughout the state is common and out of state occasionally.  This is a combination of day trips and 3-5 day extended trips.

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