National Parks and Wildlife Preserve Administrator Job Profile and Description

The National Parks and Wildlife Site Administrator is responsible in implementing the government’s environment laws, overseeing events and activities and undertaking programs that will protect and preserve natural forested areas and wildlife habitats to encourage the ecological balance between man and nature while generating revenues from visitors.  The protection of endangered species of flora and fauna are within his ambit as well as national protected sites as declared by UNESCO. These administrators are often employed in government or private foundations dedicated to preserving nature and allowing income through eco-tourism activities with travel groups.

National Parks and Wildlife Preserve Administrator Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop ecology-friendly recreational program within the protected forest preserves and wildlife habitat that will ensure safety for eco-tourists and protection of the environment and its protected denizens.
  • Coordinate with group tour organizers in developing recreational programs and distributing informational materials about the park.
  • Use allocated budget wisely for the security of the area and in providing lighting and sanitation systems within the camping grounds
  • Coordinate with creative agencies in developing promotional brochures, location maps, safety and eco-friendly tourism pamphlets for distribution to tour groups.
  • Lobby with government regulatory agencies for funding purposes.


National Parks and Wildlife Preserve Administrator Skills and Specifications

  • Must posses certification as a park and recreation professional from the NRPA Valid driver’s license and possess own all-terrain vehicle to allow inspected of mountainous or rugged passes in the natural park
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, diplomatic and negotiation skills
  • Excellent computer literacy to work on spreadsheets and word processors
  • Excellent physical and medical health

National Parks and Wildlife Preserve Administrator Education and Qualifications

  • A BS degree in physics and the natural sciences from a college or program accredited by the NRPA is basic.
  • 5-8 years of experience in related ecological administration work is an advantage.


National Parks and Wildlife Preserve Administrator Salary

The annual salary of National Parks and Wildlife Preserve Administrators will depend on the location and size of the park being administered.  Typically the annual salary ranges from   $19,000 to $32,000 with most of them working in government agencies.