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Planning & Business Supervisor - Fish and Wildlife

Date Posted: 
Requisition ID:  68283

Indianapolis, IN, US, 46204

Work for Indiana

Grow your career with the State of Indiana! With more than 50 executive branch agencies, the State of Indiana is a diverse workforce offering employees stimulating and challenging projects across a broad scope of career opportunities. As a State of Indiana employee, you impact the well-being of Indiana’s communities every day.


About the Indiana Department of Natural Resources:

The mission of the Indiana Department of Natural Resources is to protect, enhance, preserve, and wisely use natural, cultural, and recreational resources for the benefit of Indiana's citizens through professional leadership, management, and education.


Salary Information:

The salary for this role is commensurate with education and experience.

About the Job:

In this role as a Planning and Business Supervisor, you will serve as a senior level supervisor for the Planning Unit within the Office of Planning & Public Engagement within the Division of Fish & Wildlife. You will apply professional knowledge and techniques for planning, conducting, and evaluating division business functions to achieve Division goals and objectives. You will also be responsible for establishment of the unit's programs goals and objectives and the methodology to achieve those goals. This position coordinates business operations and decisions between division offices, department administrative divisions, as well as other administrative agencies or individuals.

A Day in the Life:

The essential functions of this role are as follows:

  • Directs the planning, development, performance and review and supervises the Business Strategist, Farm Bill Specialist, State Wildlife Action Plan Coordinator, Land Acquisition Specialist, and three (3) Finance/Grant Specialists.
  • Oversees and leads the development of strategic plans, conservation plans, work plans and their accompanying objectives and budgets for the division.
  • Directs the implementation of the Federal Aid program.
  • Coordinates all business administrative matters dealing with division budget, peoplesoft, accounting and procurement policy and procedures.
  • Consults with and advises the director, division assistant directors, other senior staff, field staff and others on business and planning operations pertaining to division programs and projects.
  • Serves as Division liaison as assigned to other state, federal, and private organizations on specific business and planning operation matters.
  • Oversees the preparation, disbursement, and integrity of the division's budget.
  • Insures the integrity of the work planning and project management system within the Division as required for federal aid reporting and division level decision making.

The job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time.

What We're Looking For:
  • Ability to coordinate, plan, assign, and supervise the work of others.
  • Ability to establish harmonious relationships with industry, local, public and private agencies as well as fellow professionals, division and department executives and the public.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to be solves problems and develop alternatives in response to unforeseen obstacles that arise during the course of carrying out normal duties and objectives.
What You'll Need for Success:
  • Advanced knowledge of the theories, principles and practices of business and public administration and management developed through an accredited college or university with baccalaureate or higher education degree in public or business administration or related business administrative field. Relevant experience should include seven years of progressively responsible professional experience in business and public management of which 4 years should have been in a supervisory capacity.
  • Comprehensive, working knowledge of state administration principles, theories and practices of business management.
  • Considerable knowledge of the statues and rules governing the operation of the Division of Fish & Wildlife 
  • Considerable knowledge of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Agency (Federal Aid) laws and rules as related to the funding, administration and operation of fish and wildlife programs.
  • Considerable knowledge on principles and practices of developing and maintaining statewide comprehensive planning systems.
Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:
This role provides direct supervision for one or more staff members.

Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:

The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package for full-time employees which includes:

  • Four (4) medical plan options (including RX coverage) and vision/dental coverages
  • Wellness program (offers eligibility into a discounted medical plan)
  • Health savings account (includes bi-weekly state contribution)
  • Deferred compensation account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match
  • Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options
  • Group life insurance
  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits
  • Paid vacation, personal and sick time off
  • Competitive leave policies covering a variety of employee needs
  • 12 company paid holidays, 14 on election years
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
  • New Parent Leave


Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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