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Property Manager, Shakamak SP

Date Posted:  Jul 22, 2022
Requisition ID:  378843

Jasonville, IN, US, 47438


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.


At the State of Indiana, we don’t just talk about diversity and inclusion – Our goal is to create a welcoming, accessible, and equitable workplace, with a workforce that is representative of the State of Indiana population. As a proud equal opportunity employer, reasonable accommodations may be available to enable individuals with disabilities to interview and to perform the essential functions of a role.


Next Level benefits at the State of Indiana are here! Be sure to review our expanded benefit package offerings below.


About the Indiana Department of Natural Resources:


The Indiana Department of Natural Resources protects, enhances, and preserves natural, cultural, and recreational resources for Indiana residents.  This extends to reclaiming former mining areas, evaluating the impact of land development on waterways and wildlife, and sustaining gaming areas.  DNR is also a leader in providing educational programming about environmental issues in Indiana.


About Shakamak State Park:


Shakamak has three man-made lakes that provide 400 acres of water.  The park also has a family aqautic center that offers additional recreation opportunties.  Individual and group camping sites are mostly wooded, making them popular sites because they are shaded and cool during summer seasons.  Camp sites range from primative to full hook up.  Activities include basketball, boating, cabin rentals, camping, fishing, hiking, swimming, and tennis.


Role Overview:


The Property Manager has supervisory responsibilities for the administration and operational functions of the property and facilities.  The Property manager develops implements, and monitors strategic initiatives such as preventative maintenance, rehabilitation funds, and grounds and building construction.


A Day in the Life:


The essential functions of this role are as follows: 

  • Responsible for overseeing daily operations of a mid-sized DNR property or of multiple DNR properties.
  • Plan, coordinate, implement, and direct the natural resource management, cultural/historic resource management, fish & wildlife management, fish culture, and/or forest management practices and procedures.
  • Plan, coordinate, implement, and direct public use activities on the property which may include: hunting, wildlife viewing, camping, hiking, swimming, boating, biking, off-road vehicle driving, etc.
  • Develop, implement and track biennial budget and administrate operating, preventive maintenance and rehabilitation funds to facilitate operations. 
  • Develop and implement management and operation plans that could include strategic planning, resource management plans, emergency action plans, safety plans and extensive special events planning that results in thousands of visitors per event.
  • Direct, inspect, and monitor construction, maintenance and repair of relatively fewer facilities or less complicated infrastructure that include both modern and historic buildings and structures.  This includes oversight of maintenance and construction contracts and knowledge of electrical, plumbing and HVAC systems, code compliance, industry standards, etc. 
  • Responsible for ensuring compliance with all division, department and state Standard Operating Procedures for personnel management, revenue collection and reporting, safety, purchasing, operations, preservation, etc.
  • Report, direct, monitor, reconcile, and report revenue and fee collection(s), donations, change funds, resale accounts, etc.
  • Oversee and evaluate interpretive services including naturalist, educational programming and general programming for visitors, school groups and off-site locations on natural and cultural history, display development and maintenance of interpretive signage, and operations of a visitor center.
  • Develop relationships with local community partnerships and organizations and represent the property by attending meetings and events that benefit the facility.
  • May direct, supervise, inspect, and monitor Inn maintenance, construction projects and repair including ground, landscaping, HVAC, swimming pool, electrical, plumbing, fire suppression and emergency systems, ADA compliance, lodge rooms and all things related to the physical plant operation at a state park inn.
  • May be responsible for camping program that might include camping, cabin rental, campgrounds and / or a moderate number of camp sites.  Responsibilities include sales, revenue collection, central reservation system operation and troubleshooting, customer service, entrance control, and visitor services.
  • Serve on division or department committees, attend meetings that may require travel, conduct routine staff meetings and public meetings as required.
  • Recruit, select, onboard, and train employees to ensure role responsibilities and expectations are clearly understood while providing opportunities to continue professional development.
  • Set expectations, measure progress, provide ongoing feedback, and evaluate the performance of employees.  Ensure work adheres to quality standards, deadlines, and proper procedures.  


The job profile 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 You'll Need for Success:


You must meet the following requirements to be considered for employment: 

  • Must possess a Bachelor’s degree in Natural Resources, Fish & Wildlife Management, Forestry, Biology, Business Administration, Recreation, or a closely related field.
  • Previous experience at a DNR property or related experience in a natural resource related environment.
  • Be willing to travel with reasonable accommodation. 
  • Required to live onsite when housing is available.
  • Required to be “on call” 24 hours a day.
  • Working knowledge of best practices in regards to resource management.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with superiors, staff, visitors, customers, media, special interest groups, vendors and other governmental agencies to promote department and division goals, satisfy needs of the organization, and to present a positive public image.
  • Working knowledge of current and historical construction methods, construction management and construction industry standards to include: excavating, aggregate, concrete, carpentry (framing through finish), electrical, plumbing, HVAC, code compliance and safety, etc.
  • Working knowledge and ability to supervise the operation, maintenance and repair of construction equipment, commercial mowing equipment, light trucks and sedans, power and hand tools.
  • Working knowledge of and the ability to apply the principles of recreation management, forestry, and fish & wildlife science to meet goals and objectives.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision in directing property operations according to established guidelines.
  • Possess organizational skills in planning and coordinating a variety of projects simultaneously.
  • Ability to maintain strict adherence to confidential requests, especially when dealing with personnel issues.
  • Ability to delegate work, set clear direction, and manage workflow.
  • Ability to effectively give feedback, provide guidance or corrective action, coach, and develop employee skillsets.

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: 

  • Three (3) medical plan options (including RX coverage) as well as vision and dental plans
  • Wellness program (offers premium discount for the medical plan and gift cards)
  • Health savings account, which includes bi-weekly state contribution
  • Flexible work scheduling options, including the potential for hybrid remote work for employees whose work may be performed outside state facilities
  • Deferred compensation 457B account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match
  • Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options
  • A robust, comprehensive program of leave policies covering a variety of employee needs, including but not limited to:
    • 150 hours of paid new parent leave
    • Up to 15 hours of paid community service leave
    • Combined 180 hours of paid vacation, personal, and sick leave time off
    • 12 paid holidays, 14 on election years
  • Education Reimbursement Program
  • Group life insurance
  • Referral Bonus program
  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
  • Free Parking for most positions
  • Free LinkedIn Learning access




This position traditionally starts at $46,540 - $51,194 per year and may be commensurate with education, training, certifications, and experience.  On-site housing is provided.


Equal Employment Opportunity:


The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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