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Seasonal Property Worker - Goose Pond

Date Posted:  Oct 20, 2021
Requisition ID:  167590
Location: 

Linton, IN, US, 47441

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 Goose Pond Fish & Wildlife Area:

Goose Pond Fish & Wildlife Area (FWA) in Greene County provides quality hunting, wildlife viewing and trapping opportunities on 9,098 acres of prairie and marsh habitat. About 12,000 wildlife watchers visit each year, and the property records about 3,500 annual hunting efforts (one hunter visit for one day).

 

The property features a new office and visitor’s center with a panoramic observation deck, large windows to view wildlife, and restrooms. The 6,840 square-foot building, which opened in 2016, uses sustainable and energy efficient materials. A geothermal system provides heating and cooling.

 

Salary Information:

The Laborer position starts at a minimum rate of $9.46 per hour while the Naturalist Aide position starts are a minimum rate of $10.75 per hour; however, pay may be commensurate with experience and the starting rate may vary for the position for which you apply.

About the Job:

As the Seasonal Worker in this role, you will provide friendly customer service while ensuring the maintenance and upkeep of areas used by the general public.  Laborers and Naturalist Aides assist park guests with park information and regulations, and may focus on customer service and operational aspects depending on assignment and requirements described below. In addition, Naturalist Aides educate the general public on nature center programming, local/common flora and fauna, and local/common animal species. All property staff are responsible for contributing towards the safety operations and security of property and guests.

A Day in the Life:

The essential functions of this role are as follows:

  • Laborers work to maintain, clean and repair property buildings, grounds and facilities.  Laborers perform various  landscaping, mowing, and trimming of grounds; which may include firewood cutting, splitting and processing.  The design and maintenance of structures, signs and recreational trails are dependent on the features of the property.  Duties may include limited carpentry and plumbing.
  • Naturalist Aides educate the general public on nature center programming, local/common flora and fauna, and local/common animal species.  Naturalist Aides assist with the development and presentation of displays, brochures, monthly activities and/or media releases.  Further, research may be required on the identification and care of flora and fauna, and the care of nature center animal species.  These Interpretive Specialists are also required to assist in the care of animals (feeding, watering, and bedding changes) and the general maintenance of the nature center.

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.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to interview and to perform the essential functions of this role.

What We're Looking For:

  • Candidates shall have a High School Diploma or High School Equivalent (HSE) or one (1) year of work experience. 
  • This role should expect to work afternoons, evenings, weekends and holidays.
  • Individual may be required to wear a DNR provided uniform.
  • May be required to travel to additional properties.
  • May be required to work around potentially dangerous heavy equipment (e.g. tractors, disks, mowers, planters, etc.). 

What You'll Need for Success:

  • Individuals may experience working in potentially inclement weather.
  • Individuals may experience working directly with offenders.
  • May perform duties in a variety of different environments, including an office environment, field environment, rugged terrain, and various adverse weather conditions (extreme heat, cold, rain, snow, sleet, etc.). 

Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:

This role does not provide direct supervision to direct reports.

Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:

This seasonal position does not offer benefits and is limited to 180 working days in an eleven (11) month continuous period.

 

Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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