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Property Assistant Manager

Date Posted:  Oct 7, 2021
Requisition ID:  243301
Location: 

New Castle, IN, US, 47362

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. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

 

About Summit Lake State Park:

An expansive view and good fishing beckon you to Summit Lake State Park, near New Castle. More than 2,680 acres, including a large lake, await your visit. Facilities include 120 electric campsites, three boat ramps, a beach bathhouse and two large open shelters that can be reserved for family picnics and other events.

 

Summit Lake has an excellent bird watching and wildlife observation area. The property has always been an important area for waterfowl because of the many low-lying wet meadows and prairies. Migratory species have included rare species like the black tern, bald eagle, sandhill crane, American bittern, least bittern, king rail and osprey. Zeigler Woods, in the southwest corner of the park, is Henry County’s first nature preserve. Zeigler Woods has rich flora and fauna with little evidence of human disturbance.

 

Salary Information:

This role starts at a base salary of $36,478; however, pay may be commensurate with experience.

About the Job:

As the Property Assistant Manager, you will have supervisory responsibilities for the operation and maintenance of a small Department of Natural Resources (DNR) property and related grounds and facilities.

A Day in the Life:

The essential functions of this role are as follows:

  • Responsible for overseeing daily operations of a small DNR property in the absence of and in coordination with the Property Manager.
  • Hire, train, supervise, and direct the activities of a smaller team of staff, interns, and volunteers.   
  • Assist with planning, coordinating, implementing, and directing the natural resource management, cultural/historic resource management, fish & wildlife management, fish culture, and/or forest management practices and procedures.
  • Assist with the planning, coordinating, implementing, and directing public use activities on the property which may include: hunting, wildlife viewing, camping, hiking, swimming, boating, biking, off road vehicle driving, etc.
  • Assist in the development, implementation and tracking of a biennial budget and administrates operating, preventive maintenance and rehabilitation funds to facilitate operations under direction of the Property Manager. 
  • Direct and monitors construction, maintenance and repair projects using both in-house, temporary and contract labor.
  • May be responsible for, upon receiving direction from the Property Manager or other division management, reporting, directing, monitoring, reconciling and reporting revenue and fee collection(s), donations, change funds, resale accounts, etc.
  • May assist the Property Manager or other division management with operation of a camping program that might include multiple types of camping, campgrounds and/or a large number of camp sites.  Responsibilities include sales, revenue collection, central reservation system operation and troubleshooting, customer service, entrance control, and visitor services.
  • Represent the property and department with local partnerships and organizations by attending meetings and events that benefit the facility both in cooperation with the property manager and as the manager’s proxy.
  • Assist with overseeing and evaluating 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.
  • Monitor security and safety operations provided by property personnel and makes decisions on when law enforcement and/or other emergency services are required in conjunction with or in the absence of the Property Manager.
  • Ensure the safe operation and maintenance of heavy vehicles, heavy equipment, light trucks and cars, commercial mowing equipment, farm equipment, power equipment and hand tools.
  • May assist with the operation of a concession or monitor the operation of concession by a state concessionaire. This may include maintenance of equipment and concession facilities. 

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 You'll Need for Success:

  • Must possess a Bachelor’s degree in Natural Resources, Fish & Wildlife Management, Forestry, Biology, Business Administration, Recreation, or a closely related field.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license
  • 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 hire, direct, train, develop, motivate, discipline and evaluate a diverse range of employees with varying levels of skill to meet operational demands.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing 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.

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) and vision/dental coverages 
  • Wellness program (offers premiums discount for the 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 
  • Free Parking 
  • Free LinkedIn Learning 

 

Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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