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Seasonal Worker - Kankakee

Date Posted:  May 2, 2022
Requisition ID:  314385
Location: 

North Judson, IN, US, 46366

 

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 Kankakee Fish & Wildlife Area:
Kankakee FWA is dedicated to providing outdoor recreational opportunities while maintaining 4,199 acres, which includes open water, marshes, riparian timber, periodically flooded crop fields, and 11 miles of river.

 

The entire area is situated in what was the Kankakee Grand Marsh, which once covered hundreds of thousands of acres. Most of the marsh was drained in the late 1800s for agricultural use.

 

In 1927, the state purchased 2,312 acres of the remaining marsh for a Civilian Conservation Corps camp that housed as many as 400 men. The area later became established as a game preserve, and during the 1950s, waterfowl management was undertaken by the State. In 1982 the property acquired 1,016 acres of private land that was developed into wildlife habitat. Ten years later in 1992, an additional 767 acres were added. The most recent addition to the property was 104 acres added in 2010."

 

Salary:

This position starts at a minimum rate of $10.25 per hour and may be commensurate with education and experience.

About the Job:

The Seasonal Property Worker provides friendly customer service while ensuring the maintenance and upkeep of areas used by the general public.  Property Workers assist park guests with park information and regulations.  This role may focus on customer service and operational aspects depending on assignment and requirements described below. 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.

Housekeepers work to maintain and clean property buildings, grounds and facilities.  Duties include regular deep cleaning and sanitization of facilities (including toilets, urinals and showers).

Concession Attendants provide quality customer service at concession stands, beach houses or other locations as needed.  Attendants sell food items, firewood, boat rentals, ice, and etc based on their station.  This role is responsible for reporting information regarding the inventory & stock of supplies necessary to operations.  Attendants are responsible for the collection of revenue from fees and permits, and cash/credit card handling duties.

Concession Supervisors provide supervision, motivation and direction to concession team members to achieve sales revenue.  The Supervisor ensures staff are properly trained and scheduled.  This role is responsible for ordering, tracking and ensuring concession stands are properly stocked.  Concession Supervisors assist property management by performing point of sale system (POS) maintenance, creating transaction reports, inventory management and control activities.

Trail Crewmembers repair wood structures, add water bars to trails, install information panels and perform other general maintenance duties.

Office Assistants answer inquiries about the property, and assist property management with operations and administrative functions.  Office Assistants may assist in the preparation of financial reports.

Security Officers monitor the activities of visitors and report problems to property management or other authorities.  Security Officers patrol the property and enforce regulations in a courteous, but firm manner.  This role provides security to facilities, construction sites and logging operations as needed, including late night visits to area prone to vandalism, disturbances and illegal activities.

Shooting Range Officers monitor the activities of visitors using the shooting range while providing quality customer service and education on safe gun handling.  This role will enforce shooting range standard operating procedures while ensuring the safety of visitors and staff.  In addition to basic maintenance of the range, the Safety Officer will collect and sort brass casings.  

Wildlife/Hatchery Technician: Assists, with fish culture, fish stocking, facility and equipment maintenance, wildlife habitat management activities including prescribed fire, planting, mowing disking, tree cutting and will sometimes assist with wildlife surveys/samples.  Often working outside in all weather.  Often interacts with the public in the course of performing these tasks or while assisting with public drawings.  

Offender Supervisors monitor the activities and transportation of offenders.  Offenders assist with the maintenance, cleaning and repair of property buildings, grounds and facilities.  The supervisor provides transportation for offenders and may participate in labor duties, as needed.

What You'll Need for Success:

  • Candidates shall have a high school diploma or GED or one (1) year of work experience. 
  • This role should expect to work afternoons, evenings, weekends and holidays.
  • Individuals may experience working in potentially inclement weather.
  • Individual may be required to wear a DNR provided uniform.
  • Individuals may experience working directly with offenders.
  • May be required to travel to additional properties.
  • 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.). 
  • May be required to work around potentially dangerous heavy equipment (e.g. tractors, disks, mowers, planters, 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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