Assistant Property Manager - Kankakee FWA
Date Posted: Aug 26, 2022
Requisition ID: 386123
Location: North Judson, IN, US, 46366
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About Kankakee Fish & Wildlife Area:
Kankakee FWA is a 4,199-acre that 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. Activities include fishing, hunting, trapping, and wildlife watching.
The Assistant Property Manager supports the Property Manager in administering and operating the property and facilities. You will conduct the day-to-day operations including safety and security of the public and employees. In addition to assisting with the maintenance of equipment and property features, you will allocate areas for hunting opportunities.
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.
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 monitor 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.
Required to serve in on call status for emergency response.
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.
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.
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 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 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 $36,478 - $40,124 per year and may be commensurate with education, training, certifications, and experience.
Equal Employment Opportunity:
The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer.