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About East Fork Fish Hatchery:
East Fork Hatchery is the newest cool and warm water hatchery to be constructed in Indiana since the 1940s. The hatchery takes its name from the nearby East Fork of the White River. Construction started in February 1982 and was completed in July 1983 at a cost of $2.7 million. The hatchery construction was financed from the sale of hunting and fishing licenses. The hatchery covers about 80 acres and contains 29 earthen ponds ranging from ½ to 6 acres in size. The ponds total 33 acres of water.
One of the unique characteristics of the East Fork Hatchery is that this facility was originally designed to be able to experiment with, and respond to, the various fish culture options that were emerging during the construction of this hatchery. Over time, pond configurations have changed here at East Fork, to meet the Indiana DNR’s fish production needs. For this reason, there are various aquaculture methods used on this property, including internal and external raceway systems, as well as a variety of pond configurations.
This role starts at a base salary of $39,780.
About the Job:
The Property Assistant Manager has supervisory responsibilities for the operation and maintenance of a mid to large sized 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 mid to large sized DNR property in the absence of and in coordination with the property manager.
- Hires, trains, supervises, and directs the activities of a larger team of staff, interns, and volunteers.
- Assists with planning, coordinating, implementing, and directing the natural resource management, cultural/historic resource management, fish & wildlife management, fish culture, and/or timber management practices and procedures.
- Assists 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.
- 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
- Assists 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.
- Directs 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, reporting, directing, monitoring, reconciling and reporting revenue and fee collection(s), donations, change funds, resale accounts, etc.
- May assist the property manager 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.
- Monitors 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.
- Ensures 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.