Assistant Property Manager - LaSalle FWA

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Salary for this position is commensurate with education and job experience.
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About the Job:
The Department of Natural Resources is currently seeking an Assistant Property Manager for LaSalle FWA. This is a managerial, supervisory, and administrative position that directs and leads the management and operation of LaSalle FWA properties. Work includes responsibility for the long and short range planning, implementation of policy and procedures, budget preparation and tracking, recruitment of personnel, training, development, and hiring and disciplining employees of the assigned fish and wildlife property to meet Division strategic goals and objectives. Duties include working with other managers within the Wildlife Section, other sections within the division of fish and wildlife, other divisions within the Department of Natural Resources, other governmental agencies, local, state, and federal, and private vendors to manage and operate the fish and wildlife property in order to provide recreational opportunities and access to the property for hunters, fishermen, trappers, and wildlife viewers. This access must be provided for the convenience of the public, regardless of their physical ability, but without endangering the natural resources of the area.
A Day in the Life:
Plan, coordinate, implement, and direct the wildlife management practices and procedures, and maintenance practices.Management activities include, but are not limited to:
habitat manipulation using heavy construction equipment, farm equipment, hand tools (e.g. chainsaws, etc.), prescribed fire, chemicals, tenant farming, tenant grazing, etc. Maintenance activities include, but are not limited to, maintenance of all fiscal facilities such as office/check station complex, shop and storage buildings, residences, levees, dams, public use facilities (e.g. fishing facilities, restroom facilities, boat ramps, access roads, parking lots, lakes and marshes, etc.), vehicles, equipment, tools, etc.
Plan, coordinate, implement, and direct public use activities on the property that includes, but is not limited to:
woodland game hunting (deer, turkey, squirrel, etc.), upland game hunting (quail and rabbit, etc.), migratory bird hunting (dove, woodcock, snipe, rails, etc.), waterfowl hunting (ducks, geese, etc.), fishing activities (both impoundments and rivers and streams), as well as many other non-consumptive uses such as wildlife viewing, mushroom hunting, berry picking, shooting sports, hiking, etc.
Directing these activities may include the allotment of opportunities through sign-ups, drawings, etc. to limit the number of users on the property at one time if necessary. Also, patrol of the property to observe users, is often necessary to insure user compliance with state and federal wildlife laws, and state and local property regulations.
Oversee the daily operation and activities of the property laborers and support staff.
Oversee required periodic preventative maintenance and repairs to all fish and wildlife property buildings, facilities, equipment, tools, and vehicles.
Carry out administrative duties that are necessary for the operation, management, and maintenance of the fish and wildlife property, its facilities, buildings, fixed assets, equipment, vehicles, and tools, and the same for satellite properties.
Hire, supervise, train, resolve personnel disputes, evaluate, and discipline maintenance repairpersons, equipment operators, laborers, clerks, and intermittent laborers and clerks that work on the fish and wildlife property.
Prepare operational management work plans and budgets for the fish and wildlife property to help achieve the objectives set forth in the Division of Fish and Wildlife strategic plans for public lands.
Evaluate management work plans to determine if objectives were met and if projects remained within budget.
Work with property managers on other fish and wildlife properties, or with private lands biologists on any projects requiring the involvement and cooperation of more than one unit to accomplish division objectives.
Resolve problems or complaints from the general public or landowners that own land or live adjacent to the assigned property. Resolve disputes between property users, or property user and general public or adjacent landowners.
Work with other federal, state, and local government agencies when necessary to accomplish division objectives.
Prepare reports, evaluations, and answer letters as necessary for division or department executives, the governor's office, or legislators.
What we're looking for:
Thorough and specialized knowledge of established wildlife management practices and procedures and the ability to discuss these with other property manager biologists, private lands biologist, and research biologists in order to plan for and accomplish division objectives. Also, have the ability to explain these practices and procedures to the general public and property users.
Thorough and specialized knowledge in the use and behavior of prescribed fire for wildlife habitat manipulation. Ability to train others in its use.
Thorough knowledge of equipment and materials necessary to manage and maintain a fish and wildlife property.
Extensive and thorough knowledge and skills in personnel supervision and management.
Thorough knowledge and understanding of state, department, and division administrative policies and procedures pertinent to the management of the assigned fish and wildlife property.
Thorough knowledge of building operation, maintenance, and upkeep.
Thorough and extensive knowledge and understanding of equipment and vehicle operation and maintenance procedures, and thorough ability to troubleshoot problems.
Thorough knowledge of the Division of Fish and Wildlife strategic and operational planning and evaluation system.
Thorough and extensive knowledge of federal, state, and local rules, regulations, and laws that would affect the operation and management of the assigned fish and wildlife property.
Thorough and extensive working knowledge and the ability to operate survey equipment (i.e. transit, level, etc.) and GPS equipment.
Thorough and extensive working knowledge of pesticide application, use, and safety, and the ability to secure certification of the Core knowledge and the necessary categories for the property (i.e. ag, aquatics, etc.)
Thorough and extensive working knowledge and the ability to operate office equipment, including but not limited to computers (including Internet, E-mail, etc.), fax machines, scanners, copiers, etc.
Ability to be creative at solving problems and developing alternatives in response to unforseen obstacles that come up during the course of carrying out normal duties.
Ability to coordinate and motivate diverse equipment operator, maintenance repairperson, laborer, and clerical personnel in order to meet division goals and objectives.
Extensive ability to communicate with fellow professionals, division and department executives, subordinates, the general public, and the news media concerning Division programs and projects.
Position requires a minimum of a B.S. degree in wildlife or fisheries management, or a related field and knowledge and experience in wildlife management practices and procedures, administrative procedures, and personnel management procedures.
Must possess a valid Indiana State Operators License or valid CDL.
The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package which includes:
Choose from four medical plans (including RX coverage), vision and dental
Wellness program that offers eligibility into a discounted medical plan
Health savings account, offered for most medical plans, includes state contributions
Deferred compensation account (similar to a private sector's 401 K plan) with employer match, as well as a choice between two fully funded pension plans
Group life insurance
Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits
Paid vacation, personal and sick time off
The State of Indiana offers other generous 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
Equal Employment Opportunity:
The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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