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Seasonal Property Worker - Owen Putnam State Forest

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.

 

About Owen-Putnam State Forest:

Hike through some of the best hardwood forests in the country. Enjoy deer, squirrel and turkey hunting. Fish in one of the ponds. Horseback ride through some of the beautiful hills of south central Indiana, including a view of a 50-foot sandstone bluff. This property consists of many scattered holdings in a north-south orientation and because of this scattered nature, care should be exercised to avoid trespassing on private land.

 

Developed areas include the Forest Office, Fish Creek Campground, Horse Campground and Rattlesnake Campground.

 

Salary Information:

This position starts at a minimum rate of $9.15 per hour; however, pay may be commensurate with experience and the starting rate may vary for the position for which you apply.

About the Job:

As the Seasonal Property Worker, you will provide 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 contibuting 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, as well as some hiking in the woods.
  • 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).

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.

What We're Looking For:
  • Candidates shall have a High School Diploma or High School Equivalent (HSE) or one (1) year of work experience. 
  • This role should expect to work afternoons, evenings, weekends and holidays.
  • Individual may be required to wear a DNR provided uniform.
  • May be required to travel to additional properties.
  • May be required to work around potentially dangerous heavy equipment (e.g. tractors, disks, mowers, planters, etc.). 
  • Must be able to lift at least 50 lbs.
What You'll Need for Success:
  • Individuals may experience working in potentially inclement weather.
  • Individuals may experience working directly with offenders.
  • 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.). 
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.

Posted
04/05/2021
Salary Range
$15,000.00 - 23,000.00
per Year
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Location
Cloverdale, IN 47460, US