Job Opportunity - IN - Director of State ParksIndiana State Parks Director

Aug 5, 2020

As the Director of State Parks, you will be involved with a variety of executive duties within a state agency or facility involving a high degree of discretion in interpretation, application and execution of a division’s policies and programs.

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 the Indiana Department of Natural Resources:

The mission of the Indiana Department of Natural Resources is to protect, enhance, preserve, and wisely use natural, cultural, and recreational resources for the benefit of Indiana's citizens through professional leadership, management, and education.

Salary Information:

This role traditionally starts at a base salary of $47,476; however, pay may be commensurate with education and experience.

Date Posted:  Aug 5, 2020

Requisition ID:  121124


Indianapolis, IN, US, 46204

A Day in the Life:

The essential functions of this roles are as follows:

  • Reviews and evaluates organizational effectiveness, goal determination, and strategic planning, etc., makes recommendations for improvement;
  • Develops and coordinates plans and policies, resources and mission as well as goals, vision and expectations of agency or program;
  • Provides guidance to agencies and the public regarding applicable laws and rules;
  • Supervises subordinate personnel including: hiring, determining workload and delegating assignments, training, monitoring and evaluating performance, and initiating corrective or disciplinary action;
  • Monitors agency or program budget including revenues, expenditures and budget projections;
  • Communicates with news and other media; responds to media questions or requests in an appropriate public relations manner;
  • Coordinates with other government officials on planning issues (i.e. federal and/or state agency directors, etc.).
  • Coordinate, review and evaluate the use of appropriate controls and standards for the agency.

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:

  • Ability to develop and/or measure program outcomes;
  • Ability to create and maintain strong working relationships with key public and private government and business leaders;
  • Ability to identify problems, determine accuracy and relevance of information, and use sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives and to make recommendations;
  • Ability to work with internal and external customers to assess needs, provide assistance, resolve problems, and satisfy expectations;
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills with the ability to build relationships, establish credibility, and influence leaders at all levels.

What You'll Need for Success:

  • Advanced knowledge of agency and/or organizational program(s) and business practices;
  • Advanced knowledge of State programs and resources, public policy and program evaluation;
  • Ability to make sound, well-informed and objective decisions, and to perceive the impact and implications of decisions;
  • Ability to identify problems; determine accuracy and relevance of information; use sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives and to make recommendations.

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.