Laurel Highlands, PA

Job Opportunity: Tornado Recovery Project Manager, Term Contract, Indiana

Aug 17, 2023

The Project Manager position for the recovery efforts at McCormick’s Creek State Park is now open for applicants. Starting salary is $43.41 per hour; expected to last a minimum of 18 months. This will be a contract position, not be a state employee. More info:  Carl Lindell Central Region Manager, Indiana State Parks, 317-775-8076 (C,O)



McCormick’s Creek State Park

Project Manager 1

Tornado Recovery Project


As the McCormick’s Creek Tornado Recovery Project Manager, you will be responsible for performing a wide variety of project management tasks utilizing knowledge of construction, budgeting, planning, procurement, regulatory requirements, and natural resource management. To be successful in this position you must develop, foster, and bring to fruition safe, code-compliant projects, which are consistent with DNR's mission and design character, within budget and on time. The candidate will serve on the tornado recovery committee and will be responsible for implementing the vision of the committee by an agreed upon timeline.

Duties / Responsibilities

  • Responsible for independently and appropriately initiating, processing, submitting, and tracking purchase requests, purchase orders and delivery of goods and services per DNR Purchasing SOP's.
  • Responsible for appropriate use, all paperwork and timely submittal of all credit card purchasing policies as outlined in DNR SOP's.
  • Candidate responsible for working independently without significant clerical assistance.
  • Attend weekly FEMA meetings and report on progress, respond to requests for information and provide timely and accurate data.
  • Provide leadership and expertise for project planning and management. This may include budgeting, construction projects, procurement, design, bidding, grants, reporting and regulatory compliance.
  • Design project scope for projects related to recovery efforts at McCormick’s Creek, and coordinate all permits, approvals, compliance, safety planning and grants as required.
  • Respond to requests from other divisions and agencies regarding projects related to the recovery efforts.
  • Gather input from stakeholders and incorporate feedback into project details.
  • Work with park staff, central and executive office to establish timelines and expectations for project outcomes.
  • Develop and foster relationships with both internal and external stakeholders.
  • Lead several large-scale projects at once while achieving agreed upon deadlines and project expectations.
  • Monitor project progress and establish expectations and deadlines, assign roles and responsibilities to team members.
  • Evaluate project outcomes to ensure they meet stakeholder expectations.
  • Complete and submit performance reports for all projects.

Knowledge / Skills / Experience

  • Project Management: Demonstrated success in leading and managing projects, preferably with a focus on disaster recovery or construction projects.
  • Construction and Infrastructure: Working knowledge of construction principles, site management, and knowledge of relevant regulations and codes related to campground facilities and infrastructure.
  • Risk Management: Ability to assess and mitigate risks associated with the project, including safety hazards, environmental concerns, and logistical challenges.
  • Stakeholder Engagement: Experience in coordinating and communicating with various stakeholders, such as government agencies, campground owners, contractors, and local communities.
  • Team Leadership: Demonstrated success in managing a diverse team of professionals, contractors, and volunteers, ensuring effective collaboration and resource allocation.
  • Budgeting and Resource Management: Proficiency in budget development, cost estimation, procurement, and resource allocation to optimize project outcomes.
  • Time Management: Strong organizational skills to develop realistic timelines, track project progress, and meet critical deadlines.
  • Problem Solving: Ability to analyze complex situations, make informed decisions, and adapt to unforeseen challenges during the recovery process.
  • Communication: Excellent verbal and written communication skills to effectively convey project updates, coordinate with stakeholders, and engage with the public.