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Business Administrator 2

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Business Administrator 2
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Ohio Department of Natural Resources

Who we are:

Did you know Ohio operates 76 state parks, manages over 750,000 acres of diverse wildlife land and more than 2 million acres of water. That’s just the tip of the iceberg of what we do at the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) as we seek to ensure a balance between wise use and protection of our natural resources for the benefit of all!

Across our 12 divisions and support services, we employ office staff, law enforcement officers, geologists, biologists, engineers, attorneys, communicators, managers, and so much more. Whatever your passion, we likely have a position to fit it and pathways for advancement!

Working at ODNR is a special experience. Our employees are afforded opportunities to participate in public events at parks, nature preserves, wildlife areas, and annually at the Natural Resources Park at the Ohio State Fair! Our central office campus at Fountain Square is like an oasis on Morse Road with private, secured parking, wildlife, a walking path, and natural areas including a small prairie and wetland. We routinely have Lunch and Learn events at our Assembly Center which are streamed on Teams Live as are monthly updates with our Director.

Job Description
What we need:

We are seeking energetic, passionate people who enjoy the outdoors and want to play a key role for the position of Business Administrator 2 within the Division of Parks & Watercraft, The final location will be determined with successful applicant, possible locations are below. To learn more about the Division of Parks & Watercraft, please visit Division of Parks & Watercraft .

Wingfoot Lake State Park - 993 Goodyear Park Blvd, Mogadore, OH 44260 (Portage County)
Caesar Creek State Park - 8570 E State Route 73, Waynesville, OH 45068-9719 (Warren County)
Zaleski Headquarters - 29371 Wheelabout Road, McArthur, Ohio 45651 (Vinton County)
Harrison Lake State Park - 26246 Harrison Lake Road, Fayette, OH 43521 (Fulton County)
ODNR Central Office – 2045 Morse Road, Columbus, OH 43229 (Franklin County)
What you will do…

Serve as assistant to the Division of Parks & Watercraft's Financial Manager
Supervises staff & plays a critical role in the division's fiscal operations
Responsible for daily payable administration, works with fiscal year audits, implements & enforces policies, procedures & compliance measures etc.
Serve as liaison to the Office of Budget & Finance & Office of Budget Management
Assist in the mission to provide exceptional outdoor recreation and boating opportunities by balancing customer service, education, protection and conservation of Ohio's state parks and waterways.
Starting hourly pay of $32.51/hr with multiple pay increases over your first 6.5 years of service with an end salary of $46.25/hr
Why Work for the State of Ohio
At the State of Ohio, we take care of the team that cares for Ohioans. We provide a variety of quality, competitive benefits to eligible full-time and part-time employees*. For a list of all the State of Ohio Benefits, visit our Total Rewards website! Our benefits package includes:

Medical Coverage
Free Dental, Vision and Basic Life Insurance premiums after completion of eligibility period
Paid time off, including vacation, personal, sick leave and 11 paid holidays per year
Childbirth, Adoption, and Foster Care leave
Education and Development Opportunities (Employee Development Funds, Public Service Loan Forgiveness, and more)
Public Retirement Systems (such as OPERS, STRS, SERS, and HPRS) & Optional Deferred Compensation (Ohio Deferred Compensation)
*Benefits eligibility is dependent on a number of factors. The Agency Contact listed above will be able to provide specific benefits information for this position.

4 yrs. trg. or 4 yrs. exp. in accounting & auditing or business management.

-Or completion of undergraduate core coursework in accounting or business management; 2 yrs. exp. in accounting or business management.

-Or 12 mos. exp. as Business Administrator 1, 63315.

-Or 2 yrs. exp. as Business Services Officer, 63311.

-Or equivalent of Minimum Class Qualifications for Employment noted above.

Job Skills: Accounting and Finance

Technical Skills
Internal Auditing, Accounting and Finance, Budgeting
Professional Skills
Developing Others
Supplemental Information
Application Requirements:
Please ensure your online application clearly indicates how you meet minimum qualifications (MQs). Transcripts are required for all coursework, degrees or educational accomplishments claimed on the application. Applicants must submit a transcript (can be unofficial until point of selection) by the posting deadline (attach in the Additional Attachments section of the application submission Step 6). Should you have issues attaching, please email to: “See resume” is not a substitution for completing supplemental questions. Answers to the supplemental questions must be supported by the work experience/education sections of the application. Applications that fail to demonstrate how they meet minimum qualifications will not be considered.

To request a reasonable accommodation due to a disability please contact Mohammad Yakubu, EEO Regional/Program Administrator at 614-265-6992 or

Effective July 1, 2015 applicants must apply online for positions at all state agencies except the Department of Developmental Disabilities (DODD).

The final candidate selected for the position will be required to undergo a criminal background check. Criminal convictions do not necessarily preclude an applicant from consideration for a position. An individual assessment of an applicant's prior criminal convictions will be made before excluding an applicant from consideration.

STATUS OF POSTED POSITIONS: Applicants can view the status of this position by logging into their user profile on the Ohio Hiring Management System [OHMS] Home page at the following link, and selecting "My Profile".


Bargaining unit applicants will be given consideration for applicable positions, pursuant to collective bargaining agreement.

Selection devices, proficiency testing and/or assessments may be used to determine if an applicant meets and is proficient in the minimum qualifications for this position.

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ADA Statement
Ohio is a Disability Inclusion State and strives to be a model employer of individuals with disabilities. The State of Ohio is committed to providing access and inclusion and reasonable accommodation in its services, activities, programs and employment opportunities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other applicable laws.

Drug-Free Workplace
The State of Ohio is a drug-free workplace which prohibits the use of marijuana (recreational marijuana/non-medical cannabis). Please note, this position may be subject to additional restrictions pursuant to the State of Ohio Drug-Free Workplace Policy (HR-39), and as outlined in the posting.

Application Deadline: 
Sunday, July 21, 2024
Application Instructions: 
Must apply directly to website to be considered for employment
Tanya Allen