• Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
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Chief of Public Access & Property Services



Chief of Public Access & Property Services


$64,020.00 - $97,213.00 Annually


Multi-County, PA

Job Type

Civil Service Permanent Full-Time


Fish & Boat Commission

Job Number



3/12/2019 11:59 PM Eastern

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Division of Public Access and Property Services

Contact Name

Colleen Henning

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+ Description

+ Benefits


Requisition Number: I-2019-40687

Work Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm; ? hour lunch. (37.5 hour work week)

Seniority provisions are not applicable.

*Please note, this position will be headquartered at one of two locations:

Division of Public Access and Property Services

1601 Elmerton Avenue

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17110-9299


Central Regional Office

595 East Rolling Ridge Drive

Bellefonte, Pennsylvania 16823



Manages the statewide activities of the Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission's (PFBC) Division of Public Access and Property Services, which is responsible for the planning, acquisition and management of public access and real estate projects, management of real property assets, development of partnerships with public and private organizations for acquiring and securing long term public access to the Commonwealth's waterways for fishing and boating opportunities, and for the conservation of lands, waterways and habitats for jurisdictional species.

Supervises and manages the functions and staff of the Division of Public Access and Property Services.

Determines work priorities, methods of approach, assignments of work to appropriate staff, and monitors projects to ensure compliance with work requests, program needs, regulatory requirements, and professional standards.

Develops and implements programs and strategies for public access or property management initiatives, and for the acquisition, leasing, and management of Commission owned or controlled property.

Plans, administers, develops, implements, evaluates and promotes best management practices for PFBC property resources and assets.

Develops and implements long term funding strategies for public access and property asset management projects, including the maximizing, leveraging and combining of available funding from multiple sources.

Oversees and manages the surveying of all land and water acquisitions, boundary markings, and survey work associated with PFBC construction projects.

Administers and directs a number of statewide grant programs designed to enhance and promote the development of recreational fishing and boating facilities, and statewide grant programs designed for the acquisition of public access and lands conservation.

Presents project proposals and recommendations to senior staff, project partners, the public, and the PFBC's Board of Commissioners.

Writes and prepares responses to written or oral inquiries. Writes and prepares correspondence and reports. Edits and finalizes letters and memos.

Develops, administers, and reviews program operating budgets and expenditures. Oversees the preparation of annual budgets and monitors budgetary activity.

Implements and oversees management systems designed for the collection of program revenues and payment of invoices.

Employs and understands project management methods and techniques, basic accounting principles and reporting methods, basic computer applications for tracking, monitoring and reporting program activities, and basic legal and administrative requirements applicable to contracts and Commonwealth procurement rules.

Cultivates and maintains a working understanding and knowledge of real estate, construction, engineering and surveying practices and terms.

Performs related work as required.

Essential Functions:

1. Performs full range of supervisory duties.

2. Understand and apply basic property management, acquisition and conservation practices and principles.

3. Understand and apply basic contact and real property law.

4. Identify problems and recognize appropriate solutions.

5. Implement and honor Commonwealth and agency policies, procedures and business rules.

6. Gather, assemble, correlate and analyze facts, and derive solutions to problems independently.

7. Prepare written correspondence and communicate effectively through writing.

8. Speak in public and communicate effectively orally.

9. Travel by vehicle, with occasional overnight tours of duty.

10. Work independently.


Eligibility - all candidates:

1. Meet the minimum experience and training required for the job:

Four years of experience in professional real estate work, including two years of supervisory

experience; and a bachelor's degree;


An equivalent combination of experience and training that includes two years of professional real estate supervisory experience.

2. Be a resident of Pennsylvania.

3. Be eligible for selection in accordance with Civil Service rules.

Recruitment Method:

Applicants must meet the following methods to be considered for this vacancy:

+ Promotion without Examination

Promotion Without Examination*:

Class Restrictions for Promotion Without Examination Only

1. You must have or have held regular civil service status in one of the following classifications:

+ Administrative Officer 3

+ Chief Real Estate Appraiser

+ Real Estate Appraisal Reviewer

+ Surveyor 2

We will also consider applications from current Commonwealth employees in Pay Scale Group 8 classifications for which there is a logical occupational, functional or career developmental relationship to this position. ALL applicants must meet the minimum experience and training requirements.

2. Meritorious service, defined as (a) the absence of any discipline above the level of written reprimand during the 12 months preceding the closing date of the posting, and (b) the last due overall regular or probationary performance evaluation was higher than unsatisfactory or fails to meet standards.

3. Seniority, defined as a minimum of one year(s) in the next lower class(es) by the posting closing date.

*The Promotion Without Examination requirements are issued for compliance with Management Directive 580.19, Promotion in the Classified Service without Examination.

How to Apply

Interested qualified applicants must apply through NEOGOV and attach the following applicable documents by the posting closing date:

+ Resume.

+ For Promotion without Exam: Most recent Regular or Probationary Employee Performance Review.

All applicants must apply through NeoGov.

Failure to apply through NEOGOV and attach the applicable documents by the closing date of the posting will eliminate you from consideration for this position.

If you need an accommodation for the interview due to a disability, please call the number listed above.

Health & Wellness

We offer a comprehensive benefits package, including health coverage, vision, dental, and wellness programs.*

Work/Life Balance

We understand that there is more to life than work - and we want you to enjoy it!

We offer paid vacation days, paid sick days, military leave, as well as paid time off for most major U.S. holidays. Alternate work schedules and telecommuting arrangements are available for certain positions.

Career Development

We want to help you grow and see your goals become a reality! Supervisors and human resource staff are available to help employees create a plan to develop skills for their current jobs or prepare for the next step in their careers. Employees can easily transfer between positions or agencies to expand knowledge and pursue new challenges while retaining leave and benefits. Additionally, there are a variety of programs available to help get you where you need to be.

Other Rewards

Commonwealth employees enjoy many other rewards, including opportunities for recognition, workplace charitable giving, and even special employee-only discounts.

For more information about benefits, health and wellness, work-life balance, career development, and other rewards go towww.employment.pa.govand click on the benefits box.

*Eligibility rules apply.


Commonwealth of Pennsylvania


613 North StreetHarrisburg, Pennsylvania, 17120


* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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