Company : State of Missouri
Salary : $30,854 - $31,812 a year
Location : Missouri
Salary: $1285.59 - $1,325.51 (semi-monthly)
Job Location/Shift: This position is with the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, Division of State Parks, and will be located at Washington State Park, 13041 State Highway 104, DeSoto, Missouri. Shift is Tuesday through Friday (four days), 7:00 am to 5:30 pm, with a half hour lunch break. Shifts may vary with the time of year and in order to meet the needs of the facility, including working at least one weekend a month during the on season (April through October). When working a weekend, adequate days off will be given during the business week. Must also work varying shifts depending on holidays, emergencies, and special events.
Why you’ll love this position:
We are looking for people to join our team who love nature and history and want to care for Missouri’s outstanding natural and cultural resources while helping visitors enjoy their recreational experiences! Washington State Park offers a wide variety of assignments through the operation of a park that offers a variety of opportunities to our visitors including camping, cabins, trails, river access, picnicking, and swimming pool.
What you’ll do:
- This is semi-skilled work in facility maintenance, grounds maintenance, construction and repair of buildings (including historic buildings), routine cleaning of structures, and assisting in the operation and repair of the water/wastewater systems at Washington State Park.
- Perform preventative maintenance on vehicles, equipment, buildings, structures and grounds. Must be able to perform some minor vehicle and equipment repairs on site.
- Purchase operating supplies and parts as necessary. Become familiar with and follow all procurement rules and procedures. Monitor inventory and provide list of needs for central warehouse and MVE orders.
- Assist with trail maintenance and repair
- Assist with stewardship of resources, both natural and cultural. Participate in on site controlled burns, invasive plant removal and other resource management related projects. Participate in off-site controlled burns at other parks to help meet Region or Statewide management goals.
- Maintain a working knowledge of park rules, regulations, procedures and policies. Attend mandatory and other trainings to learn new or enhance existing skills. Communicate openly and effectively with the public, external stakeholders, supervisors and subordinates.
All you need for success:
- One to three years of experience in a variety of trade areas including electrical, plumbing, carpentry, concrete and masonry, painting, plastering, and mechanical repair (substitutions may be allowed)
Preferred Qualifications and Experience/Special Job Requirements
- This position may be required to obtain and maintain water/wastewater certifications, and/or other required licenses/certifications. If required and you do not currently possess this license/certification, you will be given 12 months to obtain necessary license/certification.
- Possession of a valid vehicle operator’s license is required
- Must be able to perform strenuous physical outdoor work, able to walk on uneven terrain for extended periods of time, able to perform duties in rugged terrain, lift and load 50 to 75 pound objects repeatedly, walk and work on roofs, operate equipment for extended timeframes such as mowers, tractors, trimmers and backpack blowers and bend down and/or climb ladders.
- Must be able to work some weekends, evenings, and holidays
- This position will be required to have Level 1 Prescribed Fire Training. If you do not have equivalent training, you will be given 12 months from the appointment date to obtain the necessary training. As a park employee you will perform routine duties and/or assist with controlled burns or wildfire.
More reasons to love this position:
The State of Missouri offers an excellent benefits package that includes a defined pension plan, generous amounts of leave and holiday time, and eligibility for health insurance coverage. Your total compensation is more than the dollars you receive in your paycheck. To help demonstrate the value of working for the State of Missouri, we have created an interactive Total Compensation Calculator. This tool provides a comprehensive view of benefits and more that are offered to prospective employees. The Total Compensation Calculator and other applicant resources can be found here.
If you have questions about this position please contact:
Sharon Hultberg, Superintendent, 636-586-5768
Aarick Roberto (DNR Recruiter), (573) 522-1503 or [email protected]
The State of Missouri is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.