Groundskeeper - Milltown State Park

State Of Montana Missoula , MT 59801

Posted 1 week ago


Documents not requested will not be considered in the recruitment process (such as a resume). This position closes at 11:59 PM Mountain Time on March 25, 2019. You must apply through the State of Montana Career site.

Special Information:

The groundskeeper position is grant-funded through the Montana Natural Resource Damage Program and subject to potential reduction of hours or elimination of the position if funding is reduced or eliminated. The position typically works full time May-October at Milltown State Park, located in Milltown, just East of Missoula.

Must possess and maintain a current, valid driver's license. Must be able to maintain certifications in Basic First Aid, CPR, and Automated External Defibrillators (AED).

Must be able to work independently, walk on rough and uneven terrain, operate small equipment and hand tools, and be able to lift 50 pounds on a regular basis.

Some weekend and evening work will be required with irregular hours, often doing physical labor in adverse weather conditions. Good physical condition is essential. Will be required to wear a parks uniform and comply with uniform policy.

Identity of applicants who become finalists may be released to the public if the Department deems it necessary. Employees who exceed 1,040 hours in a calendar year are also provided health, dental and life insurance.

Other benefits include retirement, paid vacation, sick and holidays. This position may be covered by a VEBA (Voluntary Employee Beneficiary Association).

A successful applicant will be subject to a background investigation.

Women and minorities are under-represented in this job category and are encouraged to apply.

Job Duties:

Site Cleaning & Inspection:

Cleaning and sanitizing restroom facilities, picnic tables, and replacing trash liners and paper products in restroom facilities. Cleaning other park and regional headquarter facilities including sidewalks, picnic shelters, playground, storage structures, work shop, interpretive displays, and other park signs.

This work involves the use of manual cleaning equipment, chemical cleaners, and sanitizing agents.Daily inspection and reporting of hazards, maintenance or repair needs through all park areas. Collecting trash from facilities, area garbage cans, park grounds and trail areas. Minor repairs or responses to facility problems and closing/locking facilities and redirecting public use.

Grounds Keeping:

Employee will assist others in maintaining park grounds by mowing, weed cutting, hand-pulling weeds, irrigation, fertilizing, and tree pruning to provide the site with safe and visually pleasing vegetation. Winter duties may include snow removal.

This work includes the use of rakes, shovels, pruners, lawn mowers, weed trimmers, and leaf and snow blowers. May assist in chemical treatment of noxious weeds and other vegetation under supervision of a certified applicator.

Minor Routine Maintenance:

Minor routine maintenance to facilities such as preparing surfaces followed by painting or staining, cleaning gutters and downspouts. This work involves the use of hand tools (powered and non-powered), wood scrapers, wire brushes, sanders, paintbrushes, primers, and cleanup chemicals.

Public Contact/Assists:

Assists the public by answering questions; providing area, park and agency information; directs park use, informing visitors of park regulations. This work involves the use of employee training manuals, park brochures, maps and other printed materials in communicating information to the public.

Incumbent should have the knowledge and skills to work with various types of hand tools and equipment. Must have the interest and ability to work with the public.

Should have a good grasp of the general information about Milltown State Park and surrounding area and the ability to communicate this to the public. Must be able to carry out assigned tasks with little supervision. Incumbent must be able to work outdoors under adverse weather conditions and irregular hours.

Incumbent will be required to work weekends and most holidays. Demonstrates safe work habits on a daily basis and utilizes required personal protective equipment in accordance with FWP's Safety and Health Policy. Keeps supervisor advised of safety related issues.

Education and Experience:

The knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform this job are typically obtained through a high school diploma and 1 to 2 years of related experience. Other combinations of education and experience will be considered.

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Groundskeeper - Milltown State Park

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