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Iowa Department of Administrative Services State Park Technician in State of Iowa, Iowa

State Park Technician

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State Park Technician

Salary

$37,148.80 - $54,392.00 Annually

Location

State of Iowa - See Job Description, IA

Job Type

Full-time

Agency

542 Iowa Department of Natural Resources

Job Number

21-00797

Closing

10/20/2020 11:59 PM Central

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Point of Contact

Michelle Reinig, michelle.reinig@dnr.iowa.gov, 515.250.2222 - Detra Dettmann, detra.dettmann@dnr.iowa.gov, 563.608.4597

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Job Description

Only applicants who meet the Minimum Qualification Requirements and meet all selective requirements will be placed on the eligible list.

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has two (2) job vacancies for a Natural Resource Technician 1 position, within the Parks Bureau, located at Backbone State Park in Dundee, IA and Nine Eagles State Park in David City, IA.

This Park Technician is responsible for maintaining park facilities and property and interpreting park resources under the day to day direction of the Park Manager and supervision of the Parks District Supervisor. Primary duties include facility and equipment maintenance, grounds maintenance, and public outreach.

The Park Technician maintains facilities and equipment at the State Park under the direction of the Park Manager. This includes, cleaning and maintaining offices, service building, restrooms, shower & restroom buildings, heating and cooling systems, water and wastewater systems, campgrounds, shelters, lodges, cabins and camping cabins, docks, roadways, playgrounds, and fences. The Park Technician operates and maintains all assigned equipment safely and correctly. This includes trimmers, saws, power hand tools, pumps, mowers, tractors, ATV's, trailers, boats and motor vehicles.

Under the direction of the Park Manager, this position also maintains all public use areas in a clean and orderly condition. The Park Technician participates in the management of vegetation, wildlife and fish populations through the use of controlled burns of prairie and timber areas, vegetation plantings, pruning, habitat improvement and/or construction, and removal and control of invasive species. This position maintains a multi-use trail system in a manner that ensures both visitor safety and the integrity of the resource. Given these responsibilities, the Park Technician must attend annual pesticide applicator training and maintain certification.

All State Park employees are responsible for engaging in public outreach, both in their assigned Park and offsite, to promote the state park system, recreational safety, and natural resource management. Therefore, the Park Technician will be expected to respond to media as requested; play an active role with division interpretive programs and seasonal naturalists; promote and interact with the local friends group as required; and work collaboratively with the local chamber of commerce and other economic development groups that play a role in promoting the area. The Park Technician also patrols within the assigned area to ensure visitor safety, security of state property and facilities, and orderliness within the public-use areas as a six-month officer. This includes assisting park visitors with problems and their requests for help, attending regular training sessions on enforcement subjects to maintain knowledge of enforcement techniques, and completing paperwork related to enforcement, and other reports as required.

Finally, the Park Technician has some administrative duties typical of a State Employee. These include assisting with the completion of written reports; collecting information for attendance, budget, area, fuel, incident, payroll and cash reports; collecting fees in accordance with DNR policy & procedures; and assisting with work assignments for natural resources aides and volunteers.

Essential Functions

Operate and maintain power tools and equipment commonly used to maintain buildings and landscapes; ability to work outdoors and withstand physically demanding work such as stooping, bending and routinely lifting up to 50 pounds. Understand and follow written and oral instructions and effectively communicate technical information; attention to detail.

Establish and maintain effective working relationships with management and other DNR staff; capacity to adjust to change, work pressures or difficult situations without undue stress; ability to work independently as well as a team member in solving problems and improving service delivery.

Demonstrate initiative, a customer service and team orientation, and display high standards of ethical conduct; position is a full-time position and as such, requires regular attendance.

Critical Job Competencies

Position Specific Competencies: Communication Skills (written/oral), Interpersonal Skills, Customer Focus, Integrity, Self-Management, High Productivity; Flexibility, Accountability, Team Player, and Computer Skills, Technical Skills (park management).

Applicants must meet requirements of DAS Selective Certification #914 Park Management, which requires a minimum of 12 semester hours, six months experience, or a combination of both in the area of park and recreation management. Applicants should attach a Resume/Cover Letter to the online application to aide in confirming that they meet this requirement.

The successful candidates must be able to obtain and maintain a Pesticide Applicator (both positions) and a Commercial Driver’s License (Backbone position only) within 12 months of employment.

Normal hours are 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday, but will have occasional evening/weekend work as needed and occasional in-state travel.

The DNR seeks to hire individuals who wish to support our mission, which is to conserve and enhance our natural resources in cooperation with individuals and organization, to improve the quality of life in Iowa and ensure a legacy for future generations.

The starting salary for new state (Executive Branch) employees will be at the base of the pay range. This position offers a competitive salary schedule and benefit package. The State of Iowa is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

Applicants may attach a Resume/Cover Letter to the online application.

Selectives

914 Park and Recreation Management

6 months’ experience, twelve semester hours, or a combination of both in the operation and/or maintenance of parks or park recreational services. May have commonly been served at a national, state, or county park level.

Minimum Qualification Requirements

The equivalent of two years of full time experience involving facilities maintenance in plumbing, electrical, and/or heating and cooling, or semi-skilled or technical work in a biological, horticultural, conservation, or natural resources program;

OR

an equivalent combination of education and experience substituting 30 semester hours of college level course work in a biological or natural resources program for the required experience.

For additional information, please click on thislink to view the job description.

Additional Qualification Requirements

  • Certain designated positions in this job class require applicants to obtain: a Commercial Drivers License and endorsements; and/or certification as a water and wastewater system operator within a period of time as determined by the appointing authority at the time of hire.

  • Certain designated positions require the employee to be certified by the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship as a Pesticide Applicator within a period of time as determined by the appointing authority at the time of hire.

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Do you understand that the answers to all of the following questions must be truthful, honest, and accurate to the best of your ability?

Please read all questions and answers thoroughly and make sure you understand them completely.Ensure the answers to your questions match the information filled out on your application and the attachments you have uploaded. If the answers to your questions are inconsistent with your application information or uploaded attachments, you will be given zero points for the question.Knowingly misrepresenting the facts when submitting any information related to an application, examination, certification, appeal, or any other facet of the selection process will result in your disqualification from this application and future employment with the state of Iowa.

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Have you filed a registration statement pursuant to the federal Foreign Agents Registration Act of 1938, as amended, 22 U.S.C. §611 et seq?

  • No - I have NOT filed a registration statement pursuant to the federal Foreign Agents Registration Act of 1938, as amended, 22 U.S.C. §611 et seq

  • Yes - I HAVE filed a registration statement pursuant to the federal Foreign Agents Registration Act of 1938, as amended, 22 U.S.C. §611 et seq

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How many years do you have of full-time experience involving facilities maintenance in plumbing, electrical, and/or heating and cooling, or semi-skilled or technical work in a biological, horticultural, conservation, or natural resources program?

  • I do not have of the required experience

  • Less than two years of full-time experience involving facilities maintenance in plumbing, electrical, and/or heating and cooling, or semi-skilled or technical work in a biological, horticultural, conservation, or natural resources program

  • Two years or more of full-time experience involving facilities maintenance in plumbing, electrical, and/or heating and cooling, or semi-skilled or technical work in a biological, horticultural, conservation, or natural resources program

04

How many years do you have of a combination of post high school education in a biological or natural resources program AND/OR full time experience involving facilities maintenance in plumbing, electrical, and/or heating and cooling, or semi-skilled or technical work in a biological, horticultural, conservation, or natural resources program? 30 semester hours equals one year of experience.

  • I do not have any of the combined required education and/or experience

  • Less than two years of the combined required education and/or experience

  • Two years or more of the combined required education and/or experience

05

Does your application demonstrate that you have 6 months' experience, twelve semester hours, or a combination of both in the operation and/or maintenance of parks or park recreational services? May have commonly been served at a national, state, or county park level.

  • Yes

  • No

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State of Iowa

Agency

542 Iowa Department of Natural Resources

Address

Wallace State Office Building502 E 9th St, 4th FloorDes Moines, Iowa, 50319

Website

http://www.iowadnr.gov/

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