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State of Montana Fishing Access Site Groundskeeper in Bozeman, Montana

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Please remember to attach the required Cover Letter and Resume listed in this announcement. Applications missing the requested documents will be considered incomplete and may not progress further in the process. Documents not requested will not be considered in the recruitment process. This position is open until filled with the first screening on March 31, 2021. You must apply through the State of Montana Career site.** Please note this job announcement is for 4 Short Term Recurring positions

Special Information:

The FAS groundskeeper performs cleaning, site inspections and minor routine maintenance and groundskeeping of assigned fishing access sites. The work ensures fishing access sites are maintained for public use and safety and to extend the usable life of facilities for program efficiency. In addition, the Groundskeeper as part of an on-site employee team assists the public by answering questions, providing information and overseeing safe, lawful use of FASs. Extensive daytime travel is required.

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, barbeque grills, and replacing paper products in restroom facilities. Cleaning other FAS facilities including sidewalks, swimming docks, picnic shelters, storage structures, bulletin boards, interpretive displays and other signs. Work involves use of manual cleaning equipment, chemical cleaners, sanitizing agents, stepladders and leaf blowers.

  • Daily inspection and reporting of hazards, maintenance or repair needs.

  • Minor repairs or responses to facility problems by unclogging drains and toilets, installing toilet seats and closing/locking facilities and redirecting public use.

  • Collecting trash from facilities, area garbage cans, beaches, grounds, trail areas and adjacent highway right-of-ways. Placing collected trash in transfer bins for shipment off-site.

Minor Routine Maintenance and Grounds Keeping:

  • Minor routine maintenance to facilities by preparing surfaces for painting, painting or staining, changing light bulbs, cleaning gutters and downspouts. This work involves the use of hand tools, wood scrapers, wire brushes, sanders, paintbrushes; primers, paint and cleanup chemicals; step ladders.

  • Employee will assist others in maintaining FAS grounds by mowing, weed cutting, hand- pulling weeds, irrigation, raking, shoveling, fertilizing, and tree pruning to provide the site with safe and appropriate vegetation. This work includes the use of rakes, shovels, pruners, lawn mowers, weed trimmers and leaf blowers.

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

  • Follows established procedures and contacts the proper authorities when encountering emergency or law enforcement situations. Collects information and evidence of violations or accidents occurring in the park and records using standard report forms, establishes communication with local 911/EMS, law enforcement officials, wardens and supervisors.

  • Employee will keep detailed records on assigned duties, equipment and supplies needs, time worked, and submit to work unit office in a timely manner.

  • Participates in annual and scheduled training including Standard First Aid and CPR, and safety meetings.

Physical and Environmental Demands:

  • Work occurs outdoors in all types of weather.

  • Works with and around machinery such as weed eaters, edgers, mowers, trimmers, chainsaws and aerators.

  • May work with and around hazardous materials such as pesticides, fertilizer, ice melt and other chemicals.

  • Incumbent may be required to work weekends and some holidays.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • 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 general public.

  • Should have a good grasp of the general information about each FAS and surrounding area that the incumbent will be responsible for and the ability to communicate this to the public.

  • Must be able to carry out assigned tasks with little supervision.

Minimum Qualifications (Education and Experience):

The knowledge, skills, and abilities of this position are normally attained through combination of education and experience equivalent to a high school diploma and/or vocational tech training and/or 1-year experience. Other combinations of education and experience will be considered on a case-by-case basis. A Montana driver’s license is required.

Job: *Building/Grounds Maintenance

Title: Fishing Access Site Groundskeeper

Location: Bozeman

Requisition ID: 21140433

Other Locations: Livingston, Whitehall, Ennis

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