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Salary– $2,738.00 – $3,535.00 Monthly

Our Recreation Area Maintenance Technician,

Assists Access staff with restroom cleaning, litter collection, and maintenance on WDFW owned/operated lands. Tasks include:

  • Removes garbage and debris from restroom facility Walk Access Sites and Wildlife Areas to pick-up litter and trash debris.
  • Cleans and brushes out cobwebs and insects from structure including windows and windowsills.
  • Cleans and sanitizes toilets/urinals, handrails, door handles/locks.
  • Restocks restroom with toilet paper.
  • Inspects door locks, door handles and windows. Reports to supervisor if broken or not working properly.
  • Removes or covers graffiti inside and/or outside of structures.
  • Washes off moss or mildew from restroom facility.

Assists Access staff with vegetation management on WDFW owned/operated lands. Tasks include: 

  • Performs brush removal, weed eating, and trimming of overgrowth and vegetation.
  • Rakes and blows leaves.
  • Hand pulls or sprays weeds and vegetation (identification of noxious weeds and hand pulling or chemical application of herbicides for the removal of noxious weeds on and around entrance roads and parking lots.
  • Operates trucks, ATV’s, leaf blowers, weed eaters, hydraulic dump trailers, tractors, chippers, chainsaws, pumps, brush cutters, rotary mowers, pressure washers, and other specialized equipment and power tools.

Assists Access staff with safety and maintenance activities. Tasks include: 

  • Reports potential hazardous debris or spills to supervisor.
  • Repairs docks, railings, and facilities.
  • Cleans, repairs, and posts signs.
  • Repairs potholes and conducts grading activities in parking lots and roadways.
  • Inspects and repairs fences and gates.
  • Places boulder or barrier rock.
  • Paints and performs other exterior maintenance of buildings.
  • Cleans and maintains campgrounds.
  • Performs basic maintenance and repairs to motor vehicles and equipment.
  • Marks property boundaries with signs or flagging.
  • Removes fallen trees from roads.

 

Assists Access staff in responding to inquiries from the public. Tasks include: 

  • Provides printed maps, hunting and fishing regulations booklets, and brochures related to safety practices around wildlife such as bears.
  • Answers questions that the incumbent is knowledgeable about and refer visitors to posted signs.
  • Reports to supervisor any questions that the incumbent is unable to answer.

WORKING CONDITIONS: 

  • Work Setting, including hazards:   
    1. Work occurs outdoors in all weather conditions, on rough terrain, and includes standing and working in waist deep water to repair ramps and docks, walking, bending, stooping, lifting and carrying up to sixty (60) lbs., navigating to worksites, transporting supplies and equipment to remote sites, performing repetitive tasks, handling biohazard materials, and operating a motor vehicle for long periods of time. 
  • Schedule:   
    1. Typically, Monday – Thursday, 40 hours per week, 10 hours per day. Hours may vary due to environmental conditions or public health and safety needs.  
  • Travel Requirements: 
    1. Must be able to travel throughout the region performing duties daily; overnight travel 10% of the time. 
  • Tools and Equipment: 
    1. Trucks, ATV’s, leaf blowers, weed eaters, hydraulic dump trailers, tractors, chippers, chain saws, pumps, brush cutters, rotary mowers, pressure washers, and other specialized equipment and power tools, and personal protective equipment (PPE).
  • Customer Interactions:
    1. Daily interaction with hunters, fishers, dog walkers, hikers, river floaters, and WDFW Wildlife Area and Access Staff. Occasionally deals with conflict when delivering agency information. 

 

 

Qualifications

 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High School Diploma or GED. 

AND

  • One (1) year of experience as a Natural Resource Worker or equivalent. 
    1. Natural Resource Worker 1 – For example: Fencing, weed management, unskilled forest, agricultural, and/or aquatic land management labor.  Work is performed under close supervision and as a member of an organized crew.

Please Note: College level work in the field of fish, wildlife, or habitat management, agriculture, forestry, or a natural resource science may substitute year-for-year for experience.

Licenses/Certifications: 

  • Valid Driver’s License. 
  • Pesticide Applicator License (can be obtained within 12 months of hire, training provided). 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Experience in:  

  • Safety and operations of cleaning and maintenance of restrooms and parking areas.
  • Vegetation identification and management.
  • Heavy and small equipment operation and maintenance.
  • Providing customer service.
  • Troubleshooting problems with vehicles or equipment and make necessary repairs while working in remote areas.
  • Welding and metal skills.
  • Deescalating confrontational situations.
  • Recognizing and reporting hazardous or dangerous conditions and safely handle and dispose of biohazardous materials.
  • Leading volunteer crews.
  • Effectively communicate verbally and in writing.
  • Maintaining general equipment, pumps, small engines, tractors, etc.

Knowledge of: 

  • WDFW’s mission, goals and objectives and the reason there are public access sites to maintain.
  • Fishing and hunting seasons to prioritize work according to seasonal demands.
  • Hydraulic Project Approvals and other regulatory requirements.
  • Safety requirements for tools and equipment.
  • Basic computer skills.
  • General equipment, pumps, small engines, tractor, etc. maintenance. 
  • Public health and safety issues in remote areas.