Construction & Maintenance Project Specialist (Central Cascades) 07485 - Kittitas County, WA

Employer: Parks and Recreation Commission

Job Description:
Construction & Maintenance Project Specialist (Central Cascades) 07485
Salary: $4,738.00 - $5,361.00 Monthly
Location: Kittitas County – Other, WA
Job Type: Full Time - Permanent
Department: Parks and Recreation Commission
Job Number: 2021-07485
Closing: 8/3/2021 5:00 PM Pacific

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Are you tired of working odd hours with an overwhelming workload? Are you ready to work for an agency that truly values its staff? At the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission you will join a team of well-respected staff that encourages creativity and works smarter. We're seeking a well-rounded Construction & Maintenance Project Specialist that can continue to pave the way in making parks a destination for all, and we need your expertise.

This recruitment will be used to fill a full-time, permanent, Construction & Maintenance Project Specialist position for the Central Cascades Area located at Olmstead Place State Park in Kittitas County, WA.
For more information on Washington State Parks, click here.
If you have questions regarding this recruitment, please contact the manager listed in the "Supplemental Information" section of this publication.

Under general supervision by the Construction & Maintenance Supervisor, the Construction & Maintenance Project Specialist, this position performs duties of construction, maintenance, repair, and equipment operation within the Central Cascades Area, which includes Lake Easton State Park, Ginkgo Petrified Forest State Park, Wanapum State Park, Olmstead Place State Park, Helen McCabe State Park, Palouse To Cascades State Park Trail, Yakima Sportsman State Park, Fort Simcoe State Park and the South Cle Elum National Historic District.

Duties include, but are not limited to:
Performs construction and repair of buildings and other structures including erecting buildings and facilities such as greenhouses, screen houses, storage facilities, pump houses, and barrier free facilities with complete mechanical and electrical systems.
Conducts major remodels with space utilization changes involving lowering ceilings, removing and installing walls and installing all associated mechanical and electrical systems and fixtures.
Leads and directs a crew engaged in installation, maintenance, and repair of plumbing, electrical, steam, heating, domestic and irrigation water pump systems, sewage and other systems and equipment.
Inspects buildings, grounds equipment and fixtures to determine the need for maintenance or repair. Operates and maintains construction tools and equipment.
Repair or alter buildings and other structures such as offices, laboratories, greenhouses, shops, sheds, barns, partitions, and walk-in coolers from plans, sketches or instruction; construct new facilities from blueprints and specifications. Install, repair, and maintain electrical, mechanical, and structural systems of buildings and utility distribution systems.
Construct forms, pour and finish concrete floors, walls, foundations, stairs, curbing and sidewalks. Inspect, troubleshoot, repair, rebuild and maintain boilers, heating and ventilating systems, power distribution systems, refrigeration equipment, air conditioning systems, water systems and wastewater systems.
Operate power tools and equipment such as welders, threading machines, lathes, sheet metal brakes and shears, pipe and conduit benders, saws, grinders, presses, spray guns and related equipment.
Perform preventative maintenance and repair work on all types of mechanical, electrical, pneumatic and hydraulic equipment.
Operate motorized equipment such as backhoes, front-end loaders, trenchers, excavators, stump grinders, dump trucks, tractors, mowers, snow cats, snow blowers and related equipment incidental to the construction, remodel and repair of facilities.
Perform routine facilities, water and sewer system maintenance including seasonal startup and shutdown procedures, routine inspections and repairs. Performs monthly and as needed water system sampling, inspection and documentation.
Work with supervisor and other area staff in responding to and evaluating park maintenance needs. Determines action to be taken, timelines, develops work plans, obtains required permits, acquires material, and communicates manpower and funding needs to supervisor.
Perform grounds maintenance duties in the area which include operation of spray equipment, assessing herbicide needs, determining type of herbicides, application of herbicides, and completing require documentation.
Maintain health and safety standards.

Two (2) years as a Maintenance Mechanic 1.
Completion of a recognized apprenticeship as a journey-level worker in a construction or building trade.
Journey-level experience in two or more of the construction or building trades or four years of equivalent work experience. Vocational training up to two years may be substituted for the experience requirement.
Valid unrestricted (except corrective lenses) driver's license.
Class A Commercial Driver's license (CDL) must be obtained within the first 12 months of employment.
First Aid & CPR certification must be obtained within the first 12 months of employment.
Must maintain a current Pesticide Operator's License within the first 12 months of employment.

All Construction & Maintenance Specialist are required to wear a uniform. A complete and properly worn uniform helps establish the professional identity of a Construction & Maintenance Specialist and promotes respect as a Washington State Parks employee. All Construction & Maintenance Specialists will receive 6 shirts within the first year (2 shirts per calendar year after the first year), 1 jacket every 3 years, 1 baseball cap every year, 1 safety vest every 3 years, and a clothing stipend of $200 per year, and a $250 boot stipend every 2 years. Uniform stipends are intended to offset the cost of clothing worn in the workplace such as pants, boots, raingear, etc.

NOTE: Prior to a new hire, a background check, including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment, but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform in the position. This position is subject to the drug and alcohol testing requirements of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). For more information, please go to DOT Drug & Alcohol Testing.

Supplemental Information
To ensure consideration, please complete the online job application and profile at Use reference number 07485 when searching for the job announcement.
You must attach in your application the following:
Letter of Interest specifically addressing the qualifications listed in this announcement.
Current resume.
Three professional references.

**All requested materials must be submitted. Incomplete or late application materials will not be accepted. Failure to follow application process may disqualify you from further consideration.**
The information provided in your application must support your selected answers in the application questions. Answers will be verified and documentation may be required. Responses not supported in your application will disqualify you for consideration of employment from this recruitment.

NOTE: Prior to a new hire, a background check, including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment, but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform in the position.

This position is included in the non-supervisory bargaining unit represented by the Washington Federation of State Employees (WFSE). For more information:

Diversity Policy Statement:
The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission is committed to creating an equitable, hospitable, appreciative, safe, and inclusive park environment – one that embraces the full spectrum of all community members' contributions. The Commission makes this commitment because:
Diversity strengthens the workforce in competence and ability;
Celebrating diversity appreciates and values individual differences;
Diversity serves an increasingly heterogeneous society;
Diversity helps ensure the relevance of a state park system, its mission, properties, and programs to the people of this state today and in the future; and
Diversity is crucial to our ability to serve all citizens.

The Commission encourages and supports staff efforts to reach out to people of all races, national origins, abilities, religions, sexual orientations, veteran status, ages, and genders who use the parks and who live in communities nearby parks. This outreach is to focus on engaging in partnerships that expand programs and services in a way that is meaningful and of value to all people. The Commission is dedicated to offering quality experiences to all visitors through a workforce and volunteer corps that reflects the diversity of Washington State.

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission is an equal opportunity employer. We strive to create a working environment that includes and respects cultural, racial, ethnic, sexual orientation and gender identity diversity. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities, persons over 40 years of age, disabled and Vietnam veterans and people of all sexual orientations and gender identities are encouraged to apply. Persons needing accommodation in the application process or this job announcement in an alternative format may contact the human resources office at (360) 902-8565. Applicants who are deaf or hard of hearing may call through the Washington Relay Service by dialing 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6388.

For information about this position, please contact Josh White at or (509) 350-0045.

Contact Person:
Location: Kittitas, WA
Application Method: Online:
Base Pay: $4,738 - $5,361 MO

Posted on July 26, 2021

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