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Maintenance Worker III (Park/Historic Sites)

  • Maintenance Worker III (Park/Historic Sites)
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Annual Salary Range:
$28,872.00 – $46,176.00
Twice-a-Month Salary Range:
$1,203.00 – $1,924.00
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This is skilled work in the construction, repair and maintenance of structures and equipment, and operation and maintenance of water/wastewater systems at a state park and/or historic site.


Job Duties

Oversees and plans facility and building maintenance work and related repair functions to ensure the most efficient and economical use of personnel, equipment, supplies, and energy; complies with the Natural Historic Preservation Act of 1966 in the maintenance and upkeep of historical properties.

Leads and/or participates in construction, repair, and maintenance activities requiring the application of advanced mechanical, carpentry, building skills and techniques, including historic preservation practices; operates and maintains water/wastewater systems.

Serves as a lead worker monitoring and providing input on employee performance; assigns and inspects the work of staff and tradesmen; provides guidance and training to staff, seasonal employees, offenders, and/or volunteers; and provides direction regarding safe/proper operation of equipment and machinery.

Functions as the assistant manager at limited staffed locations with no assigned professional staff; serves as the facility manager in a park and/or historic site in the absence of a higher level staff member.

Develops, implements, and maintains a planned preventative maintenance plan and repair program; inspects structures and equipment for safety/risk issues and recommends solutions.

Oversees and participates in basic and complex electrical and plumbing work.

Leads or participates in prescribed burns, wild fire suppression, or other natural or cultural activities at assigned facility or aids other facilities as needed.

Operates and maintains park-operated water and wastewater systems; diagnoses and repairs lift station pumps; monitors systems and makes adjustments; and develops, compiles, and prepares data for the permitted operating system’s required reports.

Constructs and/or oversees the building of structures such as cabins or group shelters; plans, oversees, and/or participates in major repairs, renovations, or construction projects involving skilled tradesmen; ensures maintenance activities for structures on or eligible for Natural Historic Preservation Act of 1966 are in accordance with state and federal guidelines.

Diagnoses, oversees, or performs technical and complex repairs and maintenance of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems.

Paints interior and exterior of buildings and structures; patches plaster walls; repairs or replaces tile, wood, sheetrock, and other wall coverings; maintains and/or repairs furniture, doors, windows, shelves, floors, and other fixtures; and assembles furniture.

Greets and provides the public with information regarding the park/historic site and other related available resources; enforces park rules and regulations.

Identifies and assesses proposed construction and remodeling projects; advises management of project feasibility and required material supplies; prepares and/provides cost estimates.

Directs or performs maintenance of grounds, cleaning of structures and public areas, and removal of debris.

Operates, maintains, and repairs facility machinery, equipment, and vehicles; identifies replacement needs; and calibrates equipment as required.

Assists office staff with pulling reservation reports, registering campground guests, transporting bank deposits, and providing information relating to purchasing tasks; purchases items utilizing purchasing card.

Exercises considerable independence in the performance of responsibilities with general oversight.

Performs other related work as assigned.

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 (The following minimum qualifications will determine merit system eligibility. Allowable experience and education substitutions are provided in italics below the corresponding minimum qualification statement; no other substitutions will be permitted. These minimum qualifications may also be used to evaluate applicants for Missouri Uniform Classification and Pay System positions not requiring selection from merit registers.)

Three or more years of experience as a Maintenance Worker II (Park/Historic Sites) with the Missouri Uniform Classification and Pay System; and possession of a high school diploma or proof of high school equivalency.


Six or more years of experience in two or more of the following trades areas: construction, electrical, plumbing, and/or mechanical (heating and cooling, refrigeration, welding, engine repair, etc.); and possession of a high school diploma or proof of high school equivalency.

(Training in a formal program of instruction from an accredited school in one or more of the building, mechanical, or electrical trades may substitute on a year-for-year basis for a maximum of two years of the required experience at a rate of 3 high school credit hours, 30 earned credit hours, or 480 clock hours for one year.)

Special Requirements

Possession of a valid vehicle operator’s license.

By assignment, ability to obtain appropriate commercial operator’s license, water/wastewater certifications, and/or other required licenses/certifications required by position.

Please note that documentation that supports your eligibility (i.e. transcripts, employment records, etc.) may be required at any time during the application and hiring process. If you do not possess the minimum qualifications, please consider one of many other employment opportunities with the State of Missouri.

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Key Skills

Do you possess the key skills which are considered essential for successful employment in this classification?

Comprehensive knowledge of general construction and repair methods.

Comprehensive knowledge of the operation, cleaning, care, and maintenance of equipment and hand and power tools.

Comprehensive knowledge of the standard tools and practices used in mechanical, electrical, HVAC, plumbing, painting, carpentry, masonry, and/or plastering trades.

Comprehensive knowledge of the tools, materials, and equipment used in historic site repairs or renovations.

Intermediate knowledge of the operation and maintenance of water/wastewater systems.

Introductory knowledge of project management and cost estimations.

Skill in multiple trades (mechanical, electrical, HVAC, plumbing, painting, carpentry, masonry, plastering).

Skill in the operation of motor vehicles, mowing machinery, and tractors, and use of hand and power tools, and other equipment used in building maintenance.

Ability to operate equipment used in historic renovations.

Ability to ensure maintenance and upkeep of historical properties are in compliance with the Natural Historic Preservation Act of 1966.

Ability to identify environmental and safety hazards.

Ability to perform work often requiring significant physical exertion in extreme weather.

Ability to lift and carry heavy loads and bend, stoop, reach, and climb a ladder.

Ability to traverse over rugged or uneven terrain for extended periods of time.

Ability to understand and carry out instructions independently.

Ability to work independently and/or lead a team.

Ability to provide guidance and instruction to staff, volunteers, or offenders of varying skill levels.

Ability to perform mathematical calculations related to the building, mechanical, and construction trades.

Ability to effectively communicate information to the general public regarding park rules, regulations, and available resources.

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