This unclassified, full-time position is located at Hillsdale State Park; and is directly supervised by Gary Lucas, State Park
The incumbent is responsible for coordinating routine maintenance, repairing equipment, trucks, mowers, backhoes,
various power tools, and shop equipment, including estimating costs, purchasing and actual repair; acts as lead worker
and consultant on repair work; supervises one full-time employee and 8-10 seasonal maintenance staff; directs the work
of subordinate personnel in the repair and upkeep of buildings, grounds and equipment; plans or assists in the planning of
maintenance and construction projects; plans and calculates material and manpower needs and costs; coordinates with
contractors and checks for compliance; installs single or three phase electrical systems, automatic switches, controls,
motors, and pumps involved in water and sewage disposal systems; constructs plumbing systems within park facility,
including installing and repairing water and sewer lines, traps, showers, lavatories, and stools; repairs, replaces, adjusts
electronic equipment, controls, gate valves, pumps, chemical feeders, chlorinators, and related equipment; mixes
chemicals and takes water samples to test for compliance with KDHE requirements; maintains accurate records and
submits paperwork on a timely basis; maintains working inventory; orders maintenance parts and carpentry supplies as
BENEFITS: Beginning hourly salary, $15.75; group health and life insurance; retirement; optional deferred compensation,
dental and vision options; holidays; and sick and vacation leave.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Five years of experience in the mechanical or building trades. Education may be
substituted for experience as determined relevant by the agency. Prefer candidates who possess a working knowledge of
wildlife habitat and fisheries/aquatic habitat development, an extensive first-hand work experience for institutional and
recreational facility upkeep and maintenance, and understand and demonstrate basic agriculture principles, crop rotation,
and noxious weed control. The successful candidate must pass a background check.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Must be eligible to become certified for potable and wastewater treatment operation, chemical application certification, and have a working knowledge of: programming microprocessor controls, ADA requirements for public recreation facilities, and basic visitor safety standards as applied to a park/recreation environment.
HOW TO APPLY: Qualified applicants must register with the State of Kansas by completing the personal
information registration form to obtain their State of Kansas Applicant ID Number. This form may be completed
online at http://www.da.ks.gov/ps/aaa/recruitment/ Qualified applicants may apply by submitting ALL of the
1) a letter of interest, which includes your State of Kansas ID Number;
2) a detailed resume, including a valid email address;
3) transcript material (copies of official transcripts or unofficial student copies are acceptable as long as degree
4) KDWPT employment application located at
5) an authorization to release information form** located at
**Please note, this form must either be witnessed and signed by a Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks
and Tourism employee or signed in front of and notarized by a notary public. We reserve the right to
conduct a background check on all qualified applicants.
6) Kansas Tax Clearance Certificate
Kansas Tax Clearance Certificate: Each applicant applying for a State of Kansas job vacancy must obtain a State Tax Clearance Certificate by accessing the Kansas Department of Revenue’s website at http://www.ksrevenue.org/taxclearance.html. A Tax Clearance is a comprehensive tax account review to determine and ensure that an individual’s account is compliant with all primary Kansas Tax Laws. Applicants are responsible for submitting their certificate with all other application materials to the hiring agency. This is in accordance with Executive Order 2004-03.
Application materials should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org or may be sent to Human
Resources Office, Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism, 512 SE 25th Avenue, Pratt KS 67124,
phone number 620-672-5911. Incomplete applications will not be considered. A complete application
packet must be submitted for each position. We no longer make copies of previous applications.
Submitted application materials will be reviewed in Pratt to assure that the position minimum requirements are
met, and those meeting the minimum requirements will be forwarded to the respective division for interview
Applicants are notified whether or not they are selected to interview. The interview is generally a one-time,
panel interview consisting of position-specific questions for all applicants (same questions for each applicant),
with the selection being made after all candidate interviews are completed.
Veterans’ Preference Eligible (VPE): Former military personnel or their spouse that have been verified as a
“veteran” under K.S.A. 73-201 will receive an interview if they meet the minimum requirements of the position.
The veterans’ preference laws do not guarantee the veteran a job. Positions are filled with the best qualified
candidate as determined by the appointing authority. Additional VPE information can be found at
http://da.ks.gov/ps/aaa/recruitment/veterans.htm Applicants claiming veterans’ preference for the first time
must mail a copy of your DD-214 to the Office of Personnel Services, 900 SW Jackson, Room 401-N, Topeka
KS 66612, or FAX to 785/291-3715.
DEADLINE TO APPLY – POSTMARK: April 1, 2016
The Americans with Disabilities Act ensures your right to reasonable accommodations during the
employment process–individuals with disabilities are encouraged to contact the agency recruiter if
reasonable accommodations are needed for any part of the application or hiring process. Equal
Opportunity Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.