Job Opportunity: Facilities Specialist – Position #231027 – Closes 4/1/2016

This unclassified, full-time position is located at Glen Elder State Park, Parks Division; and is directly supervised by Scott Skucius, State Park Manager I.

The incumbent acts as the lead worker in supervising the maintenance within Glen Elder State Park. Work includes performing advanced, skilled work and providing technical expertise and experience in a wide variety of trades, skills and advanced operations: planning (or assisting in the planning) of maintenance and construction projects, estimating material and manpower needed for projects; installing and repairing electrical systems and equipment, microprocessor HVAC controls and systems, programmable switches, telecommunications system components, intrusion and fire alarm systems, solar-powered lights, specialty devices, water and sewer lines, anti-siphon valves and backflow preventers, showers, lavatories, toilets; forming, estimating, ordering, and finishing concrete for buildings, sidewalks, shelters, cabins, boat ramps, playgrounds, trails, and various other facilities to meet special needs, visitor safety standards, and ADA requirements; constructing, maintaining, and painting buildings, shelters, picnic tables, enclosed BBQ grills, and signs; operating, repairing, and maintaining a park-wide water distribution system; supervising, directing, scheduling, and evaluating the work of subordinate maintenance personnel, including a medium-sized seasonal workforce as well as inmate work detail, federal assistant program workers (Experience Works), and other volunteer resources (community service); operating and maintaining road grading equipment, tractors, mowers, backhoes, various power tools, and shop equipment, including welders and torches; operating equipment to spray insecticides, herbicides, pesticides, and other chemical applications; assisting the public, answering inquiries, knowledge of agency permits and licenses, as well as selling permits and licenses; maintaining and submitting records and monthly reports, including vehicle use, bulk fuel, propane, water use, traffic counts, visitor use data, inventory verification, and other related items.

BENEFITS: Beginning hourly salary, $15.03; 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 an extensive first-hand work experience for institutional and recreational facility upkeep and maintenance, and understand and demonstrate basic agriculture principles, crop rotation, noxious weed control and wildlife habitat and fisheries/aquatic habitat development. The successful candidate must pass a background check.

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Some positions in this class require that at the time of appointment the
selected candidate must take and pass a drug screening test approved by the Division of Personnel Services unless
promoting, transferring, or demoting from another designated position within the same agency; possess a valid driver’s

The selected candidate must take and pass a State of Kansas Controlled Substance Test for Commercial Drivers prior to
appointment and is subject to random testing for alcohol and controlled substances following employment. The selected
candidate must obtain a Commercial Drivers’ License prior to obtaining permanent status.

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 Qualified applicants may apply by submitting ALL of the
following items:

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, if applicable, (copies of official transcripts or unofficial student copies are acceptable as long as degree
is conferred);
4) KDWPT employment application located at
5) an authorization to release information form** located at and,

**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 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 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 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.


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.

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