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Date:  May 4, 2024
Req ID:  31535

West Fork, AR, US, 72774

Anticipated Starting Salary:  $36,000.00

Skilled Tradesman- Trails (Monument Trails)

Position #:     22181595

Salary:           $36,000

Grade:           GS05

Requisition:    35135

Location:       Devil’s Den State Park, West Fork, AR


Closing date: Until Filled    



The primary job function of the Skilled Tradesman will be responsible for performing inspections and maintenance of the park’s mountain bike trails.  Duties will include identifying potential trail hazards and obstructions and perform necessary work to eliminate hazards such as downed trees, limb removal/trimming, and controlling vegetative overgrowth onto trails through weed trimming and/or chemical control methods. Additional duties to include drainage repair and control, erosion repair and correction.  Skilled Tradesman will inspect and ensure proper trail signage is installed and maintained on trails, and to perform required trail maintenance utilizing professional trail building (IMBA) standards with the goal of sustainability. This position will coordinate and work with local volunteer groups and individual volunteers to facilitate and supervise volunteer work dates throughout the year. Applicants must be self-motivated, be able to work independently, and willing to work in an outdoor environment with a high exposure level to all weather conditions. A high level of strenuous activity will be required due to traversing rough terrain biking, hiking, and lifting for inspections and maintenance duties. Applicants must have mountain biking experience and be able to operate ATV – UTV machines in difficult terrains. Other duties will include chainsaw operations and use of other lightweight power and hand tools in a mountainous environment. Position’s work schedule will primarily be Monday – Friday with occasional weekends for coordinated volunteer workdays and special events.  Position is required to maintain daily and monthly logbooks documenting issues and work completed reports. A valid driver’s license is required.  A driver’s record check will be performed.



This position offers a full benefit package including paid holidays, annual and sick leave, health insurance and retirement pension.


Applicants must meet or exceed the following qualifications:  The formal education equivalent of a high school diploma; plus, completion of required education or training along with the required license or certification in one or more of the following skilled trades listed below OR the formal education equivalent of a high school diploma; plus five years of experience as a carpenter or trail maintenance. Other job-related education and/or experience may be substituted for all or part of these basic requirements, except for certification or licensure requirements, upon approval of the qualifications review committee.


EOE/AA/ADA Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.


Applications accepted online ONLY:

The Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage and Tourism has three major divisions: Arkansas State Parks, Arkansas Heritage and Arkansas Tourism. Arkansas State Parks manages 52 state parks and promotes Arkansas as a tourist destination for people around the country. Arkansas Heritage preserves and promotes Arkansas’s natural and cultural history and heritage through four historic museums and four cultural preservation agencies. Arkansas Tourism improves the state’s economy by generating travel and enhancing the image of the state.

Position Information

Class Code: S031C

Grade: GS05


Salary Range: $32,405.00 - $46,987.00


The Skilled Tradesman is responsible for the work activities in one or more of the following skilled trades: HVAC mechanical (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning), plumbing, electrical, carpentry, and painting. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency policy.


May install, maintain, repair and overhaul air conditioning systems, commercial and industrial refrigeration and air conditioning systems and combined heating, ventilation and cooling systems.

May assemble, install, repair, and maintain pipes, fixtures, and other plumbing equipment used for water distribution and waste water disposal in residential, commercial and industrial buildings in compliance with code regulations.

May assemble, install, test, troubleshoot, and repair electrical wiring, fixtures, control devices and related equipment in buildings and other structures.

May performs general carpentry using hand and power tools to repair and build structures using necessary materials, such as; wood, sheetrock, roofing, painting, and glass instillation.

May repair and maintain mechanical and automotive equipment, including but not limited to; engines, transmissions, fuel systems, hydraulics, braking systems, clutch repair, steering apparatus, and other maintenance as needed.

May assist other skilled tradesman to complete projects that require multiple departments to work together.  

Maintains inventory on tools and parts specific to assigned trade. Performs other duties as assigned.



Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of the methods, practices, and safety precautions in one or more of the skilled trades.

Knowledge of the accepted practices, processes, materials, and tools of the various skilled trades.

Knowledge of the laws and regulations relating to one or more of the skilled trades.

Ability to provide mathematical and analytical skills necessary to do material estimates for one or more of the skilled trades.

Ability to read and interpret blueprints, manuals, schematics, building plans, and/or work drawings.

Ability to understand verbal and written instructions.

Ability to maintain inventory on needed parts and tools for one or more of the skilled trades.

Minimum Qualifications

The formal education equivalent of a high school diploma; plus completion of required education or training along with the required license or certification in one or more of the following skilled trades listed below OR the formal education equivalent of a high school diploma; plus five years of experience as a carpenter or painter.Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.


Must be licensed as a Journeyman Electrician in accordance with ACA 17-28-304, Journeyman Plumber in accordance with ACA 17-38-301, or HVAC Mechanics in accordance with ACA 17-33-301.

The State of Arkansas is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, age, disability, citizenship, national origin, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by law.

Nearest Major Market: Fayetteville