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Date:  Feb 6, 2024
Req ID:  37186

Wynne, AR, US, 72396

Anticipated Starting Salary:  $26,950

Position Number: 22092163 
County: Cross; St Francis 
Posting End Date: 03/01/2024 

Anticipated Starting Salary: $26,950 

Village Creek State Park 

Maintenance Assistant

Position #:           22092163

Salary:                   $26,950

Grade:                  GS01

Requisition:        37186

Location:              Village Creek State Park, Wynne, AR


Closing date:      03/01/2024


This is an entry level position that is primarily responsible for maintenance of the park trails and trail structures. This position will also assist with the maintenance of other park facilities and grounds. Applicant must have basic knowledge and experience with hand tools, ATV, chainsaw, and a working knowledge of basic carpentry. Job duties include maintaining existing trail and structures with hand tools, creating new trails, forest reclamation of old trails, clearing the trail of down limbs and trees, trash pick-up, bridge maintenance, cleaning public restrooms, grounds keeping, as well as some vehicle and equipment maintenance. This position must be able to work by themselves for long periods of time. This position will also supervise volunteers doing trail work.  On-the-job training is available. Must be able to work in inclement weather, traverse rough terrain, lift up to 50 lbs., and work a flexible schedule, including weekends and holidays. A valid driver’s license is required, and a driver’s record check will be performed.


The 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 one year of experience or training in the building construction trades, general building maintenance, or in the repair or maintenance of mechanical equipment. 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.


We are an EOE/ADA/AA employer.  Minorities and women encouraged to apply.


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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: S065C

Grade: GS01


Salary Range: $22,000.00 - $31,900.00


The Maintenance Assistant is responsible for maintaining buildings, grounds, and equipment. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency/institution policy.


Makes minor repairs to the interior/exterior of buildings and facilities and maintains furniture and equipment, employing basic skills in plumbing, carpentry, electrical, and mechanical. Mows grass, cuts weeds, gathers, and removes trash from lawns. Starts, operates, and checks for safety and maintenance on a wide variety of small engines, lawn mowers, and/or hand tools. Maintains vehicles by changing oil and filters, replacing tires, repairing breaks, changing plugs, and other repairs, and keeps vehicle maintenance and repair records. Cleans and replaces filters on air conditioners and performs minor repairs on central heating and air conditioning systems. Mops, waxes and vacuums floors, as needed or required. Performs other duties as assigned.



Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of basic carpentry, electrical systems, plumbing, painting, and heating and air conditioning. Knowledge of the operation, maintenance, and safety requirements of motorized vehicles and equipment. Ability to operate and perform routine maintenance and minor repairs on motorized vehicles and equipment. Ability to perform routine building and grounds maintenance work. Ability to use, operate, and maintain electrical tools and machinery.

Minimum Qualifications

The formal education equivalent of a high school diploma; plus one year of experience or training in the building construction trades, general building maintenance, or in the repair or maintenance of mechanical equipment. 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.



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.

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