Buildings & Grounds Worker

The Department of Natural Resources

The Department of Natural Resources


Job Details

Open Until
Scenic State Parks-This position also supports Button Box, Thistledew, Moose Lake, Bear Lake, Cottonwood Lake, Togo Horse Camp, Owen Lake, Lost Lake, Larson Lake Forest Recreation Areas, and Schoolcraft State Parks.
Employment Type
Part Time
- / Hour

Job Description


Job Summary

*This position was previously posted from March 4th, 2019 through March 18th, 2019.*

This is a seasonal, part-time (80%) position. Typical season runs from mid-May to early-September. Days of work will vary and the work shift will typically be 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM however nights and weekends will be required.

This position performs a variety of tasks involved in providing night security and maintaining the grounds, facilities, equipment at Scenic State Park. This position also supports Button Box, Thistledew, Moose Lake, Bear Lake, Cottonwood Lake, Togo Horse Camp, Owen Lake, Lost Lake, Larson Lake Forest Recreation Areas, and Schoolcraft State Parks.

Responsibilities include:

  • Enforcement and Emergency Services: routine patrol; enforce rules and regulations; maintain security log; respond to emergencies.
  • Public Relations: provide information to visitors about the park facilities, services and activities; inform others of park policies, rules, and regulations.
  • Grounds Maintenance: mow various areas of the park; trim trees and shrubs; dispose of waste materials; perform various trail building and maintenance tasks; clean fire rings.
  • Facility and Building Maintenance: clean floors, walls, windows, bathroom facilities, and fixtures; dispose of waste materials; restock buildings with cleaning supplies; repair or replace window screens, doors, locks, roofs, and fixtures; maintain picnic tables, fire grills, plumbing, carpenter tasks; inspect fire extinguishers; bundle, stack, and deliver fire wood for resale.
  • Equipment and Vehicle Maintenance: routine maintenance and minor repairs on hand tools; wash and wax vehicles; complete reports and forms on use and repairs.
  • Resource Management: control various pests through the use of pesticides; assist in prescribed burns; assist in completion of approved projects.


Requirements & Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ability to effectively communicate with the public and other employees.
  • Ability to operate or be certified/trained to operate toolcat, heavy equipment, snowmobile, snow blower, ATV, chain saw, tree planter, stump remover, and lawn mower.
  • Ability to use small hand tools and other equipment and tools sufficient to perform assigned duties correctly and safely.
  • Ability to read and comprehend instructions on labels, in instruction manuals, and procedures sufficient to use materials/chemicals correctly and safely.
  • Ability to operate a phone, two way radio, computer, and other office equipment.
  • Ability and willingness to work alone at night in remote areas of the park.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience performing routine maintenance and repair of small engines, vehicles, and other equipment and tools.
  • Work experience cleaning, maintaining, and/or repairing buildings.
  • Work experience with grounds maintenance.
  • Knowledge of park rules, policies, and facilities.
  • Security experience and training.
  • First Aid and CPR training.

.Physical Requirements

Occasionally lifting articles such as 50 pound bags of feed maximum and frequently lifting and/or carrying objects such as heavy tools and file boxes. This job may require walking or standing to a significant degree on rough terrain or may involve sitting most of the time with pushing and pulling of arm and/or leg controls.

Additional Requirements

*This position requires an unrestricted Class D Driver’s License with a clear driving record*

It is our policy that all candidates submit to a background check prior to employment. The background check may consist of the following components:

  • Employment Reference Check
  • SEMA4 Records Check
  • Criminal History Check
  • Education/license verification

Application Details

Why Work For Us

The Department of Natural Resources is proud to operate within a Culture of Respect that provides a healthy, safe, and productive work environment for all employees. This means that our employees are supportive of a diverse workplace, are respectful to one another and to our customers. We believe that promoting a Culture of Respect allows our employees to do their best work in support of the agency’s mission.

How to Apply

Click “Apply” at the bottom of this page and submit an application/resume that clearly describes how you meet the minimum qualifications listed above. If you are unable to apply online, please contact the job information line at 651.259.3637.

For additional information about the application process, go to

If you are a Connect 700 applicant, please submit your certificate to Erin Tappan at or fax to 651/296-6494 by the job posting close date.


If you have questions about the position, contact Shawn Conrad at or 218.743.3362

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