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Construction & Maintenance Project Specialist (Lake Wenatchee) 08402

at State of Washington

Posted: 11/29/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2550225

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Overall Job Objective


Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission

AGENCY PROFILE                                                                                                       
State Parks is governed by a board of seven volunteer citizens appointed by the Governor. Commission members serve staggered six-year terms, setting public policy and guiding the agency. The Washington state park system includes more than 100 developed parks, recreation programs, trails, boating safety and winter recreation.
Our Mission
The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission cares for Washington's most treasured lands, waters and historic places. State parks connect all Washingtonians to their diverse natural and cultural heritage and provide memorable recreational and educational experiences that enhance their lives.

Our Vision
Washington's state parks will be cherished destinations with natural, cultural, recreational, artistic and interpretive experiences that all Washingtonians enjoy, appreciate and proudly support.
Washington State Parks employs more than 500 permanent staff and more than 350 seasonal and temporary staff throughout the state. The headquarters office is located in Tumwater, and region offices are located in Burlington, East Wenatchee and Tumwater.
This recruitment will be used to fill one full-time, permanent, Construction & Maintenance Project Specialist position for Lake Wenatchee State Park.
For more information on Washington State Parks, click here.

This posting will remain open until filled.  It is in the candidate's best interest to apply before November 4th, 2019 when a first review of applicants will be completed. The hiring authority reserves the right to fill this position at any time after that date without notice.
If you have questions regarding this recruitment, please contact the manager listed in the "Supplemental Information" section of this publication.


Working under the supervision of the Area Manager (Park Ranger 4), this position is responsible to perform, direct and coordinate the repair, construction and maintenance of buildings, facilities and equipment while performing journey level skills in two or more skilled trades at Lake Wenatchee State Park. 

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Identify, plan and develop park maintenance, repair, and improvement projects.
  • Perform journey level work in carpentry, electrical, plumbing, painting, mechanical, masonry, roofing, docks, trails, as well as water system monitoring, operation, and maintenance.
  • Complete routine infrastructure, buildings, and facilities maintenance including seasonal startup and shut down procedures.
  • Estimate needs for assigned projects including materials, equipment, and manpower.
  • Purchase materials and schedule projects.
  • Lead and direct work crews assigned to C&M projects in non-journey level work.
  • Responsible for heavy-equipment operation, maintenance and repair as needed.
  • Operate and transport equipment on an as needed basis.
  • Maintain health and safety standards while leading staff.
  • Work alone in remote locations.
  • Responsible for emergency water and wastewater system maintenance and repairs.



  • Two (2) years as a Maintenance Mechanic 1.
  • Completion of a recognized apprenticeship as a journey-level worker in a construction or building trade.
  • Journey-level experience in two or more of the construction or building trades or four years of equivalent work experience. Vocational training up to two years may be substituted for the experience requirement.
  • High school graduation or GED.
  • Valid unrestricted (except corrective lenses) driver's license.
  • A Commercial Driver's License (CDL) must be obtained within the first 12 months of employment.
  • First Aid and CPR card must be obtained within the first 12 months of employment.
  • Confined Space Entry and Fall Protection certification within first 12 months of employment.

Note: This position is subject to pre-employment and random drug & alcohol testing.

  • Knowledge of methods, materials, tools and equipment used in building and maintenance work, occupational hazards and safety precautions of building trades.
  • Ability to use hand and power tools.
  • Knowledge of heavy equipment operations.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with park visitors, supervisors, regulatory agencies, park staff and contractors.

All Construction & Maintenance Specialist are required to wear a uniform.  A complete and properly worn uniform helps establish the professional identity of a Construction & Maintenance Specialist and promotes respect as a Washington State Parks employee.  All Construction & Maintenance Specialists will receive 6 shirts within the first year (2 shirts per calendar year after the first year), 1 jacket every 3 years, 1 baseball cap every year, 1 safety vest every 3 years, and a clothing stipend of $200 per year, and a $250 boot stipend every 2 years.  Uniform stipends are intended to offset the cost of clothing worn in the workplace such as pants, boots, raingear, etc.

Supplemental Information

To ensure consideration, please complete the online job application and profile at Use reference number 08402 when searching for the job announcement.

You must attach or embed in your application the following:

  • Letter of Interest specifically addressing the qualifications listed in this announcement.
  • Current resume.
  • Three professional references.

**All requested materials must be submitted. Incomplete or late application materials will not be accepted. Failure to follow application process may disqualify you from further consideration.**The information provided in your application must support your selected answers in the application questions. Answers will be verified and documentation may be required. Responses not supported in your application will disqualify you for consideration of employment from this recruitment.

NOTE:  Prior to a new hire, a background check, including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment, but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform in the position.

This position is included in the non-supervisory bargaining unit represented by the Washington Federation of State Employees (WFSE).  For more information:

Diversity Policy Statement
The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission is committed to creating an equitable, hospitable, appreciative, safe, and inclusive park environment – one that embraces the full spectrum of all community members' contributions. The Commission makes this commitment because:
  • Diversity strengthens the workforce in competence and ability;
  • Celebrating diversity appreciates and values individual differences;
  • Diversity serves an increasingly heterogeneous society;
  • Diversity helps ensure the relevance of a state park system, its mission, properties, and programs to the people of this state today and in the future; and
  • Diversity is crucial to our ability to serve all citizens.

The Commission encourages and supports staff efforts to reach out to people of all races, national origins, abilities, religions, sexual orientations, veteran status, ages, and genders who use the parks and who live in communities nearby parks. This outreach is to focus on engaging in partnerships that expand programs and services in a way that is meaningful and of value to all people. The Commission is dedicated to offering quality experiences to all visitors through a workforce and volunteer corps that reflects the diversity of Washington State.

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission is an equal opportunity employer. We strive to create a working environment that includes and respects cultural, racial, ethnic, sexual orientation and gender identity diversity. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities, persons over 40 years of age, disabled and Vietnam veterans and people of all sexual orientations and gender identities are encouraged to apply. Persons needing accommodation in the application process or this job announcement  in an alternative format may contact the human resources office at (360) 902-8565. Applicants who are deaf or hard of hearing may call through the Washington Relay Service by dialing 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6388.

For information about this position, please contact Rick Halstead at or (509) 763-3101.