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Construction & Maintenance Project Supervisor (Lake Sammamish) 07597

at State of Washington

Posted: 12/2/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2528157

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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 Supervisor position for Lake Sammamish State Park located in King County, WA.  Employees who have workstations located in King county receive a 5% premium pay in addition to the salary listed.

This posting will remain open until filled. It is in the candidate's best interest to apply before August 8th, 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.
For more information on Washington State Parks, click here.
If you have questions regarding this recruitment, please contact the manager listed in the "Supplemental Information" section of this publication.


Under the direct supervision of the Park Ranger 4 (Area Manager), this position supervises journey-level workers performing skilled work in at least two skilled trades.  These workers operate 6 water systems.  The C&M Project Supervisor coordinates and leads the maintenance program within the park management area and supervises the staff that performs maintenance duties on buildings, water systems, utility systems, roads, trails, marine facilities, boats, vehicles and equipment.  The incumbents will supervise construction, repair and production activities and work crews within the area including work sites in remote locations.  This position also serves as the primary interface with the Region Maintenance Manager and Maintenance Chief on the state and region wide maintenance objective and priorities.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Supervise Area Maintenance Staff
    • Schedule work priorities and shift coverage, mentor, recommend disciplinary and corrective action, and develop work plans and evaluations.
    • Train and provide training opportunities to the maintenance staff.  Provide the Area Manager and Region Maintenance Manager with information on training when required.
    • Recruit and hire trades and maintenance staff for the area.
    • Assign projects, set time lines for start-up, completion and final inspections of these projects.
  • Administration:
    • Act as administrator of the area safety program.
    • Ensure regular safety meetings and training, maintain safety records and plans, update manuals as needed.  Identify and repair public and workplace hazards using Parks risk Assessment Program.  Perform safety audits.
    • Approve timesheets, purchasing card logs, requisitions, training requests, and leave requests.
    • Prepare and track operational and capital project requests.
    • Perform routine inspections of facilities and equipment and provide reports to Area Manager as required.
    • Estimate and arrange for funding of park area projects.
    • Order supplies and materials.  Obtain bids and quotes for needed materials to accomplish maintenance projects using agency purchasing and procurement guidelines.
    • Develop, track, and control park maintenance budget for all park area projects and repairs.
    • Acquire and adhere to environmental, electrical, building and other required permits.
  • Lead On-site Maintenance Coordinator:
    • Lead and direct the maintenance, repair, and operational development of the park area and its facilities and equipment.
    • Act as project manager and lead contact for capital and regional operations projects within the area.
    • Under Area Manager's direction, work with Ranger 3's and maintenance staff to develop a prioritized list of maintenance needs.
  • General Facilities Maintenance:
    • As a working supervisor, perform, repair and maintenance work in carpentry, masonry, plumbing, electrical, water systems, wastewater systems and equipment repair.  Perform maintenance as required on all structures, buildings, lighthouses, picnic campground sites, service roads and marine facilities.
    • Coordinate the maintenance and logistics of equipment within the park area.
    • Responsible for the coordination and completion of the Preventative, Deferred, Routine, and emergency and unforeseen maintenance within the area.
  • Water and Wastewater System Operations:
    • Obtain and retain a Water Treatment Operator's license.  Act as a fill-in operator for the public water systems in the area with due care and diligence to protect public health and comply with applicable state and federal drinking water laws and regulations.  Maintain accurate records and report water system issues.
    • Monitor system operations and sewer lift stations.  Provide data and required reports to the Region Maintenance Manager and associated regulatory agencies.  Possess or be able to obtain any certifications required by regulatory agencies.
  • Equipment and Vehicle Maintenance:
    • Ensure maintenance, repair, and record keeping on area vehicles, tractors, and various pieces of power equipment.



  • Two (2) years of experience and completion of a recognized apprenticeship in at least two skilled trades OR four (4) years of applicable work experience or vocational training OR two (2) years of experience as a Construction & Maintenance Project Lead.
  • A valid unrestricted (except for corrective lenses) driver's license.
  • Ability to proficiently use computer spreadsheets for tracking budgets and projects.
  • First Aid and CPR certification must be obtained within the first 12 months of employment.
  • Water treatment license must be obtained within the first 6 months of employment.
  • Knowledge of construction techniques, plumbing codes, electrical codes, and building codes.
  • Supervisory experience.

All Construction & Maintenance Supervisors are required to wear a uniform.  A complete and properly worn uniform helps establish the professional identity of a Construction & Maintenance staff member and promotes respect as a Washington State Parks employee.  All Construction & Maintenance Supervisors 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 07597 when searching for the job announcement. You must attach in your application the following:

  • A letter of interest; specifically outlining how your education, skills and experience meet 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 John Ernster at or (425) 766-2084.