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Park & Recreation Equipment Operator

Posting Begin Date: 2024/02/05
Posting End Date: 2024/03/03
Category: Parks and Recreation
Sub Category: Land Use
Work Type: Full Time
Location: Idaho Falls, ID, United States
Minimum Salary: 21.31
Maximum Salary: 21.31
Pay Rate Type: Hourly

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Description

 The Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation is actively searching for a capable and motivated full-time Park & Recreation (P&R) Equipment Operator to join our team in the captivating East Region of Idaho. 

Situated at our East Region Office in the city of Idaho Falls, ID, you'll find yourself at the heart of a region renowned for its breathtaking landscapes and outdoor wonders. >As a P&R Equipment Operator, you'll play a vital role in ensuring the accessibility and allure of the extensive trail network that defines Idaho's East Region. Collaborating closely with our experienced Recreation Program Specialist, you'll contribute to the planning and execution of trail projects, making an indelible impact on the region's recreational offerings.

During the warmer months, you'll take on the role of a Trail Cat Operator, expertly crafting and preserving trails against the backdrop of Idaho's remarkable views. When winter transforms the landscape, your focus will shift seamlessly to managing snow removal equipment, guaranteeing continued access to snowmobile havens and winter wonderlands.

If you're enthusiastic about the outdoors and ready to take up a pivotal role in preserving the natural splendor of Idaho's East Region, this is the opportunity you've been waiting for. Join us in safeguarding the magic of East Idaho's trails all year round. 

Your journey starts here, where every trail leads to an adventure!

Example of Duties:

Design and layout Off-Highway trails on state and federal lands. 

  • Requires knowledge of trail construction techniques, water drainage issues, and state/federal requirements for maintenance/construction specifications.
  • Construct/maintain summer Off-Highway Vehicle trails across a broad spectrum of public lands. 
  • Requires the ability to operate multiple pieces of trail-specific heavy equipment for the purposes of public use. 
  • The remote nature of these efforts also requires the ability of the position to maintain these same vehicles under difficult situations and without the benefit of extensive tools in a shop environment. Frequently, these maintenance efforts are conducted in below-freezing temperatures as well. 
  • Incumbents work in inclement weather and operate equipment in steep and rocky terrain, near cliffs, in heavily wooded areas and must have the ability to operate snow-groomers in remote locations (at night). 
  • Incumbents must perform construction-type work such as lifting and carrying items weighing approximately 90 pounds, bending, stooping, and climbing in and around construction-type equipment, and working in adverse climatic conditions.

Minimum Qualifications 

Incumbents must obtain a Class "A" Commercial Driver's License (CDL A) within 60 days of hire and retain it for the duration of employment. 

  • Good knowledge of safety measures and practices used when operating heavy equipment including trail-specific heavy equipment, snow groomers.  Typically gained by at least two years of work experience independently operating heavy equipment including trail-specific heavy equipment and snow groomers. 
  • Good knowledge of the use, care, and disposal of hazardous automotive material and waste.  Typically gained by at least two years of work experience using, caring, and disposing of hazardous automotive material and waste.
  • Knowledge of trail construction techniques, water drainage issues, and state/federal requirements for maintenance/construction specificationsTypically gained by at least one season'(approximately three months) of work experience working with trail construction techniques, water drainage issues, and state/federal requirements for maintenance/construction specifications.
  • Experience diagnosing mechanical, electrical, electronic, and hydraulic malfunctions of trail heavy equipment. Typically gained by at least six months of work experience diagnosing mechanical, electrical, electronic, and hydraulic malfunctions of trail heavy equipment.
  • Experience operating, maintaining, and repairing construction equipment. Typically gained by at least six months of work experience operating, maintaining, and repairing construction equipment.
  • Experience grading surfaces and compacting soil to rough specifications. Typically gained by at least six months of work experience grading surfaces and compacting soil to rough specifications.
  • Experience designing, fabricating, and welding construction-type devices. Typically gained by at least six months of work experience designing, fabricating, and welding construction type devices. 
  • Experience preparing records and reports. Typically gained by at least six months of work experience preparing records and reports, such as: checking records for accuracy and logging or posting information.

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact Brian Dilenge, East Region Trails Program Specialist.

DO WHAT YOU LOVE, LOVE WHAT YOU DO

 WHY IDPR? We are innovators in outdoor recreation, committed to excellent service and resource stewardship. We foster experiences that renew the human spirit and promote community vitality. Our mission is to improve the quality of life in Idaho through outdoor recreation and resource stewardship. IDPR manages 30 state parks, trails and attractions throughout every region of Idaho and the registration programs for boats, snowmobiles and other off-highway vehicles (OHV). Money from these registration programs goes back to users to develop and maintain trails, facilities and programs. IDPR also provides free education courses for boaters and OHV operators. To learn more about the Idaho Department of Parks & Recreation, please visit: https://parksandrecreation.idaho.gov/

BENEFITS: We offer a competitive benefits package which includes excellent medical, dental and vision insurance. There is generous vacation and sick leave accrual that begins as soon as you start. There are eleven paid holidays in a year; participation in one of the Nation's best state retirement systems; multiple saving plans and optional 401K; life insurance; wellness programs; ongoing training opportunities and more. For additional information related to benefits and/or State programs, please visit https://dhr.idaho.gov/StateEmployees/Benefits.html.*

EEO/ADA/Veteran: The State of Idaho is committed to providing equal employment opportunities and prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, political affiliation or belief, sex, national origin, genetics, or any other status protected under applicable federal, state, or local laws.

The State of Idaho is committed to access and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities, auxiliary aids and services are available upon request. If you require an accommodation at any step in our recruitment process, you are encouraged to contact (208) 334-2263 (TTY/TTD: 711), or email [email protected].

Preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations.

*Benefits may not be applicable for temporary or seasonal positions.

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