Maintenance Specialist II-Texas

Agency
Texas Parks and Wildlife
Location
Tyler TX
Job Category
Full time Positions
Salary
$2,496.87 Monthly
Last Date to Apply
05/13/2018
Website
http://tpwd.texas.gov/jobs/
Description
Under the supervision of the State Parks Wildland Fire Program Manager, this position functions as a wildland fire and fuels management crew member in all phases of prescribed fire implementation, wildfire response, and vegetation management projects. Works under varied levels of supervision, from performing fieldwork in isolated areas with moderate off-site supervision to performing as a crew member on complex incidents managed under the Incident Command System (ICS). Responsible for transporting, maintaining, and repairing equipment as well as assisting in the inventory and upkeep of the State Parks wildland fire cache. Works under moderate supervision, with limited latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. Performs additional duties as assigned. Complies with all Agency, Division and Branch rules, regulations and procedures.
Qualifications
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Education: Graduation from High School or GED. Experience: Two years of experience in equipment and grounds maintenance or related area. Licensure: Must possess or be able to obtain, within 30 days of employment, a valid class "C" Texas driver's license; Must possess or be able to obtain, within 60 days of employment, a National Wildland Fire Coordinating Group (NWCG) Firefighter, Type II (FFT2) certification. NOTE: Retention of position is contingent upon obtaining and maintaining required licenses or certification Physical Requirements: Must be able to pass, the Wildland Fire Work Capacity Test at the "Arduous" physical fitness level (walk 3 miles with 45 lb. pack in 45 minutes or less). Applicants will be tested at time of interview. NOTE: Retention of position contingent upon meeting and maintaining physical requirements. ACCEPTABLE SUBSTITUTIONS: Experience: Thirty semester hours from an accredited college or university may substitute for one year of the required experience, with a maximum substitution of two years. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Education: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree. Experience: Experience working with GPS field mapping systems; Experience in wildland fire operations or natural resource field work; Experience operating all terrain and recreational vehicles; Experience operating Wildland fire engines and other wildland fire tools and equipment; Experience operating a hand-held radio; Experience working with the public. Licensure: Current National Wildland Fire Coordinating Group (NWCG) Firefighter, Type II (FFT2) certification. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Knowledge of first aid, CPR and emergency procedures; Knowledge of basic wildland fire terminology; Knowledge of basic mathematics; Knowledge in maintaining wildland fire equipment such as pumps, hose and hand tools Knowledge of outdoor skills; Knowledge of basic equipment maintenance and repair tasks; Knowledge of general heavy equipment use, techniques and safety principles; Skill in using MS Word, Excel and Outlook; Skill in effective verbal and written communication; Skill in making independent, sound and timely decisions; Skill in the use of hand and power tools, mowers, trimmers, chain saws, tractors, vehicles, trailers, generators and other mechanical equipment; Skill in using GPS units and mobile technology to navigate and collect data; Skill in establishing and maintaining effective work relationships with co-workers and work-related contacts; Ability to maintain flexibility and work with frequent interruptions and multiple changing priorities; Ability to work independently with little or no supervision; Ability to work as a member of a team; Ability to travel to various work locations; Ability to work under stressful conditions; Ability to perform manual labor including, grounds, facility and trail maintenance, traversing steep/rugged terrain and the ability to lift supplies and materials up to 50 lbs.; Ability to maintain all types of equipment such as hand tools, power tools, pumps, trimmers, chain saws, trucks, tractors, and other gasoline and diesel powered equipment; Ability to produce electronic reports; Ability to work with diverse constituencies and populations; Ability to conduct work activities in accordance with TPWD safety program. Additional Information WORKING CONDITIONS: Required to work 40 hours per week, includes various schedules with hours other than 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and days off other than Saturdays, Sundays and holidays; Required to respond to emergencies and on-call situations, and public service requests; Required to work overtime as necessary; Required to adjust to changing schedules; Required to work any shift within a 24 hour period if necessary; Required to perform work outdoors, occasionally in adverse weather conditions; Required to stand for extended periods of time; Required to perform manual labor including, lifting supplies and materials up to 50 lbs.; Required to operate a State vehicle; Required to travel 50% with possible overnight stays; Must be willing to reside in shared housing with other crewmembers; Must conform to TPWD dress and grooming standards, work rules and safety procedures; Non-smoking environment in State buildings and vehicles. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: In order to be considered for this position, the following information is required: Submittal of a completed online application; Work history experience MUST be completed in the online application; A scanned copy of official college transcript(s) issued from the registrar must be attached to the online application (if applicable); Applicants must attach a DD214 or other supporting documentation to the online application to claim Veterans Preference. NOTE: Resume and professional references may be attached to the online application, but not in place of the completed application. A skills test may be conducted at time of interview. NOTE: Resume and professional references may be attached to the online application, but not in place of the completed application. A skills test may be conducted at time of interview.
Contact Person
Jeff Sparks
Contact Phone
903-566-5698
Contact eMail
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