at Arkansas Government Job in Prairie Grove, Arkansas, United States

Job Description


Date: Aug 7, 2021

Req ID: 9364


Prairie Grove, AR, US, 72753


Anticipated Starting Salary: $22,880

Maintenance Assistant

Position #: 22125441

Salary: $22,880

Pay Grade: GS01

Requisition: 9364

Location: Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park, Prairie Grove, AR

Closing date: 08/12/2021

The Maintenance Assistant at Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park focuses on facility and grounds maintenance with custodial and janitorial tasks, including planning and cleaning supplies inventory control. Other duties include grounds keeping (mowing, weeding, landscaping, etc.) overseeing the park recycling plan, assisting with the volunteer program and working with local service groups and organizations. Basic maintenance repair skills (carpentry, plumbing, use of hand and power tools, etc.) are necessary. Position reports maintenance and repairs needed in maintaining facilities. Maintains records and prepares reports including weekly task accomplishments, vehicle utilization, and purchasing needs. Performs other duties as assigned. This position works weekends and several holidays. Must have valid driver’s license and a good driving record, as a driving record check will be performed.

Position offers a full benefit package including paid holidays, annual and sick leave, health insurance and retirement pension.

Applicants must meet or exceed the following qualifications: completion of sufficient education or training to read and write; plus two years of experience/on-the-job training, performing grounds keeping and/or the maintenance of lawn-care equipment.

EOE/AA/ADA Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Applications accepted online only:

The Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage and Tourism has three major divisions: Arkansas State Parks, Arkansas Heritage and Arkansas Tourism. Arkansas State Parks manages 52 state parks and promotes Arkansas as a tourist destination for people around the country. Arkansas Heritage preserves and promotes Arkansas’s natural and cultural history and heritage through four historic museums and four cultural preservation agencies. Arkansas Tourism improves the state’s economy by generating travel and enhancing the image of the state.

Position Information

Class Code: S065C

Grade: GS01


Salary Range: $22,000.00 – $31,900.00


The Maintenance Assistant is responsible for maintaining buildings, grounds, and equipment. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency/institution policy.


Makes minor repairs to the interior/exterior of buildings and facilities and maintains furniture and equipment, employing basic skills in plumbing, carpentry, electrical, and mechanical. Mows grass, cuts weeds, gathers, and removes trash from lawns. Starts, operates, and checks for safety and maintenance on a wide variety of small engines, lawn mowers, and/or hand tools. Maintains vehicles by changing oil and filters, replacing tires, repairing breaks, changing plugs, and other repairs, and keeps vehicle maintenance and repair records. Cleans and replaces filters on air conditioners and performs minor repairs on central heating and air conditioning systems. Mops, waxes and vacuums floors, as needed or required. Performs other duties as assigned.



Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of basic carpentry, electrical systems, plumbing, painting, and heating and air conditioning. Knowledge of the operation, maintenance, and safety requirements of motorized vehicles and equipment. Ability to operate and perform routine maintenance and minor repairs on motorized vehicles and equipment. Ability to perform routine building and grounds maintenance work. Ability to use, operate, and maintain electrical tools and machinery.

Minimum Qualifications

The formal education equivalent of a high school diploma; plus one year of experience or training in the building construction trades, general building maintenance, or in the repair or maintenance of mechanical equipment. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.



The State of Arkansas is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, age, disability, citizenship, national origin, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by law.

Nearest Major Market: Fayetteville

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Job Posting: JC187567184

Posted On: Jul 11, 2021

Updated On: Aug 15, 2021