Construction General Specialist

Little Sahara State Park in Waynoka, OK

Recruitment #211020-UNCF-314




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Resumes will be accepted until November 3, 2021 at 5PM.



The Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department’s (OTRD) mission is to advance the exceptional quality of life in Oklahoma by preserving, maintaining, and promoting our natural assets and cultural amenities. OTRD is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

OTRD is seeking a full-time unclassified Construction General Specialist to provide maintenance repairs at Little Sahara State Park in Waynoka, OK. OTRD offers a comprehensive benefits package, including a benefit allowance to offset the cost of insurance premiums for employees and their eligible dependents. The annual salary for this position is $34,004.

Under the supervision of the Park Manager performs semiskilled and skilled tasks related to the construction, maintenance, repair or upkeep of buildings, grounds, or other state property, requiring no license.  This position will have a major emphasis on electrical repairs.  This may include assisting in the construction or renovation of buildings, general maintenance and upkeep of plumbing, heating, air conditioning, electrical and other systems, minor repairs to machinery or other equipment, and general maintenance of grounds or lawns.

• Performs carpentry work in the construction or renovation of buildings or additions to existing structures; erects and maintains scaffolds, sheds, forms, frames, fences, and other structures; alters and repairs doors, floors, partitions, stairways, windows, screens, and other fixtures; fits and glazes glass in windows and doors; maintains and repairs roofs.
• Installs, replaces, alters, maintains and repairs plumbing fixtures such as sinks, traps, faucets; makes minor repairs to laundry equipment, sterilization equipment, kitchen equipment and other equipment using water, steam air, or other feed line and return or waste disposal lines.
• Maintains and repairs light fixtures, receptacles, and switches; replaces light bulbs; maintains generators and motors; oils and cleans motors; troubleshoots and makes electrical repairs not requiring a license; maintains and makes minor repairs to various types of heating, refrigeration, and air-conditioning equipment, such as components, pumps, fans, humidifiers, electric motors, and heat exchangers.
• Installs and maintains locks and other security devices; repairs or replaces tumblers, springs, and other parts; cuts new or duplicate keys; uses files, hand tools and special equipment to change combinations or shorten tumblers.
• Constructs, maintains, and repairs concrete and other foundations; builds retaining walls, walks, fireplaces, chimneys, stairways, and similar projects; mixes mortar and lays common brick, face brick, cinder brick, concrete block, stone, terra cotta or other materials.
• Operates, maintains, and repairs various types of equipment used in construction and maintenance of building and grounds, such as trucks, tractors, bulldozers, power shovels, cranes or semi-trailer tractors, forklifts, mowers, and edger’s.
• This position will require moderately heavy lifting.
• Performs related work as assigned.

• Knowledge of the principles, methods, materials, fixtures, tools and equipment used in various building and maintenance trades, of occupational hazards and safety precautions of the trade.
• Skill is required to use various tools and equipment; to construct, maintain or repair various types of structures or equipment.
• Ability is required to follow written and oral instructions; and establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.

Three (3) years of experience in one or more of the building trades; OR an equivalent combination of education/training and experience in the building trades.

To operate state-owned vehicles in the performance of regularly assigned duties; successful applicant must possess a valid Oklahoma driver’s license at the time of appointment.

All applicants tentatively selected for this position will be required to submit to a background check.

Drug and Alcohol Pre-employment and Preplacement Testing:  Upon a conditional offer of employment, applicants for safety sensitive positions shall be required to submit to urinalysis to test for drugs. Appointment to a safety sensitive position shall be contingent upon a negative drug test result.


Veteran’s preference points apply only for initial appointment in the classified service.