Natural Resources Technician 2 – 20050133

Who we are:

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) is committed to its mission “To ensure a balance between wise use and protection of our natural resources for the benefit of all.” Our agency embraces the insightful use of our natural resources to assure the continued safety, happiness and prosperity of Ohio’s people.

ODNR owns and manages state parks, state forests, state nature preserves and wildlife areas. We license all hunting, fishing and watercraft; oversee and permit all mineral extraction, monitor dam safety, manage water resources and serve as the second largest Law Enforcement presence in the State of Ohio.

We are accepting applications for a full-time permanent Natural Resources Technician 2 within the Division of Parks & Watercraft, headquartered at Caesar Creek State Park in Warren county. The address is 8570 E. State Route 73 Waynesville, OH 45068 . To learn more about Caesar Creek State Park please visit Caesar Creek State Park .

What you will do…

  • Perform general labor & preventative maintenance functions of indoor/outdoor facilities
  • Monitor facilities, grounds & equipment for safety needs
  • Provide general customer services &/or support for facilities & grounds

What’s in it for you…

At the State of Ohio, we take care of the team that cares for Ohioans. We provide a variety of quality, competitive benefits to eligible full-time and part-time employees. For a list of all the State of Ohio Benefits, visit our Total Rewards website ! Our benefits package includes:

Medical Coverage

  • Quality, affordable, and competitive medical benefits are offered through the Ohio Med PPO plan.

Dental, Vision and Basic Life Insurance

  • Dental, vision, and basic life insurance premiums are free after complete eligibility period . Length of eligibility period is dependent on union representation.

Employee Development Funds

  • The State of Ohio offers a variety of educational and professional development funding that varies based on whether you are a union-exempt employee or a union-represented employee.

Time Away From Work and Work/Life Balance

  • Paid time off, including vacation, personal, and sick leave
  • 11 paid holidays per year
  • Childbirth/Adoption leave

Ohio Public Employees Retirement System

  • OPERS is the retirement system for State of Ohio employees. The employee contributes 10% of their salary towards their retirement. The employer contributes an amount equal to 14% of the employee’s salary. Visit the OPERS website for more information.

Deferred Compensation

  • The Ohio Deferred Compensation program is a 457(b) voluntary retirement savings plan. Visit the Ohio Deferred Compensation website for more information.

Ohio is a Disability Inclusion State and strives to be a Model Employer of Individuals with disabilities. The State of Ohio is committed to providing access and inclusion and reasonable accommodation in its services, activities, programs and employment opportunities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other applicable laws.

We are ready for you!

We’re glad you’re interested in pursuing a rewarding career with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources! Exploring and protecting the natural beauty of Ohio will prove to be the most enjoyable career opportunity you will ever find!

Official position description:

Under general supervision, performs a variety of semi-skilled general labor & preventative maintenance functions of indoor/outdoor facilities, grounds &/or equipment (e.g., minor painting, minor electrical repair, rough plumbing, carpentry, masonry): assist higher level staff with semi-skilled & skilled labor & maintenance functions; assist with minor electrical (e.g., replaces lights bulbs, repair/replace short circuits, electrical panels, breaker boxes, service lines & outlets, switches, light fixtures) & plumbing (e.g., hot water heaters, trap fittings, showerheads, drinking fountains, faucets, toilets, urinals, sinks, replaces washers & faucets) repairs & maintenance; performs semi-skilled carpentry (e. g., repairs wooden structures, frames & hangs windows & doors, docks & steps, builds & repairs picnic tables); assist with masonry work (e.g., scrapes & paints, mortar repair, roof shingle replacement, cement walkways, stone & block drinking fountain & entrance signs, foundations, concrete pads & block building); performs & assist with grounds maintenance duties (e.g., snow removal from roads & parking lots, mows grass, picks up trash, liter, debris & brush cleanup from storms or removal of hazardous trees, clean restrooms); operates machine tools & equipment in the semi-skilled equipment list; monitors &/or observes facilities, grounds & equipment for safety &/or maintenance needs & takes appropriate action; transports staff, equipment & supplies throughout assigned work areas; applies chemicals under license of commercial applicator or limited commercial applicator (e.g., insecticides, fertilizers); operates watercraft to place buoy’s on lake; assist in repairing, maintaining & monitoring of water &/or sewage treatment plants; performs routine maintenance & makes minor vehicle & equipment repairs (e.g., oil changes, lubrications, tune-ups, tire or belt changes, sharpens blades).

Provides general customer services &/or support for facilities & grounds (e.g., contacts vendors, answers visitor questions, provides directions, assists at special events, aides in emergencies): resolves routine issues with approval &/or within established guidelines (e.g., customer complaints, vendor issues); completes & maintains appropriate documentation on vehicles & equipment (e.g., maintenance records & logs); prepares & processes reports (e.g., repair & maintenance reports); monitors &/or purchases supplies for adequate inventory; drives to areas of the park, district & state to perform job duties (e.g., attend conferences, meetings, training, run errands, drive to field locations.

Positions responsible for application of regulated chemicals must receive instruction from commercial applicator or limited commercial applicator in proper use of equipment & all pesticides with which employee is to work per Ohio Revised Code 921.01 (VV); positions operating watercraft must complete boat operator education course per Ohio Revised Code 1547.05.

May be exposed to dirt, dust, fumes & noise; may be ex-posed to chemical spray; may work in or near water; may work evenings, weekends &/or holidays; works outside & may be exposed to inclement weather; may be exposed to dangerous machinery; unpleasant odors, human & animal waste, outdoor elements (e.g., animals, insects, poison ivy).

6 months training or 6 months experience in semi-skilled maintenance functions (i.e., minor electrical repair, rough plumbing repairs, carpentry & masonry);

6 months training or 6 months experience in equipment safety practices;

6 months training or 6 months experience in use of shop, hand & power tools;

6 months training or 6 months experience in operation of mowers & trucks;

6 months training or 6 months experience in equipment & vehicle maintenance;

valid driver’s license

-Or 6 months experience as Natural Resources Technician 1, 22621.

-Or equivalent of Minimum Class Qualifications for Employment noted above.

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