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Seasonal (March-November) Lands and Recreation Maintenance Worker 

Req Number LAN-18-00001  
Salary $20.60-$25.70/Hourly (DOE)  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time and/or Part-Time  
Location Wanapum Dam, Beverly, WA  
Shift Days  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Number of Openings 1  

Basic Function:

Grant PUD manages recreation sites and Project Lands within the Priest Rapids Project. The Lands and Recreation Maintenance Worker is an entry level bargaining unit employee. This position works under the supervision of a Lands and Recreation management position, other designated employee, or Foreman as assigned. This position assists with Grant PUD recreation and shoreline operations and maintenance to provide for a safe and enjoyable visitor experience. This position will perform general recreation site and shoreline maintenance labor with in a variety of settings such as campgrounds, golf courses, boat launches, marinas, docks, swim areas, picnic areas, trails, recreation-related buildings, and undeveloped shorelines.

Essential Functions:

  • Interact positively and professionally with the public and answer questions regarding recreation opportunities in the Priest Rapids Project.

  • Perform duties relative to the assembly, installation, removal, operation and maintenance of recreation site equipment and facilities.

  • Apply herbicides and pesticides at recreation sites and Project lands.

  • Perform graffiti removal repair and repainting.

  • Demolish and remove structures at recreation sites and on Project lands.

  • Perform daily maintenance to tools and recreation site maintenance equipment.

  • Perform general maintenance to overwater boarding floats/docks, boat basins, launches and swim areas debris removal.

  • Perform irrigation operations and basic maintenance/repairs.

  • Complete key/lock installation and repairs.

  • Operate and inspect mechanical trash compactor, up to 30 cubic yards.

  • Operate a variety of tools/equipment needed to complete LRM Worker tasks.

  • Perform safety inspections at recreation sites, boat ramps, marine facilities, etc.

  • Perform domestic water and wastewater system maintenance at Crescent Bar Recreation Area as directed.

  • Specify, estimate and select materials for jobs.

  • Order supplies, track inventory.

  • Assist Lands Specialists in planning and implementing activities including special events, campground management, shelter rentals, etc.

  • Perform any duties of the Lands and Recreation Maintenance Aide.

  • Perform related duties as assigned.

  • Demonstrated commitment to Grant PUD's mission, vision, values, strategic plan and Vision 2021.The incumbent should be familiar with these organizational priorities and behave in a way that aligns with these expectations.

    Understand and adhere to compliance requirements for this position that may include laws, regulations, security guidelines, Grant PUD policies & procedures.

  • Actively participate in all aspects of our safety program, including but not limited to:

    • Following all safety policies and procedures;
    • Alerting supervisors and coworkers to unsafe or hazardous working conditions;
    • Reporting any safety incidents or close calls within 24 hours to your supervisor; and
    • Accepting feedback from supervisors and coworkers regarding your own safety performance.

Step 1 (in addition to above)

  • Minimum 6 months as a LRM Worker, entry level.
  • Demonstrate understanding on Lands and Recreation maintenance tasks by completing quality work in a timely manner.
  • Apply herbicides and other chemicals while following all state and federal laws, regulation and requirements.
  • Navigate the Priest Rapids Project to assist with projects at recreation areas and other Project Lands as required.
  • Safely handle materials use in recreation site maintenance (physically and with equipment).
  • Ability to safely and properly secure material for transport at highway speeds.

Step 2 (The following are additional functions to Step 1)

  • Minimum 12 months as a LRM Worker Step 1.
  • Demonstrate ability to independently operate landscaping and turf maintenance equipment in a safe manner.
  • Demonstrate ability to safely connect and operate trailers.
  • Ability to independently use various tools as required to complete all essential functions.

Step 3 (The following are additional functions to Step 2)

  • Establish and maintain safe and organized work areas and shop practices.
  • Install, service and repair locksets on recreation site buildings.
  • Successfully estimate, select materials and order supplies for a small project.
Position Requirements


Must possess a High School Diploma or GED from an accredited institution.


  • Two or more years work experience in recreation or facility maintenance or in a related field such as arborist, grounds keeper, landscaper, etc. Or approximately 2+ years of responsible experience as a Lands and Recreation Maintenance Aide step 2 or similar.

  • Valid WA State driver's license.

  • Valid WA State Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) may be required.

  • Washington State Boater Education Card.

  • WSDA pesticide applicators license; must obtain a Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) Public Operators license within 6 months.

Other Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to work independently, be self-motivated and exercise sound judgment.

  • Demonstrated ability to follow oral and written instructions.

  • Effectively communicate with and relate to people with different backgrounds.

  • Problem-solve, think clearly and act professionally under stress.

  • Knowledge of operation of hand/mechanical tools and equipment used in recreation sites.

  • Ability to operate District boats.

  • Operate vehicles in a safe manner by observing legal and defensive driving practices.

  • Cooperate and work effectively with others in a positive team atmosphere.

  • Ability to use computers and Microsoft Office application products (Word, Excel, and Outlook), write legibly and fill out forms.

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be mentally and physically fit for duty.

  • Able to work in extreme heat or cold, both inside and outside.

  • Able to lift objects up to 50 lbs.

  • Able to reach above shoulder level.

  • Climbing to access work as needed.

Closing Date to Apply: Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at 3:00 p.m.

About the Organization Employees are our greatest assets at Grant PUD. Our dynamic team of skilled individuals define this utility. We welcome your unique experiences, skills and passion

As an equal opportunity employer, we strive for an environment of mutual respect that values diversity. We recruit, hire, train and promote all job classifications. A variety of exciting challenges and growth opportunities exist at Grant PUD. We offer training, benefits and multiple opportunities to serve the diverse needs of our regional community.

Our Mission:
To efficiently and reliably generate and deliver energy to our customers.

Our Vision:
Excellence in service and leadership
We continually ask how our performance aids in improving service quality, reliability and care for the environment in the most cost-effective manner.

Safety: We believe that employee and public safety is paramount

Innovation: We make decisions that best serve present and future generations

Service: We are committed to excellent customer service

Teamwork: We are one team with the same mission

Respect: We honor the rights and beliefs of those we work with and serve

Integrity: We hold ourselves and others accountable to professionalism in our actions and words

Heritage: We protect, preserve and perpetuate the spirit of the PUD and the Wanapum relationship  

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