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Temporary (May-September) Lands and Recreation Maintenance Aide (4 Positions) 

Req Number LAN-18-00003  
Salary $14.42 to $18.39/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 4  

Basic Function:

Grant PUD manages recreation sites and Project Lands within the Priest Rapids Project. The Lands and Recreation Maintenance Aide is an entry level bargaining unit employee. This position works under the supervision of a Lands and Recreation management position or 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 basic recreation site and shoreline maintenance labor 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.

  • Clean the general grounds, buildings and park equipment of recreation sites and Project lands including restroom cleaning, garbage/litter pick up.

  • Perform recreation site and Project Land infrastructure maintenance.

  • Perform landscaping and vegetation maintenance including; debris hauling, planting, mowing, turf maintenance and tree care.

  • Apply basic herbicide and pesticide.

  • Operate irrigation systems, sprinklers, clean/replace filters and sprinkler heads.

  • Perform hard surface maintenance including sweeping/blowing surfaces and snow removal.

  • Perform light debris removal from boat ramps, parking lots, sweeping of curbs, trails and edging.

  • Perform sign maintenance, graffiti cleaning, etc.

  • Operate miscellaneous small tools/equipment associated with basic recreation site and Project land maintenance.

  • Assist Lands Specialists in recreation and land management programs, including community outreach events.

  • 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.

Position Requirements


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


  • Approximately 1 to 2 years outdoor work experience with preference given to individuals that have experience with recreation or facility maintenance.

  • Valid WA State driver's license.

Other Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Be self-motivated and exercise sound judgment.

  • 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.

  • 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, 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.

Closing Date to Apply: Monday, March 5, 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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