Buildings and Grounds Worker

Full time Part time Temporary @Minnesota Department of Natural Resources in Government
  • Post Date : March 12, 2024
  • Apply Before : September 30, 2024
  • Salary: $17.77 - $23.37 / Hourly

Job Description

Working Title: Buildings & Grounds Worker- Central Region

Job Class: Buildings & Grounds Worker

Agency: MN Department of Natural Resources

  • Who May Apply : Open to all qualified job seekers
  • Date Posted : 02/01/2024
  • Closing Date : 09/30/2024
  • Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit : Department of Natural Resources
  • Division/Unit : Parks & Trails Region 3
  • Work Shift/Work Hours : Varies
  • Days of Work : Varies
  • Travel Required : No
  • Salary Range: $17.77 – $23.37 / hourly
  • Classified Status : Classified
  • Bargaining Unit/Union : 203 – Service/ AFSCME – 218 Insufficient Work Time
  • Work Area : Various locations in Central Minnesota
  • Telework Eligible : No
  • Designated in Connect 700 Program for Applicants with Disabilities ( : Yes

Make a difference in the lives of Minnesotans.

The work you’ll do is more than just a job. Join the talented, engaged and inclusive workforce dedicated to creating a better Minnesota.

The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Division of Parks and Trails vision is to create unforgettable park, trail, and water recreation experiences that inspire people to pass along the love for the outdoors to current and future generations.

This is a continuous posting that will be used to fill multiple part-time and full-time seasonal vacancies throughout the Central region of Minnesota. To find which State Park and Trail locations you may be interested in, search our parkfinder map. The Central Region generally includes locations south of Brainerd and east of St. Cloud and Rochester, MN The Central region includes the Twin Cities metro area. Interested applicants should select ALL locations they would like to be considered for. Applicants will be contacted when an opening in one of their selected locations becomes available.

The DNR is currently seeking to fill multiple Buildings and Grounds Worker positions to perform seasonal maintenance and security needs. The typical anticipated season dates are from April through October; however the actual season dates may start later or end earlier to meet contractual obligations or agency needs. Work hours vary, and may include evenings, weekends, and holidays. Shifts will vary depending on location and will be discussed as part of the interview process. This position exists to perform the cleaning and upkeep of buildings, grounds maintenance, contact station duties and may include night security duties as scheduled.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Building, facilities, trail and public water access maintenance and repairs: clean buildings, fixtures, and bathroom facilities; dispose of waste materials; paint, repair, or replace various fixtures; repair or replace broken or leaking water pipes; minor electrical, heating, or plumbing repairs; and seasonally activate and deactivate water systems.
  • Perform security so that parks and trails visitors and state park and trail property and resources are protected from unsafe conditions, illegal acts, or other dangerous or damaging situations.
  • Grounds maintenance: mow and trim grass; carry out weed control program; plant and trim trees and shrubs; remove trees and stumps; dispose of waste materials; road repairs; develop, maintain, and groom trails; repair, conduct tests, and prepare reports on water and sewer systems; paint and repair picnic tables, signs, posts, fences; remove snow from roads and walkways; assist with resource management projects such as prescribed burns, noxious weed control, reforestation, and seed collection.
  • Equipment inspection and maintenance: routine maintenance and minor repairs on small engines, vehicles, hand and small power tools, and other equipment and tools; complete reports and forms on use and repairs.

Applicants to this posting will be considered after the seven (7) day internal bidding process has completed. DNR employees who would like their application considered via the bidding process must submit their application to the separate bid-only vacancy postings accessible through Self-Service. DNR employees who are not eligible bidders should apply to this vacancy.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Ability to manage work tasks effectively, prioritizing customer service and safety.
  • Ability to be a team player sufficient to listen to and help colleague’s complete tasks efficiently and safely.
  • Ability to stay on task and perform duties with limited supervision.
  • Skill in welcoming a diverse visitor base to Minnesota State Parks and Trail Units.
  • Ability to recognize, analyze, communicate and effectively problem solve a variety of routine maintenance situations.
  • Skill in safe operation of equipment such as mowers, weed whips, hand tools, power tools, chainsaws, UTVs and vehicles.
  • Ability to explain policies and procedures in a clear, concise, and professional manner to both internal and external customers.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience or training in a work or educational setting in any of the following:

  • Performing routine maintenance and repair of small engines, vehicles, and other equipment and tools.
  • Cleaning, maintaining, and/or repairing buildings.
  • Grounds and/or facility maintenance.
  • Security operations.
  • First Aid and CPR training or certification.

Additional Requirements

This position requires an unrestricted Class D Driver’s License with a clear driving record.

Applicants must have the ability to meet the physical requirements and work in the environmental conditions of the position, with or without reasonable accommodations.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.

It is policy of the Department of Natural Resources that all candidates submit to a background check prior to employment. The background check may consist of the following components:

  • Conflict of Interest Review
  • Criminal History Check
  • Education Verification
  • Employment Reference / Records Check
  • License / Certification Verification



Minnesota State Colleges and Universities is an Equal Opportunity employer/educator committed to the principles of diversity. We prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their race, sex, color, creed, religion, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or membership in a local commission as defined by law. As an affirmative action employer, we actively seek and encourage applications from women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and individuals with protected veteran status.

Reasonable accommodations will be made to all qualified applicants with disabilities. If you are an individual with a disability who needs assistance or cannot access the online job application system, please contact the job information line at 651-259-3637 or email . Please indicate what assistance is needed.

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