DNR Jobs and Requirements

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has more than 350 job classes. To learn about the requirements for these various jobs, view the long listings and browse through the position descriptions.

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Building Services Supervisor

Description

Position exists to administer and supervise the cleaning operations in state buildings.
Responsibilities include interviewing and hiring houskeeping and custodial staff; assigning, monitoring and evaluating work; train employees in work methods and safety procedures; schedule employees and reward and discipline staff. Oversee, monitor and administer budgets and maintain records. Direct cleaning operations of facilities; order supplies and equipment and maintain inventory of such; contract for laundry services; approve invoices for payment; maintain equipment; and maintain, inspect and evaluate the cleaning production relative to quality and cost.

Required Qualifications

A minimum of one year of experience performing OR supervising custodial or houskeeping work.
Knowledge of health and safety regulations pertaining to cleaning and laundry services in a public service setting.
Oral communication skills sufficient to provide work direction to staff and contractors and to respond to customers.
Writing skills sufficient to communicate work directions to staff and contract with outside vendors.
Ability to maintain records and write reports.
Ability to estimate materials, supplies and equipment needs.

Desired Qualifications

Basic math skills.

Physical Requirements

Medium Work - occasionally lifting articles such as 50 pound bags of feed maximum and frequently lifting and/or carrying objects such as heavy tools and file boxes. This job may require walking or standing to a significant degree on rough terrain or may involve sitting most of the time with pushing and pulling of arm and/or leg controls.

License Requirements

N/A


Building Utilities Mechanic

Description

A Building Utilities Mechanic position carries out building utilities installation and maintenance activities for state-owned buildings. May supervise one or more trades or labor positions.

Equipment maintenance: Perform equipment maintenance related to one or more of the following: plumbing, water filtration, mechanical, heating, waste handling and electrical systems.

Building maintenance: Perform carpentry and/or construction work to rehabilitate, remodel, repair and construct buildings and structures.

Lead Work Direction: Prioritize, schedule, assign, direct, guide and report on the work activities of other employees, outside vendors and contractors.

Required Qualifications

Oral skills to communicate project repairs with other employees, outside vendors and contractors and follow through on completion for project quality.

Knowledge of OSHA regulations and procedures and practices pertaining to building utilities (i.e. electrical codes, fire codes, building codes).

Ability to use hand and power tools and other trades equipment.

Desired Qualifications

Ability to read blueprints, estimate material and labor costs.

Record keeping skills to complete site safety checks, maintenance reports, etc.

Knowledge of building systems.

Physical Requirements

Medium Work - occasionally lifting articles such as 50 pound bags of feed maximum and frequently lifting and/or carrying objects such as heavy tools and file boxes. This job may require walking or standing to a significant degree on rough terrain or may involve sitting most of the time with pushing and pulling of arm and/or leg controls.

License Requirements

Possession of appropriate trades license and experience of the type and class required by law for the work involved (i.e. Electricians, Plumbers, etc.)


Buildings & Grounds Worker

Description

This position performs a variety of tasks involved in the cleaning, maintenance and repair of buildings, grounds, equipment and facilities.

Responsibilities include:
1. Building and facility maintenance and repair: clean floors, walls, windows, bathroom facilities, fixtures; dispose of waste materials; paint structures; repair or replace window screens, doors, locks, roofs, and fixtures; repair or replace broken or leaking water pipes; make minor electrical, heating, and plumbing repairs; seasonally activate and deactivate water systems; beach and pool maintenance.

2. 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.

3. 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.

4. Security: routine patrol; enforce rules and regulations; maintain security log; provide severe weather warnings.

5. Contact station/Nature Store operation: greet park visitors and disperse information on the park, park rules and regulations and other local attractions; sell vehicle permits and register campers; sell and rent various products; maintain daily records of revenue collected; answer phones and radio messages.

Required Qualifications

Ability to operate a motor vehicle, tractor, heavy equipment, snowmobile, snow blower, ATV, chain saw, tree planter, stump remover, lawn mower, small hand tools and other equipment and tools.

Ability to read and comprehend instructions on labels, in instruction manuals, etc.

Desired Qualifications

Ability to operate a phone, two way radio, computer and other office equipment.
Experience performing routine maintenance and repair of small engines, vehicles and other equipment and tools.
Ability to effectively communicate with the public and other employees.
Ability to provide written information and instructions to the public and other employees.
Arithmetic skills sufficient to accurately collect money from the public for various fees.
Knowledge of park rules, policies and facilities.
Record keeping skills.
Computer skills.
Experience in the construction trades.
Security experience and training.
First Aid and CPR training.
Wastewater Operator Class D License.

Physical Requirements

Medium Work - occasionally lifting articles such as 50 pound bags of feed maximum and frequently lifting and/or carrying of objects such as heavy tools and file boxes. This job may require walking or standing to a significant degree on rough terrain or may involve sitting most of the time with pushing and pulling of arm and/or leg controls.

License Requirements

CLASS D Driver's License- A single unit vehicle with a GVW of less than 26,000 pounds. This is your basic driver's license. Operators may also tow vehicles/trailers as long as the GCW does not exceed 26,000 pounds.