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Facilities Building and Maintenance Supervisor

Description

This position requires the ability to travel (up to 50%).

This position coordinates and manages the facility/building construction, maintenance and repair program for the Northwest Region of the DNR, consisting of 550 + buildings located at 63 sites.

Building and Maintenance: Coordinate and manage day-to-day operations and maintenance of DNR Region Headquarters complex. This includes to diagnose and resolve problems in all components of facilities as it relates to construction, remodel and repair specifications and contracts.

Fiscal/Budget Management: Identify need and acquire funding for various size and type of construction and repair projects. Manage budget to ensure proper expenditures and approve payments upon completion of projects.

Contract/Project Management: Develop and administer plans and specifications for up to 60 repair projects per fiscal year. Administer construction projects from pre-design and project management to final closure and occupancy.

Note: The position requires the ability to climb on, under, and on top of building structures to visually observe component conditions, take measurements, etc. in a wide variety of weather conditions. Ability to physically use tools of the trade (i.e. carry, set up and climb extension ladder, operate power tools, etc.).

Required Qualifications

Three years professional experience in facility/building construction, maintenance and repair, with significant experience in the areas listed below. If you are submitting your information via the Resume Builder for the State of Minnesota (http://156.99.39.81/), please describe your experience in each of the below areas in the section titled additional information. If you are sending in your resume via another format (fax or mail), please include this information as an attachment covering each of the following areas (maximum of two pages covering the eight areas).
1. Day-to-day operation of a multi-building work site.
2. Specification and contract preparation.
3. Contract/project management.
4. Read and understand blueprints, building plans and specifications.
5. Facility/building audits, building/fire/health code inspections and compliance.
6. Fiscal/budget management.
7. Computer equipment, software/database skills.
8. Supervisory skills.

Desired Qualifications

Education in business management, facilities management and/or construction
trade(s).
Inventory database management of facility buildings, tanks, wells, confined spaces, etc.
Human relations skills to effectively communicate verbally and in written form to contractors, employees, customers and the general public.
Ability to function in both a team setting as well as independently when approaching projects.
Understanding of the state's budget, contracts, bidding and procurement procedures.

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

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.


Food Service Worker

Description

This position is responsible for preparing and serving food, washing dishes and cleaning food service areas at Itasca State Park.

Responsibilities include:
Operate dishwasher and clean pots and pans.
Clean kitchen and dining room areas, including washing walls, floors, counters, cupboards and furniture.
Assist cook with preparation and set-up of orders for the dining room; processing food per instructions and operating equipment used to process food.
Prepare and set up vegetables and other foods for the salad bar.
Bus dining room tables.
Receive and check in inventory, store merchandise and rotate stock.
Deliver food and supplies to other food service areas.
Clean and prepare food service area at opening and closing of season.

Required Qualifications

Customer service skills.
Oral communications skills.
Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.

Desired Qualifications

Experience in food preparation and serving.
Knowledge of quantity cooking and preparation, food values and nutrition.
Knowledge of kitchen equipment, materials and methods used in food preparation, clean-up and storage.
Ability to use a cash register.

Physical Requirements

Light Work - occasionally lifting such articles as file boxes and heavy hand tools or heavier materials with help from others and/or lifting and carrying light objects frequently. Even though the weight lifted may be only be a negligible amount, a job is in this category when it requires walking or standing to a significant degree or when it involves sitting most of the time with a degree of pushing and pulling of arm and/or leg controls.

License Requirements