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Laborer - Charlestown State Park

Date Posted:  Sep 6, 2019
Requisition ID:  17195

Charlestown, IN, US, 47111

Work for Indiana

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Charlstown State Park

Once a largely undeveloped portion of the huge (15,000-acre) Indiana Army Ammunition plant, Charlestown State Park is located in southern Indiana. The park is easily accessible, located 8 miles east of I-65, on State Road 62. With scenic vistas of the Fourteenmile Creek valley and the Ohio River, with elevation changes of over 200 feet, Charlestown has much to offer the visitor with its rugged hills and deep ravines. While hiking the rugged terrain you will see Devonian fossil outcrops and areas of karst sinkhole topography. Bird watchers will enjoy the 72 species of birds, including bluebirds, black vultures and an occasional bald eagle.


Salary for this position starts at $21,216 but may be commensurate with education and job experience

About the job

The Laborer performs a wide variety of routine tasks to assist in the maintenance of facilities, equipment, roads and grounds


A day in the life
  • Serves as a general maintenance person to inspect and maintain all facilities, grounds, and equipment
  • Performs routine carpentry, plumbing, and electrical repairs.
  • Ensures all employees are properly trained to operate equipment and are properly educated to follow established safety policies and procedures.
  • Directs, assists, and supports recreational special events as needed
  • Assists with purchasing and inventory of incoming supplies, materials, and repair parts.
  • Responsible for major and minor equipment, vehicle, and vessel repairs.
  • Maintains grounds which may include mowing, weeding, aerating, spraying, fertilizing, and tree trimming or removal.
  • Responsible for maintaining all roads such as painting, snow plowing, sanding and salting, repaving, or repairing.
  • Responsible for providing public safety on property, provide assistance in an emergency, or aid in rescue of accident victims.
  • Assists law enforcement with investigation of illegal activities on properties.
  • May assist and perform wildlife resource management.
  • May supervise, train, and direct offender work crews, assigning duties, planning and directing daily work assignments.
  • May act as a flagger along roads to warn motorists.
What we're looking for
  • A high school diploma or GED;
  • Valid Indiana driver's license.
  • Working knowledge of, and ability to apply, general maintenance practices;
  • Working knowledge of, an ability to use skills in electrical, plumbing, and carpentry.
  • Ability to a wide array of hand and power tools.
  • Ability to determine malfunctions of electrical and mechanical equipment and make simple repairs.
  • Ability to operate a variety of vehicles, vessels, and large equipment.
  • Ability to do basic math and bookeeping for use in property operations.


Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana

The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package for full-time employees which includes:

  • Four (4) medical plan options (including RX coverage) and vision/dental coverages
  • Wellness program (offers eligibility into a discounted medical plan)
  • Health savings account (includes bi-weekly state contribution)
  • Deferred compensation account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match
  • Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options
  • Group life insurance
  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits
  • Paid vacation, personal and sick time off
  • Competitive leave policies covering a variety of employee needs
  • 12 company paid holidays, 14 on election years
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
  • New Parent Leave


Equal Employment Opportunity

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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