Pioneer Village Resident Caretaker

Application Deadline: Wednesday, November 30, 2022, 4:30pm Central Time. (4 days remain) Time is running out Expires soon!

Scott County is accepting online applications for the following position.

Job Title: Pioneer Village Resident Caretaker

Closing Date/Time: Wednesday, 11/30/2022, 4:30 pm

Salary: $15.00 to $17.00 per hour

Job Type: Part-time

Location: Eldridge, Iowa

Job Summary

Scott County Conservation is looking for a handy person to work as a Caretaker at the Pioneer Village located at Scott County Park with experience in building maintenance and cleaning, grounds keeping, and customer service. This is a unique position ideal for someone looking for part-time work who could be described as a self-starter, flexible, task-orientated, construction-minded, interested in historic preservation, and enjoys interacting with the public. Candidates should expect to work some weekends and holidays, and optional on-site housing is available.

Under general supervision, the Pioneer Village Resident Caretaker performs a variety of grounds maintenance, janitorial duties, equipment care and maintenance, and minor electrical and plumbing repairs at the Walnut Grove Pioneer Village.

Job Responsibilities

Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge, and skills. This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and duties performed by incumbents of this class. Employees are required to be in attendance and prepared to begin work at their assigned work location on the specified days and hours. Factors such as regular attendance at the job are not routinely listed in job descriptions but are an essential function. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

Completes routine repair and maintenance work on park buildings and facilities to include minor carpentry repairs, finishing work on remodel or building projects, and fabrication and repair of park signage; coordination with full-time staff on major repairs.

Performs daily janitorial tasks; mops, sweeps, vacuums, cleans, and disinfects all buildings, restrooms, showers, including the private residence provided.

Performs a variety of grounds maintenance work to include mowing, cutting brush, hauling gravel and garbage, grading, removing snow from roads and walkways, and making minor repairs to roads or trails.

Performs routine forestry tasks such as pruning, thinning, and planting of trees, shrubs, and grass.

Installs sinks and toilets; cleans drains; solders leaks; replaces pipes; performs other minor routine plumbing repairs.

Operates a variety of equipment to complete work to include trucks, tractors, commercial mowing equipment, and utility vehicles to maintain grounds, perform garbage pick-up, plow snow and haul materials.

Makes recommendations for and orders repair parts or supplies for building/grounds maintenance, with appropriate authority from supervisor.

Coordinates and works with full-time maintenance staff when assistance is needed or when directed.

Demonstrates the ability to exemplify, by his/her actions, the County PRIDE philosophy.

Performs related duties as assigned.

Standards for Initial Consideration

Education, Training, and Experience Guidelines:
Must have completed two (2) years of training in a vocational, trade school or an electrical, plumbing or carpentry apprenticeship; AND two (2) years of experience operating commercial equipment for facility and grounds maintenance or construction related work; OR an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.

Knowledge of:
Applicable local, State, and Federal laws, codes, regulations, and ordinances.

Work safety policies, procedures, and practices.

General electrical, plumbing, and carpentry principles and practices.

Tools, materials, methods, and equipment used in facilities and grounds maintenance.

Skill in:
Working independently.

Operating a variety of tools and equipment safely.

Identifying and troubleshooting problems and developing practical solutions.

Repairing and maintaining a variety of motors and equipment.

Interacting tactfully and professionally with County staff, outside agencies, and the public.

Establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships.

Communicating effectively verbally and in writing.

Supplemental Information

License and Certification Requirements

Must possess a valid Iowa State Class D driver's license or have the ability to obtain license.

Physical Demands and Working Environment:

Incumbent has the option to live on premises in provided housing.

Work is performed throughout the Pioneer Village and grounds and requires exposure to outdoor weather conditions, electrical voltage, potentially dangerous tools, equipment, and machinery, and hazardous chemicals.


This position is not benefit eligible.