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Agency: Arkansas Department of Human Services
Date Posted: 03/15/2018
Posting Expires: 03/21/2018
The Maintenance Assistant is responsible for grounds maintenance and general labor activities. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency policy.
Typical Functions
Performs grounds maintenance by mowing, edging, weeding, and trimming lawns and bushes, planting trees, and sodding yards. Collects and removes trash from lawn. Operates light to medium lawn equipment. Assists with work orders for special events and exhibits. Inspects tools and equipment. Performs minor equipment and vehicle repairs. Maintains equipment by oiling, greasing, sharpening blades, and performing other minor repairs and services vehicles which includes: filling with gas, changing oil, tune-ups, and washing. Assists with minor electrical repairs, remodeling of buildings, and performs minor carpentry duties such as hanging ceilings, replacing walls, and other carpentry duties. Performs other duties as assigned.
Special Job Dimensions
Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills
Knowledge of methods and practices in skilled and unskilled trades. Ability to operate and perform routine maintenance on various types of grounds keeping tools and equipment. Ability to receive, assign, and coordinate work activities.
Minimum Education and/or Experience
Completion of sufficient education or training to read and write; plus one year of experience or on-the-job training performing grounds keeping and/or maintaining lawn-care equipment. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.
Preferred Qualifications
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
Agency Specific Information
Division Name
Division of Developmental Disabilities Services

Hiring Official
Lori Holland

Special Work Condition
The starting salary for this position is $22,000 annually. This position is located in Jonesboro, AR.

This is an extra help position working 20 hours per week.

Special Application Information
All DHS applicants must complete drug screening, as outlined in DHS Policy 1087, prior to being hired.
Applications are prescreened according to the state application, addenda, résumé, transcript, licenses and any other information that is submitted. Only transcripts should be submitted at the time of applications; reference letters, certificates, and licenses should be brought at the time of interview. Failure to complete the application form according to instructions with complete and accurate information will adversely impact your comparison to other candidates. List all prior work experience, including military service, with most recent employment first. You may include volunteer or unpaid work as part of your work history; however, you should include the number of hours per week which you performed these duties.
False, misleading, or incomplete statements may result in disciplinary action and possible termination.
Benefits package may include: health & life insurance, vacation & sick time, paid holidays, credit union membership, retirement, career bonus, and deferred compensation.
Submitting an application for a continuously advertised position does not guarantee that a job is available for that position title; e-mails stating that the applicant meets the minimum qualifications for a position are for future reference. Applications submitted for continuously advertised positions are kept on file for 60 days. As jobs for that position title become available, eligible applications in that file that match the county and division criteria will be considered. On your application you should have designated in which counties and divisions you are willing to work. Please keep in mind that you will not appear on hiring lists for counties you do not designate. Do not select “statewide” from this county list.
Applicants must submit an official transcript by mail in addition to applications for all levels of Family Service Worker positions except for Family Services Assistant positions. Transcripts will remain on file for future applications. The following Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctorate degrees are valid for such Family Service Worker-type positions:
Behavior Science
Child and Family Development
Child Development
Counseling (any field)
Criminal Justice
Education: Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle Level, Secondary, or Special
Family & Consumer Science
Family Development
Family Services
Home Economics
Human Development & Family Studies
Human Services
Rehabilitation Science
Social Welfare
Social Work
Mail your transcript to the following address:
Arkansas Department of Human Services
Attn: Recruitment
P.O. Box 1437, Slot W301
Little Rock, AR 72203
The transcript must be an official transcript sent from the university or college you attended. The transcript must still have the envelope sealed with the security seal affixed. Once the seal is broken, the transcript is considered void.
Job Details
Position No.: 22100567
Class Code: S065C
Grade: GS01
Salary Range: $22,000.00 - $28,600.00 per year
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Job Type: Full Time
Location Information
Job County/Region: Craighead
Contact Information
Contact name: DHS Recruitment
Phone: 501-682-1001
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