Wapsi Center Resident Caretaker

Wapsi Center Resident Caretaker

Application Deadline: Friday, August 18, 2017, 10:30am Central Time. Expired!

Scott County is accepting online applications for the following position.:

Job Title: Wapsi Center Resident Caretaker

Closing Date/Time: Friday, 8/18/2017, 10:30 am

Salary: $12.21 per hour

Job Type: Seasonal

Location: Davenport, Iowa

Job Summary

This is a seasonal non-benefit eligible position requiring approximately 20-30 hours per week from mid-January to mid-November. Incumbent is required to live on site year round with housing provided. Provides general security and oversight of facility including assistance with check-in of evening and weekend rental facility users.

Job Responsibilities

1. Performs routine repair/maintenance work on park buildings and facilities including, but not limited to: minor carpentry repairs and finishing work on remodel or building projects; fabrication and repair of park signage; coordination with full-time staff on major repairs.

2. Perform daily janitorial tasks which include, mopping, sweeping, vacuuming, cleaning and disinfecting of all buildings, restrooms, showers, etc, including the private residence provided.

3. Performs ground maintenance work including, but not limited to: mowing, cutting brush, hauling gravel and garbage; grading, snow removal from roads walkways; making minor repairs to roads or trails. Performs routine forestry tasks such as pruning, thinning, and planting of trees, shrubs, and grass.

4. Performs basic plumbing activities such as installing sinks, toilets, cleaning drains, soldering leaks, replacing pipes and other minor routine plumbing repairs.

5. Operates trucks, tractors, and commercial mowing equipment to maintain grounds, perform garbage pick-up, plow snow and haul materials.

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

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

8. Other duties as needed and/or assigned.

Standards for Initial Consideration


The equivalent of two (2) years of training in a vocational, trade school or an electrical, plumbing or carpentry apprenticeship. First aid training or CPR training is desirable.

Work Experience:

At least two (2) years of experience working with commercial equipment in a grounds maintenance or construction environment where mechanical aptitude was demonstrated.

Essential Skills:

Ability to identify problems, trouble shoot and develop practical solutions.

Ability to work independently.

A working knowledge of electrical/plumbing/carpentry principles.

Ability to repair and maintain motors, engines and other equipment.

Ability to operate industrial equipment and hand tools such as a chain saw, tractor, log splitter and tree stumper.

Valid drivers license required; CDL may be required.

Supplemental Information

Successful candidate will be required to pass a detailed background investigation.


This position is not benefit eligible.

Supplemental Questions

There are no supplemental questions for this posting.