This full-time position is located at HorseThief Reservoir and works under the direction of and is supervised by the Park Manager.

The position is responsible for routine maintenance and repair of area buildings, shelters, utility systems, campsites, playgrounds, boat ramps, docks, trails, automotive equipment, machinery, various power tools; plans or assists in maintenance and construction projects, estimate material and manpower needed for said projects; constructing, maintaining, and painting buildings, shelters, picnic tables, BBQ grills, signs; operation of various kinds of ag equipment and construction equipment like skid loaders, tractors, dump trucks, road graders; electrical systems, repairing water and sewer lines, traps, showers, lavatories, and stools; repairs, replaces, adjusts electronic equipment, chemical feeders, chlorinators, takes water samples to test for compliance with KDHE requirements; maintains accurate records and submits paperwork on a timely basis; guides seasonal employees in the repairing and upkeep of buildings, grounds, and equipment; maintains working inventory; adherence to pertinent OSHA health and safety requirements and required adequate personal protective device/equipment use and must be able to demonstrate and train others in use of such safety equipment and procedures; attends training seminars, schools, and in service training relevant to facilities and equipment maintenance/repair and other topics; assists management of wildlife area, prescribed fires and food plots; enforcement of park regulations, cleanliness of all park facilities, mowing, and other duties required.

BENEFITS:  Beginning annual salary $42-45,000. Salary can vary depending on education, experience, or qualifications based on management and board review; group health and life  insurance, KPERS Retirement, Eagle Air Med Membership, paid training/certifications, sick/vacation/holiday pay, flexible off-season schedule, annual park permits, and a scenic work

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:  Vocational or Associate’s Degree for related trades such as plumbing, electrical, mechanical, or carpentry is preferred.  Experience may be substituted for education as determined relevant by the agency.  Prefer work experience for recreational facility upkeep and maintenance.  Applicants with the ability to effectively interface with general public and employees is highly desired. The successful candidate must pass a background check.

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:  Must be certified for potable water and treatment operation within one year of being employed, must coordinate new event or educational program each year. Must be willing to obtain certification for Pesticide/Herbicide Applicator’s License to operate equipment to spray insecticides, herbicides, pesticides and other chemical applications. The candidate must complete a burn boss certification. Assists the public, including answering inquiries, explaining and enforcing rules and regulations where knowledgeable and pertinent. Always maintain an excellent reputation to be a credible witness and be able to credibly testify in court. possess or obtain a valid Kansas driver’s license.  Ability to speak in public, give correct information to the media and project a positive attitude at all times toward the public and employees.  Must work peak season holidays, and weekends during summer season.  Must maintain professional appearance and attitude at all times, even if recreating with in the park, one must maintain professionalism and represent HTR in a positive manner.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS:  Must take and pass a drug screening test.  The selected candidate is subject to random testing for alcohol and controlled substances following employment. The incumbent must obtain a Kansas Commercial Pesticide Applicator Certification within one (1) year of employment.  As a condition of employment, the selected candidate will be required to live within a 25-minute radius from the park.

HOW TO APPLY:  Submit a detailed resume with at least 3 references and letter of interest. Resumes will be reviewed upon receipt. Position will remain open until filled.


Submit resumes to District Manager:

Audrey Rupp

HorseThief Reservoir

19005 SW Highway 156

Jetmore, KS  67854



Office: 620.253.8464