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Posted: May 13, 2022

Assistant Caretaker

Miami Conservancy District (MCD) is seeking dynamic and self-motivated individuals to join our team as an Assistant Caretakers.

Works in a team-based environment with diverse staff. Completes operations, maintenance and inspection projects. Sample duties may include:

• Mowing, trimming vegetation, hedges and trees; removing vegetation; applying herbicides; and removing trash and debris.
• Reading river gages, precipitation gages, groundwater wells, and other instrumentation as required; transmitting data to appropriate staff members for analysis.
• Inspecting the grounds and facilities assigned, correcting any problems and reporting any changes, construction, or other potential violations of MCD policy to the appropriate staff.
• Constructing, maintaining and operating dams, levees, trails, facilities and equipment used for flood protection, water resource monitoring and river corridor recreation.
• Uses equipment and tools for sweeping and maintaining bikeways, walkways, stairways and other levee or dam related fixtures.
• Responding to high water situations using procedures outlined in the Emergency Action Plan.

The qualified candidate will have a minimum of a high school diploma or GED,  and two or more years of related experience. Class A or B Commercial Driver’s License and Ohio Pesticide Applicators License are both desirable and must be obtained prior to advancement consideration. The ability to use a wide variety of power tools and motorized equipment including chain saws, mowers, tractors and hand tools. Heavy equipment operator experience a plus. He/she will also have the ability to effectively communicate information in one-on-one and small group situations to citizens and other MCD employees.

Individuals interested in this position should submit an application:
Miami Conservancy District
Attn: Shannon Phelps
38 East Monument Avenue
Dayton, OH 45402

MCD is an Equal Opportunity Employer

MCD’s mission: Protecting lives, property and economic vitality within the Great Miami River Watershed through an integrated and balanced system that provides unfailing flood protection, preserves water resources, and promotes enjoyment of our waterways.