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Game Lands Maintenance Worker 1 Full-time

at Commonwealth of PA in Pennsylvania (Published at 29-04-2020)


The Pennsylvania Game Commission is seeking an experienced and dependable Game Lands Maintenance Worker to work in our State Game Lands. If you are looking for a challenging and rewarding career the Pennsylvania Game Commission could be the place for you!
Work hours: Monday - Friday 7:00 AM - 3:30 PM, 40 hours/week
You must ensure your submission includes sufficient detail of time periods, experience, and qualifications to show that you meet the Minimum Experience and Training Requirement listed on the Vacancy Notice. If the information you provide is not detailed enough to
show that you meet these requirements, you will be considered NOT QUALIFIED regardless of whether you possess the necessary qualifications.
If you are contacted for an interview and need accommodations for the interview due to a disability, please advise the interviewer of the accommodations you require well in advance of the scheduled date.


As a Game Lands Maintenance Worker, you will perform construction and maintenance of State Game Lands, facilities, infrastructure, habitat, and resource areas. This will consist of constructing and maintaining or assisting with maintaining parking facilities and either public access areas or state & federally owned lands through the use of heavy equipment and related tools. You will also assist with construction of new roadways, road surfaces, bridges, relief drains & culverts.
Work will include developing and maintaining or assisting with habitat areas and herbaceous openings in forested areas by operation of heavy equipment and skilled use of chain saws. Also included will be assisting with various husbandry operations for the up-keep and enhancement of herbaceous openings. Conducts or assists with border cuts through the use of chain saws and heavy equipment along road & herbaceous openings. Conducts or assists with herbicide/pesticide storage, transport, mixing and application using various types of equipment in accordance with safety regulations and procedures. Prune and release fruit and nut trees, shrubs, and vines, for wildlife food enhancement. Cuts timber stand improvement areas on state game lands. You will establish wildlife habitat through the maintenance of shrubs and tree seedlings. Work will include the frequent use a chain saw to perform skilled fellings, bucking, and limbing work.
Work will include conducting or assisting with prescribed burns with firefighting equipment. Additionally, work will include conducting or assisting with equipment maintenance, construct, erect and maintain structures for birds and mammals, construct & maintain metal and wooden gates, and post and maintain informational signs on state, federal & municipality properties. Assisting with development and maintenance of special management areas for species. The use of snow shovels, snow blowers, and other related snow removal equipment will be included.
Additional work will include assisting with various landowner and other programs, assisting with the surveying of new game land tracts, encroachments on exiting owned properties, maintaining existing State Game Lands & public access boundary lines & reestablish old boundary lines. Reading maps that deal with State Game Lands & public access, assist with nursery production through the securing of seeds, help develop and maintain hunter access and hiking trails, snowmobile, horse, and bike trails. You will report violations on state game lands to proper authority and assist Wildlife Conservation Officers by picking up highway-killed deer and bear.
Finally, frequently work will be in an unsupervised capacity in all weather conditions and will include assessing the environment and being responsible for your safety, the safety of co-workers and the public, as well as report all problems and unsafe conditions to your supervisor. Attendance will be required at trainings, as well as adherence to the requirements of all safety manuals, policies, and law.


One year of laboring experience using construction tools and equipment;
One year of farming experience using agricultural tools and equipment;
One year of construction equipment operation experience;
An equivalent combination of experience and training.


  • All positions require possession of an active Pennsylvania non-commercial Class C driver's license or equivalent.
  • All positions are required to obtain an active Class A Commercial Driver's License within one year of employment in this job.
The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is proud to be an equal opportunity employer supporting workplace diversity.

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