Job Code Pay Scale Group Pay Scale Type Bargaining Unit Civil Service or Non-Civil Service Last Executive Board Change Executive Board Change History
54120 05 ST J2 C 808-14 07/30/2022
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JOB CODE: 54120

DEFINITION: This is supervisory and skilled work overseeing the maintenance, repair, renovation, and construction of roads and facilities at a state forest.

An employee in this job supervises and participates in the maintenance, repair, and construction of roads, trails, buildings, and surrounding grounds at a state forest. Work involves overseeing, assigning, and executing a preventative maintenance schedule, work orders, and construction and maintenance projects with consideration for the seasonality of forestry operations; and recommending and implementing procedures, methods, and training to accomplish this work. Work includes coordinating and reviewing the work of contractors; and maintaining an inventory of supplies, parts, equipment, and tools. Work is performed independently and reviewed by a manager through discussions and inspections.

EXAMPLES OF WORK: (NOTE: The examples of work are representative of the work, but every position classified to this job may not perform all examples of work listed. Conversely, this is not an all-inclusive list of work examples.)

• Evaluates, prioritizes, and assigns construction, renovation, installation, repair, and maintenance work orders.

• Plans and schedules facility work based on the seasonal aspect of the operations to include outdoor construction, maintenance, and repair activities; weekend coverage; and visitation considerations.

• Ensures all assignments are completed in compliance with trades methods, quality and efficiency standards, manufacturing guidelines, regulations, codes, and project objectives.

• Oversees the construction and maintenance of roads, trails, and related structures which may include grading, stabilizing, and ensuring drainage for roads and trails; reconstructing and stabilizing bridges; repairing and replacing piping; constructing masonry forms and pouring and finishing concrete; and installing and repairing gates.

• Oversees the maintenance of grounds to include mowing, edging, tree trimming, snow plowing, leaf removal, and related tasks.

• Oversees the repair, servicing, and maintenance of motor vehicle equipment used in maintaining facility operations.

• Oversees the repair, installation, and replacement of common building items, equipment, and furniture, such as fencing, drywall, ceiling tiles, cabinetry, signs, windows, screens, partitions, office furniture, mechanical locks, interlocking floor tiles, doors, light bulbs, and air filters.

• Troubleshoots and resolves complex repair issues, such as those not specified accurately or clearly on blueprints, drawings, or specifications; issues involving use of new materials, equipment, tools, or work processes; or issues requiring specialized trades knowledge.

• Resolves or mitigates conflicts regarding sequencing of work and unforeseen conditions on a job site; and establishes and implements related recovery plans.

• Develops and communicates procedures for tool and shop equipment access, maintenance, and tracking.

• Plans and oversees facility and road construction and renovation projects and ensures they are within budget and decision-making parameters, to include estimating costs, materials, and labor; determining the sequence of work; coordinating delivery of equipment, materials, and labor to the job site; and reviewing work to specification.

• Researches and prepares the annual operating and ad hoc lists of supplies, parts, and materials for management review and approval.

• Reconciles fuel usage of vehicles used in forestry operations against pump readings.

• Coordinates and delivers skill-based, safety, and equipment training to subordinate staff.

• Ensures employees are trained and following all personal protective equipment (PPE) and safety protocols applicable to their job and work assignments.

• Monitors changes in regulations, building codes, and industry standards; communicates information to employees; and updates processes and procedures.

• Uses blueprints and drawings to troubleshoot equipment and facility repair, installation, and construction issues.

• Participates in fire-fighting activities during district fire emergencies.

• Ensures construction, installation, repair, restoration, and maintenance of facility structures and roads are accurately documented in reports, tracking systems, and blueprints.

• Solicits, coordinates, and oversees contracted services within budget and decision-making parameters.

• Performs the full range of supervisory duties.

• An employee in this job may participate in the performance of subordinates’ work consistent with operational or organizational requirements.

• Operates motor vehicles.

• Performs related work as required.


• Knowledge of methods, materials, and practices used in outdoor construction and reconstruction work and routine facility maintenance work.

• Knowledge of the regulations, codes, and safety precautions used in outdoor construction and reconstruction work and routine facility maintenance work.

• Knowledge of the operation, maintenance, and use of construction equipment such as bulldozers, road graders, front-end loaders, and backhoes.

• Knowledge of the hazards and safety precautions required in the operation of construction equipment such as bulldozers, road graders, front-end loaders, and backhoes.

• Knowledge of the use and functionality of Microsoft Office Suite software.

• Ability to read and interpret construction equipment manufacturer manuals.

• Ability to read blueprints and related construction drawings.

• Ability to perform math functions including addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.

• Ability to communicate effectively orally.

• Ability to communicate effectively in writing.

• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING: (NOTE: Based on the Entry Level Knowledges, Skills, and Abilities)

• Four years of semi-skilled maintenance or construction experience which includes one year in the operation of small and medium size construction or agricultural equipment;


• An equivalent combination of experience and training.


• All positions require possession of an active motor vehicle license.

• Certain positions are required to possess a valid Pennsylvania Commercial Driver’s License.