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  • 500048
  • Full-time


The Department of Emergency & Military Affairs (DEMA) is the headquarters for the Arizona National Guard. The Army National Guard is "Always Ready - Always There" providing military forces to accomplish community, State and Federal missions. The Air National Guard maintains excellence with flexible, sustainable, expeditionary and joint interoperable capabilities in all facets of current Federal and State missions. The Division of Emergency Management’s mission is to coordinate emergency services and efforts to governmental agencies to reduce the impact of disaster on person and property. The Division of Administrative Services maintains the business operations of human resources, finance, purchasing/contracting, and legislative activities. Many positions posted do not require military membership.



Job Location:

Address:   Silverbell Army Heliport, Marana, AZ

Posting Details:

Salary: $13.0341 - $18.2228 per hour (DOE) 

Grade: 16

This position will remain posted until filled. Resumes will be reviewed weekly.

Job Summary:

Provides grounds maintenance and pest control support on Arizona Army national Guard grounds and facilities. Responsible for trimming and pruning of all trees and shrubs in improved areas; road maintenance including repair potholes and removal of road obstructions; keeping fence lines clear of obstructions and weeds; selecting tracking and applying proper types and amounts of pesticides and herbicides. Responsible for testing, repair and installation of all irrigations systems. Responsible educating inmates and Maintenance Technicians in the proper use, safety and maintenance of all ground maintenance equipment. Responsible for supervising the grounds including, scheduling, project assignment and training. Ensuring that all tasks are completed on time, efficiently and economically.

Job Duties:

• Overseeing all work activities associated with grounds maintenance including but not limited to mowing, weeding, pruning, watering, raking, and trimming on all Army National Guard facilities in the Southern region.
• Performing regular service checks and services on all the ground’s equipment, to include but not limited to: Tractors, Kibotas, Bobcat, chain saws, pole saws, blowers, mowers, brush hog and grapple.
• Assisting in the design, installation, and maintenance of underground watering systems with automated features. Assists in the design, and care of indoor and outdoor flower beds and gardens.
• Maintaining a record of material and chemicals used, equipment, working hours expended, vehicle mileage and other information required for work projects.
• Ensuring all supplies are stocked and available, and advise the Supervisor when supplies are running low.
• Ensuring all safety standards are followed and work is to standards.
• Ensuring a safe work environment for inmates and others assisting in a project.
• Assists Facility Maintenance Operations (FMO) maintenance staff on other projects as needed.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

Knowledge of:

• All common hand and power tools used in the workplace for grounds
• Federal and local safety laws, rules and policies governing work activities and safety equipment
• Preventative maintenance, repair and servicing of grounds equipment and tools
• Equipment, materials, methods and practices in generalized groundskeeping
• Techniques and Safety precautions in the use of pesticides, fungicides, herbicides and other plant chemicals and soil amendments
• Automated watering systems

Skilled in:

• The operation of powered tools and equipment used in grounds maintenance
• Basic computers use and programs (Microsoft Office, Pride Web)
• The use of common hand and power tools
• Communication; orally and in writing
• Driving while trailering heavy equipment; mower, tractor w/brush hog, sprayer, etc.

Ability to:

• Read and understand Federal and local safety Laws, rules and policies
• Maintain interpersonal relationships.
• Work on machinery that is Safe and locked out.

Selective Preference(s):

Desired qualifications include any combination of experience, education and training that meets the knowledge, skills, and abilities described. 3-5 years of experience in grounds maintenance and experience in Irrigation design and installation.

Pre-Employment Requirements:

• Requires possession of and ability to retain a current, valid state issued driver's license. Employees who drive on state business are subject to driver's license record checks, must maintain acceptable driving records and must complete a required driver training (See Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.12).
• In State travel required.
• Individual is required to pass a criminal background investigation.
• Requires the ability to achieve a favorable National Agency Check with investigation for the purpose of obtaining a Common Access Card (CAC).
• Must be able to obtain and maintain an Arizona State Pesticide and Herbicide license within 6 months from date of hire.
• Must be willing and able to supervise DOC minimum-security inmates.


The State of Arizona offers a comprehensive benefits package to include:
• Sick leave
• Vacation with 10 paid holidays per year
• Health and dental insurance
• Retirement plan
• Life insurance and long-term disability insurance
• Optional employee benefits include short-term disability insurance, deferred compensation plans, and supplemental life insurance

For a complete list of benefits provided by The State of Arizona, please visit our benefits page


Eligible DEMA employees participate in excellent retirement programs provided by the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) and for fire personnel the Public Safety Personnel Retirement System (PSPRS).

Contact Us:

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact hr@azdema.gov.
DEMA is a smoke-free work environment.
ADA/EEO Employer
The State of Arizona is an Equal Opportunity and Reasonable Accommodation Employer


All Arizona state employees operate within the Arizona Management System (AMS), an intentional, results-driven approach for doing the work of state government whereby every employee reflects on performance, reduces waste, and commits to continuous improvement with sustainable progress.  Through AMS, every state employee seeks to understand customer needs, identify problems, improve processes, and measure results.  
State employees are highly engaged, collaborative and embrace a culture of public service.

The State of Arizona is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.