Maintenance Specialist


About the District

The Truckee-Donner Recreation and Park District (TDRPD) is a Nevada County special district in the Sierra Nevada mountains of California. TDRPD has been providing recreation and park services for all members of our community since 1963. The District maintains and operates a variety of facilities and parks within its boundaries, enriching the quality of life for those who live and vacation in the Truckee/North Tahoe area. TDRPD enjoys a program participation rate of 75% among Truckee’s 17,000 and growing residents. TDRPD has a history of working with citizen groups to generate volunteers and funding for new facilities. TDRPD’s mission is to inspire creative, active lives for a healthy mountain community. TDRPD reaches this mission daily by providing numerous active and passive recreation opportunities which includes both indoors and outdoors with groups and individuals. The goals of TDRPD align with the mission and can be found in the 2020-2025 Strategic Plan Objectives.

The District employs 50 full-time employees and up to 175 part-time employees in the peak season. TDRPD is one of the bigger employers in the area, providing full-time professional jobs, introductory first-time employment as well as stimulating part-time work for many different ages in the area. The District’s facilities include the Community Recreation Center, the Community Swimming Pool, the Community Art Center, the Veterans Building, the Park Corporation Yard, Ponderosa Golf Course, the public Boat launch on Donner Lake, 37 public piers on Donner lake, West End Beach on Donner Lake, and 6 Parks throughout Truckee for a total of over 182 acres.

TDRPD has an exciting opportunity to join our Parks Department as a Maintenance Specialist. The Maintenance Specialist is a fulltime, year-round position that will help lead and train other park employees. This opening is considered an advanced-journey level maintenance position and we are specifically looking for someone with experience in electrical, plumbing, HVAC, or a combination of the three. This position will work under general supervision but will have autonomy over their assigned work. The Maintenance Specialist reports to the Maintenance Foreman.


Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be:

1. Equivalent to completion of high school.
2. Three (3) years of experience in construction, landscape, or building maintenance, including one or more skilled trades.
3. Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate valid driver’s license.
Depending on the area of assignment, the following may be required:
1. Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid Certified Pool Operators certificate.
2. Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid Qualified Pesticide Applicator’s certificate.
3. Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid California Landscape Contractors Association (CLCA) Landscape Technician certificate in Landscape Maintenance, Landscape Construction, and/or Irrigation Installation.
4. Completion of an apprenticeship program in electrical, carpentry, plumbing, or other skilled trade.


TDRPD offers a competitive salary and benefits package. The salary for this position is dependent upon experience and qualifications of the selected candidate. The current salary range for the Maintenance Specialist is $66,144 - $83,699.20 per year and the finalist will start at the begging of the range but it is dependent on experience.


• Ten days paid vacation each year; fifteen days after two years of service; seventeen days after seven years of service; and twenty days of vacation after ten years of service
• Twelve paid holidays a year
• Sick leave accrued at one day per month
• Induction into employee Money Purchase Plan (8% Gross earning placed into retirement by District, 6 year vesting period)
• Choice of joining health, dental, and vision plans for employees and their dependents. Employee’s premium will be covered 100% and dependents at 85%
• $2,000 towards Health Savings Account (HSA) per year for employee only or $4,000 towards Health Savings Account (HSA) per year for employee + 1
• Social Security paid by District and employee
• Life Insurance policy ($100,000) paid by District and options to add supplemental
• District Deferred Compensation Plan available, employee funded
• Educational Tuition Reimbursement
• Employee Assistant Program

To apply, please send your resume to David Faris by email at

Applicants are required to be fingerprinted through the DOJ and once cleared, they may start.