Maintenance Technician – Park District

    • Job Tracking ID: 513080-876374
    • Job Location: Centennial, CO
      Lone Tree,
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: April 11, 2024
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About this Opportunity!

Maintenance Technician - Park District

(Full Time, Non-Exempt)

Application Closing Deadline: For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. April 15, 2024

Hiring $40,352 - $45,424 annually based on qualifications, education and experience as it relates to the position.

Position Summary:

Under the supervision of the Park Maintenance Supervisor and/or Lead Maintenance Specialist in assigned Park District, this position is responsible for learning and performing the various skills that are associated with all aspects of park maintenance, including turf, irrigation, shrub and tree care, and facility maintenance with accepted maintenance practices for developed parks. May be required to work weekends, evenings, holidays, and be on snow watch as well as work shifts deviating from this position’s normal work days and/or with other work groups.

Essential Duties:

  • Performs all cultural maintenance practices inherent to maintaining irrigated turf grass parks including mowing, aeration, fertilization, and irrigation.
  • Assists in maintenance of tree and shrub care, including plantings, removals, weed/pest control, pruning, and shrub bed maintenance.
  • Perform trash and recyclables removal operations. Clean and clear park grounds and facilities of litter and debris, operation of a trash/recyclables removal truck, common hand tools, installation and removal of waste receptacles and dog waste station maintenance.
  • Maintain public shelter facilities including roof repair, picnic table repair, trash receptacle repair, stocking of supplies, painting, staining, restroom cleaning, sanitizing, and grill maintenance.
  • Assist with the inspection of all parks’ irrigation systems and drinking and ornamental fountains as needed and assist with skilled maintenance including irrigation repairs to mainlines, valves, laterals, heads and pumps.
  • Assist staff with District sponsored events, making deliveries of materials and supplies necessary to meet the requests of facility rentals and work orders. Set up and disassembly of event tents, tables, picnic benches and chairs.
  • Assist with the documentation and routine inspection and repairs to play equipment within the district playgrounds.
  • Ensure proper care of assigned tools and equipment, perform maintenance on small equipment and notify appropriate personnel of need for tool, equipment or vehicle maintenance service or repairs.
  • Using District watering equipment provide supplemental watering to new plantings.
  • Complete daily activity reports and records as required. This position may require attendance and involvement in meetings on project progress, safety, park maintenance practices, procedural changes and other topics related to the operations of the District.
  • Perform snow and ice removal using plow trucks, blowers, shovels, ice scrappers, de-icing salt, etc.
  • Respond tactfully, respectfully and in a timely fashion to inquiries and problems in person, by email, phone and mail providing helpful information and explanations in-line with District policies and procedures. Handle confrontational or stressful interactions.
  • Attend and participate in staff meetings, trainings and, orientations.
  • Attend work on a regular, reliable and punctual basis. May be required to work weekends, evenings, holidays, and be on snow watch as well as work shifts deviating from this position’s normal work days and/or with other work groups.

This job description should not be construed to imply that these requirements are the exclusive duties of the position. Incumbents may be required to follow any other instructions, and to perform any other related duties, as may be required.

Education and/or Experience:

  • Must be eighteen (18) years of age with a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Any combination equivalent to one (1) years progressive skilled labor experience that is inherent to park or related grounds maintenance with an emphasis on turf care, installation and maintenance of irrigation systems, playground equipment, park facilities, urban forestry, and horticulture.

Licenses, Certifications, and Other Requirements:

  • Must possess a valid Colorado Driver License or the ability to obtain upon hire and maintain an acceptable driving record.

Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of maintenance operations, irrigation systems, modern landscaping principles, methods, and best management practices.
  • Knowledge of work-place safety procedures and the ability to adhere to safe work practices and procedures.
  • Knowledge of laws, regulations, and methods of pesticide application and the safe and proper use of pesticides and appropriate personal protective gear.
  • Knowledge in the use and general maintenance of hand, power and motorized tools associated with landscape maintenance.
  • Knowledge in the safe and proper operation of snow plows and snow blowers.
  • Basic computer and email skills.
  • Ability to train employees, community service workers, and volunteers.
  • Ability to exercise good judgement and practice proper safety precautions at all times. Comply with District and Departmental vision, mission, rules, regulations, safety protocols, policies, and procedures.
  • Ability to adapt to changing priorities, weather events, and special work requests.
  • Ability to interact tactfully, clearly, concisely, and appropriately with the public, District administration, co-workers, and other agencies or contractors.
  • Must be highly motivated and take direction well with excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbally.
  • Ability to work independently and with a team in a fast-paced and high volume environment with emphasis on accuracy and timeliness.
  • Ability to provide outstanding customer service and get along with coworkers, patrons, and supervisors and interact with employees and vendors in a professional manner.

Material and Equipment Used :

To successfully perform the required job duties, this position regularly uses pick-up with manual or automatic transmission, snow plow truck, ATV or out-front mower with snow plow, blowers, shovels, ice scrappers, de-icing salt, trailers for towing equipment or materials, tractors, and skid steer with various implements. Hand tools including, but not limit to, shovel, rakes, screw drivers, hammers, and wheel barrows. Electrical power tools including, but not limit to, drills, circular saws, and jig saws. Motorized power tools including, but not limited to, weed trimmer, backpack blower, rototiller, walk-behind mower, snow blower, and chainsaws. Pesticide application equipment including high or low pressure sprayers and backpack sprayers, pesticides, fertilizers, and De-Icing salt. This position also uses a personal computer, smart or cell phone. This position regularly drives a District vehicle during the course of daily work, and a personal vehicle to additional District facilities for meetings, training, and other business purposes.

Working Environment :

This position regularly requires strenuous work outdoors with exposure to a variety of weather conditions, ecosystems, and landscapes. Outdoor working environments can be wet, humid, and extreme in temperature variations, ultra-violet radiation exposure, and precipitation, including unlit or low light night-time activities. Regularly exposed to environmental hazards including exposure to loud noises, fumes, dust, gases, molds, grasses, fertilizers, pesticides, solvents, oils, greases and wildlife/insects such as bees and wasps.

Physical Requirements :

Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in a field environment; to walk, stand, and sit for prolonged periods of time; to frequently stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, crawl, climb with both legs and arms, reach, twist, grasp, and make repetitive hand movement in the performance of daily duties; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull/drag objects weighing up to 50 pounds unassisted; to operate assigned equipment and vehicles while exercising good hand/eye and foot/eye coordination; and to verbally communicate and exchange information, or hearing and listening for receiving and interpreting information and warning signals. May occasionally climb stairs and short ladders; work in uncomfortable positions for short periods of time; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull/drag objects weighing up to 75 pounds unassisted. May lift, carry, push, and/or pull/drag heavy amounts of weight up to 100 pounds with assistance, up or down changes in grade, into or out of vehicles or equipment, or over rough terrain or obstacles such as rock walls or landscape boulders.

This list is not all-inclusive and represents examples of the work environment and physical demands.

We’ve Got You Covered!

South Suburban pays:

  • 90% of the employee-only medical insurance cost
  • 68% of dental & vision insurance cost
  • 100% short-term & long-term disability cost
  • 100% life and accidental death & dismemberment insurance cost

South Suburban offers:

  • FSA options for additional medical expenses

Happy Employees Are the Best Employees

  • South Suburban provides an employee assistance program at no cost that includes: counseling, financial planning, legal assistance, and much more!
  • Our Employee Wellness Program gives covered staff the ability to reduce their medical premium by $360 annually

Take Time Away to Do What You Enjoy

  • 10 paid holidays per year
  • 4 personal days per year
  • Earn 11.5 paid vacation days per year
  • Paid sick leave to rest, recover, and take care of yourself

We’ve Got Your Back

  • Up to 8% 401(a) Employer contribution/match that vests after 3 years of service
  • Diverse trainings to grow your professional and personal skillset
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program that covers up to $1,800 per year

Play Where You Work

  • Employee engagement is a priority at South Suburban. Staff gatherings have included: pictures with the Stanley Cup, Chili Cook-Off, Ice Cream Social, Shuffleboard Tournament, Employee Appreciation Luncheon, just to name a few
  • Monthly wellness challenge opportunities and staff recognition honors

We LOVE Our Facilities and So Will You:

  • Free daily admission to recreation centers, tennis courts, ice rinks and swimming pools
  • 50% off food at South Suburban restaurants
  • $5 to $10 for nine holes of golf at four different courses

SSPRD offers an excellent comprehensive benefit package including but not limited to: Medical/Dental/Vision. For a more detailed overview please view the  Benefits Guide for Full-Time Employees

About Us

Our mission is to foster healthy living through stewardship of the environment, parks, trails, and open space by providing recreational services and programs.

We serve residents in Bow Mar, Columbine Valley, Centennial west of I-25, Littleton, Lone Tree and Sheridan and unincorporated portions of Douglas, Jefferson and Arapahoe counties. We operate four full-service recreation centers, golf courses, outdoor pools and restaurants, two ice centers and miniature golf courses, and a BMX track, a sports dome, batting cages, an entertainment center, a hotel and a nature center. In addition, we maintain nearly 3,800 acres of developed and open space land, including 119 multi-purpose athletic fields, more than 100 parks, nearly 80 miles of trails, 60 playgrounds, 56 tennis courts, and the 880-acre South Platte Park.