About this Opportunity!
Maintenance Technician - Natural Open Space
(Full Time, Non-Exempt)
Salary: $35,600 - $41,670 per year
Under the supervision of the Natural Open Space Supervisor, this
position is responsible for accomplishing the various skilled labor
tasks that are associated with the accepted maintenance practices for
natural open space areas within the District. This position is
required to work weekends, evenings and holidays as well as work
shifts different from other work groups.
- Maintains natural open space areas using tractors, mowers,
sprayers, seeders, and small engine power and hand tools.
- Responsible for the supervision and direction of up to five
seasonal employees, this includes assisting with the training and
orientation of these employees. In addition this position is also
occasionally responsible for supervising volunteers and community
- Assists in the application of pesticides and herbicides as
required in designated areas.
- Cleans open space areas and removes and disposes of trash from
open spaces and public facilities.
- Assist in the preparation of seedbeds for planting, tills soil,
and perform seeding in designated areas.
- Performs minor maintenance on natural open space equipment.
- Assists in the renovation of natural open space and park areas,
and makes repairs as required, including, but not limited to, fence
repairs, painting, drainage repairs, and vandalism repairs.
- Assists in supervising assigned seasonal employees including
training in equipment use, reviewing work, and overseeing quality.
- Performs maintenance and restoration to district waterways, ponds
- Participates in snow removal operations as well as the cleaning
and maintenance of the facility as needed.
- Completes time card, daily activity reports, and other reports and
records as required. This position requires attendance and
involvement in meetings on project progress, safety, park
maintenance practices, procedural changes and other topics related
to the operations of the District.
- Ensures proper care of assigned tools and equipment. Performs
preventive maintenance or minor repairs or notifies appropriate
personnel of need for maintenance.
- Responds 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. Thoughtfully handles confrontational or stressful interactions.
- Attend and participate in staff meetings, trainings, and orientations.
- Attend work on a regular, reliable and punctual basis.
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 of experience that is equivalent to one (1) year
of skilled labor related to parks and public facilities maintenance
or general park and open space maintenance work is acceptable. This
includes the operation of equipment used in the maintenance and
repair of public facilities, natural open space maintenance and all
other related functions described in the position description.
- A combination of education and experience may be considered.
Licenses, Certifications, and Other Requirements:
- Any related certifications.
- Must possess a valid Colorado Driver License, or have the ability
to obtain upon hire, and maintain an acceptable driving record.
Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Ability to perform manual labor for extended periods of time.
- Ability to operate or receive training on various types of
maintenance and construction equipment.
- Ability to work in and promote a team environment.
- Working knowledge of equipment, materials, techniques and supplies
used in the maintenance of parks, trails and open space.
- Must possess a strong commitment to use all applicable work safety
rules, procedures and equipment.
- 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 assorted power and hand tools; various mowing
equipment; light duty trucks and trailers; fertilizers; assorted power
and hand tools; tractors and implements (seeder, ripping and tilling
implements, large agricultural mowers, front end mowers, etc.); snow
blower; snow plow truck; personal computer and Microsoft Office Suite.
This position regularly drives a District vehicle. This position may
need to drive a personal vehicle to various District facilities.
This position requires work in a variety of settings including
working indoors and frequently outdoors, daytime and night-time
including in dark areas, subject to variable weather conditions,
ecosystems, and landscape. Outdoor working environments can be wet,
humid, and extreme in temperature variations. Regularly exposed to
loud noises, dust, wildlife, and chemicals.
Stand, walk, handle and operate objects and office equipment, reach
outward and above shoulders. Heavy physical work requiring ability to
walk on uneven surfaces or through rough terrain and frequently lift
up to 50 pounds with or without assistance and carry objects weighing
up to 100 pounds; considerable walking and standing; regular pushing,
pulling and bending; hand/eye and foot/eye coordination to operate
motorized equipment; hearing and listening for receiving and
interpreting information and warning signals. Occasionally will crawl,
squat kneel or work in uncomfortable positions for short period of time.
This list is not all-inclusive and represents examples of the work
environment and physical demands.
Employee Benefits & Perks at
- Comprehensive Medical, Dental and Vision package
- Medical and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts
- Retirement packages with employer contribution/match
- Free Employee Assistance Program
- Paid time off including vacation time, sick leave, personal leave
- District paid life insurance and long term disability
- FREE use of District fitness centers and swimming pools
- Discounts on recreation classes and golf
- Opportunities for training and promotion from within
- To view a complete listing of the District’s most current benefit
package, please visit http://careers.ssprd.org
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.