Resource Technician

    • Job Tracking ID: 513080-817879
    • Job Location: Littleton, CO
    • Job Type: Part-Time
    • Date Updated: May 04, 2022
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About this Opportunity!

Resource Technician Part-Time

$13.35 - $17.55 per hour

Start here go anywhere! Through this unique and exclusive partnership, you can build your resume, experience many aspects of natural resource management and gain certifications for your career, all in one place! This position is responsible for helping to keep South Platte Park in excellent condition ecologically, aesthetically, and safe by assisting in the implementation of a wide variety of resource management projects. Duties include: weed control, watering tree and shrub plantings, trail maintenance, restroom and trash cleanup, bridge and boardwalk repair, mowing and trail clearance work, erosion repair, natural area restoration, and landscape maintenance.

You can also choose to assist in the daily work of an Interpretive Program Coordinator, Nature Center Coordinator, or Park Ranger to gain experience with equipment and facility management where you will have the opportunity to earn your Certified Interpretive Guide certification, CPR/First Aid certification and a certificate of completion in several areas of park and program experiences. Mentors through several program areas will be available for you during and after your season for advice, networking, training and resume building.

This position works weekdays and occasional Saturdays.

This position may also count towards school internships depending on your specific school requirements.

Our Ideal Candidate

  • Has knowledge of Colorado’s ecosystems, plant and animal identification techniques, and local flora and fauna.
  • Has knowledge of methods, techniques and tools used in the maintenance of parks, landscaping areas and related facilities preferred.
  • Understands watering requirements for lawns, trees, plants and various types of soil preferred.
  • Able to exhibit use and maintenance of chemical spraying equipment preferred.
  • Display operation of a wide variety of equipment and tools used in parks maintenance, repair and construction in a safe and effective manner.
  • Must have the ability to effectively communicate verbally; establish and maintain working relationships with employees and the public.
  • Must be highly motivated and take direction well with excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Has the ability to work productively without supervision within established policies and procedures service.
  • Has the ability to perform manual labor for extended periods of time.
  • Colorado Pesticide Applicators License is preferred.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Must be at least eighteen (18) years of age with a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Current certifications in AED/CPR and First Aid or the ability to obtain such certifications within thirty (30) days of employment.
  • Must possess a valid Colorado Driver’s License or the ability to obtain upon hire and maintain an acceptable driving record.

The job description above covers the main duties of this position. Please note, as a team member, there may be additional responsibilities that are required to meet ongoing needs of the department.

Employee Benefits & Perks at South Suburban

  • FREE use of District fitness centers and swimming pools
  • Discounts on recreation classes and golf (applicable to employees working 14+ hours/week)
  • Paid sick leave
  • Opportunities for training and promotion from within
  • Flexible schedules
  • To view a complete listing of the District’s most current benefit package, please visit http://careers.ssprd.org

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.