Lead Maintenance Specialist – Park District

    • Job Tracking ID: 513080-826687
    • Job Location: Sheridan, CO
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: July 29, 2022
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Lead Maintenance Specialist - Park District

(Full Time, Non-Exempt)

Salary: $39,245 - $47,056 per year

Position Summary:

Under the supervision of the Park Maintenance Supervisor in assigned Park District, this position is responsible for the operation, maintenance, repair and performing daily inspections to assigned District maintained Parks and athletic fields. Supervises and/or directs daily activities of a Parks Maintenance crew including full-time, part-time and seasonal staff. 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:

  • Responsible for directing, training and overseeing of the daily maintenance activities of assigned staff. Supervises and evaluates the performance of assigned staff. Trains assigned staff in techniques of safe and efficient operation of equipment, tools and machinery. Conducts and documents safety training of subordinate personnel.
  • Performs all cultural maintenance practices inherent to maintaining irrigated turf grass parks including mowing and trimming, aeration, fertilization, irrigation and renovations.
  • Performs trash and recyclables removal operations. Cleans and clears park grounds and facilities of litter and debris, operation of a trash and recyclables removal truck, common hand tools, installation and removal of waste receptacles and dog waste station maintenance.
  • Maintains public shelter facilities including roof repair, picnic table repair, trash receptacle repair, stocking of supplies, painting, staining, restroom cleaning, sanitizing, grill maintenance.
  • Performs the Inspection of all parks’ irrigation systems and drinking fountains on a weekly basis and performs the skilled maintenance including irrigation repairs to mainlines, valves, laterals, heads and pumps. Performs drinking fountain repairs to cartridges and piping.
  • Perform landscape demolition, renovations or new construction work on irrigation systems, shelters and pavilions, athletic fields and fencing.
  • Assists staff with District sponsored events, making deliveries of materials and supplies necessary to meet the requests of facility rentals and work orders. This position requires the setting up and disassembly of event tents, tables, picnic benches and chairs.
  • Performs and documents routine inspection and repairs to play equipment within the district playgrounds.
  • Performs minor maintenance and repairs on equipment.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Perform snow and ice removal using plow trucks, blowers, shovels, ice scrappers, de-icing salt, etc.
  • Provide, to everyone encountered during the work day, excellent customer service and respect.
  • While on duty or on snow watch, carry a charged and functional District-issued cell phone, which is expected to be answered or messages returned, in a timely manner or when it is safe to do so, (i.e. not while driving, etc.)
  • Use Purchase Cards and Purchase Orders in accordance with established procedures. Reconcile Purchase Cards in a timely manner.
  • 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 with three (3) years skilled labor experience that is inherent to park or related grounds maintenance.
  • Any combination equivalent to three (3) years progressive skilled labor experience that is inherent to park or related grounds maintenance with an emphasis on installation and maintenance of irrigation systems, playground equipment, park facilities and furnishings, and proper cultural practices for maintaining turf grasses.
  • A combination of experience and education may be considered.

Licenses, Certifications, and Other Requirements:

  • Colorado Pesticide Applicator’s License as a Certified Operator or Qualified Supervisor in the Turf category or the ability to obtain within one (1) year of employment.
  • 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 modern landscaping principles, methods, and best management practices.
  • Knowledge of operations and maintenance of irrigation systems.
  • 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 proper maintenance and care of park assets.
  • Knowledge in reading and understanding landscape design plans and documents, and the ability to interpret sketches, diagrams, maps and plans.
  • 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.
  • Ability to train and supervise subordinate 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; Trailers for towing equipment or materials; Tractors, Skid Steer with various implements; Hand tools such as shovel, rake, screw driver, hammer, wheel barrow, etc.; Electrical power tools such as drills, circular saws, jig saws, etc. Motorized power tools including as weed trimmer, backpack blower, rototiller, walk-behind mower, snow blower, chainsaw, etc.; Pesticide Application equipment including high or low pressure sprayers and backpack sprayers; Pesticides, fertilizers, and De-Icing salts; 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 :

Regularly requires strenuous work outdoors with exposure to a variety of weather conditions, ecosystems, and landscapes; regular exposure to adverse conditions such as dust, noise, chemicals, and extremes in temperature, ultra-violet radiation exposure, and precipitation, including unlit or low light night-time activities.

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; occasionally climb stairs and short ladders; may be required to 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. Work in uncomfortable positions for short periods of time; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull/drag objects weighing up to 75 pounds unassisted. Ability to tolerate and exposure to dust, fumes and odors. Ability verbally communicate and exchange information, or hearing and listening for receiving and interpreting information and warning signals.

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

Employee Benefits & Perks at South Suburban

  • 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 and holidays
  • 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

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.