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Forestry & Open Space Maintenance Worker - Year Round & Seasonal Positions Available

    • Job Tracking ID: 513080-832982
    • Job Location: Centennial, CO
    • Job Type: Part-Time
    • Date Updated: November 11, 2022
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About this Opportunity!

Forestry & Open Space Maintenance Worker - Year Round & Seasonal Positions Available 
 
$15.00 - $19.14 per hour
 
Are you tired of sitting inside all day? Do you enjoy working in nature? Do you have a passion to make a positive impact in your community? If you answered YES to any of these questions, this is the opportunity for you! The Forestry & Open Space Maintenance Worker is responsible for working in a team while learning and acquiring the various skills that are associated with accepted landscape maintenance practices for trees, shrubs, grasses and trails with an emphasis on worker safety. Duties include but are not limited to maintaining trails, mowing, trimming, planting, weeding, pruning, tree and limb mitigation and trash removal. This job may require shifts ranging from morning to evening hours, weekends and holidays.
 
Our Ideal Candidate
  • Has knowledge of methods, techniques and tools used in landscape maintenance and/or forestry or arboriculture is preferred.
  • Understands watering requirements for lawns, trees, plants and various types of soil preferred.
  • Experienced in tree debris clean up, tree pruning, and tree removals is preferred
  • Exhibits the use and maintenance of chemical spraying equipment preferred.
  • Displays 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 communicate effectively 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.
  • Has the ability to perform manual labor for extended periods of time.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Must be at least eighteen (18) years of age with a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • One (1) year skilled labor experience with park, horticulture, landscape, forestry including operating commercial landscape equipment required.
  • Must possess a valid Colorado Driver’s License or the ability to obtain upon hire and maintain an acceptable driving record. Must be insurable by the District carrier at the onset and for the duration of employment.
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.
 
Our Ideal Candidate
  • Has knowledge of methods, techniques and tools used in landscape maintenance and/or forestry or arboriculture is preferred.
  • Understands watering requirements for lawns, trees, plants and various types of soil preferred.
  • Has knowledge in the field of irrigation, installation, maintenance and repairs preferred.
  • Exhibits the use and maintenance of chemical spraying equipment preferred.
  • Displays 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.
  • Has the ability to perform manual labor for extended periods of time.
  • One (1) year as a crew leader preferred.
 
Minimum Qualifications
  • Must be at least eighteen (18) years of age with a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • One (1) year skilled labor experience with park, horticulture, landscape, forestry including operating commercial landscape equipment required.
  • Must possess a valid Colorado Driver’s License or the ability to obtain upon hire and maintain an acceptable driving record. Must be insurable by the District carrier at the onset and for the duration of employment.
 
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

  • Comprehensive Medical Package
  • Paid sick leave
  • FREE use of District fitness centers and swimming pools
  • Discounts on recreation classes and golf (applicable to employees working 14+ hours/week)
  • 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.