About this Opportunity!
Maintenance Technician - Park District
(Full Time, Non-Exempt)
$39,150 - $44,289 per year
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.
- 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
- 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.
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.
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
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
- 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
To view a complete listing of the District’s most current
benefit package, please visit
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.