Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Summary of Job Duties

It's an exciting time to work for the City of Aurora, we're growing and building our team of talented and valued employees. Here at the City of Aurora we have a set of core beliefs that we use as a touchstone to help guide our decisions and growth, both as individuals and as an organization. We believe in Integrity, Respect, Professionalism and Customer Service and we call these the Core 4. If you also share our values we welcome you to apply.

This is a Contract position that will work 30-40 hours per week and also provides partial medical benefits.
Contract is till May 2021 but may end early at any time.
Starting pay is $16.22/hour
Occasional weekends,overtime,split shifts and holidays as required

Parks, Recreation and Open Space is seeking motivated, positive people with a passion to learn and excel, people who want to give back and make a difference, people who want to be at the heart of this City and have a hand in creating it's future. 

The position of Contract Parks Worker supports the Parks, Recreation and Open Space's vision of connecting with the community and being acknowledged as an essential service defining the quality of life in Aurora. When you join our team you will be able to employ your unique skills and passion to undertake important and meaningful work within the urban parks environment that is critical to the success of our department and to the City of Aurora as a whole.


  • Performs open space/natural resource improvements, equipment maintenance, trail maintenance, routine facility maintenance including janitorial duties
  • Performs snow removal and sanding according to City standards
  • Properly operates and maintains equipment
  • Assists in special project implementation
  • Provides information to the public regarding uses, rules, regulations, and fees
  • Coordinates the work activities of seasonal employees and volunteers
  • Maintains and monitors various records
  • Assists in resolving complaints and concerns from citizens and senior staff
  • Performs additional duties as assigned.


Education/Experience: High school diploma or GED / At least 6 months of work experience in public open space/natural resources with resource and facility maintenance experience (12 months experience preferred).

Minimum Age: 18 years of age due to City's vehicle insurance requirements.

Abilities: Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees and citizens; understand oral and written instructions; operate or receive training on various types of maintenance and construction equipment. Ability to maintain a safe environment at work site. Must be available to work weekends, days, evenings, and holidays as required.

Skills: Skill in carpentry, craftsmanship and use of construction tools; use of personal computers and related software; operate a variety of equipment and vehicles including trucks, tractors, snow plows, all-terrain vehicles, etc.

Licenses, Certificates, or Equipment Required: Applicants must have a current Colorado Driver License with a good driving history.

This position may require the incumbent to occasionally use personal equipment (e.g. vehicle, cell phone, tools, etc.) in the course of their employment.


Physical Demands: Heavy physical work requiring ability to lift a maximum of 100 pounds with assistance; frequent lifting and carrying objects weighing up to 80 pounds with or without assistance; considerable walking and standing; frequently performs activities requiring a full range of body movement including bending, stooping, kneeling, pushing, pulling, and climbing; hand/eye and hand/foot coordination for operation of equipment and vehicles; vision for reading gauges and written instructions; hearing/listening for receiving instructions and warning signals.

Work Environment: Works primarily outdoors in all weather conditions with exposure to noise, dust, chemicals, and fumes. Must be able to work overtime, split shifts, weekends, and holidays as required.

Equipment Used: Operates tools, equipment and vehicles common to the assigned function


For Veterans preference:  Please show all of your employment history, including military service and attach related documentation (DD214) on the application.
The City of Aurora is an equal opportunity employer.  We are required by state and federal agencies to keep certain statistical records on applicants.  It will not be used in any way to discriminate against you because of your sex, race, age, sexual orientation, creed, national origin, disability or military status, gender identity, unless related to a bona fide occupational qualification as defined by the Colorado Civil Rights Commission and the Equal Opportunity Commission.
Despite the changes in Colorado law, the City of Aurora maintains a drug free workplace.  A positive test of marijuana is grounds for disqualification and ineligibility for employment with the city for one year or termination once hired.

Drug Testing, Thorough Criminal Background Check, and Employment References:
As a condition of employment, all applicants selected for employment with the City of Aurora must undergo a thorough criminal background check and drug screening. Employment references will be conducted on finalists for City of Aurora vacancies.

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