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.

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 Parks (Crew Leader) 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.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

The Parks Crew Leader serves as lead worker over an assigned group of maintenance workers engaged in parks operations activities for the Parks, Recreation and Open Space Department.

  • Assigns and coordinates work
  • Prepares and maintains records
  • Prepares  reports of work activities and documents equipment used
  • Performs field maintenance duties including aerating, mowing, weed abatement, top dressing, slit seeding and other duties as required.
  • Prepare ballfields which will include dragging the infield, chalking the field according to specified dimensions, water infield and setting bases
  • Field maintenance will include filling infilled holes, adding clay to infield when necessary and inspecting the ball fields for safety
  • Manages the safe handling, storage and application of fertilizers, herbicides, fungicides and pesticides , ensuring the proper calibration on chemical sprayers and granular spreaders
  • Knowledge of NPK and how that relates to turfgrass health
  • Manages information by recording information using computerized and manual methods
  • Reports and assists in the investigations of accidents
  • Makes recommendations regarding materials, manpower, and equipment used
  • Enforces safety regulations and procedures
  • Performs maintenance and repair work on facilities and properties including walkways, islands and park facilities
  • Inspects work performed in conformance to established standards
  • Makes recommendations regarding the selecting, hiring, training, evaluating, and disciplining of assigned employees
  • Serves in supervisory capacity when needed
  • Performs snow removal activities according to the City of Aurora's guidelines
  • Performs additional duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

Education:
  • High School Diploma or GED. Associates or Bachelor's Degree may be preferred depending on assignment.
 Experience: 
  • At least 4 years' progressively responsible experience related maintenance, which includes 1 year in a lead worker or supervisory capacity. 
 An equivalent combination of training and experience will be considered.
 
Knowledge:  
  • Knowledge of methods, materials, logistics, equipment, and operating procedures as well as the hazards and safety practices common to the maintenance work performed.
 Abilities: 
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees and citizens; handle sensitive situations with tact and diplomacy; ability to organize, coordinate, and direct the work of others; able to perform minor repairs and maintenance on small equipment in the field.
Skills: 
  • Skill in training and monitoring the work of assigned employees.  Skill in operation of equipment and tools common to this job; computer operation with associated software.
 LICENSES OR CERTIFICATES REQUIRED: 
  • Class A Commercial Driver's License or ability to obtain with 6 months of hire.
 
EQUIPMENT USED: 
  • Operates a variety of hand and power tools and equipment common to maintenance operations.

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

Working Conditions

Physical Demands: Moderate to heavy physical work depending on assigned function; heavy physical work requiring the ability to frequently lift up to 50 pounds with or without assistance and carry objects weighing up to 100 pounds with assistance; considerable walking and standing; frequently performs activities requiring a full range of body movement including pushing, pulling, bending, stooping/crouching, and climbing; considerable hand/eye and hand/foot coordination for operation of tools, equipment and vehicles; speech communication to give instructions and information to employees; vision to read manuals and gauges and operate equipment; hearing/listening for instructions, troubleshooting, and warning signals.

Work Environment: Works primarily outdoors in both hot and cold weather with exposure to noise, dust, and chemicals.

Equipment Used: Operates a variety of hand and power tools and equipment common to urban forestry, maintenance; operates vehicles such as dump trucks and tractors and aerial bucket trucks.

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For Veterans points:  Please show all of your employment history, including military service and 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.
                                 
If you need assistance in completing this application, please feel free to contact our office at:  303-739-7225 or visit us at 15151 E Alameda Pkwy., Suite 3500, Aurora, CO 80012.
 
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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