Parks Maintenance Technician - Open Space & Natural Resources
Overall Job Objective
- Summary of Job Duties
- City of Aurora, Colorado
It is an exciting time to work for the City of Aurora, we're growing and looking for dedicated and collaborative individuals to join our team of talented and valued employees. Excellent organizations have a set of principles, or core values, that are used to implement their mission and vision. Those values represent the touchstone for the organization, guiding the decisions of the individuals and the organization. At the City of Aurora, we demonstrate our excellence by modeling the CORE 4 Values of: Integrity, Respect, Professionalism, and Customer Service, and we welcome all who share these values to apply.
Why Work for Aurora?
Work Schedule: This position supports a seven day operational recreation reservoir and will be required to work weekends. Ideal work schedule is Thursday through Monday.
- Make a difference in the lives of real people every day
- Diverse community
- Competitive total compensation package
- Well-Funded General Employees Retirement Plan
- Light rail station minutes away
- On-site fitness center and wellness programs
- Internal educational programs to assist with career advancement
- Access to innovation work spaces
**This posting will remain open until a sufficient pool of qualified applicants are obtained; however, it is subject to close at any time without prior notice.**
- PRIMARY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
- The City of Aurora is seeking a Parks Maintenance Technician to perform skilled manual and technical work involved in the maintenance and operation of Open Space & Natural Resources sites and facilities. The Parks Maintenance Technician assists/coordinates work by scheduling, organizing and securing materials and equipment; accomplishes assigned tasks for the Parks, Recreation and Open Space Department.
- Provides outstanding stewardship of Aurora's natural resources and assists the Parks, Recreation & Open Space (PROS) Department in fulfilling its Mission of: Encouraging active lifestyles and creating healthy environments for people, nature and community
- Assists in planning and implementation of routine maintenance and specialized maintenance and site/facility improvement programs for Open Space and Natural Resources Division with emphasis on natural areas, specialty sites, trail systems and reservoir related properties along with undeveloped public lands and streetscapes
- Utilizes, adjusts, and maintains vehicles, tools, and equipment common to the functions required
- Performs maintenance and repairs on sites and facilities; performs tasks related to daily reservoir maintenance operations to include general landscaping and irrigation repair, general construction, janitorial, and trash collection; tasks related to event coordination; performs snow/ice removal and sanding according to City standards
- Assists in coordinating work schedules, training and mentoring of maintenance workers, temporary and seasonal workers, volunteers, and alternative service workers
- Handles complaints and concerns from citizens while in the field
- Performs additional duties as assigned
- MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
- Education: High School Diploma or GED.
Experience: At least 2 years directly related maintenance experience.
An equivalent combination of education, training and experience that demonstrates required knowledge, skills and abilities may be considered.
Knowledge: Knowledge of mechanical equipment and maintenance tools, maintenance and construction activities; Integrated Pest Management strategies; basic understanding of conservation ethics; locations to be maintained; effect of weather conditions on maintenance needs and procedures; policies and procedures for record keeping; snow/ice removal procedures; knowledge of first aid.
Abilities: Ability to work independently and be self-motivated; establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees; communicate effectively both orally and in writing; monitor activities of others; follow planning and organizational guidelines; recognize problems or hazards of equipment, buildings, and specific environments; handle complaints and concerns of citizens with tact and diplomacy; and maintain tools, equipment, and vehicles.
Skills: Skill in performing tool and equipment maintenance activities; adjusting equipment appropriately; using supplies safely and efficiently; transporting and operating equipment safely.
Licenses, Certificates, and/or Equipment Required:
- Ability to obtain a Class A Commercial Driver's License within 6 months of hire.
- Valid Drivers License with a good driving history.
- Ability to obtain First Aid/CPR certification within 6 months of hire
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 upon assigned function; may require ability to lift a maximum of 80 pounds with assistance; may lift and carry objects weighing up to 50 pounds with or without assistance; considerable walking and standing; frequent performance of activities requiring a full range of body movement including bending, stooping, pushing, pulling, and climbing; hand/eye and hand/foot coordination for operation of tools, equipment, and vehicles; vision to read manuals, record data, and monitor/observe instruments and gauges; hearing/listening for troubleshooting and warning signals; and speech communication to provide technical information and to communicate with employees and citizens.
Work Environment: Works both indoors and outdoors with exposure to all weather conditions, noise, fumes, and chemicals; work may be performed in a confined space; handles a variety of chemicals, fertilizers, pesticides, seeds, and concrete and building materials common to maintenance and construction.
Equipment Used: Operates a variety of tools, equipment, and vehicles common to maintenance and construction a vacancies.
For Veterans preferences: Please show all of your employment history, military service and included 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.