Parks Maintenance Technician
- 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 Technician 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.
**This announcement may be used to fill multiple positions and will remain open until a sufficient pool of qualified applicants are obtained. **
- PRIMARY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
- Performs skilled manual and technical work involved in the maintenance and operation of public grounds and facilities; and assists work planning by scheduling, organizing, and securing materials and equipment for the accomplishment of assigned tasks for the Parks Operations & Management Division of the Parks, Recreation, and Open Space Department.
- Conducts routine inspections and preventative maintenance on a variety of mechanical equipment, vehicles, and contractors' work
- Determines and obtains appropriate equipment and materials for specific tasks
- Coordinates, trains, and monitors work of groups comprised of seasonal employees, maintenance workers, and temporary employees for designated tasks and in proper safety practices
- Performs mowing, trimming, and turf maintenance tasks as needed
- Operates and adjusts a variety of power and hand tools and equipment
- Conducts preventative maintenance and assists in construction of grounds, facilities, and athletic fields
- Assists in performing weed control using string trimmer and tractors or applying herbicides using various pieces of equipment
- Performs snow removal and sanding according to City standards and schedules; manages and maintains record-keeping system
- Assists in irrigation installation, inspection, renovation, repair, and maintenance
- Addresses complaints and concerns from citizens while in the field
- Performs additional duties as assigned
- MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
- High School Diploma or GED.
- At least 2 years directly related maintenance experience.
- Knowledge of mechanical equipment and maintenance tools, maintenance and construction activities; athletic field layouts/dimensions and particular maintenance requirements; irrigation systems; locations to be maintained; effect of weather conditions on maintenance needs and procedures; policies and procedures for record keeping; snow removal procedures; and first aid.
- Understand NPK and how it relates to turf health
- Efficient in pesticide and fertilizer application and proper safety when handling either
- Demonstrates basic leadership skills by making proper field decisions and taking responsibility to ensure positive results
- Ability to identify hazards on athletic fields and find solutions to correct them
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with contractors, supervisor(s), and 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; make minor repairs in the field; handle complaints and concerns of citizens with tact and diplomacy; and maintain tools, equipment, and vehicles.
- Skill in performing tool and equipment maintenance activities; adjusting equipment appropriately; using supplies safely and efficiently; transporting and operating equipment safely.
Licenses, Certificates or Equipment Required:
- Class A Commercial Driver's License with tanker endorsement or able to get this license within the first 6 months of hire.
- Valid Drivers License with a good driving history.
- This position may require the incumbent to occasionally use personal equipment (e.g. cell phone,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.
- 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.
- 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.