Parks Utility Worker - East District

  • City and County of Denver
  • Denver, Colorado
  • Mar 19, 2019
Full Time Parks and Recreation Utilities

Job Description

About Our Job
Parks Utility Workers play an essential role in maintaining Denver's extensive system of urban parks that are essential to the community's well-being. These positions learn and practice a wide variety of general maintenance and landscaping skills - providing them with a strong foundation to make upward moves within the Parks & Recreation Department. (These positions are differentiated from Park Seasonal Laborers which are the entry-level positions to park maintenance.)

The full pay range of this Job Classification is $15.38 - $22.45, our target starting pay for this position is $15.38 per hour.

These positions will support parks within Denver's East Parks Maintenance District (see district map here: https://www.denvergov.org/content/dam/denvergov/Portals/747/documents/parks/DPR-maintenance-districts.pdf ) and will report to one of the following locations in Denver:
  • City Park at 2100 N Steele St
  • Congress Park at 2608 E 8th Ave
  • Crestmoor Park at 99 S Monaco Pkwy
  • Yale/Open Space at 10300 E Yale Ave


Skills to be developed and utilized:
  • Working outdoors in parks using and maintaining various hand-powered tools and motorized equipment in a safe and efficient manner
  • Landscape maintenance duties such as:
    • turf maintenance (e.g. laying sod, fertilizing, mowing, edging, raking)
    • irrigation (minor maintenance, repair, troubleshooting and use of central control systems)
    • ornamental/garden maintenance (planting, weeding, minor pruning)
  • Infrastructure maintenance and repair such as fencing, asphalt, concrete, trails work, grade work/erosion control
  • Interacting with and learning alongside more seasoned park maintenance generalists and/or specialists such as Irrigation Maintenance Technicians, Horticultural Workers, Park Horticulturists, and other experts in unique green industry fields and skilled trades work
  • Snow removal operations such as plowing, shoveling, de-icing
  • Various related duties assigned as needed such as trash collection, bathroom maintenance and cleaning, vandalism repair/graffiti removal


This is an on-call position which will work no more than 39 hours per week and is not eligible for benefits. On-call positions may have routine or variable work schedules.
About You
We are looking for reliable and driven individuals looking to develop a well-rounded skill set in park maintenance. Our ideal candidates will enjoy working outside, be adept with safety considerations and are eager to learn a variety of functions. Following experience preferred:
  • Previous parks maintenance experience
  • Proficiency with various hand-powered tools and motorized equipment


We realize that your time is valuable so please do not apply unless you meet the following minimum qualification:
  • Requires a valid Driver's License at the time of application. Licenses and certifications must be kept current as a condition of employment
About Everything Else

Job Profile
CJ2083 Utility Worker
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Position Type
Oncall

Pay Range
Pay Range $15.38 - $22.45

Agency
Parks and Recreation

Assessment Requirement


The City and County of Denver provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, genetic information, age, or any other status protected under federal, state, and/or local law.


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