Parks Downtown Maintenance Worker ($17.00 - $19.00/hr)
City of Fort Collins

Fort Collins, Colorado

Posted in Public Sector and Government


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POSITION TITLE: Parks Downtown Maintenance Worker ($17.00 - $19.00/hr) (Hourly)
REQUISITION #: req7076
DEPARTMENT: Parks
LOCATION: DOWNTOWN PARK SHOP
BENEFIT CATEGORY: Variable Hourly View Classifications & Benefits
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Part-Time Hourly
HOURLY RATE: $17.00 - 19.00 per hour (based on relevant experience)
SELECTION PROCESS: Application deadline is: Open until filled.

The City of Fort Collins is a bias-conscious employer. We ask that you please avoid the use of photos when submitting a resume and/or an application for employment. You will receive an email acknowledgment when you have successfully submitted an application. Your completed application will be forwarded to the hiring manager. You will be notified if you are selected for further testing or interviews. Please keep your contact information up-to-date. The status of your application will be updated in your applicant profile. Post-offer background check, Motor Vehicle Report, and drug test required within four calendar days (96 hours) of offer.
Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they believe they can perform every job description task. We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may come from a less traditional background. The City may consider an equivalent combination of knowledge, skills, education, and experience to meet minimum qualifications. If you are interested in applying, we encourage you to think broadly about your background and skill set for the role.

To learn more about The City of Fort Collins and Our Community, please read Our Community and Our Organization Brochure

Why Work For the City of Fort Collins?

- Potential for paid personal leave and paid holidays

- Employee Assistance Program: counseling, legal, and financial assistance

- Wellness program, workout facilities

- Personal & professional learning opportunities plus potential for career mobility

- Collaborative work environment

Summary
Do you enjoy the atmosphere in downtown Fort Collins? Do you appreciate how clean and tidy it always looks and delight in the floral displays? Then you're the perfect applicant for the Parks Downtown Maintenance Worker position.

The Parks Downtown Maintenance Worker is a job where you'll be working outdoors in the downtown urban corridor helping to maintain the cleanliness, interacting with the public, and learning horticultural as well as green industry standards, landscaping techniques and irrigation practices. You'll perform a variety of duties including simple mechanical/construction work, pruning, mulching, weeding, and planting methods which are skills you can take with you as you grow into your career.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist with infrastructure and grounds maintenance of City parks and downtown public spaces.
  • Operate (after provided training) a variety of equipment including utility vehicles, hand tools, and power tools.
  • Clean and remove waste from all areas of the downtown corridor.
  • Empty and clean wastebaskets and trash containers, ash trays and cigarette urns.
  • Collect recycling materials.
  • Clean and pressure wash downtown sidewalks and public spaces.
  • Assist with irrigation maintenance and repairs.
  • Help with snow removal.
  • Assist with maintenance of downtown water features.
  • Perform event prep and clean-up.
  • Perform simple tasks related to carpentry, painting, electrical, plumbing, mechanical and construction work, often under the supervision of a skilled technician.
  • Assist with other park, cemetery, forestry, horticulture, and golf maintenance tasks when requested.
  • Report to work on time as scheduled.
  • Interact with the public in a professional and courteous manner.
  • Engage with other coworkers in a considerate and helpful manner and project a positive attitude in the workplace.

City Competencies
  • Demonstrated cultural competence to effectively interact, work, and develop meaningful relationships with people of diverse identities, perspectives, and cultural backgrounds.
  • Strong learning orientation. Leverages all resources and is creative in ways of learning for self to continue adapting to changing issues and trends.
  • A desire and ability to understand the diverse needs of internal and external customers, and to create experiences and deliver services that exceed their expectations.
  • A desire and ability to utilize digital tools for organizational information, individual, and teamwork.

Minimum Qualifications/Experience:
  • Unrestricted valid driver's license.
  • Must be at least 18 years old.
  • Successfully pass a drug screening test, MVR and background check.
  • Physical, mental, and cognitive abilities sufficient to perform the essential duties outlined above.
These include:

o Ability to read, write and communicate well with others.

o Physical ability and stamina to perform duties including bending, lifting, digging, pushing, and kneeling.

o Requires light and heavy manual labor that requires walking or standing most of the time.

o Ability to regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds; occasionally up to 50 pounds maximum.

Proper safety measures for lifting/moving any item are expected to be followed; including, but not limited to, the use of proper Personal Protection Equipment (PPE), use of lifting/moving equipment, and/or assistance from co-workers.

Working Conditions:
  • Position is a non-benefitted seasonal/temporary hourly position.
  • Potential for flexible work schedules to allow for work-life-school balance.
  • Hours vary from part-time to full-time and may include weekends and holidays.
  • Potential for overtime pay and accrued sick/personal leave is available based on qualified hours worked.
  • Work occurs outdoors in a variety of weather conditions under the supervision of a crew leader.
  • Safety gear is provided and required including, but is not limited to, safety-toed boots, safety glasses and ear protection.
  • May use chemicals in cleaning supplies and herbicides.
  • Attendance at weekly staff meetings, trainings, and safety meetings is required.
  • City of Fort Collins works together with staff to prevent the spread of germs (COVID, etc.) to maintain a clean, safe environment.
Incentives:

Hourly employees are highly valued team members that Parks recognizes by providing the following perks:
  • Gift card drawings for participating in Safety and Wellness programs.
  • Discounted Golf Green Fees - non-primetime discount of $3.00 per player/nine holes
  • Discounted Passes to City Recreation facilities (including initial 5 free visits).
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) provided such as gloves, hard hats, safety glasses, ear protection, etc.
  • Safety Boot reimbursements and Parks Division logo work attire provided.
  • Mentoring by world-class, knowledgeable, and experienced Park professionals.
  • Training opportunities to expand educational background.
  • $100.00 gift card for referring a newly hired employee through the Employee Referral program.
The City of Fort Collins will make reasonable accommodations for access to City services, programs and activities and will make special communication arrangements for persons with disabilities. Please call (970) 221-6535 for assistance.

Notice Regarding Medical and/or Recreational Marijuana Use:
Because the possession and use of marijuana, whether for medical use or otherwise, constitutes a federal offense and because the City is a drug free workplace, the City will not accommodate the medical use of marijuana and enforces written policy prohibiting working for the City while marijuana is in the body. The fact that state law recognizes medical marijuana as a prescribed, or otherwise permitted, medication does not alter or otherwise change this policy.

The City of Fort Collins is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants are considered for positions for which they have applied without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin or ancestry, sex, sexual orientation (including perceived sexual orientation), gender identity and expression, disability, age 40 years or older, pregnancy or related condition, genetic information, and, in certain specific circumstances, marriage to a coworker or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law.

POST OFFER BACKGROUND CHECK, MOTOR VEHICLE REPORT, AND DRUG TEST REQUIRED WITHIN FOUR CALENDAR DAYS/96 HOURS OF OFFER.

Note: Some information in your application may be public information under the Colorado Open Records Act.

Summary
Do you enjoy the atmosphere in downtown Fort Collins? Do you appreciate how clean and tidy it always looks and delight in the floral displays? Then you're the perfect applicant for the Parks Downtown Maintenance Worker position.

The Parks Downtown Maintenance Worker is a job where you'll be working outdoors in the downtown urban corridor helping to maintain the cleanliness, interacting with the public, and learning horticultural as well as green industry standards, landscaping techniques and irrigation practices. You'll perform a variety of duties including simple mechanical/construction work, pruning, mulching, weeding, and planting methods which are skills you can take with you as you grow into your career.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Assist with infrastructure and grounds maintenance of City parks and downtown public spaces. Operate (after provided training) a variety of equipment including utility vehicles, hand tools, and power tools.Clean and remove waste from all areas of the downtown corridor.Empty and clean wastebaskets and trash containers, ash trays and cigarette urns.Collect recycling materials.Clean and pressure wash downtown sidewalks and public spaces.Assist with irrigation maintenance and repairs.Help with snow removal.Assist with maintenance of downtown water features.Perform event prep and clean-up.Perform simple tasks related to carpentry, painting, electrical, plumbing, mechanical and construction work, often under the supervision of a skilled technician.Assist with other park, cemetery, forestry, horticulture, and golf maintenance tasks when requested.Report to work on time as scheduled.Interact with the public in a professional and courteous manner.Engage with other coworkers in a considerate and helpful manner and project a positive attitude in the workplace.


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