Forestry Maintenance Technician #2024-00045

City of Durango   Durango, CO   Full-time     Maintenance
Posted on June 4, 2024
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Full Time Senior Parks Maintenance Technician Keep Durango's Parks Beautiful Work Outdoors, Great Benefits

Starting at $21.33/hour

Senior Parks Maintenance Technician Salary $21.33 Hourly

Location Durango, CO

Job Type Full-Time

Job Number 2024-00045

Department Parks & Recreation Division Parks

Full Time - 4411 Full Time

Opening Date 04/09/2024

Closing Date Continuous

Schedule Details: Monday - Friday, 7:00 am to 4:00 pm, must also be available for occasional snowplow work and on call shifts.

Step into the role of Senior Parks Maintenance Technician and become a leading contributor to the upkeep and enhancement of Durango’s parks. As a member of our Parks Division, you will keep our parks, trails, cemetery, urban forest, and open spaces in excellent condition, clean and safe for everyone to enjoy. Using equipment that ranges from power tools to heavy-duty machinery like backhoes, dump trucks, and farm tractors, you will maintain our city’s greenery, landscapes, irrigation systems, and parks facilities. This role provides the satisfaction of working outdoors and a variety in your daily tasks, allowing you to make a significant and visible impact on our community’s quality of life. Essential Job Duties What You’ll Do in This Role: Turf & Landscape Beds Test, diagnose, adjust, repair, and replace irrigation system components. Maintain landscaping areas by irrigating, excavating, removing weeds, raking leaves, fertilizing, cultivating, and trimming shrubs. Prepare and maintain annual flower beds, including planting flowers, weed removal, and irrigation. Maintain parks grounds through mowing, edge trimming, fertilizing, weed removal, land excavation, tree trimming, and building and maintaining fences. Apply chemical insecticides and herbicides. Install and maintain park and playground equipment and athletic fields. General Park Maintenance Perform semi-skilled maintenance functions, including carpentry, plumbing, and painting. Maintain parks buildings and restrooms, including paper pick-up and facility cleaning. Cemetery Dig and cover burial sites. Assist in site leveling, filling, and cemetery maintenance as necessary.

Equipment Operation & Maintenance Operate and maintain snow removal equipment to clear parking lots, walkways, and hard surface trails within the park system. Use power tools for trail maintenance and other projects, including wood saws, chainsaws, leaf blowers, and weed trimmers. Handle heavy equipment, such as backhoes, dump trucks, farm tractors, and Toolcats. Assist in the repair and maintenance of all departmental maintenance equipment.

Minimum Qualifications You Have: A high school diploma or GED equivalent. A valid state Commercial Driver's License (CDL) or the ability to obtain one. Two to three years of experience in building and grounds maintenance or equivalent education, training, and experience. A thorough understanding of the practices, methods, and materials used in grounds maintenance, including proficiency in operating irrigation systems. Proficiency in operating and maintaining a wide range of tools and equipment, from light to heavy-duty machinery, along with a comprehensive knowledge of traffic laws, ordinances, and regulations pertaining to heavy equipment operation. The ability to read, comprehend, and apply information from documents such as safety rules, operation and maintenance instructions, maps, blueprint sketches, technical and procedural manuals. Ability to obtain Commercial Driver's License within six months of hire.

Supplemental Information What We Can Offer You: Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision insurance Ample personal time off (PTO) and 11 paid holidays 401(a) retirement plan and optional deferred compensation plan Basic life insurance and accidental death & dismemberment (AD&D) coverage Long-term disability coverage Paid FMLA Access to Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Free access to the Durango Community Recreation Center and Chapman Hill Ice Rink & Ski Area Holistic Employee Wellness Program, addressing physical, mental, financial, and professional well-being Free transit pass and family member discounts Reimbursement for job-related classes to foster continuous learning Sixteen hours of volunteer time off per year to support local non-profit organizations 

Belong at the City of Durango: We believe in creating an inclusive workforce that welcomes diversity of thoughts, viewpoints, and experiences. The City of Durango is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis age 40 and over, color, disability, gender identity, genetic information, military or veteran status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or any other applicable status protected by state or local law. It is our intention that all qualified applicants be given equal opportunity and that selection decisions are based on job-related factors.