Downtown Parks Maintenance Technician

Downtown Parks Maintenance Technician
Organization Denver Parks and Recreation
Location Denver, Colorado
Job Type Full Time
Application Deadline Feb 5, 2023

Denver Parks and Recreation is seeking a full-time Maintenance Technician to support Downtown Denver Park Operations. This position offers the opportunity to build rapport and positive working relationships with important stakeholders. This position will perform semi-skilled trades work in a variety of areas for the construction, maintenance, and repair of City facilities and equipment. This position will report to the Downtown Parks Operations Park Avenue shop located at 3375 Park Ave West in Denver. The typical work schedule will be Monday – Friday, 6:00 a.m.–2:30 p.m., but the schedule may vary based on need.

DPR recognizes the importance of diversity in the representation of our organization to best serve our customers and community. To that end, DPR is committed to:

  • Examining department policies and processes that value diverse perspectives and eliminate barriers to inclusion
  • Identifying where inequities exist and implementing strategies to ensure equitable outcomes
  • Strengthening diversity in Parks and Recreation services by transforming policies to institutionalize equity
  • Reinvesting in resources aimed at ensuring DPR is an equitable and just organization

Job duties and responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Perform various park maintenance and landscaping duties such as trash and debris removal, graffiti removal, repairs in response to vandalism, power washing, etc.
  • Assist in the construction, maintenance, and repair of a variety of machinery, equipment, and facility systems and structures
  • Drive a truck and trailer in downtown areas
  • Perform preventative maintenance, basic maintenance, and minor repairs to equipment
  • Observe on-board instruments while operating equipment and take routine corrective action if malfunctions are indicated
  • Keep trip records and logs, report defects, accidents, damages, or traffic violations
  • Clean and attend to restroom facilities in the park
  • Assist with additional special projects such as volunteer projects or special events downtown
  • Interact courteously with the public and provide good customer service
  • Participate in snow removal and other park maintenance duties as needed

We are looking for a reliable maintenance professional who is looking for an opportunity to showcase their skills and build relationships in a high-profile area of parks. Our ideal candidate will be adept with safety considerations and skilled in building strong working relationships. Additionally, our ideal candidate will have:

  • Experience with parks maintenance operations
  • Experience with mowers, tractors, blowers, chainsaws, and other hand power tools
  • The ability to communicate effectively with internal colleagues and the public
  • The ability to work independently with little supervision
  • The ability and willingness to work a flexible, changing schedule

We realize your time is valuable so please do not apply if you do not have at least the following required minimum qualifications:

  • Education: Graduation from high school or the possession of a GED, HiSET, or TASC Certificate
  • Experience: One (1) year of experience performing a variety of duties in construction, mechanical, or facility maintenance
  • Licensures/Certification(s): This job requires driving. Requires a valid Driver’s License at the time of application. Licenses and certifications must be kept current as a condition of employment
  • Equivalency: A combination of appropriate education and experience may be substituted for the minimum education and experience requirements
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