Park Operations Equipment Operator I

Park Operations Equipment Operator I
Organization Denver Parks and Recreation
Location Denver, Colorado
Job Type Seasonal
Application Deadline Jun 12, 2022

Denver Parks & Recreation is seeking a full-time Park Operations Equipment Operator I whose focus will be on waste collection in parks along with other duties as assigned. While the typical maintenance hours are 6:00 a.m.–2:30 p.m. this position will require working variable hours along with regular weekend and holiday shifts.

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

  • Operate light- to medium-sized industrial equipment such as trash trucks, a bobcat, dump trucks, etc. while performing parks maintenance operations and ensuring the safe and efficient operation of equipment and a variety of tools
  • Inspect equipment for items affecting its safe operation and complete a pre/post trip inspection as defined by federal guidelines; 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
  • Perform various park maintenance and landscaping duties such as trash and debris removal, graffiti removal, repairs in response to vandalism, power washing, etc.
  • Interact with the public in a courteous and respectful manner; form strong and effective working relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Perform snow removal operations when necessary

We are looking for a knowledgeable and experienced parks professional who is looking for an opportunity to grow and develop in their career. Our ideal candidate will be adept with safety considerations, skilled in building strong working relationships, and keen on capitalizing their leadership skills. Additionally, our ideal candidate will have:

  • Experience with parks maintenance operations
  • Have a flexible schedule and be willing to work various hours including weekends and holidays
  • Execute this position as a team player who displays integrity, a positive attitude, and an eagerness to lead and learn

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: Two (2) years of general labor experience which must include six (6) months of experience operating light to medium sized equipment
  • Licensures/Certification(s): This job requires driving. Requires a valid Commercial Driver’s License (CDL “B”) with appropriate endorsements at the time of application. Licenses and certifications must be kept current as a condition of employment
  • Equivalency: Additional appropriate experience may be substituted for the minimum education requirements
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