Parks Trash Collection Technician

Parks Trash Collection Technician
Organization Denver Parks and Recreation
Location Denver, Colorado
Job Type Full Time
Application Deadline Oct 5, 2022

Denver Parks & Recreation is seeking a full-time Parks Trash Collection Technician whose focus will be on waste collection in parks along with other duties as assigned. 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:

  • Operate and maintain lightweight vehicles and equipment such as trash trucks, a bobcat, dump trucks, etc. while performing trash collection and ensuring the safe and efficient operation of equipment and a variety of tools
  • 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
  • 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
  • Participate in snow removal and other park maintenance duties as needed
  • Respond to afterhours calls or emergency calls outside of normal scheduled or business hours

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 and skilled in building strong working relationships. Additionally, our ideal candidate will have:

  • Experience with parks maintenance operations
  • Experience with equipment operation
  • 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: 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 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: A combination of appropriate education and experience may be substituted for the minimum education and experience requirements
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