Seasonal Parks Maintenance Worker

Seasonal Parks Maintenance Worker
Organization Denver Parks and Recreation
Location Denver, Colorado
Job Type Seasonal
Application Deadline Sep 2, 2024

About Our Job

With competitive pay, great benefits, and endless opportunities, working for the City and County of Denver means seeing yourself working with purpose — for you, and those who benefit from your passion, skills and expertise. Join our diverse, inclusive and talented workforce of more than 11,000 team members who are at the heart of what makes Denver, Denver.

What We Offer

This is an on-call position, which means it is a part-time, hourly role. This position will work no more than 39 hours per week. The starting pay for this position is $18.75/hour and is eligible to enroll in the City and County of Denver’s 457b retirement plan. This position is not eligible for other additional benefits. On‐call positions may have routine or variable work schedules.


These positions will support parks within Denver’s Parks Maintenance Districts and will report to one of the maintenance shops in Denver. We are currently hiring for the Northwest, Southwest, Northeast, East, Greenhouse and Water Conservation park districts. See the district map here.

What You’ll Do

Seasonal Parks Maintenance Workers play an important role in maintaining Denver’s extensive system of urban parks that are essential to the community’s well-being. These individuals learn and practice a wide variety of general maintenance and landscaping skills – providing them with a strong foundation to make upward moves within the Parks and Recreation Department.

Skills to be developed and utilized in these positions include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Work outdoors in parks using and maintaining various hand-powered tools and motorized equipment in a safe and efficient manner

  • Landscape maintenance duties such as:

    • Turf maintenance (e.g., laying sod, fertilizing, mowing, edging, raking)

    • Irrigation (minor maintenance, repair, troubleshooting, and use of central control systems)

    • Ornamental/garden maintenance (planting, weeding, minor pruning)

  • Infrastructure maintenance and repair such as fencing, asphalt, concrete, trails work, grade work/erosion control

  • Interact with and learn alongside more seasoned park maintenance generalists and/or specialists such as Irrigation Technicians, Horticultural Workers, Park Horticulturists, and other experts in unique green industry fields and skilled trades work

  • Snow removal operations such as plowing, shoveling, and de-icing

  • Various related duties as needed such as trash collection, bathroom maintenance and cleaning, vandalism repair/graffiti removal

  • Some positions may operate a Broyhill trash truck as part of an automated trash collection program

About You

What You’ll Bring

We are seeking reliable and driven individuals who are looking to grow and develop a well-rounded skill set in park maintenance. Our ideal candidates will enjoy working outside, be adept with safety considerations, and are eager to learn a variety of functions. Additionally, our ideal candidates will have:

  • Parks maintenance experience

  • Proficiency with various hand-powered tools and motorized equipment

Required Minimum Qualifications

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

  • Education: None

  • Experience: None

  • Licensures/Certification(s): Requires a valid Driver’s License at the time of application. Licenses and certifications must be kept current as a condition of employment

If you do not have a valid Driver’s License, we encourage you to apply for a Park Seasonal Laborer position.

Application Deadline

Applications for this position are accepted on a rolling basis. Please submit your application as soon as possible to ensure consideration.

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