Seasonal Water Conservation Utility Worker

Seasonal Water Conservation Utility Worker
Organization Denver Parks and Recreation
Location Denver, Colorado
Job Type Seasonal
Application Deadline Feb 2, 2023

This is an on-call position that will work no more than 39 hours per week and is not eligible for benefits.

Denver Parks and Recreation is seeking a Water Conservation Utility Worker to support Denver Parks’ Water Conservation Program and play an important role in maintaining Denver’s extensive system of urban parks that are essential to the community’s well-being. This individual will learn and practice a variety of irrigation maintenance and repair skills, and lake maintenance skills, providing them with a strong foundation to make upward moves within the Parks and Recreation Department.

This position will be based out of the Rosedale Maintenance Facility at 2349 S. Logan Street in Denver but will be working hands on in the field approximately 80% of the time. The work schedule will be Monday – Friday, 6:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

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

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

  • Work outdoors in parks using and maintaining various hand-powered tools, motorized equipment, small boats, and utility vehicles in a safe and efficient manner
  • Landscape maintenance duties such as:
    • Perform lake cleanups including removal of trash and debris, and aquatic vegetation treatments
    • Irrigation (minor maintenance, repair, troubleshooting, and use of central control systems)
    • General parks repair, projects, and maintenance
  • Infrastructure demolition, installation, and maintenance of irrigation systems, concrete, water quality equipment, and 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

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

  • Parks maintenance experience
  • Proficiency with various hand-powered tools and motorized equipment including watercraft
  • Experience and/or interest in irrigation and lake management

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

  • Education: None
  • Experience: None
  • License/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
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