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Open Space & Natural Resources Maintenance & Operations Technician

Company: City of Aurora, CO
Location: Aurora
Posted on: June 24, 2022

Job Description:

Summary of Job Duties The approved hiring pay for this position is $19.34 - $24.18/hour. City of Aurora, Colorado It is an exciting time to work for the City of Aurora, we're growing and looking for dedicated and collaborative individuals to join our team of talented and valued employees. Excellent organizations have a set of principles, or core values, that are used to implement their mission and vision. Those values represent the touchstone for the organization, guiding the decisions of the individuals and the organization. At the City of Aurora, we demonstrate our excellence by modeling the CORE 4 Values of: Integrity, Respect, Professionalism, and Customer Service, and we welcome all who share these values to apply. Why Work for Aurora? * Make a difference in the lives of real people every day
* Diverse community
* Competitive total compensation package
* Well-Funded General Employees Retirement Plan
* Internal educational programs to assist with career advancement PRIMARY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES * Ability to work at least one weekend day in weekly schedule.
* Takes pride and ownership in daily upkeep and care of public facilities and amenities at Aurora Reservoir.
* Provide outstanding stewardship of Aurora's natural resources and assist the Parks, Recreation & Open Space (PROS) Department in fulfilling its Mission of: Encouraging active lifestyles and creating healthy environments for people, nature and community
* Engage with volunteers and lead boots on the ground stewardship projects
* Assists in planning and implementation of routine maintenance and specialized maintenance and site/facility improvement programs for Open Space and Natural Resources Division with emphasis on natural areas, specialty sites, trail systems and reservoir related properties along with undeveloped public lands and streetscapes
* Utilizes, adjusts, and maintains vehicles, tools, and equipment common to the functions required
* Performs facility maintenance duties, such as basic plumbing, including janitorial cleaning, on a routine basis
* Performs landscaping and grounds maintenance duties, such as mowing and trimming on a routine basis.
* Performs maintenance and repairs on sites and facilities; performs tasks related to event coordination; performs snow/ice removal and sanding according to City standards
* Assists in coordinating work schedules, training and mentoring of maintenance workers, temporary and seasonal workers, volunteers, and alternative service workers
* Handles complaints and concerns from citizens
* Performs additional duties as assigned MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Education: * High School Diploma or GED. Experience: * At least 3 years directly related maintenance experience. An equivalent combination of education, training and experience that demonstrates required knowledge, skills and abilities may be considered. Knowledge:Knowledge of mechanical equipment and maintenance tools, maintenance and construction activities; basic understanding of natural area restoration processes; Integrated Pest Management strategies; basic understanding of conservation ethics; logistics related to volunteer projects and special events; locations to be maintained; effect of weather conditions on maintenance needs and procedures; policies and procedures for record keeping; snow/ice removal procedures; knowledge of first aid. Abilities:Ability to work independently and be self-motivated; establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees; communicate effectively both orally and in writing; monitor activities of others; follow planning and organizational guidelines; recognize problems or hazards of equipment, buildings, and specific environments; handle complaints and concerns of citizens with tact and diplomacy; and maintain tools, equipment, and vehicles. Skills:Skill in performing tool and equipment maintenance activities; adjusting equipment appropriately; using supplies safely and efficiently; transporting and operating equipment safely. Licenses, Certificates, and/or Equipment Required: * Driver's License with a good driving record
* Ability to obtain a Class A Commercial Driver's License within 6 months of hire.
* Ability to obtain First Aid/CPR certification. This position may require the incumbent to occasionally use personal equipment (e.g. vehicle, cell phone, tools, etc.) in the course of their employment. WORKING CONDITIONS Physical Demands: * Moderate to heavy physical work depending upon assigned function; may require ability to lift a maximum of 80 pounds with assistance; may lift and carry objects weighing up to 50 pounds with or without assistance; considerable walking and standing; frequent performance of activities requiring a full range of body movement including bending, stooping, pushing, pulling, and climbing; hand/eye and hand/foot coordination for operation of tools, equipment, and vehicles; vision to read manuals, record data, and monitor/observe instruments and gauges; hearing/listening for troubleshooting and warning signals; and speech communication to provide technical information and to communicate with employees and citizens. Work Environment: * Works both indoors and outdoors with exposure to all weather conditions, noise, fumes, and chemicals; work may be performed in a confined space; handles a variety of chemicals, fertilizers, pesticides, seeds, and concrete and building materials common to maintenance and construction. Equipment Used: * Operates a variety of tools, equipment, and vehicles common to maintenance and construction a vacancies. ____________________________________________________________________________ For Veterans preference: Please show all of your employment history, including military service and related documentation (DD214) on the application. The City of Aurora is an equal opportunity employer. We are required by state and federal agencies to keep certain statistical records on applicants. It will not be used in any way to discriminate against you because of your sex, race, age, sexual orientation, creed, national origin, disability or military status, gender identity, unless related to a bona fide occupational qualification as defined by the Colorado Civil Rights Commission and the Equal Opportunity Commission. If you need assistance in completing this application, please feel free to contact our office at: 303-739-7225 or visit us at 15151 E Alameda Pkwy., Suite 3500, Aurora, CO 80012. Despite the changes in Colorado law, the City of Aurora maintains a drug free workplace. A positive test of marijuana is grounds for disqualification and ineligibility for employment with the city for one year or termination once hired. Drug Testing, Thorough Criminal Background Check, and Employment References: As a condition of employment, all applicants selected for employment with the City of Aurora must undergo a thorough criminal background check and drug screening. Employment references will be conducted on finalists for City of Aurora vacancies.

Keywords: City of Aurora, CO, Aurora , Open Space & Natural Resources Maintenance & Operations Technician, Engineering , Aurora, Colorado

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