Performs a variety of supervisory and skilled tasks in the maintenance of all utilized EVRPD athletic fields, trails, green space, park amenities, playgrounds, and equipment; occasionally including weekend, holiday, and split shift hours. This position requires specialization and expertise in athletic turf and trails maintenance and performs a variety of routine and skilled maintenance, minor construction, custodial, and repair duties involving parks, trails, and recreation amenities, grounds, and equipment. This employee’s work schedule traditionally occurs on weekdays between 7 AM and 3:30 PM; 6 AM and 2:30 PM during peak summer hours. Scheduling is based on business need and can fluctuate during the summer based on park usage.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
This position is responsible for accomplishing various skilled and unskilled labor tasks associated with athletic field and parks and trails maintenance.
Assist the District Maintenance Manager in preparing and maintaining maintenance schedules for parks and trails as related to recreation programming and events
Coordinate sites, facilities, and equipment with EVRPD department managers to ensure the availability and preparation of parks, park amenities, and trails, and the proper distribution of equipment for games, events, and other activities.
Perform minor equipment repair and daily maintenance (e.g. tractors, trucks, power tools, fences, bleachers, backstops, nets, picnic tables, grills, mowers, line painters, trail tools, etc.)
Post and maintain appropriate parks and trails signage to ensure user safety and compliance. Assist in the enforcement of related rules and ordinances
Schedule and complete routine parks and trails cleaning such as emptying and cleaning all trash containers and dumpsters and stocking and cleaning restroom facilities
Ensure safety of all EVRPD parks and trails facilities and equipment. Communicate all safety concerns to your supervisor immediately
Assist the District Maintenance Manager in evaluating and improving parks and trails maintenance and management plans
Set the standard for safety by carrying and wearing the proper protective gear at all times
Obey and comply with all EVRPD, Local, State, and Federal ordinances and policies
Assist the District Maintenance Manager with the planning and implement parks and trails capital improvement projects
Assist in training, developing and monitoring progress of seasonal and full-time employees and volunteers in all facets of Parks and Trails maintenance tasks.
Will work with District Maintenance Manager to hire Parks and Trails staff and/or volunteers and to address any performance concerns
Complete subordinate payroll and work schedules
Enforce comprehensive safety program for employees of the maintenance department.
Assist in development and coordination of parks and trails construction projects
Function as the liaison to concessionaires for EVRPD gun and archery ranges
Assist the District Maintenance Manager in resolving concerns and complaints from subordinate staff or the general public
Perform parks and trails research, bid preparation, and requisitions for review and approval
Skill in rough carpentry, repairing and maintaining parks and trails amenities, and related mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and irrigation systems
Distribute to human resources and file all subordinate personnel information documents
Maintain a variety of records (e.g. reports, service logs, equipment inventories, etc.)
Operate a truck, trailer, and parks and trails equipment for daily duties, to pick up supplies, etc.
Assist other departments and perform other duties as deemed necessary or assigned
Experience: A minimum of three years’ experience in athletic field and parks maintenance, trails maintenance, or a related field with a minimum of three years’ experience in supervising outdoor maintenance teams.
Education: Prefer: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major work in parks management, landscape architecture, recreation, natural resources, environmental science or similar field; or a combination of experience and education required to perform the job effectively.
License/Certification: Employee must have and maintain a valid driver’s license with a good driving record. CPR, First Aid, CPSI, and AED certification or the ability to obtain these within 6 months upon hire. Pesticide applicator license preferred.
Technical Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: A comprehensive knowledge of the principles, methods, materials, and practices used in athletic field, playground, and trail construction and maintenance.
Expertise in irrigation systems, weed control, fertilization, grass cutting and procedures, soil testing, athletic field drainage, water bar rehabilitation, landscaping, athletic infield and trail preparation and construction. The required skill to perform the aforementioned parks and trails maintenance functions and operate department equipment and machinery. The ability to plan and coordinate projects, understand and anticipate problems, develop and enforce department policies and procedures, supervise and interpret written instructions, reports, maps, manuals and schematics is essential. A good working knowledge of mathematics is required. Employee must have the ability to concentrate and accomplish tasks despite interruptions, perform a variety of tasks simultaneously or in rapid succession, and perform job responsibilities in a timely manner in order to meet scheduled deadlines. This employee must possess physical and mental abilities to work independently, follow oral and written instructions, and possess average written, verbal, and non-verbal communication skills. This employee must be able to operate a computer, calculator, fax, and copier. A working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook is necessary. Be a visionary thinker.
Problem Solving: Independent problem solving is involved. This employee encounters problems with staffing, weather and athletic field conditions, equipment malfunctions, wildlife, and citizen complaints. Demonstrates an ability to conduct research, analyze information, resolve work related issues, and think analytically and conceptually.
Decision Making: Independent decision making is involved. This employee makes decisions about prioritizing and scheduling duties/projects, procedures and methods to be used, material and crews, selection of those who will report to this position, and perform work in the most efficient manner. This employee must have the ability to use good professional judgment, honesty, and integrity in decision making as well as make immediate pressure related decisions.
Supervision: This employee is subject to supervision by the District Maintenance Manager and has supervisory responsibilities over seasonal, part-time, and full-time subordinate personnel.
Financial Accountability: This employee is responsible for department equipment and provides recommendations to the District Maintenance Manager on purchases for parks and trails equipment and supplies.
Personal Relations: Daily contact with the general public, co-workers, and supervisory personnel.
Core Values: This employee is expected to be honest, fair in his/her dealing with the public and co-workers, and maintain a reputation that is above reproach. This employee is expected to attend work regularly, be punctual, dress appropriately, behave professionally, maintain confidentiality of records and departmental information, foster positive working relationships, and accept new responsibilities. This employee must have a strong emphasis in work efficiency and performance.
Working Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee works in all kinds of weather conditions and within various environments with the majority of work occurring outside and occasionally inside. The employee is exposed to weather and temperature extremes and chemicals such as herbicides, pesticides, and fertilizers. The employee frequently works near moving mechanical parts and wildlife. The employee is subject to electrical shock and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud. The employee uses parks and trails maintenance equipment including tractors, mowers, chainsaws, weed eaters, blowers, pick mattocks, McLeods, Council Rakes, and various other related equipment. The employee is exposed to dirt, dust, grease, loud noises, foul odors, vibration, fumes, heights, work safety hazards, occasional overtime/extended work hours, darkness, and cramped spaces. Work will occur across uneven terrain, including hills, slopes, grades, and wetlands in both forested and open areas, which may present numerous slipping and tripping hazards.
Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms, balance, bend; use overhead activity; hand gripping; fine motor control; twisting; climb (heights greater than 20 feet); stoop; squat; kneel; crouch; and crawl. The employee is required to use dexterity of hands and fingers to finger, handle or feel. The employee must possess the ability to talk, hear, smell, maintain physical balance and physical control, coordination including eye/hand, hand/foot, and have a high level of endurance. The employee must be able to access all work sites required for the position. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to and in excess of 50 pounds and possess above average physical mobility, strength, and agility. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. The ability to perform first aid and lifesaving skills and equipment to staff and patrons is required. The position requires a high level of physical, emotional, and mental energy. The employee is subject to pre-employment physical examination with a written statement from the physician as to the employee’s ability to meet the requirements of the position and also subject to drug and alcohol testing.
Duties listed are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed. Omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change. The State of Colorado and Estes Valley Recreation and Park District are at-will employment jurisdictions.
About Estes Valley Recreation and Park District
At the Estes Valley Recreation and Park District, our mission is to enrich lives with quality recreation. Our vision of accomplishing that mission is to facilitate and support healthy, active lifestyles for all ages, abilities and income levels. We strive to be the provider of affordable, fun activities for locals and visitors alike. We pledge to be good stewards of public resources. Our goal is to be the employer of choice in the Estes Valley by providing employee development, empowerment and engagement, in a supportive workplace culture. We will be reliable, effective business partners for the Town of Estes Park, The Estes Park School District and the Bureau of Reclamation. Our finances will be transparent with an eye toward a balanced budget and sustainability. We will be progressive in our planning and execution of operations to improve both quality of experience and efficiency. Our objective is to provide excellent customer service and be responsive to our community’s needs while honoring our commitment to conserve our environment.
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