Parks Technician (Horticulture): Colorado

City and County of Broomfield Colorado
Broomfield, Colorado
Job Category
Full time Positions
$46,092.80 - $62,358.40 Annually
Last Date to Apply
Description This full-time position is generally scheduled Monday-Friday 7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Hours could vary based on weather and department needs. Includes excellent benefits; please see the Benefits tab for details. Salary Range $22.16 - $29.98/hour Hiring Range $22.16 - $26.07/hour The incumbent performs unskilled, semi-skilled and skilled work in the maintenance of the City and County's undeveloped and developed park areas and cemetery. His/her primary responsibilities include performing a variety of routine to moderate difficulty tasks related to the City and County’s Parks and Cemeteries Operations and providing information and assistance to City and County staff and the public. The incumbent exemplifies the characteristics of a collaborative, innovative and resilient work culture and along with the leadership team, models the appropriate behavior to create and maintain a resilient work culture within the department. The incumbent provides holistic services to the public by seeking ways to integrate programs or services provided by other departments, divisions and agencies. The incumbent works in partnership with other employees, departments/divisions, agencies and the public in delivering effective Essential Required Tasks/Examples of Duties (Persons hired in this position must be able to perform all the essential tasks required by the position. The following statements are illustrative of the essential functions of the job and do not include other nonessential or peripheral duties that may be required. The City and County of Broomfield retains the right to modify or change the duties or essential tasks and additional functions of the job at any time. Examples of duties are not intended to be all-inclusive or restrictive.) Maintains confidentiality of information consistent with applicable federal, state and city/county rules and regulations. General Duties: Performs maintenance on flower beds, shrub beds and turf areas including diagnosing and treating disease and pests. Assists Irrigation staff in determining proper water needs and scheduling. Assists Forestry staff in pruning of small caliper trees in the Urban Forest. Tracks and records all chemical use in Pesticide Log book. Maintains small tools and equipment that pertain to the position. Prepares and plants annual and perennial flower beds. Organizes, prioritizes daily task for self and seasonal employees. Trains seasonal employees in proper maintenance practice of all types of plant material and proper pesticide application methods. Prepares, develops, and maintains park areas which may include grass and weed mowing and trimming; tree and flower bed planting, watering, and maintenance; aeration; weed eradication; sprinkler irrigation; picking up trash; and snow removal. Assists in set-up for special events. Assists in inspections of contractor work, trash removal, painting, and equipment maintenance and operation. Supervises seasonal maintenance crew and assists supervisor in preparation of performance appraisals; may recommend appropriate disciplinary action. Assists supervisor in training of seasonal maintenance crew. May act as troubleshooter to resolve problems within particular area of assignment. Maintains a variety of records relating to maintenance, construction, and inspection of parks and facilities. Prepares requests for new equipment, materials, and supplies. Responds to complaints from the public regarding parks and facility conditions. Ensure that problems are corrected in a timely and effective manner. Completes reports and inventory as required. Operates construction and maintenance equipment such as pick-up trucks, dump trucks, tractors, water trailers, riding mowers, hand mowers, front-loaders, backhoes, box scrapers, tillers, aerators, snow blowers, sprayers, spreaders, weed trimmers, pruning tools, trenchers, grinders, and hand tools. Provides back-up coverage in the operation of snowplows during inclement weather. Ensures the proper maintenance of equipment and tools by cleaning and checking equipment and tools after use. Performs routine inspection and preventive maintenance on assigned equipment and refer defects or needed repairs to appropriate division. Duties require a full range of physical motion and activities including manual digging, pushing, pulling, lifting, twisting and turning the upper body, stooping, kneeling, crouching, climbing, balancing, crawling, reaching for objects, walking and standing. The incumbent must also be alert to peripheral activities when operating equipment and therefore must have a full range of movement in the neck and shoulders.
Minimum Qualifications Training - High school graduation or GED equivalent. Experience - Minimum of one year of responsible parks maintenance operations in horticulture. A State of Colorado Pesticide Applicator's License is preferred. Experience in supervising seasonal staff is preferred. OR Any equivalent combination of training and experience that provides evidence that the applicant possesses the Necessary Applicant Traits. NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: - Must be at least 18 years of age. Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license and safe driving record for continued employment. New hires must, as a condition of employment, pass the following pre-offer and post-offer/hire processes: written evaluation (if requested), oral board, reference checks, driving record check through DMV, background checks including local police check and sex-offender registry check, and pre-placement physical. Working Conditions The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job. The noise level in the environment is usually loud. Work is generally scheduled Monday through Friday with some weekend and holiday work required. Position also involves on-call duty which requires working weekends on a rotating basis and working all hours during emergency repairs as needed. Travel by pickup truck is required to reach work sites. The incumbent is exposed to the following environmental factors: work near moving mechanical parts; work in high, precarious places; working in or near moving traffic; fumes or airborne particles; electrical shock; toxic or caustic chemicals; year-round outdoor temperatures and weather conditions; and vibration. May have exposure to bloodborne pathogens. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Please note that the frequency of the activity may depend on the actual assignment in the Park Division as found in a Job Site Evaluation prepared by the Colorado Center for Rehabilitation. While performing the duties of this job, the employee uses hands and/or feet to perform manual tasks such as lifting and digging. The employee is constantly required to talk or hear; perform simple grasping; smell; and perform cervical motions such as flexion, extension, rotation, and sidebending. The employee is constantly to frequently required to stand, walk, push/pull, bend/stoop, and reach forward; frequently required to twist, crouch/kneel/squat, reach below the waist, reach above the shoulder, perform power grasping, and perform fine hand manipulation; and occasionally required to sit, climb vertically, crawl and be in quadruped position, work from heights, and work in confined space. Physical demands are described as medium (exert up to 50 lbs. of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 lbs. of force frequently, and up to 10 lbs. of force constantly to move objects). Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception, ability to adjust focus, and peripheral vision. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Incumbent will be subject to random, reasonable suspicion and post-accident alcohol and substance abuse testing as required by law.
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