In this position, you will perform a variety of semi-skilled maintenance tasks encompassing the repair and oversight of irrigation systems. You will also lead the work of staff responsible for providing maintenance and repair services.
Essential Job Functions - the basic job duties an employee must be able to perform:
Interpret irrigation system data to determine adjustments to watering schedules; manage annual water allotments
Perform irrigation and electrical locate requests through Colorado 811
Maintain the irrigation system controller, valves, lines, heads, and other system infrastructure, including performing system winterization and spring startup
Diagnose and respond to turf and landscape plant problems
Seed, top dress, and aerate; maintain landscape beds and plant material, including properly applying appropriate herbicides
Pick up trash; clean and maintain restrooms; and maintain building facilities and paint
Remove snow using an ATV and/or other snow removal equipment
Inspect, maintain, and perform minor repairs on small to medium-size landscape equipment such as various walk behind equipment, edgers, and snow plows
Regularly inspect grounds, facilities, and playgrounds to ensure compliance with safety and regulatory requirements; report issues to supervisor
Review the work of contractors; direct the work of hourly/seasonal employees
We are looking for candidates who demonstrate:
Knowledge of park elements
Knowledge of woody, perennial, and annual plant material
Ability to safely operate a variety of tools, equipment, and machinery
Ability to recognize and respond appropriately to issues
Ability to develop and maintain positive, effective working relationships
Successful candidate will have:
A high school diploma or GED and additional specialized training related to landscaping or grounds maintenance
Five years of full-time experience in grounds maintenance
Possess a valid, non-probationary Colorado driver's license not subject to restriction related to alcohol and/or drug violations or pending charges
Possess, or obtain within twelve months of hire, at least two of the following: ALCC (Associated Landscape Contractors of Colorado) Irrigators, ALCC Landscape Technician, CPSI Certification (Certified Playground Safety Inspector with the National Recreation and Park Association), Confined Space Entry, and/or Backflow Testers certifications
Ideal candidates will also have:
Supervisory or lead work experience
Experience with the installation and repair of irrigation system meter pits and backflows and troubleshooting irrigation valves and clocks
Experience with evapo-transpiration based controllers, small engine mechanics, and basic electrical repairs
Experience using various locating equipment
Possess National Playground Safety Institute Inspector, American Society of Sanitary Engineers Backflow Prevention Assembly Tester, and Landscape Technician certifications
Physical Demands: The ability to sit, stand, and walk for extended periods; lift and carry 60 pounds occasionally; and operate assigned vehicles and equipment is also required.
Environmental Conditions Primary Work Environment - Outdoors along roadways and high traffic areas Extreme Temperature - Seasonally Wetness and Humidity - Seasonally Respiratory Hazards - Occasional exposure to dust, fumes, odors, gases, herbicides, and pesticides Noise and Vibrations - Several Times per Week Physical Hazards - Daily Mechanical and/or Electrical Hazards - Frequently Exposure to Communicable Diseases - Occasionally
This job announcement is not intended to include a complete listing of all responsibilities, knowledge, skills, and abilities associated with the position.
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Located at the base of Pikes Peak America's Mountain, Olympic City, USA the City of Colorado Springs has over 14,000 acres of parkland and 146 miles of trails that include the number one park in the nation, Garden of the Gods Park, the second most visited mountain in the world, Pikes Peak America's Mountain, and the most extreme trail, the Manitou Incline. The City's park system has a diverse array of natural areas, including forested foothills, sheer-walled canyons, mountain streams, unique rock formations, expansive grasslands, and scenic mesas. Colorado Springs also provides a variety of urban commuter trails, neighborhood parks, athletic facilities, golf courses, cemeteries, cultural facilities, community centers, a variety of recreational programming, and open spaces that contribute to the department's mission. Mission: The Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Department is the steward of a diverse park system that enriches the community through healthy, active opportunities that engage and inspire.