Assists the Parks Division workers to help ensure safe, clean, well-maintained grounds and facilities at assigned locations.Positions are part year, eight to nine months, 40 hours per week Monday-Friday with medical coverage option only.
The salary range for this position is $16.00- $20.00
per hour, depending on qualifications and experience.Position will remain open until filled.ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Specific job function will depend on crew and location assignment. Each position works as an effective part of the division and City team by responding to change and special needs with flexibility and in a positive manner.Horticulture:
Helps ensure attractive and well-maintained flowerbeds by assisting parks workers with preparing, planting, fertilizing, weeding, mulching and winterizing flowerbeds at various locations.Forestry:
Helps to ensure attractive and well-maintained trees by assisting parks workers with pruning, tree removal, brush grinding, weed control, mulching, planting, and watering.Equipment operations/grounds:
Helps to ensure safe and attractive grounds by assisting parks workers with mowing, sidewalk edging, leaf removal, sod laying, litter cleanup, irrigation work, aerating, fertilizing, weed control, and general landscape type work.OTHER JOB FUNCTIONS:
- Assists with department projects as needed including special events.
- Other duties as assigned.
Will serve as lead worker for other temporary employees.JOB QUALIFICATIONS:Knowledge, skills and abilities:
Must be able to follow verbal and written instructions and communicate effectively in writing and verbally with a variety of people directly and by using a two-way radio system. Ability to walk throughout facility grounds of various topographical conditions to visually identify needed work and inspect work results. Ability to communicate effectively with the public including answering general park questions and assistance with reservation or special interest groups. Takes initiative to resolve conflicts with others independently. Maintains dialogue and relationships with the public, special interest groups and City staff on a constructive level by employing effective interpersonal skills.Education and/or experience:
One (1) year experience in parks maintenance or related field with an emphasis on duties most closely related to the essential job duties, including operating various types of equipment preferred.Licensure and/or certifications:
Must be at least 18 years old and possess a valid driver’s license.Core Competencies:
Accountability, Integrity, Transparency & Honoring the Public Trust, Collaboration, Innovation, Safety, Excellent Service with Courtesy and Kindness
Material and equipment directly used:
City vehicle, utility vehicle, shovel, rake, hand and power tools, two-way radio, tractor, dump truckWorking conditions and physical requirements
Ability to do strenuous physical work, to work in all weather conditions and various topographical environments. Operating various types of tools and equipment associated with landscape or facility maintenance. Lifting, positioning, carrying and stocking heavy items and materials. Removing snow by hand with shovel and snow blower. Digging, sweeping, raking various landscaping materials. Working in below ground level trenches and from above ground level ladders or scaffoldsThis job description is not designed to contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee.
With over 300 days of sunshine, and just 30 miles from Rocky Mountain National Park in the heart of northern Colorado, Loveland is an ideal community for anyone to call home. Known as the Sweetheart City, this vibrant cultural hub is home to nearly 500 sculptures and public art installations, the world-famous Valentine Remail Program, and picturesque views of the Rocky Mountains. The community is bustling with a thriving arts, brewery, foodie and shopping scene. Enjoy headliner concert and theatre productions, professional hockey events, endless community recreation and open space opportunities, art and sculpture shows, and several local festivals. Loveland also boasts an award-winning golf course and an inclusive library and community center. Loveland, Colorado has EVERYTHING YOU LOVE!
In 2020, Loveland was the only Colorado City to win the Governor’s Award for Downtown Excellence, is the top residential recycling City in the state for 4 consecutive years and has been ranked as one of the top places to live, work and raise a family in the U.S. and as one of the Most Idyllic Picturesque towns in America.Apply today to join
more than 800 employees who work to meet the core values of: Accountability & Integrity, Transparency & Honoring the Public Trust, Collaboration, Innovation, Safety, Excellent Service with Courtesy and Kindness. The City of Loveland is a diverse and welcoming community organization and our employees enjoy a competitive benefits program, various opportunities for growth and development, and an exceptional work-life balance.
A vibrant community, surrounded by natural beauty, where you belong!Non Benefit Eligible Benefits Package Includes:
Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Retirement – 457 employee funded plan
- Medical Leave – Up to 48 hours accrued. Accrue 1 hour of leave per 30 hours worked
- Per the ACA, employees working 30 Plus hours per week are eligible to enroll in one of the two 2 medical plan options – HRA & ACO
The City of Loveland provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, genetic information, age, or any other status protected under federal, state, and/or local law.
A driving record and criminal history background check will be obtained pre-employment.