Under general supervision, performs a variety of semi-skilled tasks in the maintenance and operation of the Open Lands and Trails Division. Major emphasis will be in the areas of native landscape management, wildlife enhancement projects, and general maintenance of properties, facilities, and trails. Work schedule includes weekdays, weekends, holidays and split shifts. The salary range for this position is $15.31- $18.00 per hour
depending on qualifications and experience. Position will remain open until filled. This position is a ten (10) month max, part year, 40 hour per week position with Medical coverage benefit option only.
Come join the City of Loveland for a seasonal opportunity to help maintain and conserve our Open Lands and Trails! Gain valuable experience while working in the beautiful outdoors of Colorado! Seasonal positions last from March to mid November. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Performs maintenance and stewardship of City's natural areas and trails including: care of native plants; removing trash and debris from open land sites; cleaning and maintaining natural area sites and facilities; construction and maintenance of soft and hard surface trails; control of noxious weeds through mowing, herbicide spraying, and other techniques; assists with wildlife habitat improvement and restoration projects; provides stewardships and education to the public through field contacts. OTHER JOB FUNCTIONS:
Assists with department projects as needed including special events. Other duties as assigned. JOB QUALIFICATIONS: Knowledge, skills and abilities:
Ability to use basic hand and power tools, and operate a variety of power equipment used for trail and natural area restoration and maintenance. Basic knowledge of indigenous vegetation, wildlife, and range management concepts in Colorado's semi-arid climate. Ability to communicate and take direction both verbally and in writing. Ability to work effectively with a team or individually. Ability to develop and maintain dialogue and positive working relationships with the public, special interest groups and City staff on a constructive level by employing effective interpersonal skills. Works as an effective part of the division and City team by responding to change and special needs with flexibility in a positive manner and by taking initiative to resolve conflicts with others independently. Core Competencies:
Accountability, Integrity, Transparency & Honoring the Public Trust, Collaboration, Innovation, Safety, Excellent Service with Courtesy and KindnessEducation and/or experience:
College level course work in natural resource related field or employment experience in natural areas or trails maintenance is preferred. Licensure and/or certifications:
Must be 18 years old and possess a valid driver's license at time of application.
Current State of Colorado Department of Agriculture Certified Operator's License in the category of Rangeland preferred. Material and equipment directly used:
City vehicle, utility vehicle, hand and power tools, tractors, spray equipment, watering equipment, mowers, trimmers, seeders, pressure washers, snow removal equipment, loader, chainsaw, pruning shears, additional materials and equipment as assignedWorking conditions and physical requirements:
Regularly required to work outdoors traversing uneven surfaces and terrain. Exposure to natural elements, adverse weather conditions, and encounters with wildlife may occur. Frequently moves and/or positions objects up to 80 lbs. Frequently stoops, kneels, reaches, and performs manual labor while carrying out essential job functions. Work schedule will include weekdays, weekends, holidays and split shifts.
This 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:
- 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
Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
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.