Athletic Field Maintenance Technician

OPENING DATE: 04/20/18
CLOSING DATE: Continuous

THE POSITION
The secret is out: Denver is the nation’s top place to live, work, and play. Being the best place to live isn’t easy; maintaining such a reputation means we need the best people working for the residents of Denver. People who want to make a difference; people who want to give back; people who want to be at the heart of this city and have a hand in creating our future. When you join us, you will employ your unique skills to do important and meaningful work critical to the success of both your organization and the city as a whole. Be a part of the city that you love. Where Denver Works.

Denver Parks & Recreation has more than 100 athletic fields and 240+ athletic spaces that are available for a variety of uses including lacrosse, rugby, tennis, baseball, softball, soccer, football, ultimate frisbee, kickball and more. These athletic fields are an integral part of providing important programs to Denver’s communities.

ABOUT OUR JOB
Denver’s Parks & Recreation has an opportunity for an Athletic Field Maintenance Technician to support operations for Denver’s public spaces. This full-time position can provide job stability, including, but not limited to, the following opportunities:
• Valuable benefits package (for more information, visit: https://www.denvergov.org/content/denvergov/en/office-of-human-resources/employee-resources/benefits.html)
• Training and professional growth opportunities, including but not limited to the following that the City can cover expenses for:
o Denver Peak Academy Certification – Denver’s LEAN method training academy
o CDL B
o Laser Grading
o Welding
o Attending local educational opportunities throughout the year

The Athletic Field Maintenance Technician are responsible for ensuring that athletic fields are in top quality condition, allowing competitive sports programming as well as casual enjoyment of these spaces possible. Additionally, this position will:
• Prepare the fields which will include dragging the infield, chalking the field according to specified dimensions, watering infield, and setting bases.
• Field maintenance will include filling infield holes, adding clay to infield when necessary and inspecting the ball fields for proper safety.
• Perform fence repair and minor welding repairs as needed
• Utilize independent judgment in performing grounds maintenance activities.
• Understand and follow oral and written directions.
• Be responsible for making sure all athletic fields stays in optimal playing condition.
• Ensure proper drainage or shoring up spots on the grass where there is uneven wear and tear.
• Attention to detail is a responsibility of this role
• This job is physically demanding. Our Athletic Field Maintenance Technician will be required to do repetitive tasks such as bending, lifting and shoveling. Good physical fitness is important to completing these tasks in a satisfactory manner.
• Snow removal duties as needed.
• Perform other duties as requested or required.

Typical Work Schedule: Monday- Friday 6am-2:30pm

This position requires availability and willingness to work weekends and holidays occasionally, (based on athletic event schedules)

ABOUT YOU
We are looking for a reliable, career oriented professional with a combination of or all of the following:
• Knowledge of athletic activities and maintenance/ repair of athletic fields
• Knowledge of landscaping maintenance
• Licensure or Certification in Turf Management
• Basic knowledge of use of mobile devices, such as iPads and iPhones
• Experience using a painter
• Ability to obtain a CDL B within 6 months of employment

We recognize your time is valuable, so please do not apply unless you meet the following minimum qualifications:
• Graduation from high school, or possession of a GED Certificate.
• Two years of experience as a skilled trades helper or semi-skilled laborer performing a variety of duties requiring construction, mechanical and building maintenance skills
• Additional appropriate education may be substituted for one year of the minimum experience requirement.
• Requires a valid driver’s license at time of application, requires a valid Colorado Class “R” Driver’s License by the end of probation. By position, requires a Class B Commercial Driver’s License with appropriate endorsements prior to the end of the probationary period.

ABOUT EVERYTHING ELSE
Classification Title: We call this job a Athletic Field Maintenance Technician. The official job classification title is Maintenance Technician.
Hiring Range: $17.02- $18.98 Hourly
Assessments / Testing: This position does not require testing.
Pre-employment Screening: An offer of employment is contingent on the verification of credentials and other information required by law and City and County of Denver policies, including the successful completion of a background check. Candidates must pass a criminal background check and other verifications required for the position which may include, but are not limited to, employment and/or education verification, motor vehicle record check, drug test, and/or physical. The existence of a conviction does not automatically disqualify an individual from employment except where federal or state law or regulations prohibit employment of an individual with certain convictions. For more information about the selection and employment screening process, click here.
Probationary Period: This position may require the selected candidate to complete at least a six month probationary period prior to attaining career status with the City & County of Denver. For more information about the probationary period, click here.

The City and County of Denver provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, genetic information, age, or any other status protected under federal, state, and/or local law.

Recruiter: EF

RESUMES MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT: http://www.denvergov.org/jobs
EXAM #37706 17826
ATHLETIC FIELD MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN
EF

To apply for this job please visit www.denvergov.org.