Goverment Jobs
Published
February 19, 2020
Location
Broomfield, Colorado
Job Type

Description

Description

This seasonal position is scheduledapproximatelyfrom January - December andregularly scheduled Monday-Friday 7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Hours could vary based on weather and department needs. This temporary position is eligible for group health insurance.

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 unskilled tasks of routine difficulty related to the City and County's turf mowing, trimming and edging operations in parks, greenbelts and athletic fields 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 and innovative services.

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 non-essential 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:

Coordinates, supervises, and documents all turf mowing, trimming, edging and annual aeration operations in parks, greenbelts and athletic fields. Performs diagnostic evaluation of turf grass areas that need attention and performs related duties as required. Equipment operation includes, but are not limited to, all rotary mowers (push mowers, riding mowers ranging from 72" to 16 ft. string trimmers, turf vacuum, edger cart (manual transmission), aerators (core and deep tine), various tractors, truck and trailer. Performs and ensures proper training and safety practices of self and other employees. Maintains park areas including trash pick-up and snow removal.

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 and recommends 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. Insures 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.

Administrative Duties:

The incumbent is responsible for effectively managing his or her workload to achieve departmental goals. Assures that responsibilities are performed in compliance with federal and state regulations, Broomfield policies and procedures and the Broomfield Municipal Code. The incumbent may confer with employees, supervisory, and administrative personnel regarding departmental policies and procedures. Contributes to the preparation and review of departmental policies and procedures as necessary to maintain the effectiveness of departmental programs. Advises applicable administrators or departments of potential problems or concerns. Compiles, interprets, and prepares data for studies, reports and recommendations; coordinate departmental activities with other departments and agencies as needed.

The incumbent assists in recommending and implementing modifications to systems, policies and procedures. May conduct studies, analyses, and research on a wide variety of topics. Assists in researching and analyzing legal requirements impacting departmental programs and services. The incumbent keeps operational records and makes required reports. Evaluates service costs and makes related recommendations. Identifies and recommends changes or improvements in departmental operations to ensure assigned functions are efficient and cost effective.

Budget/Resource Management:

The incumbent assists in the preparation of the department's annual budget. Assures that responsibilities are performed within budget and performs cost control activities such as monitoring expenditures to assure sound fiscal control. The incumbent is responsible for partnering with other staff members in planning, developing, and implementing the overall vision, mission, programs, processes and projects of the department. Works with the team to avoid duplication of service and to ensure that customer expectations are recognized and resolved thereby maximizing customer satisfaction. Assists in the development of short and long-range goals including annual Service Efforts and Accomplishments to advance the City and County's mission, goals, and objectives. Monitors the progress of projects so the goals may be obtained within the established timeframe. Prepares purchase orders and processes invoices as assigned.

Public Relations/Communication:

The incumbent meets and confers with customers to explain departmental plans, programs, functions, policies, and procedures. Assists departmental staff in preparing and coordinating reports as required. Answers letters of inquiry/complaints and talk with customers. Attends meetings, workshops, and conventions as necessary for the maintenance of effective services. Responds to requests for information and advises City and County departments on assigned programs. Maintains liaison with other departments. Provides verbal and written information to departments. Maintains the accuracy of any program materials posted on the Intranet/Internet.

Miscellaneous Duties:

May assist in other areas of Public Works as assigned. The incumbent keeps operational records and makes required reports. He/she operates a personal computer including associated software programs. He/she operates a motor vehicle in traveling to and from work sites. He/she ensures that facilities and equipment are maintained properly and coordinate maintenance and repair functions. He/she takes proper safety precautions, anticipates unsafe circumstances, and acts accordingly to prevent accidents. He/she uses all required safety equipment. Responsible for the safety of self, others, assets, equipment and facilities; responsible for knowing and complying with all City and County of Broomfield and department policies; adheres to attendance and workplace attire policies. He/she performs related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications

Training - High school graduation or GED equivalent.

Experience - Minimum of one year of responsible Turf Mowing experience. Experience 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. Within six months of employment date, the successful candidate must obtain a valid Commercial Driver's license Class B. 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, pre-employment substance abuse screening test and background check required by DOT regulations, physical examination required to obtain a DOT physical card.

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 heavy (exert up to 100 lbs. of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 lbs. of force frequently, and/or up to 40 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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01
Are you at least 18 years of age?

  • Yes
  • No
02
Do you have a valid driver's license and a safe driving record?

  • Yes
  • No
03
Please select the highest level of education you have successfully completed.

  • Less than 10th grade
  • 10th grade
  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Some college
  • 45 semester hours
  • Associate's degree or 60 semester hours
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Master's degree
04
This position is generally scheduled Monday - Friday, 7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Hours could vary based on weather and department needs. Please list any days or times you are not available to work during the season on a regularly scheduled basis.

    05
    This is a seasonal position that could start as early as January. What date would you be willing and available to start work?

      06
      This is a seasonal position that could end as late as December. Through what date would you be willing and available to work?

        07
        Please list any vacation dates you will be taking between the dates you listed above.

          08
          How much experience do you have in turf mowing maintenance and commercial grade mowing equipment? Experience must be accounted for in your application.

          • None
          • Less than 6 months
          • More than 6 months but less than 12 months
          • More than 1 year but less than 3 years
          • More than 3 years but less than 5 years
          • More than 5 years
          09
          Can you drive a manual transmission vehicle?

          • Yes
          • No
          10
          Please check the equipment you have experience operating.

          • String trimmer
          • Backpack blower
          • Push mower
          • Riding mower (John Deere, Toro, Jacobsen, Exmark, etc.)
          • Skidsteer loaders (Bobcat, Case, John Deere, etc.)
          • Forklift
          • Riding or walk behind aerator
          • Tractor
          • Front end loader
          11
          Do you have experience driving a truck and trailer combination?

          • Yes
          • No
          12
          This position requires supervising seasonal employees. Please explain any supervisory experience you may have.

            13
            Please explain why you are interested in this position with Turf Mowing Operations.

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