City and County of Denver Utility Worker - Parks (On-Call) in Colorado

Job Description

**Do you enjoy being outside rather than sitting at a desk?

Are you handy with fixing and working with equipment?**

Come join the team!

Denver Parks is hiring on-call employees for Utility Worker *positions for the 2016 season, (especially, the summer season, April 2016 – October 2016). All *applicants MUST be able to work weekends and holidays.

Utility Workers perform a variety of routine work and light to heavy physical labor in support of various construction, maintenance, repair, and operational functions.

Positions are located throughout the City as well as our Mountain locations and perform a wide variety of park maintenance duties. Please be sure to indicate where you are interested in working when you complete the application questions. Positions for our Mountain Parks are headquartered out of Morrison, CO - applicants for this location must enjoy working in mountainous settings and should expect mountain road driving and related trail and park work.

Denver's Parks and Recreation Departmentboasts one of the most expansive and diverse park systems in the Rocky Mountain West offering: more than 350 urban parks and parkways, 7 golf courses, one of the largest skate parks in the region, 14,000 acres of mountain parks, the Buffalo Bill Museum and bison herd, and a Ropes Challenge Course. We also provide and manage 27 neighborhood recreation centers with 13 indoor and 16 outdoor pools that offer hundreds of affordable programs throughout the year to our community.

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Job Responsibilities

  • Performs unskilled, light to heavy physical labor on a variety of construction, maintenance, and repair projects that involves physical exertion and the use of manual tools and limited use of small power operated tools.
  • Assists skilled trade workers by performing minor repairs to buildings and facilities including painting, plastering, carpentry, plumbing repairs, and simple elements of electrical systems such as replacing faulty switches and outlets.
  • Assists with landscaping maintenance, irrigation, horticultural, and gardening functions.
  • By position, performs tree planting, pruning and other forestry related duties.
  • By position, performs maintenance of naturalized sustainable landscapes and noxious weed management.
  • Performs minor repairs to gardening and grounds equipment, vehicles, and machinery including repair or replacement of broken parts.
  • Operates light weight equipment powered by small engines used for maintenance, cleaning, and minor construction projects.
  • Performs pre-trip inspection on equipment for such things as fluid levels, leaks, condition of hoses and belts, tire pressure, brake lights, and related areas and secures, cleans and cares for all tools and equipment needed for job assignments.
  • Performs exterior maintenance duties including laying sod, fertilizing, mowing and edging fields and lawn areas, spading dirt, pruning shrubs, planting trees and shrubs, raking leaves, watering assigned areas, picking up litter, and clearing dumpster areas.
  • Observes all common safety practices associated with operating small engines, hand and power tools and other work related equipment.
  • Utilizes hand operated equipment such as weed whackers, chainsaws, mowers, tractors, stump grinders, brush chippers, etc.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned. Qualifications

Minimum Qualification:

  • Applicants must be at least 18 years of age. Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience operating equipment/vehicles: commercial trucks, mowers, tractors, stump grinders, brush chippers, etc.

  • Experience using hand/power tools: weed whackers, chainsaws, etc.
  • Experience in irrigation, horticultural work, gardening/nursery work, etc.
  • Experience with facilities maintenance: painting, asphalt work, concrete work, landscape maintenance, etc.
  • Experience with building maintenance: roofing, carpentry, plumbing, etc.
  • Experience with the preparation of athletic fields: maintenance, lining, dragging, laying out and squaring ball fields, etc.
  • Experience working in natural areas: maintaining naturalized sustainable landscapes, working with natural plants to improve wildlife habitat, noxious weed management, etc.
  • Experience with natural resources: forestry, tree pruning/planting, knowledge of tree diseases, etc. License Requirement:

  • By position, possession of a valid driver's license is required at the time of application. License must be kept current as a condition of employment (Please note: a driver's license is NOT required for all positions).

  • Under Denver Park's requirements regarding positions that require driving, a candidate must have 2 recent years of good driving record. This includes the following:
  • No revocation, suspension, or cancelation/denial has occurred in the last two (2) years for traffic related violations (including insurance).
  • No more than 7 points against the individual's drivers license in the last 2 years. (A minimum of 2 years fully licensed driving experience is required.) Additional Information


  • Driver's License (by position)
  • Current "Full Record" Motor Vehicle Record (issued within the last two weeks if required by the position)
  • Proof of Motor Vehicle Insurance (by position)
  • Employment Eligibility Verification Documents (please click here: I-9 Acceptable Documents for a list of acceptable documents)

Classification Title: Utility Worker [CJ2083] Working Title: Utility Worker - Parks (On-Call) Pay Grade: 610-J Pay Range: $14.80 - $21.61 Hourly Agency: Parks and Recreation To Apply: Please select the apply button at the top of this posting / visit Assessments / Testing: This position may require an online or in-person assessment. If testing is required, you will receive an email from with further information about the testing process after the position has closed. Please add to your safe sender list and check you spam or junk mail for this email. For a list of positions that require testing and more information about our testing process, click here. 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.

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The City and County of Denver values leadership that influences the commitment, ability and willingness of employees to provide quality service to the citizens of Denver.

Relocation assistance is not available.


Salary: $14.80 - $21.61 Hourly

Job Type: On Call Regular

Job Number: CJ2083-16 13762

Location: Various locations throughout the City & County of Denver, CO

Department: Parks and Recreation (DPR)

Closing: 10/31/2016 11:59 PM Mountain