Parks Maintenance Operator

Salary: $23.53 - $35.59
Job Type: Full Time
Location: Aspen / Roaring Fork, CO
Publish Date: Posted January 25, 2023
Applications have closed

Looking for a new adventure? The City of Aspen invites you join the team that prepares our parks, open space and trails for the enjoyment of the community and visitors each and every day. The Parks and Recreation Department is hiring for a Parks Maintenance Operator—a role where no day is ever the same, the great outdoors is the office, and every task serves the local community.

This is a full-time role working directly under the supervision of either the City Forester, Field Supervisor, Trails Manager or Construction Superintendent performing a variety of maintenance tasks in support of the Parks and Open Space Department. Roles may include forestry, downtown services team, open space and trails, park maintenance or construction/restoration.

The right person for this job will have a High School Diploma or equivalent plus one year of maintenance and construction experience. They must be willing to be on call and work some evenings, weekends, and some Special Events.

Industry Leading Benefits Include…

  • Paid vacation and extended sick leave, holidays, and flexible work arrangements.
  • Free and discounted transportation options to get around Aspen and the Valley.
  • Professional development and learning opportunities, including a tuition reimbursement program.
  • Health and wellbeing options that include Medical, Dental, Vision, robust and accessible employee assistance program, and nationally recognized wellbeing platform.
  • Monetary bonuses for healthy lifestyle choices and to use towards other personal needs.
  • Employer contributions to 401a retirement plans and Social Security, in addition to an individual 457b retirement plan, Roth IRA option, as well as life and disability insurance.


Park Maintenance

  • Performs natural resources management tasks including, restoration seeding, planting, irrigation system installation and operation, weeding, fertilizing, and noxious vegetation control. Plants, trims, irrigates, and maintains trees, shrubs and grasses, including mowing and general turf management.
  • Assist in completing various parks construction related duties including, making repairs/improvements and building park facility structures and grounds.
  • Performs construction tasks associated with development and maintenance of parks, trails, and open space facilities.
  • Performs daily waste removal, facility cleaning  and conducts moderate repairs park facilities and assets.
  • Uses and maintains equipment and hand tools including but not limited to:  landscape and construction tools and equipment, skid loaders, tractors, maintenance carts, backhoes, dump trucks, sweepers, compressors and light trucks.

Equipment Maintenance

  • Performs daily inspections of equipment prior to use for fluid levels, tire pressure wear or other safety problems.
  • Fuels, lubricates, makes minor repairs, or reports other problems to supervisors.
  • Cleans and runs a safety check on all equipment used at the end of the day.

Special Projects

  • Works on special projects, including the annual Christmas set-up and removal activities.
  • Performs many varied activities associated with special events, such as Arbor Day, restoration projects, parades, recreational, sporting and cultural events.
  • Assists with design, development and construction of new parks and upgrading existing facilities and properties.

Lead Worker

  • Delegates tasks to seasonal personnel during shift as appropriate, and insures completion of tasks during shift as appropriate.
  • Provides training and resolves problems as necessary.

Snow Removal

  • During winter months, performs work duties in the removal of snow and ice from pedestrian malls, sidewalks, bridges, parking lots, culverts and drainage systems with medium and heavy weight equipment and hand tools.

City Organizational Values
Supports and models the City of Aspen organizational values: Service, Partnership, Stewardship, and Innovation. Organizational values are shared principles that guide behavior across the organization.  This position is responsible for upholding and applying these values while performing daily work functions.

Other duties as assigned.

Job Benefits

  • Health Insurance
  • Hiring Bonuses
  • Retirement
  • Wellness

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