Seasonal Snow Removal Technician- $25+ & $3000 Bonus!

Salary: Hiring Hourly Range: $25 - $29 per hour.
Job Type: Full Time
Location: Vail Valley, CO
Publish Date: Posted January 4, 2024
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Hiring Hourly Range: $25 – $29 per hour, $24+ daily on-call stipend & $3000 bonus!

The Snow Removal Techs work as part of a team, operating various snow removal equipment, to remove snow from the airside and landside areas at the Eagle County Regional Airport (EGE). Works with other part-time employees and full-time staff to ensure snow removal equipment is maintained and kept in a clean condition.

Daily on-call Stipend: Weekday- $24/day, Weekend- $36/day, and Holiday- $50/day. 

Bonus: $1500 bonus paid on January 27th, 2023 & up to $1500 end-of-season bonus based on performance and attendance.

*Housing may be available. If interested in housing, please inquire during the interview process.

Schedule: On-Call pay starts November 1st, 2023 through March 31st, 2024. Work may be available at an hourly rate in October and April. Mandatory training on equipment, Snow and Ice Control Plans,- and Aiport familiarization will be conducted in October and November each season. On-call shifts include 3am-3:30pm or 1pm-1:30am.

An incentive program has been established to ensure EGE has a dedicated and reliable crew of Snow Removal technicians in place to respond to the Airport when called to assist in maintaining the utmost level of safety for all Aiport users.

Essential Functions

  • Performs snow removal duties on the airside and landside (40%)
  • Participates in mandatory building and equipment maintenance and the operation of heavy equipment including bristle changes. (20%)
  • Develops and maintains beneficial relationships with airport staff, tenants, concessionaires, and airport users. (5%)
  • May assist with miscellaneous airport duties including but not limited to, bogland assistance, refilling ice removal totes, and ice removal. (15%)
  • Observes safety and security procedures, uses equipment and materials safely and reports potentially unsafe conditions.(5%)
  • Serves the community by demonstrating Eagle County Government mission and core values and following relevant policies and procedures. (5%)
  • Other duties as assigned (10%)


Education, Experience, Licensure, Certification, or Registration:

Preferred Education

  • High school diploma or equivalent

Preferred Work Experience

  • Heavy equipment operation or snow removal operations experience at an airport.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license with a satisfactory motor vehicle record without restrictions.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Must successfully pass a 10-year background criminal history records check in accordance with TSR, Part 1542 and maintain eligibility for FAA and TSA-mandated security clearance requirements.
  • Heavy vehicle operation and maintenance knowledge preferred
  • Interpersonal skills necessary to effectively be a part of a snow removal team in high-stress situations.
  • Strong verbal and listening communication skills.
  • Be able to use a radio and communicate effectively.
  • Act reasonably and quickly. Exercises good judgment that results in appropriate actions and resolution to operational situations.
  • Read, comprehend and interpret rules and regulations. Concentrate and pay close attention to detail.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, tenants, and other governmental agencies and departments, the community, airport users, and the traveling public.
  • Lift and carry moderately heavy materials, supplies, and equipment (25-50 lbs.) frequently, 50-100 lbs. occasionally; requires continued walking, stooping, standing, and some climbing.
  • Work is typically performed outdoors.

Culture & Benefits

A career with Eagle County Government impacts and enriches the lives of our community members by following our mission: Creating a Better Eagle County for All. With nearly 500 amazing employees, Eagle County is a progressive and values-driven organization located in the heart of the Rocky Mountains. 

Outdoor enthusiasts and those seeking a small-town community are attracted to Eagle County for its amazing lifestyle. Although we are best known for our world-class skiing, hiking, biking, fishing and outdoor activities, it is really the people that make our valley so great!

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

The County is committed to fostering, cultivating and preserving a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion. We strive for a healthy and prosperous community that promotes all people having equitable access and opportunity. This starts with our internal practices and work. All employees of the County have a responsibility to treat others with dignity and respect at all times. All employees are expected to exhibit conduct that reflects inclusion during work, at work functions on or off the work site, and at all other County-sponsored and participative events

Benefits for Seasonal Employees:

  • Free classes at Colorado Mountain College
  • Eagle County University classes (internal trainings) 
  • Tuition discount program
  • Free bus pass

As a certified healthy workplace our culture recognizes the importance of individual needs and enjoying life outside of work. Other perks may include flexible work arrangements, paid volunteer time and daytime fitness classes/bike rides. 

Eagle County is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Working in a diverse, respectful and inclusive environment is essential for our employees to be successful in serving our community. We do not discriminate with regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected status. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.

Eagle, CO Relocation Guide (Courtesy of Town of Eagle & Eagle Chamber)

Vail Valley Relocation Guide (Courtesy of Vail Valley Partnership)

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