Transit & Trails Maintenance Technician – $3000 Bonus!

Salary: $24.50 - $27.00
Job Type: Full Time
Location: Vail Valley, CO
Publish Date: Posted January 25, 2023

Hiring Range- $24.50-$27. This is the maximum pay for the position is $29.22.

Want to join our small hardworking and mission-driven team of 3? We perform routine maintenance and cleaning of ECO Transit and Trails facilities including bus shelters, bus pullouts, park and ride lots, other operations facilities, and the Eagle Valley Trails. Assists with bus cleaning and fueling operations and special transit or trails projects.

$3000 Bonus: $1500 Bonus paid on first paycheck & up to $1500 Retention bonus, paid out after 6 months, based on performance and attendance.

Schedule: During the Summer months, this position will be Tuesday – Friday (6:00 am – 4:30 pm). During the Winter months, your work schedule will stay as hired Tuesday – Friday (6:00 am – 4:30 pm), however when snow plowing is required, your shift may start at either 3:00 or 4:00 am and you may be required to come in on your days off.

Essential Functions:

For the Transit Program:

  • General maintenance and cleaning of existing transit shelters, bus pullouts, and bus park and ride lots including, but not limited to:
  • Clean and remove trash around shelters;
  • Weekly emptying and refilling of trash and recycling receptacles, dog waste receptacles, and ground trash;
  • Monthly monitoring and emptying of cigarette receptacles;
  • Repair and replacement of polycarbonate/glass, as needed;
  • Graffiti removal, as needed;
  • Stain/paint shelters and benches;
  • Wash with pressure washer in the summer months;
  • Snow plowing/shoveling, ice scraping/chipping, and salt/cinder applications during and after storms, as needed; and,
  • Maintaining ADA pedestrian routes between bus stops and park and ride lots;
  • Weed trimming and chemical applications during summer, as needed.
  • Clean the floor and drains in the bus barn and wash bay monthly.
  • Clean and resupply the Leadville bus barn (bathroom, trash, supplies, etc.) monthly. Assist with other maintenance on Leadville bus barn, as needed.
  • Assist with replacing bus stop schedules biannually
  • Assist in building and placing new bus shelters.
  • Provide coverage for Fleet Care Technician by working in the wash bay and detailing, washing, and fueling buses. Advise Supervisor of supplies needed.

For the Trails Program:

  • Performs general maintenance of the regional trail including, but not limited to:
  • Monthly sweeping and mowing of the Eagle Valley Trail system with additional sweeping as needed after rain events, repairs, construction, etc.
  • Inspect county sections monthly and town sections quarterly, with a checklist.
  • Repair, replace, and install signs.
  • Monitor and repair, replace, install trail furniture, railings and appurtenances.
  • Arrange or perform crack sealing, sealcoating, patching and overlays.
    Maintain shoulders (backfill, compact).
  • Seasonal vegetation management in coordination with the Vegetation Management Department (Trim encroaching vegetation, spray and control weeds, mow and string trim as needed, coordinate removal of hazard trees).
  • Empty and refill trash containers, dog waste receptacles, and remove ground trash.
  • Touch up striping and paint markings.
  • Respond to public complaints and emergency calls and arrange resolution (rocks, mudslides, down trees, etc).
    Assist with Special Projects including bridge deck repair, railing repair, excavation, fences, drainage works, root barrier, rock walls.
  • Snow and ice removal, during and after storms, in coordination with other agencies and adjacent properties.
  • Includes monitoring weather and adjusting schedule, including weekend and early morning work, as snow season and emergency conditions dictate.
  • Work with towns to assist or combine efforts on similar items on town sections, as determined by Supervisor and Trails Manager.
  • Work with temporary help from outside sources (Corrections, Temp Services, Volunteers).
  • Reporting to Supervisor, Manager, or Director as needed for all projects, issues, complaints, compliance including documentation and record keeping.
  • Observes safety and security procedures, uses equipment and materials safely and reports potentially unsafe conditions.
  • Serves the community by demonstrating Eagle County Government mission and core values and following relevant policies and procedures.
  • Other duties as assigned


Education, Experience, Licensure, Certification, or Registration:

  • Must be 18 or older
  • One year of experience is required in Maintenance, Construction, Mechanical, Property Management or related fields.
  • Flagging Certification or ability to obtain and renewed every 2 years
  • Pesticide applicators license or ability to obtain
  • Valid Driver’s License and satisfactory motor vehicle record.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to drive a vehicle, including pickup truck, mower, sweeper, toolcat, and trailer loading.
  • Ability to operate hand tools, including circular saw drills, hammer drills, sawzall, reciprocating saw, table saw, jig saw, airless paint sprayer, and nail guns.
  • Carpentry skills, including hammering, climbing ladders, reading a tape measure, reading a level, sawing timbers, lag bolting timers, installing shingles on shelter.
  • Basic office equipment skills, including phone, copier, word processing, e-mail.
  • Provides excellent customer service, both internally and externally in a tactful, clear and courteous manner while striving to exceed customer expectations; remains calm and focused in stressful and sometimes challenging situations.
  • Ability to express ideas and information clearly and concisely in a manner appropriate to the audience both verbally and in writing.
  • Identifies what needs to be done and takes action before being asked or the situation requires it.
  • Ability to effectively plan, organize and prioritize work.
  • Requires continued walking, stooping, standing, crawling, crouching, and some climbing; sometimes on narrow or slippery surfaces. Use hands to finger, handle or feel objects; and to reach with hands and arms.
  • Must be able to lift and carry moderately heavy materials, supplies, and equipment (15-44lbs) frequently. Ability to lift heavy materials, supplies, and equipment (50-75lbs) occasionally.

Culture & Benefits

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Why is Eagle County recognized as a Best Place to Work in 2022? Culture of flexibility and support for mental health / wellness. Check out more awards here.
Purpose! A modern, values-driven workplace with more than 550 employees embracing a welcoming culture, supportive leaders and an organization focused on our mission: Creating a Better Eagle County for All. 
Learning organization focused on professional development opportunities, FREE CMC classes and Tuition reimbursement. 
Future focused with our Strategic Plan on improving housing, climate change and more.
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.

Great benefits! See the details

  • Comprehensive and low-cost medical, dental, and vision insurance (as low as $75/month for employee only)
  • Wellness program where you can earn cash or extra days off
    12 paid holidays
  • Paid time off (starting at 12 days) and additional medical leave 
  • Paid volunteer hours
  • 6% (dollar for dollar match) retirement plan
  • Free classes at Colorado Mountain College
  • Eagle County University classes (internal trainings) 
  • Tuition reimbursement programs
  • Bilingual Pay Incentive
  • Free bus pass and more

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.

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