Sports Facilities Crew Leader

About the Position:
The City of Grand Junction Parks Department is accepting applications for a full-time groundskeeper on our Sports Facilities Crew. This is an exciting opportunity to join our dynamic and growing parks maintenance team. Ownership to the entire parks system, training and expertise required will be specific in sports turf, sports field management/maintenance, and grounds. Lead a team responsible for the care and maintenance of Suplizio Field, Stocker Stadium, Columbine and Kronkright softball/baseball complexes, and the our largest regional sports complex, Canyon View Park. Our fields play host to the Junior College World Series, Colorado Mesa University, Grand Junction Jackalopes (Pioneer League Baseball), 4 local high schools, and local sports clubs. These premier facilities are part of our larger parks system of 350 acres of developed parks, 111 acres of cemetery, 55 acres of of school grounds, and more than 598 acres of open space.

About Grand Junction Parks Operations: 
The City of Grand Junction’s Park Operations Division includes Cemeteries, Forestry, Horticulture, Open Space, Plant Health, River District, Sports Facilities, and Turf & Irrigation. We are responsible for the maintenance of 35 developed parks within the City. In addition to these developed parks, the Division also maintains the miles of trails, Las Colonias Amphitheater, Canyon View Regional Park, Linconln Park Sports Complex, and open space natural areas across the City. This Division operates and maintains over 350 acres of developed parks, 285 acres of undeveloped parks, 55 acres of school properties, 37,000 public trees, 600 acres of open space, and 21 miles of riverfront and urban trails with 45 full time positions and over 30 seasonal staff members.

What You’ll Do:

  • Plan and participate in the installation, repair, and maintenance of assigned systems, equipment, buildings, grounds, and facilities.
  • Assist in coordinating maintenance services and activities with other City departments and outside contractors and vendors.
  • Clean and maintain assigned areas including grounds, cemeteries, athletic fields, play areas, courts, swimming pools and stadium areas; pick up debris and litter.
  • Verify the work of assigned employees for accuracy, proper work methods, techniques and compliance with applicable standards and specifications; ensure adherence to safe work practices and procedures.

What We’re Looking For:

  • Three (3) years of increasingly responsible public works or landscaping or grounds maintenance experience.
  • High School Diploma or G.E.D.
  • Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid Colorado driver’s license.

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