Maintenance Technician – Athletic Fields

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Maintenance Technician – Athletic Fields

(Full Time, Non-Exempt)

Hiring Salary: $39,150 – $44,289 annually based on qualifications, education, and experience as it relates to the position.

Position Summary:
Under the supervision of the Athletic Fields Supervisor, this position is responsible for learning and performing the various skills that are associated with accepted maintenance practices for athletic fields and play courts. May be required to work weekends, evenings, holidays, and be on snow watch, as well as work shifts deviating from this position’s normal work days and/or with other work groups.

Essential Duties:

  • Ensures the safety of users of District athletic fields and play courts and keeps District liability risk at a minimum by maintaining play areas within the current safety specifications.
  • Responsible for the supervision and direction of seasonal employees which includes assisting with training and orientation. May occasionally be responsible for supervising volunteers and community service workers.
  • Maintains all athletic fields including mowing, burning, spraying, dragging, lining, painting, replacing backstop boards, pouring cement base posts and chalking athletic fields.
  • Maintain and inspect all District fencing, including split rail and chain link.
  • Replaces tennis nets, straps, windscreens, repairs nets, fills cracks and repairs and paints courts as needed.
  • Assists staff with District sponsored events, making deliveries of materials and supplies necessary to meet the requests of facility rentals and work orders. This position requires the setting up and disassembly of event tents, tables, picnic benches and chairs.
  • Conducts athletic field inspections and documentation involving decisions on the removal, renovation, repair or new design of all athletic fields and play courts.
  • Performs minor maintenance and repairs on equipment.
  • Participates in snow removal operations as well as the cleaning and maintenance of the facility as needed.
  • Completes time card, daily activity reports, and other reports and records as required. This position requires attendance and involvement in meetings on project progress, safety, park maintenance practices, procedural changes and other topics related to the operations of the District.
  • Participates in the off-peak season work crew.
  • Ensures proper care of assigned tools and equipment. Performs preventive maintenance or minor repairs or notifies appropriate personnel of need for maintenance.
  • Responds tactfully, respectfully and in a timely fashion to inquiries and problems in person, by email, phone and mail providing helpful information and explanations in-line with District policies and procedures. Thoughtfully handles confrontational or stressful interactions.
  • Attend and participate in staff meetings, trainings, and orientations.
    Attend work on a regular, reliable and punctual basis.
    This job description should not be construed to imply that these requirements are the exclusive duties of the position. Incumbents may be required to follow any other instructions, and to perform any other related duties, as may be required.

Education and/or Experience:

  • Must be eighteen (18) years of age with a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Any combination equivalent to one (1) year skilled labor experience that is inherent to park or related grounds maintenance.
  • Previous supervisory experience is highly desirable.

Licenses, Certifications, and Other Requirements:

  • Any related certifications.
  • A valid Colorado Driver License or have the ability to obtain upon hire and maintain an acceptable driving record is required.

Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to perform manual labor for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to operate or receive training on various types of maintenance and construction equipment and willing and able to learn and then perform specific maintenance tasks in an efficient manner.
  • Must be highly motivated and take direction well with excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbally.
  • Ability to work independently and with a team in a fast-paced and high volume environment with emphasis on accuracy and timeliness.
  • Ability to provide outstanding customer service and get along with coworkers, patrons, and supervisors and interact with employees and vendors in a professional manner.

Material and Equipment Used:
To successfully perform the required job duties, this position regularly uses assorted power and hand tools; various mowing equipment; light duty trucks and trailers; front-end loaders, tractors and implements (box scraper, trencher, mower, etc.); snow blower; snow plow truck; personal computer and Microsoft Office Suite 2010 or newer. This list is not all inclusive, additional tools and/or equipment may be used. This position may need to drive a personal vehicle to various District facilities.

Working Environment:
This position requires work in a variety of settings including working indoors and frequently outdoors, daytime and night-time including in dark areas, subject to variable weather conditions, ecosystems, and landscape. Outdoor working environments can be wet, humid, and extreme in temperature variations. Regularly exposed to loud noises, dust, wildlife, and chemicals. This position regularly drives a District vehicle during the course of daily work.

Physical Requirements:
Stand, walk, sit, manually manipulate, reach outward, reach above shoulders, bend, and lift and carry up to 50 pound with or without assistance. Push, pull and bend on a regular basis. May occasionally crawl, squat, kneel or work in uncomfortable positions for a short period of time. Hand/eye and foot/eye coordination to operate motorized equipment and hearing and listening for receiving and interpreting information and warning signals. The employee must be able to see close up and at a distance with vision acuity and the ability to adjust focus allowing a broad field of vision. The employee must communicate Clearly and effectively, must understand and be understood.

This list is not all-inclusive and represents examples of the work environment and physical demands.

We’ve Got You Covered!

South Suburban pays:

  • 90% of the employee-only medical insurance cost
  • 68% of dental & vision insurance cost
  • 100% short-term & long-term disability cost
  • 100% life and accidental death & dismemberment insurance cost

South Suburban offers:

  • FSA options for additional medical expenses

Happy Employees Are the Best Employees
South Suburban provides an employee assistance program at no cost that includes: counseling, financial planning, legal assistance, and much more!
Our Employee Wellness Program gives covered staff the ability to reduce their medical premium by $360 annually

Take Time Away to Do What You Enjoy

  • 10 paid holidays per year
  • 4 personal days per year
  • Earn 11.5 paid vacation days per year
  • Paid sick leave to rest, recover, and take care of yourself

We’ve Got Your Back

  • Up to 8% 401(a) Employer contribution/match that vests after 3 years of service
  • Diverse trainings to grow your professional and personal skillset
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program that covers up to $1,800 per year.

Play where you work:
Employee engagement is a priority at South Suburban.

  • Staff gatherings have included: pictures with the Stanley Cup, Chili Cook-Off, Ice Cream Social, Shuffleboard Tournament, Employee Appreciation Luncheon, just to name a few
  • Monthly wellness challenge opportunities and staff recognition honors

We LOVE Our Facilities and So Will You:

  • Free daily admission to recreation centers, tennis courts, ice rinks and swimming pools
  • 50% off food at South Suburban restaurants
  • $5 to $10 for nine holes of golf at four different courses
  • To view a complete listing of the District’s most current benefit package, please visit http://careers.ssprd.org

About Us

Our mission is to foster healthy living through stewardship of the environment, parks, trails, and open space by providing recreational services and programs.

We serve residents in Bow Mar, Columbine Valley, Centennial west of I-25, Littleton, Lone Tree and Sheridan and unincorporated portions of Douglas, Jefferson and Arapahoe counties. We operate four full-service recreation centers, golf courses, outdoor pools and restaurants, two ice centers and miniature golf courses, a botanical garden event center,  a BMX track, a sports dome, batting cages, an entertainment center, a hotel and a nature center. In addition, we maintain nearly 3,800 acres of developed and open space land, including 119 multi-purpose athletic fields, more than 100 parks, nearly 80 miles of trails, 60 playgrounds, 56 tennis courts, and the 880-acre South Platte Park.

To apply for this job please visit careers.ssprd.org.