Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Description


Enjoy working outside? Are you looking for a stable summer job? The City of Littleton is seeking
energetic individuals interested in gaining great municipal experience as a Grounds Maintenance Worker. This is a great way to get to know our Littleton team and make connections for future opportunities.
 
Work schedule:
Positions needed between July 13, 2020 and October 15, 2020. Positions will work Monday through Friday, 40 hours per week. Excellent opportunity for college students.

Starting Salary:
Typical starting pay at $15.50 per hour.
Additional pay for returning seasonal workers or candidates with irrigation experience.
 

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

 

  • Maintains planted and landscaped outdoor areas of City-owned properties in a healthy and attractive condition including mowing, weeding, planting, removing litter, aerating, fertilizing and other related duties.
  • Performs other assignments and projects as required.

Minimum Qualifications

 

  • Must be 18 years or older.
  • Requires a valid Colorado driver's license.
  • Must be able to pass a pre-employment criminal background check, motor vehicle records check, drug screen and physical.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Landscape maintenance or irrigation experience


Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

 

  • Basic knowledge of the operation and maintenance to safely operate the following power equipment and vehicles: riding lawn mowers, walk behind mowers, pickup truck with utility trailers and string trimmers.
  • Ability to perform strenuous physical work which involves lifting and handling objects frequently which weigh up to 80 pounds from ground to waist height; ability to walk for 3-8 hours per day; ability to frequently handle miscellaneous maintenance equipment and grass clippings weighing up to 50 pounds and occasionally pushing riding mowers.
  • Requires ability to stoop, kneel, crouch, reach, handle, feel, talk, hear voices, equipment engines, approaching traffic, near and/far visual acuity, depth perception, and color vision to perform essential functions of the position.
  • Basic knowledge of traffic safety precautions.
  • Basic knowledge to safely operate the following equipment and vehicles: pickup truck with mounted water tank, dump truck with hydraulic bed; hand shovels, backpack weed sprayer, rototiller, rakes, pick axes. Ability to operate tree chipper and gasoline engine powered chain saw following instruction and on-the-job training.
  • Basic knowledge of or the ability to learn the principles of landscape, landscape construction and maintenance; tree and shrub planting, watering, care, and pruning.
  • Basic knowledge of flower planting and care, weed identification, and control, soil preparation, and fertilization.
  • Ability to perform work safely in close proximity to vehicle traffic. Basic knowledge of traffic safety precautions.
  • Ability to understand verbal information and instruction.

Application Instructions

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