Town of Vail Landscaper / Maintenance Worker II in Vail, Colorado
The Town of Vail is seeking an experienced Landscaper and Maintenance Worker II to join the public works department in a full-time / year-round capacity. This position is responsible for collecting and maintaining trash receptacles, winter snow removal & summer parks/landscaping maintenance. While the duties will vary depending on the season, providing guest service through out the Town of Vail is always a priority.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Summer - To perform all aspects of summer parks and landscape maintenance activities throughout the Town of Vail and may be assigned to perform specific functions within the Parks & Landscape Division including preparing the soil, tilling, mulching, spring/fall clean up, shrub bed maintenance, top dressing in the fall with composting, detailed flowerbed maintenance, park maintenance, and operating small machinery.
Winter - Clean, repair and maintain-streets, bridges, walkways, stairs, parking lots, culverts, catch basins, ditches, rec. paths and shop facility. Keep all pedestrian areas, stairs, sidewalks, walk paths, bridges, and bus stops clear of snow and ice. Keep the villages clean by continuing checking them and hand sweeping daily, changing trash containers, and walking the villages, frontage roads, and interstate picking up trash.
All other duties as assigned.
Vail is a guest service oriented and resort destination community. We realize that to set the standard for world-class alpine resorts, our employees make all the difference! That is why we are looking for passionate individuals who strive for excellence in all that they do. Qualified applicants must must be self motivated, detail oriented and have the ability to work individually without direct supervision to accomplish multiple tasks.
In addition they must meet the following requirements:
The duties of this job include physical activities such as stooping, kneeling, standing, reaching, walking, lifting and/or move (up to 100 pounds), grasping, talking, and hearing/listening, seeing/observing, and repetitive motions. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close, distance and peripheral vision; depth perception; and the ability to adjust focus. Must be able to work in malodorous, nauseating and dangerous work conditions. Must be able to withstand inclement weather such as snow, cold, rain, heat, humidity, sun, etc.
Must be physically able to use a variety of small tools, operate equipment and or drive vehicles for extended period of time.
Must be able to walk, climb, and descend for extended distances over various types of terrain.
Must be able climb ladders and work at different heights.
Must be able to deal with stressful situations as they arise.
Ability to work a varying schedule, including evenings, emergency response, weekends and holidays, when necessary.
Knowledge of materials, methods, practices and equipment used in street maintenance and related activities.
Knowledge of practical elements as they relate to street maintenance and traffic control.
Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
Basic computer skills. Ability to learn other computer skills.
Ability to work independently without supervision. The ability to lead others.
Ability to analyze situations and adopt an effective course of action.
Knowledge and understanding of safety principles.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with management, fellow employees, contractors, guests, and external customers.
Are you interested in living and working in Vail, CO? Vail, which is centrally located in the Rocky Mountains, offers easy access to Denver (100 miles to the east) and is surrounded by the White River National Forest, offering world class outdoor activities in summer and winter (skiing, snowboarding, hiking, biking, white water).
When asked, most of our employees say that working for the Town of Vail feels like family. Our values-based culture is nurtured by the employees’ strong desire to foster teamwork, take ownership in Vail’s future and an overall pride for serving their community. Let’s not forget that our efforts not only benefit the community but also allow us to enjoy the spectacular amenities and culture in the Vail Valley which we call home! To find out more about our community, please visit our website www.vailgov.com and click on Vail Information.
The Town of Vail offers an excellent benefits and compensation package to our Full-time employees. This includes health and dental coverage, town-funded retirement, 457 pre-tax savings plan, life/survivor insurance, tennis pass, golf pass and other ski pass/wellness benefits.
What’s more, the town offers many other benefits to help employees make Vail their “home” including employee housing options, home buyer/renter assistance programs, day care assistance, education reimbursements, professional development opportunities and much, much more.
Department: Public Works - Streets & Parks
Pay Range: $18.82 - $22.11
External Company URL: http://www.vailgov.com