Parks Utility Workers play an important role in maintaining Denver’s extensive system of urban parks that are essential to the community’s well-being. These individuals learn and practice a wide variety of general maintenance and landscaping skills – providing them with a strong foundation to make upward moves within the Parks & Recreation Department. (These positions are differentiated from Park Seasonal Laborers which are the entry-level positions to park maintenance.)

These are on-call positions that will work no more than 39 hours per week and are not eligible for benefits. On-call positions may have routine or variable work schedules and may require working weekends and holidays.

These positions will support parks within Denver’s Parks Maintenance Districts and will report to one of the maintenance shops in Denver. We are currently hiring for Mountain Parks and the Northwest, Northeast, East, and Downtown districts. See the district map here.

Skills to be developed and utilized:

-Working outdoors in parks using and maintaining various hand-powered tools and motorized equipment in a safe and efficient manner
-Landscape maintenance duties such as:
-Turf maintenance (e.g. laying sod, fertilizing, mowing, edging, raking)
-Irrigation (minor maintenance, repair, troubleshooting, and use of central control systems)
-Ornamental/garden maintenance (planting, weeding, minor pruning)
-Infrastructure maintenance and repair such as fencing, asphalt, concrete, trails work, grade work/erosion control
-Interacting with and learning alongside more seasoned park maintenance generalists and/or specialists such as Irrigation Maintenance Technicians, Horticultural Workers, Park Horticulturists, and other experts in unique green industry fields and skilled trades work
-Snow removal operations such as plowing, shoveling, de-icing
-Various related duties assigned as needed such as trash collection, bathroom maintenance and cleaning, vandalism repair/graffiti removal

Tagged as: Support Staff

Required Skills:

We realize that your time is valuable so please do not apply unless you meet the following minimum qualification:

-Requires a valid Driver's License at the time of application. Licenses and certifications must be kept current as a condition of employment

Preferred Skills:

We are looking for reliable and driven individuals looking to develop a well-rounded skill set in park maintenance. Our ideal candidates will enjoy working outside, be adept with safety considerations, and are eager to learn a variety of functions. Additionally, our ideal candidates will have:

-Previous parks maintenance experience
-Proficiency with various hand-powered tools and motorized equipment

About City and County of Denver

The secret is out: Denver is the nation's top place to live, work, and play. Being the best place to live isn't easy; maintaining such a reputation means we need the best people working for the residents of Denver. People who want to make a difference; people who want to give back; people who want to be at the heart of this city and have a hand in creating our future. When you join us, you will employ your unique skills to do important and meaningful work critical to the success of both your organization and the city as a whole. Be a part of the city that you love. #WhereDenverWorks

Application Instructions

Submit an application here: https://denver.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/CCD-denver-denvergov-CSC_Jobs-Civil_service_jobs-Police_Jobs-Fire_Jobs/job/Denver/Seasonal-Parks-Utility-Worker---Denver-Parks-and-Recreation_R0035209