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Parks Construction Worker

Adams County Government

Brighton, Colorado

Job Type Permanent
Salary Details $52,519.04 - $60,396.89
Deadline Jul 24, 2024
Required Experience 2 - 6 years

What Success Looks Like In This Job

The Adams County Parks, Open Space & Cultural Arts Team is now recruiting for a skilled individual to join our dynamic parks construction team.  The right candidate will be asked to perform a variety of skilled construction tasks that relate to the development and maintenance of the Adams County Parks & Open Space System.

Examples of Duties for Success

  • Construct, maintain and repair County facilities within the Parks & Open Space System.  Includes construction of concrete trails, soft-surface trails, shelters, kiosks, play equipment, picnic tables, culverts and other drainage structures, restroom enclosures, pedestrian bridges, a variety of fencing and railings, and other infrastructure of the Parks & Open Space System.
  • Operate heavy equipment as needed to perform construction activities. Includes front-end loader, backhoe, tractors, skid-steer, tandem axle trucks, and trailers.
  • Operate and maintain a variety of mechanical tools and equipment including power saws, power sanders, drills, air compressors, paint sprayers, sewer augers, chainsaws and various hand tools required for carpentry, plumbing, and maintenance work.
  • Perform minor plumbing construction and repair work; repair sinks, toilets, faucets and pipes; clear obstructions from water and sewer lines.
  • Perform minor electrical work; repair switches, panels, wiring and related items; maintain lighting system in buildings and parking lots.
  • Provide support for winterizing maintenance in facilities
  • Participate in Snow removal as required from trails and parking lots as needed with snowplow trucks and small equipment.
  • Fabricate park amenities including gates, trails, rails, shelters and associated structures.
  • Perform other related duties and responsibilities as required.

Qualifications for Success

TO BE SUCCESSFUL, OUR IDEAL CANDIDATE SHOULD HAVE THE FOLLOWING KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Must be a good fit with the County and Department’s Culture and support and understand the County’s Mission to be the most innovative and inclusive county in America for all families and businesses and the Department’s Purpose statement to significantly enhance quality of life, enrich communities & INSPIRE!
  • Strong understanding of the Methods, practices, and equipment used in general construction activities including a variety of basic building trades work.
  • Working knowledge of the basic tools and equipment used in maintenance, construction, and repair work.
  • Knowledge of concrete replacement methods, materials, and specifications.
  • A safety first attitude.
  • Ability to perform strenuous manual labor as required.
  • Excellent customer service methods and practices.
  • Basic computer skills, survey skills, and engineering techniques.
  • Understanding of plumbing, welding, painting, electrical, and carpentry work.
  • Operate a variety of mechanical equipment in a safe and effective manner.
  • Use and operate hand tools, mechanical equipment, and power tools and equipment. 
  • Understand and follow oral and written directions.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Establish, maintain, and foster positive and harmonious working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

More Qualifications for Success

  • Experience: 
    • Three (3) years experience in general construction, fabrication, and repair.
    • Proficiency in various equipment and hand tool operation preferred.
    • Proficiency in concrete construction preferred.
    • Proficiency in the operation of all heavy equipment.
  • Education and Training: High school diploma or GED equivalent, supplemented by technical training in a general construction field.
  • License or Certificate: 
    • Candidates must possess, or have the ability to obtain, a valid Class A Colorado Commercial Driver's License within nine (9) months of hire.
    • Candidates selected for interviews will need to provide a current copy of their motor vehicle record. Adams County is required by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations to conduct pre-employment drug screens, background checks and motor vehicle record checks.
    • Successful candidates must pass all of the above, including a DOT physical and a criminal background check.
  • Background Check: Must pass a criminal background check.

MORE QUALIFICATIONS FOR SUCCESS:
Essential duties require the following physical abilities and work environment:

  • Ability to sit, stand, kneel, crouch, squat, stoop, reach, crawl, twist, climb, and lift 100 pounds.
  • Exposure to noise, outdoors, confining work space, electrical hazards, chemicals, dust, and mechanical hazards.
  • This position requires frequent exposure to all types of weather conditions.

This position requires night shift work to support operations during the annual Adams County Fair and other scheduled special events.

HOW TO APPLY

Apply here on our career webpage today!

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Category General / Stewardship