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Variable Bear Creek Lake Park Maintenance Laborer II

Company: City of Lakewood Colorado
Location: Littleton
Posted on: February 12, 2024

Job Description:

The City of Lakewood is dedicated to upholding City values to include: Performance Excellence, Leadership, Respect and Collaboration. Best fit candidates will demonstrate innovation, customer service, dedication, passion and engagement. All people, citizens and employees, will be treated with respect, relevance, and importance.

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PAY RATE: $17.50/hr


Community Resources is committed to providing high quality park, recreation, family and cultural services and facilities that inspire enjoyment, learning and wellness in the lives of those who live, work and play in Lakewood. We value leadership, integrity, communication and connection, diversity and adaptability.

The City of Lakewood is currently recruiting for seasonal maintenance laborers for the spring and summer of 2024.

The duties of this position include:

  • Trash emptying and litter cleanup
  • Cleaning of restrooms, picnic shelters and other facilities
  • Mowing, trimming, tree care (water, pruning)
  • Installing and maintaining fence lines
  • Snow and ice removal
  • General upkeep of park areas, trails and facilities including campsites, volleyball pits, horseshoe pits, swim beach, marina, horse arena
  • Graffiti removal and vandalism repair
  • Minor repairs of park facilities, building, equipment and docks
  • Use of a variety of power tools, chainsaws, hand tools and motorized equipment
  • Other duties and projects as assigned
  • Must maintain and utilized City-provided Person Protective Equipment (PPE) when conducting activates where the employee is exposed to risks above those encountered in a traditional office setting. If injured on-the-job due to failure to utilize PPE a safety violation can be taken.

    The City of Lakewood is currently recruiting variable employees for this position. A variable employee is an at-will employee who works in a seasonal or temporary capacity. Their work schedule is based on business need. This position would be a part-time non benefitted position.

    Major Tasks, Duties, and Responsibilities:

    Work will be performed primarily outdoors in all weather conditions.

    Schedule: these are approximately 6-month positions with multiple schedules working various days of the week.

    Starting Pay: $15/hours depending on qualifications.

    Lakewood Park pass, Recreation Center pass and earned sick leave provided.

    Essential Qualifications:

    Preferred experience/education:

    • Experience with facilities, landscape, or park maintenance
    • Experience operating power tools and equipment
    • Must be 18 years of age or older
    • Valid Driver's License and good motor vehicle record required
    • Criminal background check


      Lifting and Carrying:

      Must be able to lift, carry and/or maneuver printed materials, rocks, signs, trash bags hand tools that weigh up to 20 pounds on a frequent basis, up to waist level.

      Must occasionally lift the following that may weigh between 10 to 50 pounds. Printed materials, rocks, tools, post pounders, signs, post removers, trash bags, bike, post-hole diggers, logs, bird seed, lumber and animal carcasses, up to waist level.

      Will occasionally lift with assistance (two-person or team lift). The following that may weigh 51 pounds and up: picnic tables, animal carcasses, logs, buoys, trash bags, canoes, body weight for water rescues/medical incidents.

      Pushing and Pulling:

      Must occasionally push and pull post fences and buoys. Must tow a variety of trailers using truck and hand crank.

      Must be able to use basic rescue equipment including tossing a throw bags or ring and pulling body weight.

      Must be able to trailer a boat; load and unload a 15-foot boat into water; operate boat in all types of weather conditions.

      Body Positions:

      Work requires some sitting in both truck and in the office.

      Work requires frequent standing and walking.

      Work requires frequent moving about the park for up to 10 hours per day.

      Work requires frequent: pinching and gripping (when driving, pulling signs, working with tools and performing revenue duties): reaching for tools, ladders, materials, etc., frequent climbing in and out of vehicle and some climbing on ladders.

      Work requires frequent bending, kneeling, balancing, including during boat operations.

      Work requires occasional crawling as well as occasional maneuvering and/or balancing on ladders.

      Requires occasional pushing to set posts and fences and trailering boats and equipment and occasional pulling of buoys.

      Work may include running or swimming in emergency situations.

      Manipulates tools, construction materials, printed materials, cash and computer.

      Some driving is done highway roads, residential roads and off-road.


      Must be able to respond to telephone and in-person requests and to communicate via two-way radio.



      Must have basic mathematic knowledge.


      Must know and follow proper lifting procedures.

      Remember rules and regulations, city ordinances, etc., or have ability to locate resources.

      Language Ability:

      Must be able to communicate verbally and in writing with visitors and city staff. May interact occasionally with upset citizens.


      Must be able to take direction and follow instruction from supervisor.

      Must be able to handle multiple tasks and meet deadlines.


      Hours of work will vary but will include weekends, holidays and nights.

      Work is performed frequently in outdoor environment in all temperatures and weather conditions.

      Uses computer occasionally.


      Pick-up truck

      Hand and power tools



      Mowers ("Walk behind" and riding)


      Dump Truck

      Painting Equipment



      Pay Range


      Background and reference checks will be conducted for all regular and some variable/seasonal positions.

Keywords: City of Lakewood Colorado, Littleton , Variable Bear Creek Lake Park Maintenance Laborer II, Professions , Littleton, Colorado

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