Trails Technician

Assist in all of the activities of the Clear Creek County Trails Strikeforce activities - including but not limited to: assessment, maintenance, construction, and management of the County’s trail system and Greenway. Pay range: $19.40 - $21.34 /hour DOQ Benefits: 457B Retirement, Sick time, Supplemental insurance plans, ID Theft/Legal Shield, 529 College Savings and Wellness

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Pay range: $19.40 - $21.34 /hour DOQ Benefits: 457B Retirement, Sick time, Supplemental insurance plans, ID Theft/Legal Shield, 529 College Savings and Wellness PRINCIPAL JOB DUTIES: Perform a full range of trail maintenance and repair duties such as: vegetation trimming, weed mitigation, erosion control, re-enforcing washouts and other damaged trail sections, signage installation, fallen tree removal, debris and trash removal. Perform trail construction of new trails along with re-routes and re-alignments of existing trail sections as required. Install signs along the trail and at trailheads and other locations as needed Perform trailhead maintenance and construction actions Assist with trail assessments and reporting as needed, including updating the characteristics inventory of all trails repaired or enhanced Trim and prune bushes, trees, etc. to provide trail and sidewalk clearance Operate and maintain a full range of maintenance equipment such as leaf blowers, chainsaws, UTV, and other hand and power tools. Remove fallen trees, stumps, fallen limbs and related debris resulting from storm damage. Patrol trails and identify maintenance needs, safety hazards, and report needs to appropriate staff. Deal courteously and tactfully with the public in response to inquiries and complaints; provide information on the rules of the area and trails. Remove debris and trash left along trail areas. Promote a positive-can-do atmosphere in division operations. Promote innovation and creativity in all facets of trail operations. Create an environment where division employees feel empowered and collaborative problem solving is encouraged. Provide exceptional customer service for our citizens and maintains effective working relationship with internal and external customers. Report license plate numbers of illegally parked vehicles along County roads or illegal motorized type vehicles on passive recreation trails. Use cell phone to photo. Work with the towns as needed to assist or combine efforts on similar items on town sections as determined by the Trails Supervisor; Other duties and responsibilities as assigned. MINIMUM JOB REQUIREMENTS: EDUCATION: Completion of high school or GED equivalent EXPERIENCE: Some trails maintenance or related experience. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES: Exhibit patience and composure in difficult situations; Take initiative and follow through on projects; Report status of ongoing projects to supervisor on timely basis; Work independently and execute judgment appropriately; Communicate clearly and effectively; Interact with the public and other employees in a tactful and positive manner; The ability to operate County vehicles, power tools including chain saws, drills, hand tools including axes, rakes, McLeods, Pulaski’s, pick mattocks, and others; Analyze situations carefully and adopt effective course(s) of action. Basic methods, techniques and tools used in the construction and maintenance of trails, parks, and related recreational areas; Safe work practices; Preventative maintenance requirements for all tools and equipment; Learn County policies and procedures and codes related to ground maintenance; Able to maintain courteous and effective working relationships with the public, County departments, co-workers and other agencies Ability to drive a vehicle including pickup truck, trailer loading, and drive a Polaris Brutus UTV maintenance vehicle. Must be able to understand and carry out verbal and written instructions, and be able to perform manual labor for extended periods of time in all kinds of weather. Working knowledge of the principles and procedures in the design, construction and maintenance of trails; NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Must possess and maintain a valid Colorado Driver’s License with no restrictions Must pass background check: Criminal and Traffic Conviction of a crime will not be an absolute bar to employment Must pass drug test Required legal authorization to work - United States citizenship or legal authorization to work in the United States PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT: Work is primarily performed outdoors. Outdoor work may occur in a variety of climactic conditions such as extreme cold, heat, sun, wind, rain and snow. Work independently in remote areas. Hearing voice conversation is essential to safe and effective job performance. Must be 18 years or older to operate most equipment. Exposure may occur to: noise and fumes from a variety of equipment, odors, dust, and equipment hazards. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; talk and hear; use hand to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; climb (negotiating rugged terrain), balance; twist and turn the upper body; stoop, kneel, squat, crouch, climb, or crawl; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to sit for a period of time. Physical demands are described as high (exert up to 50 lbs. of force frequently, and/or up to 20 lbs. of force constantly in order to move or dislodge objects). Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception, adjust focus, color vision, and peripheral vision. SUPERVISION: None The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of requirements, duties, and responsibilities. Clear Creek County provides reasonable job-related accommodations for disabled persons.
Trails Technician
Employer Clear Creek County, Colorado
Posted Mar 17, 2023
Expires Apr 16, 2023

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