Parks Worker II

City of Arvada

Arvada , Colorado

Position Purpose
Performs duties involved in maintenance of all city parks and open space properties to maintain a safe, clean and functional environment.


  • Maintain park integrity through turf management program, (mow, irrigate, chemical application, aeration, fertilization and top dress), shrub and tree maintenance, trash and graffiti removal, vandalism repair, and snow removal as required.
  • Performs duties related to construction: concrete, retaining walls, drainage, grade work, erosion control, and installation of amenities.
  • Operates large and small equipment including but not limited to (mowers, snow plows, tractors, loaders) as required.
  • Inspect equipment and tools for safety.
  • Inspect, repair and maintain traffic medians, park sprinklers, turf, playground equipment and park amenities.
  • Schedule and program both manual and computerized irrigation systems.
  • Performs record keeping duties for playground, operation equipment, task, expense reports, and pesticide application forms.
  • Attends trainings, seminars, and meetings as required.
  • Assign and inspect work of seasonal employees, volunteer and community service.
  • Flexibility to work scheduled and unscheduled overtime.
  • Demonstrates a respectful attitude towards customers and coworkers that promotes teamwork, open communication, and effective customer service.
  • Acts with the customer in mind, responds to requests promptly and provides effective services or solutions for customers.
  • Exercises appropriate level of initiative and judgment to make decisions within the scope of assigned authority.


  • Strong knowledge of sport facilities: tennis/basketball courts, skate parks, disc golf, exercise courses, football/soccer/baseball fields, volleyball, and lacrosse.
  • Strong knowledge and experience with urban park maintenance including horticultural practices, landscape, construction, herbicides, and irrigation system maintenance.
  • Strong manual dexterity skills to operate tools, equipment, and machinery.
  • Ability to effectively communicate information, both verbally and in writing, to support organizational objectives and interact with all levels of personnel within the city in a positive and cooperative manner.
  • Basic computer skills.


  • May perform operation and maintenance of viewing/interactive water fountains.
  • May perform maintenance of Old Town District.
  • May perform lake operations.
  • Other duties as required.