COSA City of Steamboat Parks and Recreation Crew Leader

Hello All –

The City of Steamboat Springs is looking for Crew Leaders to join our Parks & Recreation team! If you know anyone interested, please have them apply online at

invites applications for the position of:

Crew Leader

SALARY: $23.20 – $31.32 Hourly
OPENING DATE: 08/24/21
CLOSING DATE: 09/12/21 11:59 PM
Steamboat Springs is a beautiful, authentic mountain town that offers Western hospitality and amazing year-round fun. We are a top resort destination for people all over the world, but living here is even better.

The City of Steamboat Springs is pleased to announce a job opening in our Parks & Recreation Department as a Crew Leader. Put your talents and skills to work to contribute to our vibrant community through semi-skilled and skilled maintenance work and maintaining and operation of buildings, grounds, open spaces, and parks.

We offer excellent benefits and competitive pay, but being a part of our amazing team of people is even better.

This individual supervises and performs a variety of supervisory, skilled and technical tasks in the maintenance and operation of buildings, grounds, open spaces, trails, parks, athletic fields and recreation facilities and systems.

Serves as crew leader for snowmaking, lift operation and ski area operations of Howelsen Hill Ski Area.

Works under the general supervision of the Parks Supervisor or the Howelsen Hill Supervisor.

Supervises full-time maintenance workers, seasonal employees, volunteers, contractors, and other staff as assigned. May supervise temporary and community service workers as required. Supervises up to 10 employees at any given time.

Serves as lead worker to oversee and assist in all mowing and maintenance of park, open space and trail areas such as baseball and soccer fields, rodeo grounds, ski area, mows weeds; cleans and maintains tennis courts and nets, park, rodeo and ski facilities; maintains sprinkler systems and assists in the repair and installation of sprinkler lines and heads.

Plans, schedules and implements, maintenance activities designed to provide quality recreational amenities and services for the division.

Issues written and oral instructions; inspects work for exactness, neatness and conformance to policies and procedures.

Assists in hiring, training and supervision of maintenance workers, equipment operators, and mechanics. Hires and trains seasonal and temporary employees and community service workers.

Serves as an ambassador to the City and Department.

Motivates and evaluates assigned staff, reviews progress and directs changes as needed.

Assists Supervisor with project management for capital improvement projects and provides professional advice to Supervisor.

Reviews and approves timesheets for maintenance workers and seasonal employees.

Follows City protocols to determine the location of gas, telephone, power, television, water and sewer lines from the appropriate sources prior to excavation.

Trains and oversees the safety of assigned workers, the general public and performs all duties in conformance to appropriate safety and security standards and policies.

Disciplines employees performing the duties of maintenance and operations of the division as required following established City protocols.

Performs annual performance evaluations for subordinate full-time and seasonal employees.

Performs skilled and semi-skilled interior building maintenance such as painting, plumbing, carpentry, and other unskilled and semi-skilled trades work.

Ensures that all necessary materials, supplies, and equipment are available by maintaining an inventory of parts and materials and obtaining necessary tools and supplies.

Carries out the seeding, fertilizing, top dressing, soil conditioning, watering, and the pest and weed control of parks and open spaces. Plants lawns, trees, shrubs, and flowers.

Opens and closes, locks and unlocks facilities as needed.

Maintains and adjusts specialized turf care equipment and tools, including electric motors, pumps, sprinklers, tractors, mowers, irrigation systems and snowmaking equipment.

Performs routine inspection and preventative maintenance on assigned equipment and refers defects or needed repairs to the supervisor or mechanic.

Maintains current skills and knowledge in the proper and safe techniques of building, grounds, parks, irrigation and athletic field maintenance.

Collects and disposes of solid waste from buildings and grounds; picks up litter from premises.

Assists in setting up and taking down equipment for various park and recreation programs, prepares facilities for park and recreation program use.

Keeps records of work completed and completes purchase requisitions and credit card receipts.

Assists with the regular maintenance and operation of the ski lifts according to established standards and procedures including record keeping and reporting necessary to document accidents and incidents as required by the Colorado Passenger Tramway Safety Board.

Leads crew and performs maintenance of Ski area related infrastructure including signage, snowmaking hose and hydrants, painting, lift maintenance, lift shacks, and Howelsen Hill lodge.

Leads crew and performs snowmaking duties including carrying and moving snowmaking hoses and cords, digging out snow guns, adjusting nucleators, and assists in snow gun moves.

Leads crew and serves as a Lift Foreman in the safe operation of lifts, checking lift passes, learning the mechanical operation of all lifts.

Possesses a working knowledge of Colorado Passenger Transportation Safety Board rules and regulations regarding the safe operation of lifts.

Operates snow cats, snowmobiles, snow making equipment, lifts, and utility vehicles.

Education and Experience:

  1. Graduation from high school or GED equivalent, and
  2. Four years experience in repair and maintenance work, or
  3. Any equivalent combination of relevant education and experience.

Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  1. Extensive knowledge of equipment, materials and supplies used in building and grounds maintenance; Working knowledge of equipment and supplies used to do minor repairs; Working knowledge of first aid and applicable safety precautions.
  2. Skilled in the operation of listed tools and equipment.
  3. Ability to work independently and to complete daily activities according to work schedule;
  4. Ability to lift heavy objects, walk and stand for long periods of time, and to perform strenuous physical labor under adverse field conditions;
  5. Ability to communicate orally and in writing;
  6. Ability to use equipment and tools properly and safely;
  7. Ability to establish effective working relationships with employees, supervisors, and the public.
  8. Computer skills required: Microsoft Office Suite and ability to learn Outlook, Kronos, NeoGov and other relevant systems.

Valid state driver’s license.


  1. Pesticide applicator’s license
  2. Commercial Driver’s license
  3. Prior experience in maintenance and operations of mechanical devices and leadership of personnel.
  4. Certified Playground Inspector Certification

Craig Robinson

Parks, Open Space and Trails Manager

City of Steamboat Springs
Parks and Recreation
245 Howelsen Parkway
PO Box 775088
Steamboat Springs, CO 80477
(970) 871-7034