COSA City of Fort Collins – Natural Areas Job Announcement – Technician I, Natural Areas/req5203

Hello COSA,

The City of Fort Collins Natural Areas Department is currently hiring for a Technician I with our Facility Operations & Historic Structures division. The job details for this position are noted below:

The Technician I, Natural Areas is a full time (40 hr/week) position for the Facility Operations Division with the City of Fort Collins Natural Areas Department. This position performs work related to facility maintenance for the department including the optimal utilization of the department’s facilities, including assessing and evaluating physical space requirements of the department and recommending plans to meet needs, and ensuring proper functioning of facilities through ongoing inspection and maintenance. The Facility Operations division is responsible for maintaining and repairing the Natural Areas 18 office and shop buildings, 7 residences, one meeting facility, 23 vault toilets, 20+ historic structures, and associated facility infrastructure such as irrigation, backflows, landscaping, vegetation management, solar gates, call boxes, shelters, utilities, waste management contracts, line painting, and concrete and asphalt surfaces.

This position is involved in the landscape operations for the Facility Operations division such as turf management, Colorado native plant exhibition garden management, mowing, herbicide applications, and irrigation operations. This Technician I will be involved in operations and maintenance at Gateway and Picnic Rock Natural Areas. This staff member will manage the Colorado native plant garden such as native grass, shrub, and plant care, at the Natural Areas headquarters as well as landscaping and building maintenance at other regional properties. Ideal candidate has a background in native plant identification and management, turf care, landscaping, irrigation, booster pump maintenance, customer service, visitor use, and facility maintenance.

The employee will perform skilled and semi-skilled tasks to maintain Natural Areas facilities, historic structures, vault toilets, and related infrastructure. These activities include but not limited to: cleaning, trash removal and recycling, maintaining inventories and supplies, procurement of tools and supplies, minor tool repairs, maintaining equipment, parking lot maintenance, snow removal, and small scale facility repair work. This position will also coordinate minor contractor work and volunteer groups.

You can learn more about and apply for this position at the City of Fort Collins Job Site.

Aaron Reed
Senior Supervisor

Natural Areas
City of Fort Collins
1745 Hoffman Mill Road
970-416-2210 office


POSITION TITLE: Technician I, Natural Areas (Full-Time Regular) (Classified)
REQUISITION #: req5203
DEPARTMENT: Natural Areas
BENEFIT CATEGORY: Classified (Non-CBU) View Classifications & Benefits
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full-Time Regular
ANNUAL SALARY RANGE: $40,882.00 – 61,323.00 (Salaries are paid biweekly)
SELECTION PROCESS: Application deadline is 3:00 p.m. MT on 2/23/2022.

You will receive an email acknowledgment when you have successfully submitted an application. Your completed application will be forwarded to the hiring manager. You will be notified if you are selected for further testing or interviews. Please keep your contact information up-to-date. The status of your application will be updated in your applicant profile. Post-offer background check, motor vehicle report and drug test required within four calendar days (96 hours) of offer.