COSA FW: Job Announcement – Technician I, Natural Areas/req7326

Hello COSA community,

The City of Fort Collins Natural Areas Department is looking for a Natural Areas Technician I – Facility Operations, to join our team.

You can click here to go to the job description to apply, Technician I, Natural Areas, or you can visit and search for the position.

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. The typical schedule for this position is a compressed work week with four -10hr days either Monday – Thursday or Tuesday – Friday. 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 team also plays an essential role in city-wide trash cleanup operations related to homelessness by working collaboratively with contractors, Police, Neighborhood Services, Natural Areas / Parks Rangers, Social Sustainability, and other partners.

This employee will perform skilled and semi-skilled tasks to maintain Natural Areas facilities, historic structures, vault toilets, and related infrastructure. These activities include but are not limited to: cleaning, maintaining inventories and supplies, minor equipment repair and maintenance, parking lot maintenance, snow removal, and small-scale facility repair work. This position is also involved in landscape operations such as turf management, Colorado native plant exhibition garden management, mowing, herbicide applications, and irrigation operations throughout City of Fort Collins Natural Areas including several regional properties. The ideal candidate has a background in native plant identification and management, turf care, landscaping, irrigation, booster pump maintenance, customer service, visitor use, volunteer coordination, and facility maintenance.

This Technician I, Natural Areas position provides a valuable service to the Fort Collins community in addition to serving as an essential component for supporting the Natural Areas department. Growth opportunities are provided for professional development such as attending conferences and training. We encourage you to apply!

Please share this posting with your colleagues. The application deadline is 3:00 pm Mountain Time on 11/7/23.

Thank you.

Aaron Reed
Sr. Supervisor

Facility Operations & Business Support

Natural Areas
City of Fort Collins
1745 Hoffman Mill Road

Please see the attached open position announcement.

POSITION TITLE: Technician I, Natural Areas (Full-Time Regular) (Classified)
REQUISITION #: req7326
DEPARTMENT: Natural Areas
BENEFIT CATEGORY: Classified (Non-CBU) View Classifications & Benefits
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full-Time Regular
ANNUAL SALARY RANGE: $41,904.00 – 62,856.00 (Salaries are paid biweekly)
ANNUAL ANTICIPATED HIRING RANGE: $44,000.00 – $55,000.00 (Salaries are paid biweekly)
SELECTION PROCESS: Application deadline is 3:00 p.m. MT on 11/7/2023.

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.