COSA City of Fort Collins Job Announcement – Technician II, Natural Areas/ req7399

Hello COSA community,

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

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The Technician II, 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 to large scale facility repair work. This position is also involved in maintaining the departments inventory of solar gates, managing contractors, ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) assessments and compliance work, hazardous material management and abatements, herbicide applications, and utility infrastructure maintenance throughout City of Fort Collins Natural Areas including several regional properties. The ideal candidate has a background in contractor management, site demolition work, asbestos and lead based paint management and abatement, ADA assessments, pollution prevention practices, historic restoration practices, solar gate maintenance, and facility maintenance.

This is a great opportunity for those who enjoy outdoor work that is productive, challenging, and meaningful. This Technician II, 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!

Aaron Reed
Sr. Supervisor

Facility Operations & Business Support

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


POSITION TITLE: Technician II, Natural Areas (Full-Time Regular) (Classified)
REQUISITION #: req7399
DEPARTMENT: Natural Areas
BENEFIT CATEGORY: Classified (Non-CBU) View Classifications & Benefits
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full-Time Regular
ANNUAL SALARY RANGE: $47,725.00 – 71,586.00 (Salaries are paid biweekly)
ANNUAL ANTICIPATED HIRING RANGE: $52,000.00 – 65,000.00 (Salaries are paid biweekly)
SELECTION PROCESS: Application deadline is 3:00 p.m. MT on 1/10/2024.

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. CDL candidates required to drug test within two days (48 hours) of offer.