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Work for the Parks Department#

parks workers sliding down a slide at a park

Picture yourself here. Doing what you love and loving what you do with the Parks Department. 

We're looking for talented and unique individuals to join our team! Learn about available opportunities below and apply directly online.

Current Openings#

Parks Turf & Landscape Equipment Operator

A skilled position that operates light and heavy equipment such as backhoes, dump trucks, and gang mowers to assist in the maintenance of the parks, trails, sports fields, and public spaces.

Training is available upon hire. 1-2 years experience in landscaping and operating equipment and tractors required.

Starting hourly rate: $19 per hour

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Parks Grounds Worker

Maintain parks, trails, sports fields, playgrounds, landscaping at City buildings, and downtown public spaces. Learn green industry standards, landscaping techniques, turf care, and irrigation practices while performing a variety of duties including edging, raking, cleaning debris, weeding, and plant-bed care.

Starting hourly rate: $17 per hour

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Parks Horticulture Worker

Help with the horticulture maintenance in the landscaping at City buildings, downtown public spaces, and other city-owned locations.

Starting hourly rate: $17 per hour

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Parks Streetscapes Horticulture Worker

A skilled position assisting with horticultural maintenance of the annual flowerpots and shrub beds throughout City-owned properties as well as streetscapes, medians, and parkways in a traffic-controlled environment.

Starting hourly rate: $19 per hour

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Parks Downtown Maintenance Worker

Maintain cleanliness, interact with the public, and learn horticultural as well as green industry standards, landscaping techniques, and irrigation practices in the downtown urban corridor.

Starting hourly rate: $17-19 per hour

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Cemetery Maintenance Worker

Maintain the Grandview and Roselawn Cemetery grounds. Learn about the history of the citizens of Fort Collins dating back to 1887 in addition to landscaping techniques, turf care, and irrigation practices while performing a variety of duties including edging, raking, cleaning debris, weeding, and precision mowing.

Starting hourly rate: $17 per hour

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Forestry Field Worker

Seasonal work that includes watering newly planted trees on City property, tree planting, updating City Forestry Inventory, and assessing tree health and percent mortality.

Starting hourly rate: $17.50-$19 per hour

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Assistant Parks Crew

Help maintain parks, trails, sports fields, playgrounds, landscaping at City buildings, and downtown public spaces. Learn green industry standards, landscaping techniques, turf care, and irrigation practices while performing a variety of duties including edging, raking, cleaning debris, weeding, and plant-bed care.

Open to ages 16 years & older.

Starting hourly rate: $15

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Park Ranger

Work with the Community Services Department in patrolling, protecting, and educating visitors at City Recreational and Parks properties and facilities. Work will include daily patrols of natural areas, parks, and trails as well as providing visitor and staff safety, assistance, and advising.

This position requires at least 3 years of experience in law enforcement that can include training or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Annual Salary Range: $47,816.00 - 71,724.00

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Technician I, Parks

Responsible for performing all aspects of public landscape maintenance including irrigation installation, diagnosis, and repair as well as plant health care, mulching, herbicide application, and weeding.

This position will work on the Streetscapes team which includes two additional technicians and several hourly staff to maintain medians on arterial roads that have been enhanced with improved landscape designs.

Annual Anticipated Hiring Range: $50,000-$56,000

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Worker I, Parks

Help with the operation and maintenance of City parks, public spaces, facilities, trails, cemeteries, and ball fields. Functioning as a member of a crew, the Parks Worker I engages in an assortment of responsibilities in turf care, irrigation, plumbing, carpentry, basic electrical, outdoor projects, and concrete.

Annual Anticipated Hiring Range: $38,000-$47,000

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Golf Course Job Openings#

Person Mowing the Lawn

The Golf Division is looking for individuals to join the maintenance teams at Southridge, Collindale, and City Park Nine. Check out the open positions and apply today!

Jr/Assistant Golf Worker: Help maintain the City’s golf courses, learn green industry standards, landscaping techniques, turf care and irrigation practices while performing a variety of duties including edging, raking, cleaning debris, weeding, and plant-bed care. Experience is not necessary, a driver’s license is not required, and positions generally open in early spring and last until late fall.

Starting hourly rate: $14.50-$16

Golf Grounds Worker: Help maintain the City’s golf courses, learn green industry standards, landscaping techniques, turf care and irrigation practices while performing a variety of duties including edging, raking, cleaning debris, weeding, and plant-bed care.

Starting hourly rate: $16

Golf Equipment Operator: Operate light and heavy equipment such as gang mowers and utility vehicles to assist in the maintenance City golf courses. Hone your skills in green industry standards, landscaping techniques, turf care, and irrigation practices.

Starting hourly rate: $18