City and County of Denver Utility Locate Worker in Denver, Colorado

Utility Locate Worker



Utility Locate Worker


$14.89 - $21.74 Hourly


Denver, CO

Job Type

On Call Regular


Parks and Recreation (DPR)

Job Number

CJ2083 17582



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About Us

The secret is out: Denver is the nation's top place to live, work, and play. Being the best place to live isn't easy; maintaining such a reputation means we need the best people working for the residents of Denver. People who want to make a difference; people who want to give back; people who want to be at the heart of this city and have a hand in creating our future. When you join us, you will employ your unique skills to do important and meaningful work critical to the success of both your organization and the city as a whole. Be a part of the city that you love. #WhereDenverWorks

The Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) provides a broad range of programs, services, facilities and park amenities within the City and County of Denver. The City's park system encompasses approximately 250 urban parks, parkways and natural areas, totaling nearly 6,000 acres. The department also boasts more than 14,000 acres of pristine mountain parks, eight golf courses, 24 lakes, 73,888 trees, more than 80 miles of trails, nine off-leash dog parks and over 300 athletic fields. The recreation system includes 28 recreation centers, 16 outdoor pools and 14 indoor pools serving over one million visitors annually

About Our Job

The Utility Locate Worker will perform plumbing and electric locates for projects conducted in or around Denver's parks. When not conducting locates, this position will assist other parks operations teams to perform a variety of unskilled, routine work and light to heavy physical labor in support of various construction, maintenance, repair, and operational functions for Denver Parks & Recreation's network of facilities.

This position will report to the North Jason shop located at 4495 Jason St., Denver, CO and will work at various sites located throughout the City and County of Denver

Job Responsibilities:

  • Performs unskilled, light to heavy physical labor on a variety of construction, maintenance, and repair projects that involves physical exertion and the use of manual tools and limited use of small power operated tools.

  • Assists skilled trade workers by performing minor repairs to buildings and facilities including painting, plastering, carpentry, plumbing repairs, and simple elements of electrical systems such as replacing faulty switches and outlets.

  • Performs minor repairs to equipment such as portable paint spray rigs and pressure washers.

  • Operates light weight equipment powered by small engines used for maintenance, cleaning, and minor construction projects.

  • Performs pre-trip inspection on equipment for such things as fluid levels, leaks, condition of hoses and belts, tire pressure, brake lights, and related areas and secures,cleans and cares for all tools and equipment needed for job assignments.

  • Performs exterior maintenance duties including graffiti removal, painting, HVAC equipment cleaning and cleaning of exterior lighting fixtures.

  • Observes all common safety practices associated with operating small engines, hand and power tools and other work related equipment.

  • Utilizes hand operated equipment such as power saw, jig saw, power drill, hand sander,paint spray rigs, and Hotzy pressure washer.

  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

This is an on-call position which will work no more than 39 hours per week and is not eligible for benefits. On-call positions may have routine or variable work schedules. This position will work an average of 39 hours per week.

About You

Our ideal candidate will be a self-motivated and detail-oriented individual who is adept with safety considerations. Applicants should enjoy working outside and be able to work both with a team and individually to accomplish tasks, as needed. Additionally, our ideal candidate will possess:

  • Experience using equipment to conduct utility locates accurately and safely (plumbing and electrical locates)

  • Various maintenance, motorized equipment, and hand powered tool experience

  • Experience with one or more of the following functional areas in facilities construction and maintenance:

  • Plumbing

  • Electrical

  • Painting

  • Carpentry

  • Graffiti removal

We realize your time is valuable, so please do not apply unless you meet the following minimum qualifications:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age

  • Possession of a valid driver's license is required at the time of application. License must be kept current as a condition of employment

About Everything Else

Classification Title: We call this job a Utility Locate Worker. The official job classification title is Utility Worker [CJ2083]

Hiring Range: $14.89 - $18.31

Assessments / Testing: This position does not require testing.

Pre-employment Screening: An offer of employment is contingent on the verification of credentials and other information required by law and City and County of Denver policies, including the successful completion of a background check. Candidates must pass a criminal background check and other verifications required for the position which may include, but are not limited to, employment and/or education verification, motor vehicle record check, drug test, and/or physical. The existence of a conviction does not automatically disqualify an individual from employment except where federal or state law or regulations prohibit employment of an individual with certain convictions. For more information about the selection and employment screening process, click here.

Probationary Period: This position may require the selected candidate to complete at least a six month probationary period prior to attaining career status with the City & County of Denver. For more information about the probationary period, click here.

The City and County of Denver provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, genetic information, age, or any other status protected under federal, state, and/or local law.

Recruiter: EF

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