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Fairgrounds Maintenance Supervisor

Min Hourly Max Hourly Min Monthly Max Monthly Min Salary Max Salary
$25.89 $36.25 $4,487.51 $6,283.21 $53,859.00 $75,403.00


Performs skilled work in the maintenance, repair, and modification of the County fairgrounds and facilities.


The following statements are illustrative of the duties and responsibilities of the job. The organization retains the right to modify or change the duties and responsibilities of the job at any time.  

  • Receives general supervision from the Fairgrounds Assistant Director.
  • Exercises direct and indirect supervision over assigned personnel.
  • Repair and maintain fairground facilities and grounds to include fabricating, welding, and design projects as needed.
  • Perform the most complex and difficult work in one or more specialized trade areas, such as plumbing, electrical, and carpentry.
  • Perform plumbing repairs on valves, pipes, drains, sinks, toilets, faucets, and related equipment.
  • Make repairs on doors, windows, floors, gates, roofs, and ceilings.
  • Prepare and paint facilities as required.
  • Prepare buildings and grounds for each event; and secure buildings and grounds after each event.
  • Oversee custodial duties of fairgrounds facilities.
  • Oversee and participate in the construction of chain link fencing, gates, wash racks for livestock, bleacher steps, and other facilities.
  • Maintain preventative maintenance program.
  • Install and maintain camper hook-ups.
  • Repair and operate fairground machinery, including tractors, trucks, harrows, levelers, mowers, loaders, and other equipment.
  • Prepare arenas for events, including cleaning horse stalls, barns, and bleachers; maintain water faucets in wash areas in operational condition; and check public address system.
  • Maintain and repair facilities such as restrooms, drinking fountains, signage, and other equipment.
  • Water, mow, weed, trim, edge, renovate, and fertilize lawns, shrubs, and trees.
  • Collect fees for camper hook-up, concessions, and other services.
  • Interpret rules and regulations to the public; assist in scheduling events; answer questions concerning fairground facilities.
  • Weld fences, stalls, and other equipment and facilities as needed.
  • Clear walk areas and parking lot of trash and snow in the winter; winterize water lines and outside facilities.
  • Exercise direct, first-level supervision of positions, employees, operations, and activities within the Fairgrounds department, which may include coordinating staff training, assigning and reviewing work, participating in the interview and selection process, making recommends impacting pay, status, and disciplinary action, evaluating performance independently or in conjunction with a higher-level supervisor/manager, and approving time off.
  • Estimate costs for construction and repair projects.
  • Inventory tools and repair parts.
  • Purchase custodial supplies.
  • Perform other duties as appropriate or necessary for performance of the job.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:
  • Modification and facility repair activities including electrical, plumbing, and construction.
  • Operation, repair, and maintenance of power equipment, including tractors, trucks, and related equipment.
  • Supervisory principles, procedures, and methods including training, discipline, selection and evaluation.
  • Occupational hazards and standard safety precautions necessary in the work.
  • Perform skilled construction, maintenance, and repair activities.
  • Operate and maintain a variety of equipment used in County fairground construction and maintenance.
  • Identify grounds and facility problems.
  • Supervise and mentor professional and support staff in a productive and positive manner.
  • Develop and maintain necessary written records, logs, schedules, and procedures.
  • Work weekends and holidays.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with other County employees, representatives of other agencies and organizations, and members of the community.
  • Five years of experience in a directly related field or in the performance of similar duties and responsibilities.
  • Welding experience, Oxy/Acet, and Electrode.
  • High School diploma or GED required supplemented by coursework in facility and grounds maintenance.
  • Possession of and ability to maintain a Colorado Class "B" CDL.
  • Welding, Electrical, and Plumbing Certificates desirable.

Physical Requirements: 
STRENGTH: HEAVY - Exert up to 100 lbs. of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 lbs. of force frequently, and/or up to 20 lbs. of force constantly to move objects.

MOVEMENT: Occasionally 1/4 to 2 1/2 hours/day

  • CLIMBING - Ascending or descending using feet and legs and/or hands and arms. Body agility is emphasized.
  • BALANCING - Maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling on narrow, slippery, or erratically moving surfaces; or maintaining body equilibrium when performing feats of agility.
  • STOOPING - Bending body downward and forward. This factor is important if it occurs to a considerable degree and requires full use of the lower extremities and back muscles.
  • KNEELING - Bending legs at knees to come to rest on knee or knees.
  • CROUCHING - Bending body downward and for-ward by bending legs and spine.
  • CRAWLING - Moving about on hands and knees or hands and feet.
  • REACHING - Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction.
  • HANDLING - Seizing, holding, grasping, turning, or otherwise working with hand or hands. Fingers are involved only to the extent that they are an extension of the hand.
  • FINGERING - Picking, pinching, or otherwise working primarily with fingers rather than with the whole hand or arm as in handling.
  • FEELING - Perceiving attributes of objects, such as size, shape, temperature, or texture, by touching with skin, particularly that of fingertips.
AUDITORY: Not Limited
  • TALKING - Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word. Talking is important for those activities in which workers must impart oral information to clients or to the public, and in those activities in which they must convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately, loudly, or quickly.
  • HEARING - perceiving the nature of sounds. Used for those activities which require ability to receive detailed information through oral communication, and to make fine discriminations in sounds, such as when making fine adjustments on running engines.
VISION: Required
  • NEAR ACUITY - Clarity of vision at 20 inches or less. Use this factor when special and minute accuracy is demanded.
  • FAR ACUITY - Clarity of vision at 20 feet or more. Use this factor when visual efficiency in terms of far acuity is required in day and night/dark conditions.
  • DEPTH PERCEPTION - Three-dimensional vision. Ability to judge distances and spatial relationships so as to see objects where and as they actually are.
  • EXPOSURE TO WEATHER - Exposure to hot, cold, wet, humid, or windy conditions caused by the weather.
  • EXTREME HEAT - Exposure to non weather-related hot temperatures.
  • NOISE - Exposure to constant or intermittent sounds or a pitch or level sufficient to cause mark ed distraction or possible hearing loss.
  • VIBRATION - Exposure to a shaking object or surface. This factor is rated important when vibration causes a strain on the body or extremities.
  • PLATFORM FOR MOVEMENT - Work requires walking on uneven surfaces, climbing or working on ladders, scaffolds or heavy equipment.
  • Office equipment such as computer, projector, copier, fax etc.
  • Basic hand tools (e.g., hammer, shovel, screwdriver, rake)
  • Power tools and small motorized equipment (e.g., radial saw, reciprocating saw, drill, lawn mower, weed trimmer, floor polisher)
  • Vehicles (e.g., automobile, truck, small tractor, lift, skidster)
  • Heavy equipment (e.g front end loader)
HAZARDS: Occasionally 1/4 to 2 1/2 hours/day
  • Proximity to moving, mechanical parts.
  • Exposure to electrical shock.
  • Working in high, exposed places.
  • Exposure to toxic or caustic chemicals.
  • Exposure to dust, fumes, gases or airborne particles
  • Working in road ways

Background Image: Changing Aspen Leaves in Rocky Mountain National Park by Jeremy Hollis. All rights reserved.