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Fleet Maintenance Specialist

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


Supervises, directs, coordinates, and performs a wide variety of semi-skilled and skilled park, facility, trail, and equipment maintenance work; and to perform various administrative duties related to parks maintenance.


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 direction from the Natural Resource Manager Visitor Services.
  • Exercises direct and indirect supervision over park maintenance and trail staff and other assigned personnel.
  • Plan, assign, review, supervise, and participate in park maintenance activities of assigned areas and facilities, ensuring adherence to established policies and standards.
  • Supervise field activities; assign and review work accomplished; maintain standards and coordinate activities; ensure operational objectives are accomplished.
  • Estimate and schedule work to be done; give work assignments to crews; ensure that equipment and supplies are available, including proper safety equipment.
  • Evaluate effectiveness of trail maintenance and construction procedures and make adjustments to ensure achievement of short and log term goals and objectives.
  • Perform preventive maintenance and major repair on park facilities; respond to park problem situations after normal scheduled hours as required.
  • Inspect park areas, equipment and facilities on a regular basis; investigate and resolve maintenance complaints; ensure public safety of the park area by performing tasks such as marking islands on the reservoirs; ensuring safe docks, picnic tables, structures, safety related signs and proper maintenance of equipment, and other related duties as appropriate.
  • Plan, design, construct, and maintain multiple use trails.
  • Obtain quotes for maintenance and construction related materials and services; monitor, inspect and approve work of private contractors; negotiate contracts with private contractors to perform needed work.
  • Plan, fabricate and construct park facilities which may include boat docks, park shelters, picnic tables, park signs, fire grates, campsites, parking areas, small buildings, remodeling, utility lines and facilities, and other similar projects.
  • Operate a variety of safety sensitive heavy and light equipment including mowers, chainsaws, tractors, backhoes, trucks (CDL required), boats, trash compactors, and a variety of hand tools.
  • Ensure the safety and protection of threatened and endangered species and other wildlife and its habitat.
  • Act as liaison and provide information to outside agencies and public groups, as assigned; provide information and directions to the public.
  • Inventory, requisition, and restock supplies and materials; maintain security of maintenance supplies, fuel, equipment and facilities; recommend and make purchases as assigned.
  • Develop, prepare, and maintain maintenance, construction and purchasing records and reports; review and approve invoices for payment.
  • Coordinate park projects with other County departments, other government agencies, and the public as needed.
  • Assist in the development of facilities, programs, policies and procedures relating to the safety, maintenance activities, and personnel in the assigned area.
  • Assist in budget preparation and administration as it pertains to park facilities, equipment, personnel, and maintenance in the assigned area.
  • Interview, hire, supervise, train, discipline, evaluate, and terminate assigned personnel, as required.
  • Investigate and resolve, in a timely manner, trail and park maintenance complaints as assigned. Respond to park problem situations after normally scheduled hours.
  • Attend supervisory and departmental staff meetings.
  • Perform other duties as assigned or necessary for performance of the job.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:

  • Methods, materials, techniques, and tools and the operational characteristics of mechanical equipment used in park maintenance, facility repair and construction, and related vehicle and equipment repair.
  • General principles of electrical wiring, plumbing, masonry, carpentry, and welding.
  • Trail construction and design.
  • Hazards associated with the work and proper safety precautions.
  • Security methods and techniques related to parks operations.
  • Principles and practices of effective natural resource management and park environmental conservation.
  • Basic principles of First Aid and CPR.
  • Supervisory principles, procedures, and methods including selection, training, discipline, and evaluation.
  • Department and County rules, regulations, policies, procedures, and standard operation procedures.
  • Perform a variety of skilled tasks in park grounds, facilities, trails, and equipment maintenance.
  • Organize and implement day-to-day park maintenance and construction activities in assigned area.
  • Supervise and mentor professional and support staff in a productive and positive manner.
  • Operate safely a variety of equipment used in park maintenance activities.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Negotiate and manage contracts for service.
  • Prepare and interpret project plans and specifications.
  • Make immediate important decisions in emergency situations.
  • Lift, kneel, carry, push, stoop, squat, crawl, twist, grasp, walk, and balance in the performance of park maintenance/construction duties.
  • Four years of increasingly responsible experience in a directly related field or in the performance of similar duties and responsibilities including supervisory experience and general experience in the trades.
  • Equivalent to an associate's degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in parks maintenance or a related field.
  • Possession of and ability to maintain a Colorado Class " A" CDL.
  • Possession of, or ability to obtain CPR and First Aid certifications by date of hire.

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