Seasonal Plaza Services Groundskeeper
Mountain Village, Colorado


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Seasonal Plaza Services Groundskeeper

Mountain Village, Colorado
Telluride, Colorado
$20.00 / hour
No experience required
Start Date:
Starts in about 2 months. (May 21, 2023)

Job Title: Seasonal Plaza Services Groundskeeper 
FLSA: Non-Exempt        
Salary Grade: 5 (Min $20.00)
Under direct supervision, performs general and semi-skilled labor, maintenance, groundskeeping, construction, repair and upkeep work for the Town of Mountain Village public grounds and plaza areas, in accordance with all safety regulations and procedures.

This is a seasonal position. The anticipated summer season dates are May 21, 2023, to November 8, 2023. Seasonal employees who work the entire season are eligible for a $1 per hour worked end-of-season bonus. Housing may be available in our Employee Housing Program.


Summer Season:

  • Performs a variety of groundskeeping activities including maintaining the assigned property, plazas, landscaping, lawns and gardens, and assures compliance with all safety rules and regulations; ensures that work zone and all equipment are in safe operating condition.
  • Participates in maintaining grounds and common areas including weed control, repair of hardscape, irrigation systems, sweeping public areas, cleaning ashtrays, and removing debris from public places and the environment, empties public trash and recycling receptacles.
  • Performs the upkeep of flower beds; plants flowers and foliage; maintains and weeds flower beds, pots, and baskets; performs a variety of landscaping functions including planting and trimming trees and shrubs, and mowing and fertilizing, raking, aeration of lawns.

Winter Season:

  • Participates in maintaining grounds and common areas including repair of hardscape, snow and ice removal, sweeping public areas, cleaning ashtrays, and removing debris from public places and environment emptying public trash and recycling receptacles.
  • Assists with minor maintenance activities including painting, oiling, staining and waterproofing of public benches, light posts, signage, fences, and trash cans when necessary.
  • Assembles installs and removes holiday decorations.

 Summer & Winter Seasons

  • Cleans and sanitizes surfaces in the public plaza including but not limited to tables, chairs, gondola dining cabins, trash & recycling containers,
  • Operates a variety of vehicles and light equipment in accordance with all safety regulations and procedures; identifies and reports mechanical problems requiring additional repair.
  • Monitors propane fire pits and heaters, fills, transports and swaps propane tanks.
  • Assists with minor maintenance activities including painting, oiling, staining and waterproofing of public benches, light posts, signage, fences, and trash cans when necessary.
  • Collects and disposes of garbage and recyclables from public common areas.
  • Monitors public restrooms and public trash rooms for cleanliness and reports issues to supervisor.
  • Assists with special events by participating in the physical set-up and break-down of events and overseeing event activities to ensure group activities are in compliance with Town Policies while maintaining a safe environment for the public.
  • Installs and removes bike racks, ski racks, and other seasonal infrastructure
  • Reports the need for maintenance on tools and motorized machinery including bobcats, mowers, chain saws, power leaf blowers, hedge trimmers, weed eaters and other equipment.
  • Tracks inventory of department supplies and materials
  • Acts as a liaison, when necessary between Mountain Village and its residents and guests, subcontractors, vendors, and merchants giving direction and assistance in a friendly and professional manner. .
  • Promotes and observes safe work methods and uses safety equipment; secures work sites as necessary; may attend safety committee meetings, actively participates in and may conduct tailgate trainings
  • Contributes to the efficiency and effectiveness of the department’s service to its customers by offering suggestions and directing or participating as an active member of the team
  • Reinforces the Town’s commitment to the environment by responsible use of electricity, natural gas, fuel, paper, water, and chemicals.
  • Additional duties as assigned.


High School Diploma or GED and experience gardening, using of common hand tools used in landscaping and snow removal, two years’ experience in parks/ grounds maintenance OR an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.  General computer skills working with email and time tracking software.

Applicants will be required to undergo drug testing prior to employment and will be subject to further drug and alcohol testing throughout their employment.


Possession of a valid Colorado State Driver’s License is required.

A driving records search will be conducted on all applicants prior to employment and the applicant’s driving record will be subject to observation throughout their employment.


Knowledge of: Methods, materials and equipment used in groundskeeping maintenance; methods, materials and equipment used in lawn and garden maintenance and snow and ice removal; irrigation systems, landscaping equipment; methods for seeding, propagating, planting, cultivating and trimming flowers, plants, trees, shrubs and lawns; state and town safety rules and regulations, including drug and alcohol testing guidelines; occupational hazards and safety precautions. 

 Skill in: Safe and efficient operation and maintenance of vehicles and equipment according to standard operating and safety procedures; use of gardening and groundskeeping tools and equipment; effective verbal and written communication; customer service standards; establishing and maintaining effective working relations with co-workers; basic computer skills including Word, Excel, Internet, & Microsoft Outlook.

Environmental Factors:

Work is performed primarily in outdoor environments with exposure to extreme weather conditions, machinery with moving parts.     

Physical Factors:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be required to operate heavy equipment, perform heavy to light manual labor,  stand and walk for extended periods of time, climb ladders, and lift and/or move items weighing up to 100 pounds.   

Expectations of All Employees:

To support consistent high-quality guest service to everyone in our community, including our co-workers, making Mountain Village a great place to live, work and visit.

How to Apply

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