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Parks Worker - Cemetery, Operations, Sports Turf and Ballfields


Ensures well-maintained, high quality, safe and aesthetically pleasing, , sports fields, park facilities and cemetery grounds. Operates and maintains sports field maintenance equipment, cleans and prepares facilities and hardscape areas. Leads part time staff to accomplish identified work goals and assists in the completion of other tasks as
assigned. Flexibility a must and ability to work various hours including nights, weekends and holidays required.

The salary range for this position is $20.22- $27.30 per hour with a hiring range of $20.22 - $23.76, depending on qualifications and experience.

Position will close to applicants on: Monday, 4/15/24 at 12:00 P.M. M.S.T.

We are looking for a candidate to join our Parks Sports Turf team. Our team member will focus sports turf maintenance which includes pesticide application, ballfield maintenance and equipment operation.  This position provides the opportunity join our skilled staff in perfecting the craft of field maintenance and public service in the sports arena for a multitude of user groups.  

This position may require routine weekend work which includes on-call shifts. 



  • Ensures safe, clean and well-maintained cemetery grounds, restrooms, shelters, playgrounds / play-courts and sports fields by conducting inspections, custodial services, maintenance procedures and repairs.
  • Maintains equipment to ensure reliability & safety.
  • Excavates and backfills grave sites safely & efficiently.
  • Performs sports field layouts, ball field preparations, inspections and maintenance related field management.
  • Ensures the most efficient and effective use of time and resources by planning and scheduling work for self & others.
  • Completes work tasks through safe and proper use/operation of various tools and equipment.
  • Works as an effective part of a City-team by responding to change and special needs with flexibility and in a positive manner by taking initiative to resolve conflicts with others independently.
  • Maintains dialogue and relationships with the public, special interest groups and City staff on a constructive level by employing effective interpersonal skills.


  • Aids and assists with Cemetery, Operations, Sports Turf and Ballfields operations.
  • Supervises part-time maintenance staff, as assigned.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Required Education:

  • High School or GED

Preferred Education:

  • Training in park, irrigation and turf maintenance or a closely related field.

Required Experience:

  • 2 years experience in general park facility and ball field maintenance, and/or sports field layout and maintenance, and/or general cemetery operations.

Preferred Experience:

  • Duties most closely related to the position’s Essential Job Duties.


  • Must possess a valid driver's license.
  • Current CPR and First Aid Certification, or ability to obtain within three (6) months of hire.
  • Current Confined Space Entry certification, or ability to obtain within six (6) months of hire.
  • Current State of Colorado commercial pesticide applicator’s license or ability to obtain within six (6) months of hire.


  • Must follow verbal and written instructions and communicate effectively verbally and in writing with a variety of people directly and/or via mobile phone, computer and two-way radio.
  • Perform strenuous physical work, including but not limited to, sports field maintenance & layout in all weather conditions.
  • Basic landscape plant identification skills and ability to diagnose turf disease problems preferred.
  • Safely operate a truck, trailer and other maintenance equipment in an urban setting using proper traffic control devices and personal protective equipment.
  • Communicate effectively and diplomatically with co-workers, special interest groups and the general public.
  • Physically maneuver uneven cemetery grounds, sports fields and parks with various topographical conditions to visually identify needed work and to inspect work results.


  • Frequent strenuous to extreme physical effort that includes frequent use of heavy objects (e.g., 50+ pounds) and may also use heavy tools or require strenuous application in awkward positions.
  • Occasional exposure to marginal to moderate conditions that are unpredictable and may lead to injury.
  • Frequent exposure to heat and noise along with working outside in the elements.

This job description is not designed to contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee.

With over 300 days of sunshine, and just 30 miles from Rocky Mountain National Park in the heart of northern Colorado, Loveland is an ideal community for anyone to call home.  Known as the Sweetheart City, this vibrant cultural hub is home to nearly 500 sculptures and public art installations, the world-famous Valentine Remail Program, and picturesque views of the Rocky Mountains.  The community is bustling with a thriving arts, brewery, foodie and shopping scene.  Enjoy headliner concert and theatre productions, professional hockey events, endless community recreation and open space opportunities, art and sculpture shows, and several local festivals.  Loveland also boasts an award-winning golf course and an inclusive library and community center. Loveland, Colorado has EVERYTHING YOU LOVE!

In 2020, Loveland was the only Colorado City to win the Governor’s Award for Downtown Excellence, is the top residential recycling City in the state for 4 consecutive years and has been ranked as one of the top places to live, work and raise a family in the U.S. and as one of the Most Idyllic Picturesque towns in America.

Apply today to join more than 800 employees who work to meet the core values of: Accountability & Integrity, Transparency & Honoring the Public Trust, Collaboration, Innovation, Safety, Excellent Service with Courtesy and Kindness.  The City of Loveland is a diverse and welcoming community organization and our employees enjoy a competitive benefits program, various opportunities for growth and development, and an exceptional work-life balance.

A vibrant community, surrounded by natural beauty, where you belong!

Benefit Eligible Benefits Package Includes:

  • Two (2) medical plans, Dental, Vision (for self/ spouse/ children)
  • Employee Health & Wellness Center (self/family)
  • Paid vacation, holidays, and medical leave
  • Flexible spending including Dependent Care
  • Life Insurance, AD&D, Short-term and Long-term disability, and voluntary Critical Illness Coverage
  • Retirement 401a, 457, Roth (pre-& post tax) and company match
  • Comprehensive Employee Assistance Program
  • Voluntary 529 College Invest program
  • Personal and Professional Development opportunities
  • Discounted recreation passes
  • Employee recognition program
  • Employee Referral Program
  • Exceptional work-life balance
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program
  • Market based pay & regular performance reviews
  • Local Government employment is eligible for Public Loan Forgiveness Program

Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

City of Loveland job descriptions are designed to describe the general nature and level of work necessary to perform well in the job; they are not intended to provide an exhaustive list of responsibilities, skills, and qualifications. City of Loveland job descriptions may be updated periodically, and additional activities, duties or responsibilities may be assigned by management as deemed appropriate.

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


The City of Loveland participates in E-Verify. In accordance with E-Verify requirements, upon your date of hire the City of Loveland will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S. E-Verify Notice of Participation. Learn more about your right to work. Visit for more information.

Employment offers will be conditional on the successful completion of a driving record and criminal history background check.





2 years:

Experience in general park facility and ball field maintenance, and/or sports field layout and maintenance, and/or general cemetery operations.

Licenses & Certifications


Valid Driver's License