Temp Trash Removal Worker at Parks and Recreation, Colorado

Application ends: March 31, 2023
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Job Description

This is a non-exempt, temporary, part-time position, limited to 1,300 hours annually. Under the supervision of the Parks and Recreation Director and the immediate supervisor, the employee assists in the successful operation of the Team Up for Clean Up Trash Removal Program. In addition, the employee may perform unskilled and semi-skilled work; cleanup and disposal of trash, debris, and refuse in assigned areas. Duties also include operating vehicles and equipment in either specific or a variety of maintenance and/or utility tasks. 

This job description is an overview and is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all the functions and tasks required of the position.Duties & Responsibilities

  • Assists with the City’s Trash Removal Program operations which includes picking up, bagging trash, debris, and refuse
  • Loads and disposes of trash, debris, and refuse
  • Safely operates light duty vehicles, trucks, and trailers for driving to work locations
  • Safely operates a variety of hand tools such as rakes and shovels
  • Cleans, maintains, and services equipment and tools
  • Performs duties and special projects as assigned


The individual must meet and maintain the job-essential physical requirements of the position with or without reasonable accommodation, which include, but are not limited to:

  • Lifting and carrying moderate to heavy weight (up to 96 pounds)
  • Driving motor vehicles
  • Considerable walking and standing, as well as other activities requiring a full range of body movement including bending, kneeling, leaning, sitting, stooping, crouching, pushing, pulling, and climbing
  • Frequent hand/foot/eye coordination for operation of tools, equipment, and vehicles
  • Far and near visual acuity to read manuals, record data, monitor/observe instruments, and gauges, and to safely operate equipment/vehicle and adequately perform maintenance operations
  • Ability to hear verbal instructions and warning signals and for troubleshooting

This position involves outdoor work with exposure to all weather conditions, noise, fumes, and dust. The work may also be performed around water, electrical currents, traffic, and other potentially hazardous conditions. Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

The position requires the skill and ability to:

  • Work independently, in the absence of direct supervisor
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted during work
  • Familiarity with Pueblo City Streets, locations, and landmarks and a demonstrated ability to distinguish cardinal directions
  • Ability to follow City policies and regulations
  • Ability to work flexible hours and perform occasional overtime with some weekend work required

Minimum Qualifications

In addition to the knowledge, skills and abilities listed above, the position requires:

  • Must be at least of 18 years of age
  • Preference will be given to candidates who reside in a Qualified Census Tract in the City of Pueblo

Applicants are encouraged to verify if their address falls within a Qualified Census Tract by following this link:  https://www.pueblo.us/1715/GIS-Portal

Please contact the Parks and Recreation Department at 719-553-2790 for more information.