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Posted: 02/27/2018

Denver Mountain Parks
Lookout Mountain Park

Denver's Parks and Recreation Department boasts one of the most expansive and diverse park systems in the Rocky Mountain West, offering more than 350 urban parks and parkways, 7 golf courses, one of the largest skate parks in the region, and 14,000 acres of mountain parks - including the prized historic site of the Buffalo Bill Museum and Grave. The Buffalo Bill Museum and Grave is part of the Denver Mountain Parks system and is located within Lookout Mountain Park. The site exists to preserve the memory of William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody. To this end it maintains the Buffalo Bill grave site, three historic structures, a museum, picnic area, and related facilities at Lookout Mountain Park. In addition to Lookout Mountain Park, the Denver Mountain Parks system boasts a wide array of significant historic structures, hydrologic systems, hiking trails, mountain lakes, and two bison herds across four counties, from the alpine environment of Mount Evans to the plains ecosystem of Daniel's Park.

Historic Facilities Maintenance Technician
Professional Opportunity
Golden, CO
$17.02 - $24.85 Hourly

The City and County of Denver Parks Department has a unique opportunity for a seasonal Historic Facilities Maintenance Technician.  This position will be responsible for a variety of preservation, maintenance, and repair of both modern and historic structures and facilities of the historic Buffalo Bill Museum and Grave and Lookout Mountain Park.  In addition, this position may assist other staff on Denver's Parks Maintenance and Operations team as needed.

This position will report to the Buffalo Bill Museum & Grave located at 987 Lookout Mountain Rd, Golden, CO 80401.  This is a seasonal position that will last approximately from April through October and may be extended up to 50 weeks per year depending on project needs and weather conditions.

Due to the wide range of tasks, both formal and on-the-job training in preservation and/or general maintenance will be provided.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Performs semi-skilled historic preservation work on buildings and facilities, including (but not limited to) log crown repair, wood window repair, and masonry repointing, using a range of hand and power tools.
  • Performs semi-skilled, unlicensed trades work in multiple trades areas for both historic and non-historic buildings, including carpentry, roofing repair, welding,  locksmith, glazing, tool machinery, masonry, mechanical maintenance, minor electrical, minor plumbing, minor heating and ventilating, minor refrigeration and air conditioning, and painting, etc.  Training in these skills is available.
  • Assists skilled trades workers in the construction, maintenance and repair of a variety of machinery, equipment, and facility systems and structures.
  • Performs maintenance, repair, and replacement of broken parts, such as toilets, faucets, electronics and hydraulics.
  • Installs and repairs flooring, carpet, ceiling tile, window glass, insulation, dispensers, office furniture and related equipment.
  • Some positions inspect facilities and equipment to identify construction, maintenance and repair needs including estimating materials, labor, time and cost of repairs.
  • Performs occasional snow removal using hand tools and light plows.
  • May operate and maintain lightweight vehicles and equipment
  • By position, utilize a computer for work-related functions.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned or requested both on and off-site.

This is an on-call position which will work no more than 39 hours per week and is not eligible for benefits. On-call positions may have routine or variable work schedules. 


About You


We are looking for a well-rounded and experienced maintenance professional who can provide quality work for a culturally and historically significant site.  The incumbent must be able to work cooperatively with colleagues across multiple disciplines to achieve shared goals and will be approachable and friendly when interacting with park visitors.  The ideal candidate will be both reliable and flexible and in addition, will have: 
  • Prior experience repairing or maintaining historic structures
  • Familiarity with the range of traditional and historic building materials common throughout the Rocky Mountain west.
  • Familiar with the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for the Treatment of Historic Places.

We realize your time is valuable so please do not apply if you do not have at least the following required minimum qualifications:
  • Graduation from high school, or possession of a GED Certificate
  • Two years of experience as a skilled trades helper or semi-skilled laborer performing a variety of duties requiring construction, mechanical and building maintenance skills
  • Additional appropriate education may be substituted for one year of the minimum experience requirement
  • Possession of a valid driver's license at the time of application; and possession of a valid Colorado Class "R" Driver's License prior to the end of the probationary period
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How to apply
Please follow the link below to apply through the City and County of Denver's portal.
Shannon Dennison

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