Forestry Tech I

About the Job

Under the direction of the Parks Supervisor, the Technician I – Forestry is responsible for tree care, including planting, removing, pruning, assessing, and analyzing diseases and damage of all trees and shrubs within the District’s parks and greenbelts

Hiring Range

Starting hiring range $19.04-$23.37. Position is full time.

Employees enjoy recreational benefits to outdoor swimming pools, an indoor community center, open space trails, and more depending upon employee classifications. In addition, full-time and variable full-time employees are offered medical, dental, and vision benefits. Several classifications enjoy a competitive paid time off package and paid holidays. All employees contribute to an ICMA retirement account in lieu of Social Security, some classifications receive matching benefits.

Ideal Candidate

The following duties are an overview of the primary duties and responsibilities of the Technician I – Forestry and should not be considered an all-inclusive list.

  1. Trim, prune, plant, and remove trees and shrubs as directed; water and fertilize trees and shrubs as directed; understand and consistently apply industry-accepted methods, materials and equipment used in tree and shrub maintenance.
  2. Identify diseases and insects in trees and shrubs and treat with mechanical and/or chemical means; recognize pests and diseases affecting trees and shrubs in Front Range communities and know how to treat them.
  3. Collect and input data for tree and shrub inventory.
  4. Safely operate a bucket truck for pruning, trimming, and removal of trees; climb trees by means of rope and saddle to accomplish necessary arboreal maintenance; use safe work practices in tree care and parks maintenance.

Essential Functions

  1. Know how to safely operate equipment and power tools including, but not limited to, front-end loader, backhoe, skid steer, trencher, sod cutter, snow plow, dump truck, stump grinder, chipper, bucket truck, rope and saddle climbing gear, chain saw, and hand tools; assist the Fleet Foreman with routine maintenance and repair of chain saws, chipper, and other hand tools
  2. Lead, monitor, and train assigned staff in daily operations, the proper and safe handling of tools, and the operation of equipment used in arboreal maintenance.
  3. Direct inquiries from the public to appropriate supervisory staff; establish and maintain positive working relationships with supervisors and co-workers.
  4. Consistently promote a positive, professional image of the District and provide excellent customer service at all times.

Required Experience:

  1. High School Diploma.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  1. Ability to work a 40 hour per week schedule that could include some evenings, early mornings and weekends as conditions or programming schedules might dictate.
  2. Ability to read, write, speak, and understand the English language at a level adequate to perform the job.
  3. Must have the ability to be flexible and be able to adapt to changing daily schedules based on timelines and equipment/vehicle repair needs.
  4. Working in a variety of locations and sometimes in challenging weather conditions.

Special Requirements:

  1. Possess and maintain a valid Colorado Driver’s License and be insurable by the District’s insurance carrier by maintaining an acceptable driving record.

How to apply:

Please see the Technician I – Forestry Job Description for additional information.

To apply, please complete an Employment Application and upload a cover letter and resume through the application. Applications accepted until the position is filled.


About Ken-Caryl Ranch:

Ken-Caryl Ranch is a planned residential community located just 18 miles southwest of downtown Denver. It is an attractive and inviting place to live, work, and play as it is nestled against the picturesque foothills of the Rocky Mountains with red rock formations, amazing views, and open space. Ken-Caryl Ranch residents have a strong sense of community and a robust appreciation for quality of life. Ken-Caryl Ranch Metropolitan District works very closely with the Ken-Caryl Ranch Master Association to serve the community in a unified and collaborative way. The District is governed by a five-member Board of Directors elected by its citizens and serves approximately 14,000 residents in Littleton, Colorado.

Ken-Caryl Ranch Metropolitan District offers a wide range of park recreation activities and facilities, a fitness center, three tennis facilities, three outdoor aquatic facilities, 120 acres of greenbelts, and 19 miles of trails. The District also provides a broad range of recreation programs and special events for children and adults of all ages including before and after school programs, nature programs, summer camps, wellness programs, preschool, and tennis.

Successful candidates will provide exceptional customer service to residents and participants and understand their important role within a public parks and recreation agency. Employees promote a positive image of the District and Ken-Caryl Ranch at all times through their dedication to service, commitment to efficiency, and their perseverance to ongoing improvement.

To apply for this job email your details to dgh@kcranch.org