Salt Lake City

  • WATERSHED WORKER - SEASONAL

    Requisition ID
    2019-4039
    Department
    PUBLIC UTILITIES
    Minimum Salary
    USD $12.00/Hr.
    Maximum Salary
    USD $12.00/Hr.
    Location
    US-UT-Salt Lake City
  • Overview

    Salt Lake City Watershed is looking to fill seasonal watershed positions.  You can enhance your resume while working to protect SLC’s drinking water supply - all taking place in the beauty of the Wasatch Mountains.

    Seasonal employees work in the watershed canyons on a daily basis to ensure that SLC outdoor facilities are in optimal working order.  Seasonal employees also work on SLC’s progressive ecological restoration initiatives. This position requires physical labor in summer heat and brings personal rewards from the knowledge that you have helped protect our watershed canyons.

     

    Salt Lake City Public Utilities (SLCPU) Watershed Division works to preserve the drinking water resources within Little Cottonwood, Big Cottonwood, Parleys and City Creek Canyons through recreation and land management, education and enforcement.  SLCPU is also the primary land owner in City Creek and Parleys Canyons where maintenance is required for numerous trail systems, camping and picnicking sites, a major recreation area and public open space.

     

    Position will remain open until filled. May close at anytime.

     

    Responsibilities

    • Performs maintenance work in repairing, painting, cleaning, altering, remodeling and landscaping of facilities in protected watershed areas.  Performs cleaning of watershed toilet facilities, picnic areas, campground areas, and other recreation facilities.  Performs landscaping maintenance in watershed areas including debris removal, weeding, tree and brush trimming and removal, shoveling, herbicide application, re-grading, stream and bank stabilization, etc.
    • Interacts and communicates with the public, agencies and watershed stakeholders concerning protection and preservation of the watershed.  Includes distribution of watershed pamphlets and materials, educating general public on watershed rules, and monitoring fee payments at watershed recreational facilities.
    • Reports to watershed management or responsible watershed personnel or other enforcement agencies any violations of Salt Lake County Watershed Ordinance or Salt Lake County Health Department Regulations encountered.  Monitors, maps and assists in the management and/or removal of invasive weed species in the watershed.  
    • May assist with stream flow and diversion measurements in the watershed.  
    • May work on irrigation systems, operate pumps or monitor and operate pump facilities.
    • May assist in providing response in emergency situations and other duties as assigned.

    Qualifications

    • Ability to perform physical labor.  Experience with power and hand tools.  Ability to work independently or within a crew environment.
    • Ability to communicate effectively and relate to the public, agencies and other watershed stakeholders, sometimes under difficult circumstances.  Ability to complete maintenance forms and incident reports.  Ability to operate two-way radio equipment.
    • Possession of valid driver’s license or driving privilege card.

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