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Check with seller Bike Path and Trails Vegetation/Maintenance Assistant Burlington

Published date: April 3, 2022
  • Location: Burlington, Vermont, United States

General Purpose

This position is responsible for supporting the Bike Path and Trails Maintenance Specialist and conservation team with day to day operations including but not limited to basic grounds maintenance of the Burlington Bike Path and 30+ miles of public accessory trails, and other tasks within City natural areas and open spaces.

Essential Job Functions

  • Support the maintenance of bike path and trail areas using a utility vehicle, power mower, trimmers and other maintenance equipment.
  • Maintain bike path and trail areas including but not limited to, vegetation management, turf care, trail construction and repairs, trail improvement installations such as bridges, water bars, turnpikes etc.
  • Collect and remove trash from trails and other park properties.
  • Assist in graffiti removal including but not limited to painting, power washing, and chemical removal of damage.
  • Assist with other less routine vegetation management including but not limited to brush clearing, vista clearing, tree and shrub maintenance, etc. using power equipment and hand tools.
  • Monitor trails and park properties for safety issues, invasive species, storm damage, repair needs, etc.
  • Assist in parks sign management such as fabrication, installation, repair, and design.
  • Assist in the management of volunteer groups as needed.
  • Assist in basic tool service and maintenance tasks on all equipment.
  • Assist in acquiring and organizing necessary tools based on tasks or projects basic tool service.
  • Other parks projects and activities as needed.
  • Position may require the operation of City vehicles and/or personal vehicles in order to conduct City business.

Qualifications/Basic Job Requirements

  • Ability to actively support City diversity, equity, and cultural competency efforts within stated job responsibilities and work effectively across diverse cultures and constituencies.
  • Demonstrate commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion as evidenced by ongoing trainings and professional development.
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required, reasonable accommodations will be considered.
  • Valid Driver’s License.
  • Operation of a City vehicle or personal vehicle to conduct City business without providing proof of a valid driver's license to Human Resources will not be permitted. A valid driver’s license shall be defined as a current state of residence-issued license to operate a motor vehicle on public roadways. Position also requires the ability to be covered under the City’s vehicle insurance policy prior to operation of any City vehicles or non-City vehicles for City business.
  • Minimum 1 years’ experience in the conservation/landscaping/construction field.
  • Ability to safely operate equipment including trucks, trailers, push mowers, trimmers, blowers, circular saws, table saws, impact drivers, and other construction and vegetation management equipment as needed.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with the public and volunteers about projects details, site specifics, safety, and the mission of the Parks Conservation Program.
  • Ability to work in all weather conditions.
  • Interest in conserving and preserving Burlington’s natural areas and open spaces.
  • Ability to research and identify major invasive species and apply cultural control practices.
  • Ability to use GIS to create maps and compile data is recommended.
  • Basic trail knowledge and building techniques preferred.
  • Shall possess basic computer skills.
  • Ability to work well with others and independently.
  • Exposure and interest in plant identification, dendrology, agriculture, water science, GIS, anti-racism, facilitative leadership, decolonized landscapes, soil health and permaculture preferred.
  • Willingness to learn and develop vegetation management and other skills as needed.

Additional Information

Promoting a culture that reveres diversity and equity.
The City of Burlington is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and we are strongly committed to creating a dynamic and equitable work-force that mirrors the population and world that we serve. We do not discriminate on the basis of political or religious affiliation, race, color, national origin, place of birth, ancestry, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, crime victim status, veteran status, disability, HIV positive status, or genetic information in employment or the provision of services.
In addition to being an equal opportunity employer we actively encourage applicants who can contribute to our growing diversity to apply.
Applications for our employment opportunities are only accepted online through our Government Jobs website.
For accessibility information or alternative formats, please contact Human Resources Department at 802-540-3057 or

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Location: 645 Pine Street,Burlington,VT, Burlington, VT

Job Type: Temporary

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