Town of Vail Ground Maintenance / Irrigation (Summer) in Vail, Colorado


Position is tentative scheduled to start April 30th / May 1st.

Housing Available (limited)

The Town of Vail is now hiring experienced landscapers to join the summer grounds maintenance and irrigation crew. This positions overall responsibility is to ensure the parks and open spaces are well maintained throughout the summer. We are seeking crew members who are willing to work hard and have previous experience. Crew members may be designated to one specific crew (ground maintenance or irrigation) depending on skill set or may be assigned to float between all landscaping crews and work as needed.

What type of work you can expect:

  • Inspections and basic maintenance for the Town of Vail’s irrigation system.

  • Perform digging & shovel work.

  • Assist with spring clean up including raking, sweeping, trash removal, fertilization.

  • Maintenance of Town of Vail parks and open space properties including, general maintenance and care of park landscapes, gardens, lawns, grounds, etc.

  • Operates all grounds maintenance equipment; riding mowers, hand mowers and utility vehicles.

  • May be assigned to other specific functions within the Public Works Department.

Seasonal dates: Early May - mid October

Anticipated schedule: 4 days / 10 hour shifts. 7am - 5:30pm

Vail is a guest service oriented and resort destination community. We realize that to set the standard for world-class alpine resorts, our employees make all the difference! That is why we are looking for passionate individuals who strive for excellence in all that they do. Qualified applicants will meet the following requirements:

  • Experience in landscaping or manual labor required.

  • Good customer service skills.

  • Ability to follow directions and adhere to all safety policies / procedures.

  • Position requires heavy lifting, standing, bending, and kneeling for up to 10 hours a day. Acceptable driving record required.

  • Previous irrigation specific experience is preferred.

All positions have exposure to outdoors in all weather conditions and all types of equipment noise, traffic, dust, chemicals and fumes.

Must commit to work the entire season, and be able to work any shift including holidays and weekends.

*In person interviews required.

When asked, most of our employees say that working for the Town of Vail feels like family. Our values-based culture is nurtured by the employees’ strong desire to foster teamwork, take ownership in Vail’s future and an overall pride for serving their community. Let’s not forget that our efforts not only benefit the community but also allow us to enjoy the spectacular amenities and culture in the Vail Valley which we call home! To find out more about our community, please visit our website and click on Vail Information.

Part-time / Seasonal Benefits

As a Part-time or Seasonal employee we encourage our employees to enjoy the local outdoor activities that brought you here! Summer employees will be provided with a Golf Pass while winter employees have access to a Resort Ski Pass, Nordic Ski Pass & Ice-Skating pass. Additional benefits may include end of season/returning bonuses & employee housing.

Town of Vail has been review and certified as a Great Place to Work® for our workplace culture.

The Town of Vail is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Department: Public Works - Streets & Parks

Pay Range: $16.00 - $18.00