Parking & Transportation Services, General Laborer I

Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
$2,424 - $2,666
16 Apr 2017
End of advertisement period
14 May 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Position Summary

Duties of this position are intended to supply training for a variety of tasks in the maintenance and upkeep of the equipment and systems associated with Parking and Transportation Demand Management facilities and amenities. The facilities include the Lake Street Parking Garage, South College Garage, a large number of surface parking lots, miles of bike paths, and amenities associated with the Transportation Demand Management programs.

Work includes repairing, renovating, maintaining, and painting associated parking and bicycle facilities and amenities. It includes determining what needs to be done, determining the steps for completing assignments, estimating time and material requirements, and using a variety of hand and power tools. The position performs maintenance/repair and collection of the multi-space pay stations.

Minimum Qualifications

  • The tasks performed do not require any specific previous education or experience. However, mechanical aptitude and a willingness to learn are required. This class requires the individual to perform physical work involving general tasks including hauling, lifting, moving and digging.

*Necessary Special Requirements: Possession of a current valid State of Colorado driver’s license is required.

Substitutions Preferred Qualifications

Highly sought applicants for this position will have many of the following:

  • Reliability and strong team ethic
  • Adaptability and flexibility in work duties
  • Experience with carpentry, painting and low-voltage electrical work
  • Familiarity with paint spraying equipment
  • Experience utilizing both hand tools and power tools
  • Willing to work in all outdoor weather conditions
  • Snow removal experience
  • Basic computer skills (MS Office, Email)
  • Customer service mindset

Essential Job Duties

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Position in training to perform daily inspection of the Lake Street and South College Parking Garages.

  • Monitors, maintains, and troubleshoots the garage’s mechanical systems, which includes but is not limited to lighting systems, elevators, fire sprinkler systems, parking deck and signage systems.
  • In the event of mechanical problems, uses judgement and determines whether to perform the proper maintenance or contacts the responsible contractor to perform the maintenance.
  • Remains alert to conditions and events occurring in the garage indicating misuse and anticipated or needed repairs and maintenance.
  • Removes snow in, on, and around the parking garage; making sure that vehicular and pedestrian passage is safe.
  • Performs general janitorial tasks in keeping the parking garage clean and safe.

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  • Position in training is responsible for the placement, installation, relocation, and repair and maintenance of all new and current alternative parking infrastructure under Parking and Transportation’s purview. Including but not limited to: bicycle racks, long-board/skateboard racks, bicycle fix-it stations, and any associated signage.
  • Responsible for the installation and maintenance of bicycle and multi-use path striping; painted and thermoplastic pavement symbols.

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  • Position is in training designing and making new signage for parking operations, utilizing a sign making software and printer.
  • Designs and makes the signs to meet Federal and State requirements.
  • Installs the new signs utilizing the correct trade techniques, and to meet the Federal and State requirements.
  • Monitors signage equipment and materials, making sure there is no down time with the operation.
  • Monitors existing signage; and repairs, replaces, or realigns the signs to meet regulatory needs.
  • Scrapes/cleans curbs and repaints using the proper equipment and technique.
  • Repaints parking lot striping as needed.

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  • Position is in training performing daily inspection of meters and pay stations.
  • Monitors the CALE Back Office software for the CALE Pay Stations.
  • Is responsible and accountable for the timely collection of funds from parking pay stations and meters.
  • Responsible for keeping the pay stations operable at all times.
  • Responds to calls for service from internal and external customers.
  • Performs and/or coordinates response, diagnosis and repairs in a timely manner according to the unit or department criteria.

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  • Position is in training: Providing customer service by assisting the public with directions and information, hearing and making decisions on customer complaints, responding to customer complaints in the appropriate manner.

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Application Details

Special Instructions to Applicants


  • Clearly document job duties you have performed that relate to minimum qualifications, preferred qualifications, and essential job duties in the Work Experience section on the application. Human Resources must be able to evaluate your experience based on this information.
  • Clearly outline dates of employment and hours worked per week for each employment experience listed in the Work Experience section of the Application so that Human Resources can calculate full-time work experience.
  • The APPLICATION is the only document that will be utilized to determine if minimum qualifications, as outlined in the job posting, have been met. The Application is considered to be the legal document on file; resumes will not be reviewed for minimum qualification requirements.


  • If an Application is considered “Incomplete”, the Application will be removed from consideration for the position.
    • An Application is incomplete if no current/ previous employment is included in the Work Experience section of the Application.
    • An Application is incomplete if “see resume” (or something similar) is noted, or previous employment does not contain job duties for every position in the Work Experience section of the Application.
    • Positions requiring a degree or if using education as a substitution for work experience (eg: Associate or Bachelor’s) transcripts are required in order to verify receipt of the required degree or coursework. If official or unofficial transcripts are not supplied at the time of application, the Application is incomplete.


  • When a resume is listed as a required document, it may be used in the comparative analysis/ evaluation process to determine the candidates that most closely meet the qualifications of the position. This process occurs after an application has passed the minimum qualifications screening.
  • Resumes will not be accepted in place of a completed application; however, some positions may still require a resume as a component for complete application materials.
    **Please see the Required Documents section of the posting.


  • The selection process for State Classified positions may include an exam(s), which requires candidates to physically appear (at the CSU campus in Fort Collins, CO) at the candidates’ own expense.
  • All status updates for this position will be sent via email from In addition to your Inbox, remember to check the Deleted and Junk folders for these important communications.
  • Pertinent updates to your Application status can be obtained by logging into your application account at


Conditions of Employment

Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires), Valid Driver’s License, Essential Services Designation, On-call Status - May be called in outside normal hours to assist with weather related needs.

EEO Statement

Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy and will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.

Background Check Policy Statement

Colorado State University (CSU) strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the university, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.

Employment and Appeal Rights

If you receive notice that you have been eliminated from consideration for the position, you may protest the action by filing an appeal with the State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director within 10 days from the date you receive notice of the elimination. Also, if you wish to challenge the selection and comparative analysis process, you may file an appeal with the State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director within 10 days from the receipt of notice or knowledge of the action you are challenging.

Refer to Chapters 4 and 8 of the State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director’s Administrative Procedures, 4 CCR 801, for more information about the appeals process. The State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director’s Administrative Procedures are available at

A standard appeal form is available at: If you appeal, your appeal must be submitted in writing on the official appeal form, signed by you or your representative, and received at the following address within 10 days of your receipt of notice or knowledge of the action: Colorado State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director, Attn: Appeals Processing, 1525 Sherman Street, 4th Floor, Denver, CO 80203. Fax: 303-866-5038. Phone: 303-866-3300. The ten-day deadline and these appeal procedures also apply to all charges of discrimination.