Colorado State TEMPORARY Limited Commissioned Ranger - Cherry Creek State Park in Arapahoe County, Colorado
TEMPORARY Limited Commissioned Ranger - Cherry Creek State Park
TEMPORARY Limited Commissioned Ranger - Cherry Creek State Park
Arapahoe County, CO
Temporary (9 months or less)
Department of Natural Resources
THIS IS A TEMPORARY POSITION (9 MONTHS OR LESS) - PAYING $15.00 PER HOUR
EMPLOYMENTS STARTS MARCH - NOVEMBER 2021 OR MAY - DECEMBER
To apply, please submit only your application (without attachments such as resumes or cover letters). This announcement will remain open until FILLED. You are encouraged to apply early.
The mission of the Colorado Department of Natural Resources is to develop, preserve, and enhance the state's natural resources for the benefit and enjoyment of current and future citizens and visitors. In an effort to build diversity and inclusion we welcome applications from people of diverse backgrounds and abilities.
COLORADO PARKS AND WILDLIFE (CPW)
Our Mission is to perpetuate the wildlife resources of the state, to provide a quality state parks system, and to provide enjoyable and sustainable outdoor recreation opportunities that educate and inspire current and future generations to serve as active stewards of Colorado's natural resources. Colorado Parks and Wildlife.
Description of Job
Seasonal Park Rangers educate the public and patrol our State Parks. They perform a wide variety of jobs, and most work is conducted outside in all seasons and weather conditions. Park Rangers work where everyone comes to play! They wear many hats because of the diversity of the state's geography, visitors, and recreational opportunities. These hats vary from patrol on ATVs, vehicles, or by foot to being hiking guides, doing educational programs and administrative work.
This is an unarmed law enforcement position (Title 33 Commission) that enforces park laws and regulations; issues citations for violations; patrols park areas by vehicle, bicycle or foot. Responds to emergencies and resolves visitor complaints. Will complete reports and may be required to appear in court. Positions located on water based recreation parks will conduct inspections on boats and other watercraft for aquatic nuisance species and will need to take appropriate action upon discovery of such species. Positions may also assist with revenue collection and verification, visitor services operations, education and interpretive programs. Certain parks may have specific lake, river and backcountry duties and requirements. This position will also assist with all areas of daily park operations, Assures quality customer service, facility maintenance, repair and cleanliness, assists with fee collection, accounting and deposits, and environmental education programs.
This position is up to 40 hours per week and up to nine months in duration. School schedules may be accommodated.
Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights
Must be at least 21 years of age.
Must possess and maintain a current and valid driver's license.
Must successfully complete and pass a comprehensive background check.
Must have or be able to attain valid current First Aid and CPR certifications.
Must be able to lift 50 pounds repeatedly throughout work day.
Must be able to work various shifts, weekends and holidays.
Some parks require prior boating operation and experience for some ranger positions.
Must attend and successfully complete required Colorado State Park training (may include full exposure to OC spray).
Preference may be given to applicants with or working towards a Natural Resources degree or similar education.
- This position will perform physical activities that require considerable use of your arms and legs and moving your whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling of materials. Ability to perceive color differences and to hear verbal and radio communications.
The State of Colorado believes that equity, diversity, and inclusion drive our success, and we encourage candidates from all identities, backgrounds, and abilities to apply. The State of Colorado is an equal opportunity employer committed to building inclusive, innovative work environments with employees who reflect our communities and enthusiastically serve them. Therefore, in all aspects of the employment process, we provide employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, medical condition related to pregnancy, creed, ancestry, national origin, marital status, genetic information, or military status (with preference given to military veterans), or any other protected status in accordance with applicable law.
The Department of Natural Resources is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, our agency will assist individuals who have a disability with any reasonable accommodation requests related to employment, including completing the application process, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing, participating in the employee selection process, and/or to perform essential job functions where the requested accommodation does not impose an undue hardship. If you have a disability and require reasonable accommodation to ensure you have a positive experience applying or interviewing for this position, please direct your inquiries to our ADAAA Coordinator, Anna Kargobai-Murray, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 303-866-2667 x8647.
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