Job Announcements Early February

 Treat/Ogden SWA is in Fremont county located in the southeast region of Colorado. It includes coldwater fishing on the Arkansas River and wildlife viewing. Division of Wildlife. Michael Seraphin, Colorado Parks and Wildlife. Photo taken: 7/5/2001

Treat/Ogden SWA is in Fremont county located in the southeast region of Colorado. It includes coldwater fishing on the Arkansas River and wildlife viewing. Division of Wildlife. Michael Seraphin, Colorado Parks and Wildlife. Photo taken: 7/5/2001

Wildlands Restoration Volunteers seeks a full-time, seasonal Youth and Stewardship Projects Coordinator who is passionate about empowering youth and WRV’s mission. The Youth and Stewardship Projects Coordinator will help WRV reach our goal of inspiring the next generation of land stewards. Through our Youth Program we partner with diverse local groups to provide education, leadership training, and restoration programs, connecting youth with environmental education, community engagement and volunteerism. Applications will be reviewed starting January 15th and will continue to be reviewed until the position is filled. Read more HERE.

Steamboat Lake State Park is currently accepting applications for their seasonal positions. Current positions include: Aquatic Nuisance Species Inspectors, Maintenance Technicians, Vegetation Management Technician, Visitor Center Attendant and Limited Commission Park Rangers. Hourly pay varies and housing is available. Find the varied options HERE.

Colorado Natural Heritage Program seeks seasonal BLM Aquatic AIM Monitoring Lead and Field Technicians; 3 Lead Technicians and 6 Field Technicians to be exact. In partnership with the Utah Bureau of Land Management (BLM), the Colorado Natural Heritage Program (CNHP) is seeking experienced field technicians to collect stream monitoring data through BLM’s aquatic Assessment, Inventory and Monitoring (AIM) initiative. Successful applicants will be trained in aquatic AIM sampling protocols by the National Aquatic Monitoring Center of Utah State University and will sample stream habitat for wadeable rivers and streams on BLM lands throughout Utah. All Technicians must be available for the two-week training starting May 14, 2018. Three field teams of three technicians each (1 Lead Technician and 2 Field Technicians) will be hired. Each team will be stationed in a separate BLM Field Office: one each in Salt Lake City, Vernal, and Moab, Utah. The teams will work closely with Utah BLM Aquatic Biologists and other BLM staff within the Field Offices. Crews will spend 4–8 days in a row in the field, often camping away from the Field Office location. Data collection will include water quality sampling, stream habitat data, and benthic macro invertebrates. First consideration of applicants will begin February 15, 2018. Applications will continue to be accepted until all positions are filled or until April 30, 2018, whichever comes first. Applicants for the Lead Technician Position are encouraged to apply early. Read more and apply HERE.

Colorado Parks and Wildlife has three open seasonal positions in Denver: 

  • Angler Education Assistant: Feb. 12th through Oct. 31st, 2018. Duties include: Teaching fishing clinics and other fishing-related events; Working with schools and other community groups to schedule fishing clinics; Working with volunteers; Maintaining equipment. Click HERE for more.
  • Schools and Outdoor Learning Environments InternMarch 1st-Nov. 30th, 2018. The SOLE Intern will be responsible for: Participating in field trip experiences as a staff photographer and blog contributor; Participating in the delivery of education programming at Family Nature Nights, other family events, and assist with programming in the classroom; Assisting SOLE staff in all aspects of program implementation. Find more information HERE.
  • Resource Stewardship Program Technician: This position’s responsibilities will primarily include citizen science program management, biological research, and GIS technician work. This will include field work using ArcCollector tablet computer mapping, as well as assistance with the preparation of resource management plans, GIS map production, data management, biological research, threatened & endangered species analysis, production of biological training & education materials, program planning, site visits, volunteer management, and administrative duties. Find more HERE.

The City of Golden is looking to hire a Senior Maintenance Worker in the Forestry Department. Under supervision, provides support to all aspects of forestry operations. This includes but is not limited to grounds maintenance, landscape construction, tree planting and trimming, equipment operation, "right of way" maintenance and special event support. Spring and Summer season will work 4 ten hour days. Fall and Winter season will work 5 eight hour days. May require some evenings and weekends. Application deadline is by the end of February 11th, 2018. Find more details and apply HERE.

The City of Louisville is excited to be growing their Ranger team!   The Ranger Naturalist position is full time, permanent, and includes benefits. The City of Louisville Ranger provides visitor services, protects natural resources, ensures safety and enhances the visitor experience through enforcement, education, maintenance and medical service. Duties are performed independently in the field and require quick decisions made using fair and impartial judgment, discretion, and diplomacy. Under general supervision of the Open Space Manager, the Ranger Naturalist works alongside division staff and acts as an ambassador in carrying out the objectives of the Parks & Recreation Department as identified in the Master Plan. Duties are performed on foot, bicycle and vehicle patrol to protect citizens, natural resources and disseminate information on local rules and regulations and may result in the issuance of a citation. The Ranger Naturalist duties may also include: providing first aid/CPR, assisting with City sponsored volunteer activities and outreach projects, providing trail maintenance, assisting with snow removal, conducting visitor use surveys, assisting with GIS mapping, and other duties as assigned. Applications are due by the end of February 11, 2018. Click HERE for more details.

A variety of jobs are currently available in the City of Aurora including but not limited to Water and Environment. Click HERE to find out more.

Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) and the Colorado Natural Areas Program (CNAP) is hiring a temporary Natural Areas field technician position. Applicant must have a background in ecology, botany, or another related biological science and have experience with biological field surveys. Much of this work will be conducted independently in remote locations around Colorado; applicant must be a self-starter and able to work in sometimes harsh conditions. Experience with MS Office products, ArcGIS, and GPS products (preferably Trimble), is required; experience with Collector for ArcGIS is preferred. Applicant should have strong organizational, written and oral communication skills. The applicant should be physically fit, willing to hike and camp, and have his or her own camping equipment.  Application deadline is February 13th, 2018. Click HERE for more.

AloTerra Restoration Services is hiring for two positions: 

  • Restoration Projects Foreman to provide project and crew supervision, technical interpretation of design plans, and other field and office duties for a wide range of ecological restoration projects (i.e., river and riparian restoration, wetland mitigation, upland restoration, erosion control) for Federal, State, local, and private clients.   Application deadline is February 14th, 2018. Find out more HERE.
  • Restoration Crew Members to provide ecological restoration services for a wide range of projects (i.e., river and riparian restoration, wetland mitigation, upland restoration, erosion control, etc.) for a diverse range of Federal, State, and local clients throughout Colorado. Our professional restoration crew offers a great experience to apply your natural resources skills in a way that restores landscapes in the Rocky Mountains, and also an opportunity to develop advanced restoration skills through a great variety of projects. This job requires daily physical labor in a fastpaced environment, including seeding, installing container stock, harvesting and installing willow cuttings, moving and placing rock, building site protection fences, and more. Ecological restoration is multi-disciplinary, attracting successful candidates from a variety of backgrounds. Application deadline is February 15th, 2018. Find out more HERE.

The Colorado Water Quality Control Commission consists of nine members with staggered 3-year
terms. Commission members are appointed by the Governor, subject to confirmation by the
Colorado Senate. Anyone interested in applying to be a member of the Water Quality Control Commission should submit an application and resume at your earliest convenience, but at least by February 15, 2018, to the Governor’s Office of Boards and Commissions. Read more HERE.

Metro Denver Nature Alliance (Metro DNA) is seeking an Alliance Director to guide a growing
coalition of non-profit, government, research, and private sector partners working to achieve its mission
to enhance the alignment and impact of nature-based efforts to ensure more equitable access to nature
and healthier people, communities, and nature. Working closely with the Metro DNA Steering
Committee and standing committees, the Alliance Director will oversee the successful execution of
Metro DNA’s core roles as facilitator, champion, and capacity builder, as well as its Three-Year Business
Plan. The Alliance Director will facilitate and support partner collaborations and projects, cultivate and
manage relationships with partner organizations and individuals, oversee Metro DNA operations, and
help to co-create and implement strategic decisions. Candidates should demonstrate a proven ability to
develop partnerships with diverse organizations, build organizational capacity, and promote more
inclusive, equity-driven nature-based efforts. Applications should be submitted by February 16th, 2018. Click HERE for full details and application.

The Colorado Water Trust is seeking a full-time Water Resources Engineer to provide water resources engineering and technical support for its work in the three program areas to restore streamflow to Colorado’s rivers. S/he will work in a team environment under the direction of the Program’s Director. The ideal candidate will share our passion for Western water and healthy rivers and is comfortable with the Water Trust’s highly collaborative approach to flow restoration; in our world, everyone is welcome. Applications will be accepted until Friday, February 16, 2018 at 5:00pm (MST). Read more and apply HERE.

City of Denver’s Parks & Recreation Department is now accepting applications for a Campground Attendants to work at the Chief Hosa Campground for the 2018 camping season! There are 4 vacant Campground Attendant positions.  The Campground Attendant positions will work primarily in the service booth at the Chief Hosa Campground in an administrative and guest relations capacity.  These positions will be responsible for proper intake and checkout of guests within the campground and will work closely with Denver Mountain Parks operations staff and Park Rangers to ensure that guests are aware of and adhere to all campground rules and policies. Application deadline is at the end of February 28th, 2018. Click HERE for more details.

Estes Valley Land Trust is seeking a Stewardship Intern. The Estes Valley Land Trust holds more than 160 conservation easements that preserve nearly 10,000 acres of land. The Stewardship Intern’s primary responsibility is to ensure each conservation easement is monitored in 2018. This includes coordinating monitoring visits with volunteers, collecting completed reports and digital files and updating natural resource reports. Click HERE for more about Estes Valley Land Trust, and HERE for details and information on the job and application. Application deadline is March 2nd, 2018.

The Conservation Center is excited to start looking for their next Healthy Forests Initiative AmeriCorps VISTA. In late March, the new VISTA will join their team! The Healthy Forests Initiative VISTA can expect to:

  • Team up with The Nature Connection and GOCO Inspire in strengthening and building the Youth Outdoor Network, which is a group that creates pathways to natural resource careers for local high schoolers;
  • Get their hands dirty on trail stewardship days with the Paonia Ranger District of the US Forest Service;
  • Get kids outside with Conservation Days and Every Kid in a Park; 
  • Lead community outreach event planning, like the Mountainfilm World Tour and the Float Fest;
  • Build partnerships with public lands agencies; 
  • And work in a dog-friendly office with Juniper, Jude, and sometimes Luna!

If this sounds like your cup of tea, you can apply here and find application instructions here. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until filled.  Applications will be accepted through March 26th, 2018.

Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado (VOC) seeks two full-time Seasonal Project Managers to work closely with the VOC project team to provide professional project management, logistical support, and volunteer leadership coordination on VOC volunteer projects both administratively and in the field. This Seasonal Project Manager is a full-time, term-limited, non-exempt position that reports to VOC’s Senior Projects and Trainings Manager. This position works within the VOC program team and closely with two other project managers to provide professional project management, logistical support and volunteer leadership coordination on VOC volunteer projects administratively and in the field. Learn more and apply HERE.

Little Thompson Water District is seeking a Water Resources/Engineering Technician. Under supervision of the District Engineer, the Water Resources/Engineering Technician performs a variety of support functions in water resources, engineering, and geographic information systems. Read more and apply HERE.

Pawnee Buttes Seed, Inc. specialists in seed for pasture, reclamation, turf, and conservation for over 20
years is seeking applications for the position of Marketing/Advertising Coordinator. Duties include:

  • Develop and execute seasonal advertising campaigns
  • Design and write print, radio and digital advertisements
  • Coordinate and implement organization’s social media strategy
  • Maintain and update marketing and advertising budget as needed
  • Create and update all email marketing including monthly e-newsletter, event emails and other
  • marketing emails
  • Maintain all promotional materials
  • Assist with planning and coordination for special events/activities

Find application information HERE.

Mountain Park Environmental Center seeks a Development Director responsible for planning, organizing, and directing annual fundraising including the annual campaign, direct mail solicitations, special events, and the full life cycle of foundation and trust grants.  The Development Director works closely with the Executive Director and the Board of Directors in all fund-raising endeavors. This position is a full-time, salaried position. Salary is competitive and based on experience. More information and application can be found HERE.

The Middle Colorado Watershed Council is hiring a part-time, contract Community Outreach Coordinator.  The non-profit, based out of Rifle, CO, consists of a broad partnership of interested individuals and entities living and working in the watershed that provide leadership in watershed planning, management, and stewardship.  The Community Outreach and Education Coordinator position is an exciting opportunity for a motivated individual to help implement elements of the 2016 Watershed Plan.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. More information on this position and how to apply can be found HERE.

The City of Longmont is seeking a Temporary Sustainability Coordinator. Under the direction of the Environmental Services Manager, plan, organize and coordinate the City’s implementation of sustainability concepts and methods. Areas of focus include environmental quality, energy and water conservation, renewable energy, green building, low impact development, recycling and reuse, pollution prevention, economic vitality and community well-being.  The position requires coordination with and providing direction to administrative, professional, and technical positions in various City departments. This position will be open until filledHERE is more information.

Eagle Valley Land Trust (EVLT) is hiring a Communications and Fundraising Coordinator. The mission of the EVLT is to protect forever the lands we love, to preserve our heritage, scenic beauty, recreational opportunities, and wildlife habitats, and to build a permanent legacy for future generations. General Job Description: Reporting to the Executive Director, the Coordinator drafts and conveys all communications and coordinates several fundraising activities of the organization. The Coordinator will take on increased public relations responsibility over time. Since EVLT is a small organization, all employees are expected to work together as a team and shall be responsible for administrative tasks necessary for the day-to-day business of the land trust. The position will be open until filled. Click  HERE to learn more.