Job Announcements for Late May

Purgatoire Watershed Partnership (PWP) is accepting applications for an AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) Position. Will you be a new college graduate this year?  If so, the Purgatoire Watershed Partnership (PWP) is offering a one year position located in Trinidad, CO through the AmeriCorps VISTA program. The PWP is non-profit organization whose mission is to actively maintain a watershed-wide stakeholder partnership aimed at the assessment, restoration, protection & improvement of all aspects regarding the Purgatoire River Watershed. The PWP VISTA will assist with grant writing, building community collaboration, developing and implementing a public relations campaign, environmental education programs, and natural resource management projects such as water quality, noxious weeds, and streambank restoration. Only online applications will be accepted. The job posting and online application links can be found on the AmeriCorps Portal ( at are due by July 1st, 2017. Applicants must attend an AmeriCorps VISTA required training from July 18-21 in Pheonix, AZ. The start date is July 18th, 2017 and the job ends on July 10th, 2017.

Highlands Ranch Metro District is currently accepting applications for a Forestry Technician position. Principal duties include; pruning large and small trees using rope and saddle/aerial lift truck; tree planting, integrated pest management; tree removal; flexibility to assist other Park and Open Space crews as needed. Please submit application to Highlands Ranch Metro District, Human Resources, 62 West Plaza Drive, Highlands Ranch, CO 80129. Applications and Background Check authorization forms are also available on our web site at

The City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks Department is hiring aseasonal Plant Ecology Technician to assist with grassland monitoring. The position is posted on the City of Boulder webpage.  The position will be posted until filled and goes from June 20th to August 26th with possibility of extension through Sept. 9.

The Wildlife Conservation Society is seeking an experienced Field Project Coordinator and a Field Research Assistant to coordinate a pilot field study of the potential effects of human recreation activity on Abert’s squirrel and dusky grouse, two species of concern in Boulder County, Colorado. The purpose of this work is to test survey methods for detecting the target species and to relate variation in species detections to types and intensity of recreation activity. Go to, scroll to “careers” at the bottom of the page, and follow the prompts to apply on-line.

The City of Aurora invites qualified applicants to apply for Parks Crew Leader for the Forestry Division of the Parks, Recreation, and Open Space Department. This position serves as leadworker over an assigned crew of maintenance workers engaged in skilled tree maintenance programs. Please click on this LINK to apply for this position. A new window will open and direct you to apply at their corporate careers page.

Jefferson County is currently hiring a Open Space Planner. Work involves the development and preparation of environmental assessments, studies, reports, plans, resource inventories, maps and recommendations relating to Open Space issues. For more information: