Job Announcements Late November

Chatfield Watershed Authority has announced a Request for Proposals (RFP) to obtain competitive proposals from qualified consultants for a Manager to provide management and administrative services to the Chatfield Watershed Authority. Services to be provided include administrative, communication, and management functions to support the operation of an established and evolving watershed organization. The basin-wide group of counties, municipalities, special districts, private, and other entities, known as the “Chatfield Watershed Authority”, was formulated through intergovernmental agreement after the Chatfield Reservoir total phosphorus standard was adopted in 1984. Responses are due no later than 4:00 p.m. on December 10th. Click on Request for Proposal for the full request. For more information visit the Chatfield Watershed Authority Website.

Colorado Department of Natural Resources is hiring a Professional Engineer II. This position exists to provide advice, support, and guidance to the CWCB, the CWCB staff, and the Office of Attorney General regarding management and protection of instream flow water rights utilizing sound engineering principles and professional judgment.  This position conducts complex engineering and hydrologic analyses to determine diversion requirements, transmission losses, evaporation losses, historical consumptive use, ground water, and surface water return flows, lagged timing impacts, and the general hydrologic regime required for the acquisition, appropriation, and protection of instream flow and natural lake level (ISF/NLL) water rights. Deadline to apply is November 30th, 2018. For full job posting, click HERE.

City of Greeley is hiring a Natural Resources Superintendent, who is is an integral part of the organization and member of the Culture, Parks and Recreation Department's senior management team.  The NR Superintendent will have responsibility to direct a team of professionals to plan, develop, and implement the City's priorities in establishing and implementing a newly created Natural Resources Division which currently includes approximately 900 acres of natural areas and a growing network of trails including approximately 11 miles of the Poudre River Trail. Deadline to apply is December 3rd, 2018. Full job description found HERE.

Colorado State University is hiring an Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development. This position provides leadership, guidance, direction and educational programming to support the 4-H youth development program in Denver. This person will have a proven track record of engaging community, delivering programs, building program capacity, supporting and developing staff and volunteers, and using a variety of program delivery methods to engage youth and adults. Completed master's degree required. Degrees may have been awarded in a number of different areas but must include significant course work in youth development or education. Deadline to apply is December 4th, 2018. For more information, click HERE.

Colorado Water Trust is hiring a Water Transactions Coordinator who will evaluate, develop, and implement flow restoration projects throughout Colorado using collaborative, voluntary, market-based approaches. S/he will work in a team environment under the direction of the Director of Programs. The ideal candidate will share our passion for Western water and healthy rivers, is adept at thinking outside the box to advance the Water Trust’s goals, has excellent communication and interpersonal skills in addition to technical skills, is comfortable communicating complex technical information to a variety of audiences, and is persistent despite occasionally skeptical audiences or difficult, long-term projects. Deadline to apply is December 7th, 2018. To apply, Please submit a resume, cover letter, and three references, via e-mail to with “Water Transaction Position” in the e-mail subject line.

Upper Deschutes Watershed Council is seeking an Executive Director provides leadership and support across the organization, setting and implementing the strategic direction to further the UDWC mission. The Executive Director has overall administrative responsibility for day-to-day operations, is a developer and promoter of the UDWC’s programs, is a fundraiser and spokesperson, and is a community leader on issues in the watershed. The Executive Director is charged with ensuring that the organization achieves its mission, maintains financial viability, and functions as an innovative and effective watershed restoration and education partner. For full job description, click HERE.

Denver Parks & Recreation has an exciting opportunity for an Urban Forestry Operations Assistant to support the operations of the Office of the City Forester. This position will interface with citizens and other stakeholders and will also play an integral role in Denver’s tree planting initiatives, tree inventory, and code enforcement through field work. For more information, click HERE.

Denver’s Department of Parks and Recreation has an opportunity for an Arborist Technician I to perform general forestry work to support Denver’s urban forest. This includes tree pruning, planting, transplanting, watering, fertilizing, tree removal, insect/disease identification, pesticide application, and inventory. For more information, visit their page HERE.

Water Education Colorado is currently hiring an Education and Outreach Coordinator. Water Education Colorado is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization founded in 2002 to promote awareness and understanding of Colorado water resources and issues. The Education and Outreach Coordinator will play an active role in achieving Water Education Colorado’s mission by implementing and expanding educational programs and outreach activities. Responsibilities lie within many of the organization’s functional areas, including member engagement and support, educational trainings and events and communications. For more information and how to apply go to,

Wildlands Restoration Volunteers is excited to announce an opening for a Grants Manager to join their fundraising team. The Grants Manager's most important responsibilities will include crafting fundraising strategy, developing proposals, and managing grants, including post-award reporting and invoicing. This position could work out of either our Boulder or Fort Collins offices. Please see the linked position description for details and application

Colorado Springs Utilities is hiring a Water Resources Planning Engineer. The Water Resource Planning Section of Colorado Springs Utilities’ Water Services Division is seeking to fill multiple project engineer positions to support water resources planning, protection and project management.  These positions will be dedicated to pursuing a wide range of efforts, initiatives, and projects to support the current operations and future development of Colorado Springs’ water system with an emphasis on the implementation of Integrated Water Resource Plan goals and priorities of the Water Services Division. For more information, including how to apply, click HERE.

Department of Parks and Recreation for the City of Denver is hiring a Fishing Program Coordinator. The Fishing Program Coordinator will be responsible for ensuring that the Denver's Fishing is Fun program is properly organized and successfully implemented. This is a great opportunity to gain hands-on experience working for one of the largest park programs in the region and truly making a positive impact in the community. They are looking for an individual to work part-time through the remainder of the season (through approximately November of 2018). For more information, visit their website HERE.

Eagle River Watershed Council is seeking a Community Outreach VISTA to become a part of their team. The VISTA will help to expand their community outreach efforts particularly in the Latino and underserved communities, build organizational capacity, and help develop a new water quality education program county-wide. All applications must be submitted through the AmeriCorps website. To create a login visit More information about the AmeriCorps VISTA application process is HERE

Continental Divide Trail Coalition is looking for a Project Leader (to be filled immediately). This full-time, seasonal position (July - October) requires leadership experience in constructing and managing non-motorized trails through collaborative partnerships, proven success in program coordination and a background in volunteer management. Requires a minimum of two years of experience in sustainable trail construction techniques and crew leadership/volunteer management. For more information, click HERETo apply: Please email a Cover Letter and Resume to Morgan Anderson at with Subject: CDT Project Leader Application.