Job Announcements Late March

Angler on Arkansas River at Smyth Fishing Easement in Chafee County. Division of Wildlife. Patty Seraphin. Photo taken: 7/7/2001.

Angler on Arkansas River at Smyth Fishing Easement in Chafee County. Division of Wildlife. Patty Seraphin. Photo taken: 7/7/2001.

The City of Westminster is hiring for two positions: 

  • The Water Quality Administrator is a professional position responsible for providing supervision and oversight of the City's Water Quality Group. This position is responsible for implementing over-arching water quality-related activities in line with Westminster and Departmental values. Primary responsibilities include ensuring high-quality lab services and regulatory support, representing the City on a variety of related State and regional committees, and ensuring water quality programs are maintained at a high level. Application deadlines on April 2nd, 2018 at 8:30 am. Find more HERE.
  • The Project Specialist is a responsible, technical and professional position that supports the business operations in the City's department of Public Works and Utilities. This position performs work for internal and external customers including: preparation, calculation, and communication of tap fee information; research and analysis of data; water conservation and utility bill assistance program management; and serve as a member of the water and wastewater utilities financial planning team. The position is a liaison representing the Public Works and Utilities Department to other departments and stakeholders on a wide variety of issues and tasks including but not limited to budget, fund accounting, revenue projections, and financial planning. Application deadlines on April 2nd, 2018 at 8:30 am.Click HERE for more.

Boulder County Parks and Open Space is hiring an Open Space Planner II. Working as a member of the Resource Management division, the Natural Resources Planner will perform a variety of specialized professional planning duties across several county departments and divisions. In Parks and Open Space, the position leads processes for planning the department's management of properties and resources. Planners facilitate the formulation and implementation of plans and policies to guide the department in the fulfillment of its mission, including the conservation of natural resources, agricultural stewardship, and community involvement through education and recreation. Application due April 6th, 2018. Find the rest of the details and apply HERE.

Rocky Mountain Conservancy has a number of job opening: High School Leadership Corps Member (Ages 14-17) (20 openings): The High School Leadership Corps members serve two-week terms in Rocky Mountain National Park completing conservation projects with the National Park Service, participating in outdoor recreation activities, and developing leadership skills. During the two-weeks, members will camp in Rocky Mountain National Park (all gear is provided). As part of the opportunity, youth will receive work clothing and a completion stipend of $400 for their service. More information click HEREApplication close date: April 8, 2018.

The Middle Colorado Watershed Council (MCWC) seeks an enthusiastic, creative, go-getter to take the helm as a part-time Executive Director and help us grow our organization! This is an exciting opportunity for somebody looking to take charge and build on our last few years of gathering momentum. The Executive Director develops and implements short and long-term strategic plans to grow and strengthen the organization’s ability to have a positive impact among the communities it serves. This
position reports to the Board of Directors (currently 9 directors) and is supported by a staff
consisting of a full-time watershed specialist, half-time community outreach coordinator, and half-time project manager. Deadline for applications is April 9, 2018. Read more HERE

The City of Westminster is seeking a Open Space Superintendent. This is a highly responsible position in the management, supervision, and operations of the Open Space Division. Work involves responsibility for planning, coordination, supervision, project management, collaboration, budget development, and participation in the daily operation of the Open Space Division within the Parks, Recreation and Libraries Department, under the administration of the Open Space Manager. The Open Space Superintendent works with independence within their assigned sections and delegates responsibilities as deemed necessary. Goals and objectives for this position are established with a team approach and are evaluated by the Open Space Manager for accomplishment of desired objectives and results. Applications due April 9th, 2018. Apply HERE.

Highlands Ranch Metro District is currently seeking an experienced, motivated individual to fill a Park Ranger position in the Parks, Recreation and Open Space department. Successful candidate must be a team player and have a strong desire to provide excellent service to our community.Essential duties include but aren't limited to :Monitors and patrols on foot and by vehicle for enforcement of parks, recreation, and open space rules; Promotes environmental stewardship by formulating and presenting outdoor education and interpretive programs to adult and youth groups at special events, schools, and in parks and open space, and by formulating partnerships with various user groups in special use areas; Maintains knowledge of resource maintenance and management practices and principles which include; upland, wetland, riparian ecosystems; wildlife management and natural area resources; Assists with weekly trail station maintenance, trash removal, and other duties as assigned. Find more information HERE.

The Mile High Youth Corps in Denver is currently hiring a specialist Crew Leader position to lead our summer GoWild Outreach Team. The GoWild Outreach Team works as a part of the statewide GOCO Inspire/Generation Wild Initiative to connect youth and families to the outdoors. The crew will work specifically with the GoWild Coalition, serving the communities of Northeast Metro Denver. The crew leader will be responsible for coordinating projects like environmental education, community outreach and engagement, working with youth, and volunteer stewardship events across 10-15 partner organizations in the GoWild coalition. The Crew Leader will also train, supervise, and manage the schedules of 6-8 Americorps members on the crew. If you have experience relevant to any of these tasks, please consider applying. HERE is more information. 

Rocky Mountain Conservancy Seeks Field Coordinators. The employees in these positions will provide leadership and support for six crews of approximately 6 youth (18-25 years old) and 3 crew of 10 high school youth (14-17 years old). The Field Coordinator will be responsible for all aspects of planning and implementing the High School Leadership Corps through this summer. This will include project planning, partner coordination, training development, youth education, and on-site supervision. Application open until filled. Read more HERE.

Rocky Mountain Field Institute is hiring for two positions: 

  • High Alpine Project Supervisor: Do you love working in the backcountry? Do you love Colorado's 14,000-foot peaks? RMFI is looking for a highly-qualified individual to provide oversight on an exciting and unique trail project. This individual will work closely with the High Alpine Field Instructor and will supervise field work on the Kit Carson Peak-Challenger Point Trail Improvement Project in the Sangre de Cristo Mountain Range, leading youth corps crews and college students in completing a very technical backcountry, high-alpine trail project. Click HERE for all the details.
  • Environmental Leadership Intern: The Environmental Leadership Intern (ELI) works under the direction of the Program Manager and Field Coordinator as part of the RMFI field staff and will help coordinate RMFI’s community volunteer projects. Community volunteer projects take place primarily on weekends and select weekdays, from early April to mid-November. Project sites may include Garden of the Gods and other City of Colorado Springs parks, Barr Trail, Bear Creek Canyon, and the Waldo Canyon and Black Forest burn areas. Intern responsibilities will include engaging volunteers in project tasks, assisting with the maintenance and care of tools and gear, and overseeing safety and project goals. Click HERE for all the details. 

Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado (VOC) is seeking qualified candidates for their Projects and Operations Manager position. The Projects and Operations Manager is a full time, non-exempt position that works within the VOC program team to oversee the operational needs for VOC’s boots on the ground stewardship projects. The position also provides professional project management, logistical support and volunteer leadership coordination on VOC volunteer projects administratively and in the field (including extensive travel around the state), and administrative and development support in the off season. Click HERE for full details.

Eagle Valley Land Trust (EVLT) is hiring an Administrative Coordinator who assists with the day-to-day operations of the office and to support staff and the Board of Directors as directed by the Executive Director.. Read all pertinent details HERE.

Arapahoe County's Open Spaces Department is seeking several Seasonal Maintenance Technicians to perform a wide variety of duties providing maintenance and stewardship for Arapahoe County's Open Spaces including landscaped areas, trails, fences, trail heads, parking areas, and ensuring that safety concerns are immediately addressed. These positions pay more than most similar positions in the local industry PLUS offer the additional benefit of working outside, building an invigorating new program. These are perfect jobs for people who have the summer off from school or teaching, or are thinking about going into forestry, parks maintenance, landscape management or natural resources conservation. If you are a hard worker with some background in park, open space, trail or landscape maintenance and your dream is to work outside enhancing the environment for the citizens of Arapahoe County, we are looking for you! Find the job listings HERE.

Currently Cherry Creek has a number of seasonal positions open, including a Temporary Park Officer and Environmental Interpreter Assistant. Find the job listing and details HERE

The City of Aurora is hiring for two positions:

  • Parks Crew leader - Forestry: serves as lead worker over an assigned crew of maintenance workers engaged in skilled tree maintenance programs.Click HERE for details.
  • Forestry Maintenance Technician: performs skilled tree work primarily with rope and saddle on city-owned trees under the guidance of the Forestry Crew Leader. Click HERE for details.

The City of Colorado Springs is hiring a City Forester to direct, manage, supervise, and coordinate the day-to-day activities and long-term goals and objectives of the Forestry Division of the Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Department. Click HERE for more.

Jefferson County Open Space Job Opening - GIS Analyst. If you're a Geographic Information System (GIS) Analyst looking for a new opportunity, then Jefferson County Open Space wants to bring to your attention a position that we currently have open. This position provides you with an opportunity to work within teams that collaborates on producing high quality results and solving complex problems. We are seeking someone that loves what they do and is motivated to share their knowledge with those that they work with. Application due April 12th, 2018. Click HERE for all the details and to apply.

Mountain Park Environmental Center is seeking a Physical Plant Manager. The manager would maintain the interior and exterior of all buildings/structures in all seasons; direct the overall operation of the physical plant services in accordance with policies and procedures, current federal, state and local standards, guidelines and regulations to assure that the facility is maintained in a safe and comfortable manner; maintain physical plant tools and vehicles. This position has irregular hours, including some evenings and weekends, and regularly requires travel between campuses. Click HERE for more information and to apply. 

The Ken-Caryl Ranch Parks Department is accepting applications for the following positions:

Recreation Director

Ken-Caryl Ranch Metropolitan District is seeking an energetic leader to direct our Recreation Department. The Recreation Director is responsible for effectively developing and directing the Department, including but not limited to, effectively leading staff and supervising the development and implementation of recreational programs such as aquatics, youth programs, environmental education, special events, contract classes, adult and senior activities, and tennis, fitness and recreational facilities operations.

Environmental Education Coordinator

Create an amazing place for children and families to learn, play and grow as they connect with the environment. The Environmental Education Co ordinator manages all aspects of the Environmental Education programs including Before & After School, Environmental Education classes, Nature Camp, Mini-Camps, adult and family programs, and special events.The ideal candidate has a minimum of two to five years of experience in environmental education and program development at a management level. See the Full Job Description for details and qualifications.

Summer Camp Counselor

Enjoy all of the laughter and thrills of summer camp while working in a fun, organized and supportive environment. Our goal is simple: hire the best camp staff and create a place where we all love to work and play. Experience the difference by joining our dedicated, fun-loving team and having a significant influence in the lives of children. Our recreation and nature-themed summer camps provide fun and exciting summer experiences for school aged children.

Click HERE for more information on Ken-Caryl Ranch Parks Department positions.

The Town of Erie Parks Department is currently accepting applications for a Lead Seasonal Park Maintenance position which will lead seasonal staff in a variety of parks maintenance activities in support of open space, parks, trails, sports fields, special events and other support activities. This is a seasonal/temporary position/assignment. Find more HERE.

Coalitions & Collaboratives, Inc. (COCO) is hiring a Development & Outreach Director. Coco is an umbrella organization that works with other collaborative conservation organizations, watershed groups, and similar nonprofits. It is closely affiliated with, and shares space and resources with, the Coalition for the Upper South Platte. Additional affiliates range from the Arkansas River Watershed Collaborative to the Colorado Fire Adapted Communities Network, the Coalition for the Poudre River Watershed and the Greenway Fund. COCO is growing, and we anticipate more affiliates joining in the future. The Development & Outreach Director is responsible for directly supporting COCO and CUSP, and providing technical assistance to other affiliates, through: organizing and managing media; grant writing; fundraising and other public engagement activities and events; public relations, organizational branding, marketing and promotional services. Find more information and apply HERE.

The City and County of Denver is hiring for a The Water Conservation Administrator who will serve as a technical expert and advocate for the mission and initiatives of Denver Parks & Recreation's Water Conservation division.  This position will lead and supervise a team of water conservation specialist and will be responsible for strategic planning and implementation while ensuring appropriate use of resources. We encourage you to apply as soon as possible because this posting may close without advanced notice. Click HERE to access all pertinent information and links. 

City & County of Denver’s Department of Parks & Recreation has openings now for seasonal positions working in parks, open spaces, natural areas, urban forestry, facilities and other related areas.  Apply now!

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Larimer County Department of Natural Resources is seeking two positions:

  • A skilled and motivated individuals to join their team. The Land Stewardship Worker position provides a unique and rewarding seasonal employment opportunity for the spring and summer of 2018. Individuals will conduct invasive plant management and other restoration duties as needed on federal, state, county public lands, rights-of-way and private property within Larimer County. The ideal candidate will possess knowledge pertaining to native and non-native plants, desire to work outside in the back-country, initiative to work unsupervised, and is physically fit. All those hired will receive on-the-job training. Click HERE for details and to apply. Application is open until filled.
  • Ranger II. This person plays a key role in providing customer service and natural resource management services to the citizens of Larimer County. This position performs as a peace officer; enforces Colorado Revised Statutes and park rules and regulations; contacts violators and issues warning or citation; conducts investigations and arrests; performs a variety of professional work in providing ranger services to the public, including ranger natural resource management and interpretation, ranger and volunteer operations, enforcement of park regulations, supervision of Ranger I employees, seasonal, and assigned staff and minor maintenance tasks. This position will be based at Horsetooth Reservoir. Application is open until filled. Click HERE for more. 

Colorado Parks & Wildlife has five Temporary Jobs positions open; check them out:

  • General Labor 1 (Watercraft Inspector/Decontaminator). Click HERE for more.
  • Aquatic Nuisance Species Monitoring Technician. Click HERE for more.
  • Aquatic Nuisance Species Monitoring Crew Lead. Click HERE for more.
  • Aquatic Nuisance Species Monitoring Work Leader. Click HERE for more.
  • Aquatic Nuisance Species Laboratory Technician. Click HERE for more.

The City of Louisville is excited to announce two seasonal opportunities as well as an Open Space Technician III position which is full time, permanent, and includes benefits! Find details to all available positions HERE.

The County of Larimer seeks a Program Manager Land Acquisition, Education and Volunteer Program. Specifically this position will: Performs professional and technical fund development and ensures completion of activities related to the acquisitions and leases of land, water, and other real property for County parks, open space, and trail projects; Participates in identifying acquisition priorities and evaluating lands to be acquired. Works with land agents to acquire real property interests including water rights, leases, conservation easements, trail rights-of-way, land trades, development rights and fee title to natural resource-specific lands for the County, in cooperation with partners including incorporated cities, park and recreation districts, land trusts, and others; Oversees education, volunteer and fund development/grant writing functions. Designs, develops and initiates education programs; Researches, identifies and cultivates opportunities for fund development from organizations, agencies, and private donors and/or corporations and foundations; Directly supervises a volunteer coordinator, an education specialist and a department specialist within the department. Find more information and the application 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.

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.