Boulder County's Parks and Open Space Department has three openings for Seasonal Park Rangers.
Duties include planning, implementing, coordinating and evaluating a variety of law enforcement and emergency response functions including park patrol and visitor education. In addition, this position will assist resident park rangers with the daily operations and maintenance of park properties. Areas of focus will include weed management, forestry, trail head maintenance, volunteer supervision, wildlife management, and other resource management activities.
These positions will work full time hours with an anticipated start date of April 29th and an anticipated duration of 20 weeks.
Examples of Duties:
Patrol and Enforcement:
• Perform foot, bicycle and vehicle patrols of parks, regional trails and open space areas.
• Provide public education and regulation enforcement; issue written warning notices and summonses when appropriate; investigate and resolve visitor concerns; monitor trails and natural resources; and provide security for open space facilities and cultural history sites.
Resource Management and Maintenance:
• Complete general trail head maintenance including restroom cleaning, trash removal and minor repairs for park facilities.
• Coordinate and implement resource management projects with resident park rangers including weed removal, herbicide application, vegetation mapping, and wildlife monitoring.
• Provide supervision and direction to volunteers, youth corps members and other work groups.
• Prepare and maintain a variety of records, maps, reports and plans.
• Maintain proper upkeep of assigned equipment including patrol vehicle.
• Participate in specialized enforcement training as required.
• Other duties as assigned.
• Two years of college course work in natural resources, park management and/or related field.
• Two years of park law enforcement experience.
• Local knowledge of flora and fauna and experience with noxious weed management.
• Working knowledge of ecological principles and resource management techniques.
• Skills in planning, organization and time management.
• Ability to work and communicate effectively with the public, co-workers and other agencies.
• Some experience supervising park volunteers.
Must have a valid Colorado (or state of residency) Driver's License and a good driving record. Candidates selected for an interview will be required to provide a current (within seven days of the interview) motor vehicle record. If the issuance date of the Colorado Driver's License is within six months, candidate will also be required to provide a current motor vehicle record from the previous state of residency.
Must pass a pre-employment physical and a thorough background investigation.
First Aid and CPR required.
Wildland fire training preferred.
Weekend/holiday work, wearing a uniform daily and working in extreme outdoor environments are required.
The physical requirements described below are representative of those that must be met by an applicant to perform the essential duties and responsibilities of this position.
Back and Upper Body (lifting):
• Occasionally lifts and carries 50 lbs at least 500 feet.
Hands and Arms:
• Pushing and pulling items of up to 100 lbs.
• Frequently completes five miles of foot patrol or ten miles of bike patrol.
• Occasionally responds to emergencies in remote locations with limited or no vehicle access.
• Frequently sit in one position while driving; head, neck, arm, and leg movements associated with driving.
• Frequently reaching, turning, climbing, bending, squatting, stooping, kneeling, and crawling during routine inspection or patrol.
• Frequently operating machines, tools and equipment in unpredictable outdoor environments.
From "Dictionary of Occupational Titles," U.S. Department of Labor:
• Constantly: activity or condition exists 2/3 or more of the time.
• Frequently: activity of condition exists 1/3 to 2/3 of the time.
• Occasionally: activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of the time.
Additional Physical Requirements:
• Complete, at a minimum, the "moderate level" designation of the Work Capacity Test (Red Card) as defined by the National Wildfire Coordinating Group annually.
• Participate quarterly in physically active training programs including defensive tactics.