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TEMPORARY Environmental Interpreter Assistant - Cherry Creek State Park

at State of Colorado

Pay: up to $12/hour
$12 - $
Posted: 2/1/2019
Job Status: Contract/Temporary
Job Reference #: 2340293

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Department Information


To apply, please submit your application with attachments including your resume and cover letters. This announcement will remain open until FILLED.  You are encouraged to apply early.

The mission of the Colorado Department of Natural Resources is to develop, preserve, and enhance the state's natural resources for the benefit and enjoyment of current and future citizens and visitors.  In an effort to build diversity and inclusion we welcome applications from people of diverse backgrounds and abilities.
Customer service is a key component for every position across state government.  We are focused on improving Efficiency (use of resources), Effectiveness (impact of our work), and Elegance (graceful service interactions).

Our Mission is to perpetuate the wildlife resources of the state, to provide a quality state parks system, and to provide enjoyable and sustainable outdoor recreation opportunities that educate and inspire current and future generations to serve as active stewards of Colorado's natural resources. Colorado Parks and Wildlife.

Description of Job

A customer service based position that involves facilitating park interpretive and environmental education programs. Develop and present natural resources/historical related programs to park visitors. Specifically assist the GOCO nature interpreter and park ranger in duties related to above programs. 

Specific duties may include:

  • Schedule, plan and present Junior Ranger programs
  • Schedule, plan and present school and group programs
  • Schedule, plan and present campfire programs and guided hikes
  • Schedule, plan and present outreach programs
  • Work with individual and group volunteers
  • May train volunteer naturalists
  • Work with other State, Federal and local agency naturalists
  • Market and promote attendance at programs
  • May develop brochures and other written materials
  • May assist with special events or programs within the park
  • Collect, catalog, organize and protect park collections of slides, photographs, etc.
  • May attend training sessions
  • Assist the GOCO nature interpreter and Park Ranger(s) and other staff
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights


  • Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license and provide current Motor Vehicle Record (MVR).
  • Must have or be able to attain First Aid and CPR certifications.
  • Must be able to work various shifts, weekends and holidays.
  • Must have ability to work with little supervision.
  • Must be self-motivated, be an accomplished public speaker and have good writing skills.
  • Experience with data entry, word processing, website management is preferred.
  • Must possess strong interpersonal communication skills.
  • Certified Interpretive Guide (CIG) certification is desirable.

Supplemental Information

CPW is committed to fairness and equality of opportunity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. 

E-Verify employer:  The Department of Natural Resources participates in E-Verify in accordance with the program's Right to Work for all newly-hired employees  Employees are queried through the electronic system established by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Social Security Administration (SSA) to verify identity and employment eligibility. You may complete section 1 of the I-9 form upon your acceptance of a job offer letter, but no later than your first day of employment and in addition, on your first day, but no later than the third day, you are required to submit original documents to verify your eligibility to work in the U.S. Learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities.
ADAAA Accommodations: Any person with a disability as defined by the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) may be provided a reasonable accommodation upon request to enable the person to complete an employment assessment. To request an accommodation, please contact by phone or email at least five business days before the assessment date to allow us to evaluate your request and prepare for the accommodation. You may be asked to provide additional information, including medical documentation, regarding functional limitations and type of accommodation needed. Please ensure that you have this information available well in advance of the assessment date.
Toll–Free Applicant Support - Technical Help
If you experience technical difficulty with the NEOGOV system (e.g. uploading or attaching documents to your online application) call NEOGOV at 855-524-5627, Mon-Fri between 6 am and 6 pm (Pacific Time).  Helpful hints: if you are having difficulty uploading or attaching documents to your application first, ensure your documents are PDF or Microsoft Word files and second, close the document before you attempt upload (attach) it. The Human Resources Office will be unable to assist with these types of technical issues.