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TEMPORARY Interpretive Ranger - Chatfield State Park

at State of Colorado

Pay: up to $14/hour
$14 - $
Posted: 2/11/2020
Job Status: Contract/Temporary
Job Reference #: 2657127
Categories: Other/General
Keywords: online

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Department Information



To apply, please submit only your application (without attachments such as resumes or 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.
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

This ia 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. 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
  • Provide roving interpretation in campgrounds and day use areas
  • 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 work the visitor center front desk
  • May assist with special events or programs within the park
  • Collect, catalog, organize and protect park collections of slides, photographs, specimens, etc.
  • Attend assigned training sessions
  • Other duties as assigned
This position is up to 40 hours per week and up to nine months in duration. School schedules MAY be accommodated.

Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights


  • Must be at least 21 years of age.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license or have reliable transportation.
  • Must successfully pass a comprehensive background check.
  • Must have or be able to attain valid current First Aid and CPR certifications during employment.
  • Must be self-motivated, be an accomplished public speaker and have good writing skills.
  • Must be able to work independently.
  • Must be able to work various shifts, weekends and holidays.
  • Possess strong interpersonal communication skills.
  • Certified Interpretive Guide (CIG) certification 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.
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