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TEMPORARY Invasive Species Technician - Denver

at State of Colorado

Pay: up to $12.5/hour
$12.5 - $
Posted: 9/10/2019
Job Status: Contract/Temporary
Job Reference #: 2456314

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Department Information


To apply, please submit only your application (please do not enter "see resume" within your application). 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

Primary responsibility is to support the State Invasive Species Program through watercraft inspection & decontamination, as well as warehouse inventory management.

  • Works independently to inspect and decontaminate boats with respect to invasive species such as zebra/quagga mussels.  
  • Collect, preserve and document ANS specimens.
  • Responsible for use and maintenance of the decontamination unit.
  • Provides public aquatic invasive species topic outreach through distribution of printed literature to visitors.
  • Administrative work includes data entry related to inventory and supply management, filing, off site reservations, answering calls, preparing materials for field trainings, reviewing and editing technical reports and participating in the development of maps, training materials, educational materials and protocol manuals.
  • Loads and unloads vehicles.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Hours will be from 8:30 am – 5:30 pm Monday through Friday.  A small amount of weekend work is required.

Candidates should have experience with maintaining inventories and managing a warehouse.

Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights


  • Six months data entry experience using Microsoft Office and Google applications. 
  • Basic Understanding of Invasive Species Biology.
  • Must have a current and valid Driver's License with good driving record, MVR is required.
  • Must be 16 years of age or older.
  • Excellent communication skills (both written and verbal) .
  • B.S. in natural resources/botany/fisheries/wildlife or other natural resource field OR at least 1 years completed coursework toward a degree in the field is desired. 
  • Previous warehouse work experience. 
  • Boat/trailer experience and/or experience involving power washer/decontamination units.

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
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