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TEMPORARY Limited Commissioned Ranger - Chatfield State Park

at State of Colorado

Pay: up to $11.1/hour
$11.1 - $
Posted: 5/6/2019
Job Status: Contract/Temporary
Job Reference #: 2362633
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.
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

This is an unarmed law enforcement position (Title 33 Commission) that enforces park laws and regulations; issues citations for violations; patrols park areas by vehicle, bicycle or foot. Other duties include:

  • Responding to emergencies and resolving visitor complaints.
  • Assuring quality customer service.
  • Completion of reports and may be required to appear in court.  
  • Positions located on water based recreation parks will conduct inspections on boats and other water craft for aquatic nuisance species and will need to take appropriate action upon discovery of such species.   
  • Revenue and fee collection, verification, accounting and deposits.
  • Assists with visitor services operations, education and interpretive programs.  
  • Assist with all areas of daily park operations including facility maintenance and repair and cleanliness.
This position is up to 40 hours per week and up to nine months in duration.  School schedules MAY be accommodated.

The park may be able to provide low-cost housing for the duration of employment.

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
  • Must be free of felony convictions or pending charges. Consideration will be given to all other previous violations of law, including misdemeanor violations,
    domestic violence, traffic and conservation laws
  • Must have or be able to attain valid current First Aid and CPR certifications
  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds repeatedly
  • Must be able to work varied shifts, weekends and holidays
  • Applicants must successfully complete a comprehensive background check
  • Must attend and successfully complete required Colorado State Park training (may include full exposure to OC spray).

The park will provide some uniform items. Employee will be required to purchase limited uniform items at their own expense.

This position will perform physical activities that require considerable use of your arms and legs and moving your whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling of materials.   Ability to perceive color differences and to hear verbal and radio communications.

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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