Natural Resources manages Larimer County's great outdoor places, including open spaces and magnificent water-based recreation areas, and fosters responsible land stewardship through weed management and healthy forest practices.
The Department of Natural Resources has 50+ benefited employees and 150+ seasonal and part time employees.
Our mission is to establish, protect, and manage significant regional parks and open lands providing quality outdoor recreational opportunities and stewardship of natural resource values.
We are committed to fostering a sense of community and appreciation for the natural and agricultural heritage of Larimer County for present and future generations.
Larimer County Department of Natural Resources is seeking a skilled and talented individual to join our team as an Seasonal Park Ranger.
We are looking for a knowledgeable and friendly person to assist with our mission.
Specifically, this position :
Provides information and directions to the public.
investigates and resolves visitor complaints.
Ensures public safety, protection of natural resources, and the enjoyment of parks and open space areas.
Explains and / or enforces applicable rules and regulations to park visitors for the purpose of protecting and preserving natural, historic, and cultural features, sites, and structures.
Effectively patrols front and back country areas by foot, vehicle, boat, horse, and mountain bike as needed.
Issues warnings and citations to violators; conducts investigations of reported offenses / incidents to collect evidence, statements, and other relevant information as needed;
may be required to provide testimony in court regarding investigations and / or citations.
Participates in interpretive educational and public outreach programs as needed.
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The ideal candidate will :
Communicate clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing.
Have experience in park, natural resources, law enforcement, or a related field.
Have knowledge of area ecosystems and related native plants and wildlife; biology, wildlife management, geology, environmental sciences, local and state history, and related subjects.
Be able to make immediate, important, and critical decisions related to enforcement and emergency situations.
Have basic swimming abilities.
Have experience in basic recreational activities of the park user including boating, fishing, hiking, camping, mountain biking, horseback riding, nature study, etc.
Be knowledgeable in Natural Resources Management, Park and Visitor Services Management, General Ecology and Biology, Wildlife Biology, or a related field.
All candidates will be screened for the following required minimum qualifications. Any candidate who does not meet all of the qualifications listed as required will be eliminated from the process.
Six (6) months experience in park, Natural Resources, law enforcement, or a directly related field preferred.
Experience in customer service, public relations, general maintenance, boating, and mountain biking preferred.
High School diploma or GED required.
College courses in Natural Resources management, Park and Visitor Services management, General Ecology and Biology, Wildlife Biology, or a related field preferred.
Possession of a valid Driver's License by starting date required.
Must obtain CPR and First Aid certification within three (3) months of hire date.
EMT or 1st Responder Certification preferred.
Must successfully complete training program(s) that are necessary to perform the essential functions of the position.
For all temporary positions, sick leave and our Employee Assistance Program are available and other benefits may be available.
Larimer County offers the following for all Regular / Limited Term positions :
Medical, Dental, and Vision Benefits.
Flexible Spending Accounts / Health Savings Account
Short and Long Term Disability.
Employee Assistance Program
Basic Life / Accidental Death & Dismemberment
Critical Illness Insurance
Retirement Plan 401(a) with employer match.
457(b) Deferred Compensation.
Paid time off including vacation, sick and holidays.