Larimer County Department of Natural Resources
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.
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 Natural Resources department has 40+ benefited employees and 125+ seasonal and part time employees.
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Overview of position:
This person plays a key role in providing customer service and natural resource management services to the citizens of Larimer County.
This position performs as a peace officer; enforces Colorado Revised Statutes and park rules and regulations; contacts violators and issues warning or citation; conducts investigations and arrests; performs a variety of professional work in providing ranger services to the public, including ranger natural resource management and interpretation, ranger and volunteer operations, enforcement of park regulations, supervision of Ranger I employees, seasonal, and assigned staff and minor maintenance tasks.
This position will be based at Horsetooth Reservoir.
This position is full time, year round, and is elibigle for benefits.
To review the full job description of Ranger II please click here.
If you are selected from the applicant pool, you will continue through the steps below until a candidate is selected or the posting is closed:
If you are selected to continue the hiring process, please make sure you have the following filled out by the requested date. You will be notified of date.
If you are selected to continue the process after the board interview, you will need to fill this out:
POST Certification Pre-employment Disqualifiers include but are not limited to the following:
Larimer County is located in north central Colorado. It is the 6th largest county in Colorado based on population. The county extends to the Continental Divide and includes several mountain communities and Rocky Mountain National Park. Larimer County encompasses 2,640 square miles that include some of the finest irrigated farmland in the state, as well as vast stretches of scenic ranch lands, forest and high mountain peaks. Over 50% of Larimer County is publicly owned, most of which is land within Roosevelt National Forest and Rocky Mountain National Park. In addition to these federal lands, Colorado State Parks and Recreation and Larimer County Parks and Open Spaces combine to provide a wide spectrum of recreational opportunities that are enjoyed by both residents and visitors.
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