• Seasonal Park Ranger Team Lead

    Job ID
    Position Type
    Hiring Pay/Range
    $11.10 - $18.00 / hour
    Closing Date
    Open Until Filled
    Natural Resources
    Reporting Location : Location
    US-CO-Estes Park
  • Overview

    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 40+ benefited employees and 125+ seasonal and part time employees. 


    Larimer County values it's seasonal employees and strives to create an environment where you gain the knowledge and experience to be successful. Consider joining our team and see your hard work pay off as we work together to protect the natural resources of Larimer County.



    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 will:

    • Provide information and directions to the public; investigate and resolve visitor complaints; ensure public safety, protection of natural resources, and the enjoyment of parks and open space areas
    • Explain and/or enforce applicable rules and regulations to park visitors for the purpose of protecting and preserving natural, historic, and cultural features, sites, and structures
    • Effectively patrol front and back country areas by foot, vehicle, boat, horse, and mountain bike as needed
    • Issue warnings and citations to violators; conduct 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
    • Participate in interpretive educational and public outreach programs as needed
    • Supervisory duties as assigned
    • Work with and lead groups of volunteers


     To review the full job description, please Click Here. 


    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.




    • Hermit Park, Estes Park



    • Six months experience in park, natural resources, law enforcement, or a directly related field desired.
    • 1 year of supervisory experience
    • Some experience in customer service, public relations, general maintenance, boating, and mountain biking desired.
    • Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade required.
    • Some college courses in Natural Resources Management, Park and Visitor Services Management, General Ecology and Biology, Wildlife Biology, or a related field desired.
    • Possession of, or ability to obtain by starting date, a valid Colorado Driver's License. 
    • Possession of, or ability to obtain by starting date, a valid CPR and First Aid certifications.
    • EMT or 1st Responder Certification is strongly desired.


    Other Information to Note:

    • This is a temporary, full time position working up to 40 hours/week for up to 11 months.
    • Shift-work, nights, weekends, and holidays will be required.
    • Work schedules are subject to change depending on weather and visitation.
    • This position is eligible for medical benefits.
    • An offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen and background test. As marijuana is an illegal substance under federal law, testing positive for marijuana (medical or otherwise) or any other substance for which the county tests, will result in the contingent offer of employment being revoked. A successful completion of the drug screen is defined as obtaining a negative result.
    • This posting is "Open until filled" and may close at any time.  Once we begin the interview process, we may not consider additional applicants unless a candidate is not hired from the interview pool.

    Employee Benefits

    Click here to view information on Larimer County's Benefits.  Temporary employees may qualify for medical benefits if eligibility requirements are met.


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