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29 Jan 2024

Temporary Seasonal Park Ranger

Adams County Government – Posted by NHedglin Brighton, Colorado, United States

Job Description

  • Perform foot and vehicle patrols to enforce Rules and Regulations in parks, trails, and open space properties of unincorporated Adams County.
  • Prioritizes visitor safety and provides public education in areas of responsibility.
  • Enforces Parks Rules and Regulations by contacting violators, takes corrective action through the issuance of verbal/written warnings, and citations as warranted.
  • Conducts investigations upon observation, or reports of, unlawful or unusual occurrences; resolves visitor complaints, closure monitoring, dumping/encroachment mitigation, agricultural land patrol, and interaction with vulnerable populations (persons experiencing unsheltered homelessness).
  • Prepares and maintains records and reports.
  • Takes written statements and records relevant information, as necessary.
  • May be required to provide testimony in court regarding investigations and/or citations
  • Provides information and direction to the visiting public.
  • Manages and enforces the recreational activities allowed at the bodies of waters within areas of responsibility to include boating, fishing, and enforcement of prohibited activities.
  • Responds to and provides aid/assistance in capacity as a first responder during emergencies/crisis occurring within Adams County.
  • Performs rescue operations as trained to include medical emergencies, search and rescue, boating/water rescue, wildfire, floods, and other natural disasters.
  • Perform basic maintenance operations including trash removal, fence and sign maintenance as needed.
  • Perform other related duties and responsibilities as required.

 

Qualifications for Success

 

  • Knowledge of safety hazards and necessary safety precautions enough to be able to establish a safe environment for self and others.
  • Ability to be certified in the deployment and proper use of oleoresin capsicum (O.C.) spray, and expandable baton.
  • Ability to learn and maintain CPR and first aid techniques sufficient to be able to perform lifesaving measures and render first aid when needed.
  • Computer skills:   Learn the operation of computer and County-supported software, to include MS Office Suite, E-Docs and other software.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Establish, maintain, and foster positive and harmonious working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. This may include working with vulnerable populations (persons experiencing homelessness).
  • Ability to remain motivated, dynamic, and engage in problem-solving throughout the day.
  • Learn, interpret, and apply State and local policies, procedures, laws, and regulations.
  • Learn court procedure, including, but not limited to, citation issuance and court documents.
  • Enforce necessary regulations with firmness and tact, always maintaining excellent customer service.
  • Take proper safety precautions, anticipate unsafe circumstances and act accordingly to prevent accidents. Use all required safety equipment.
  • Possess a proactive, self-motivated work ethic while maintaining the highest degree of integrity and trust.
  • Safely operate a county vehicle assigned to the Park Ranger Service on public highways and county trails.

 

More Qualifications for Success

 

  • Education and Training:
    1. Preference may be given to applicants that have or are working toward a degree in Natural Resource Management, Outdoor/Environmental Recreation, Biology, Criminal Justice, or similar.
  • Experience:
    1. Must be able to work various shifts, including weekends, nights, and holidays.
    2. Bilingual in Spanish/English preferred.
    3. Knowledge of local flora and fauna. Experience working with wildlife preferred.
    4. Awareness of current events and management issues in Adams County and municipal jurisdictions’ parks, trails, and open space properties.
    5. Experience with vulnerable populations (homeless and at-risk individuals), emergency medical care, and de-escalation training/experience is preferred.
    6. Experience in environmental education and youth programming is preferred.
    7. One year (or season) of experience in park management, park law enforcement, or traditional law enforcement is preferred.
  • License or Certificate:
    1. Must possess or have the ability to obtain and maintain a valid driver’s license within 30 days of hire.
    2. Must have or be able to attain valid current First Aid and CPR certifications.
    3. Motorcycle endorsement as well as ability to ride a mountain bike preferred.
    4. Possession of CPR and first aid certification within 3 months of hire and must maintain throughout employment.
    5. Impact Weapon/Expandable Baton *Certification within six months of employment.
    6. Hand-held aerosol chemical agent (oleoresin capsicum) *Certification within six months of employment.
    7. Licenses and certifications must be kept current as a condition of employment.

BACKGROUND CHECK:   Must pass a comprehensive background check.

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Job Types: Temporary. Job Tags: Government, Park Ranger, and Parks and Rec. Salaries: Not Disclosed.

Job expires in 59 days.

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