Hot Job: Park Ranger Boss in Denver

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Looking for a job? Here's a cool opportunity that just might be a great new start for the right person.

The position: Lead park ranger for the Denver Mountain Parks

Location: Various locations around Denver

Job duties: If you hate being cooped up in an office, like interacting with outdoorsy types or are just a huge Yogi Bear fan this might be the perfect job for you. You will play an important leadership role in the administration of the City and County of Denver's urban and mountain parks system. You will lead a team that provides educational programming to park visitors, protects natural resources and enforces city ordinances and park rules. You will implement, evaluate and recommend improvements in the day-to-day operations of the Park Ranger program. You will also patrol urban and mountain parks, trails and facilities, both on foot and in a vehicle. Will participate in the recruitment and selection of seasonal employees. Must be able to effectively communicate with law enforcement personnel, especially when responding to safety and environmental emergencies.

The company: The City and County of Denver has more than 350 urban parks, one of the largest skate parks in the region and 14,000 acres of mountain parks.

Requirements: Requires associate's degree in recreation, forestry, wildlife management or a related field. Must have two years (or four seasons) of park experience in public relations, natural science or regulation compliance. Must have valid driver's license and obtain CPR and first aid certification within six months of hire. Must be willing to work weekends, holidays and evenings.

Extra perks: Denver offers its employees comprehensive medical coverage, dental and prescription benefits, flexible spending accounts and disability plans. There are also discounted public transportation passes, plus discounts on local products and services. New hires must complete a six-month probationary period before attaining career employee status, but all benefits are active during this period, with the exception of vacation time.

Interesting info: Salary range is $47,959 to $69,993

Other opportunities: Denver also needs lifeguards, deputy sheriffs, fitness instructors and a forensic pathologist. They also need a tree trimmer, a golf course supervisor and IT specialists.

Apply online here.

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