TEMPORARY Limited Commissioned Ranger - Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area

TEMPORARY Limited Commissioned Ranger - Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area

Colorado State | Chaffee County, CO, US

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TEMPORARY Limited Commissioned Ranger - Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area

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TEMPORARY Limited Commissioned Ranger - Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area


$15.00 Hourly


Chaffee County, CO

Job Type

Temporary (9 months or less)


Department of Natural Resources

Job Number

2022TEMP- PMA105



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Department Information



To apply, please submit only your application (without attachments such as resumes or cover letters). This announcement will remain open until FILLED. You are encouraged to apply early.

The mission of the Colorado Department of Natural Resources (https://cdnr.us/Pages/DNRDefault.aspx#/start) is to develop, preserve, and enhance the state's natural resources for the benefit and enjoyment of current and future citizens and visitors. In an effort to build diversity and inclusion we welcome applications from people of diverse backgrounds and abilities.


Our Mission is to perpetuate the wildlife resources of the state, to provide a quality state parks system, and to provide enjoyable and sustainable outdoor recreation opportunities that educate and inspire current and future generations to serve as active stewards of Colorado's natural resources. Colorado Parks and Wildlife. (http://cpw.state.co.us/)

Description of Job

Seasonal Park Rangers educate the public and patrol our State Parks. They perform a wide variety of jobs, and most work is conducted outside in all seasons and weather conditions. Park Rangers work where everyone comes to play! They wear many hats because of the diversity of the state's geography, visitors, and recreational opportunities. These hats vary from patrolling in vehicles, watercraft, or by foot to being hiking guides, doing educational programs and administrative work.

This is an unarmed law enforcement position (Title 33 Commission) that enforces park laws and regulations; issues citations for violations; patrols park areas by vehicle, watercraft, or foot. Responds to emergencies and resolves visitor complaints. Will complete reports and may be required to appear in court. Position will assist with revenue collection and verification, visitor services operations, education and interpretive programs. Certain parks may have backcountry duties and requirements. This position will also assist with all areas of daily park operations, assures quality customer service, facility maintenance, repair and cleanliness, assists with fee collection, accounting and deposits, and environmental education programs. Performs other duties as assigned.

Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area (AHRA) is a river-based state park that encompasses 152 miles of river corridor between Leadville and Lake Pueblo State Park. AHRA is co managed by Colorado Parks and Wildlife, the Bureau of Land Management, and the United States Forest Service. The Arkansas River is the most commercially rafted river in the United States. The most common activities in the park are river rafting (commercial and private), kayaking, fishing, camping, sightseeing, hiking, mountain biking, and gold panning.

Limited on-site housing available.

Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights


+ Must be at least 21 years of age.

+ Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license.

+ Must successfully pass a comprehensive background check.

+ Must have or be able to attain valid current First Aid and CPR certifications.

+ Must be able to lift 50 pounds repeatedly throughout work day.

+ Must be able to work various shifts, weekends and holidays

+ Must attend and successfully complete required Colorado State Park training (may include full exposure to OC spray)

+ Preference may be given to applicants with or working towards a Natural Resources degree or similar education.


+ This position will perform physical activities that require considerable use of your arms and legs and moving your whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling of materials. Ability to perceive color differences and to hear verbal and radio communications.


Effective September 20, 2021, employees will be required to attest to and verify

whether or not they are fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Employees who have not been

fully vaccinated may be required to submit to serial testing in the future. Upon hire,

new employees will have three (3) business days to provide attestation to their status

with proof of vaccination. Vaccinated employees must provide proof of vaccination.

NOTE: Fully Vaccinated means two (2) weeks after a second dose in a two-dose series

of the COVID-19 vaccine, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, or two (2) weeks

after the single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson's Janssen vaccine, as defined

by the most recent State of Colorado's Public Health Order and current guidance

issued by the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment.

Supplemental Information

The State of Colorado believes that equity, diversity, and inclusion drive our success, and we encourage candidates from all identities, backgrounds, and abilities to apply. The State of Colorado is an equal opportunity employer committed to building inclusive, innovative work environments with employees who reflect our communities and enthusiastically serve them. Therefore, in all aspects of the employment process, we provide employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, medical condition related to pregnancy, creed, ancestry, national origin, marital status, genetic information, or military status (with preference given to military veterans), or any other protected status in accordance with applicable law.

The Department of Natural Resources is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, our agency will assist individuals who have a disability with any reasonable accommodation requests related to employment, including completing the application process, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing, participating in the employee selection process, and/or to perform essential job functions where the requested accommodation does not impose an undue hardship. If you have a disability and require reasonable accommodation to ensure you have a positive experience applying or interviewing for this position, please direct your inquiries to our ADAAA Coordinator, Anna Kargobai-Murray, at anna.kargobai-murray@state.co.us or call 303-866-2667 x8647.

ADAAA Accommodations

Any person with a disability as defined by the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) may be provided a reasonable accommodation upon request to enable the person to complete an employment assessment. To request an accommodation, please contact Anna Kargobai-Murray at anna.kargobai-murray@state.co.us at least five business days before the date that any accommodation will be required to allow us to evaluate your request and prepare for the accommodation. You may be asked to provide additional information, including medical documentation, regarding functional limitations and type of accommodation needed. Please ensure that you have this information available well in advance of the assessment date.

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Toll-Free Applicant Support - Technical Help

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