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Parks and Open Space Ranger I / II

City of Longmont
Longmont, Colorado, US
Closing date
Feb 9, 2022

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Conservation science
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Job Announcement 20220038

Parks and Open Space Ranger I / II

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Department: Public Works & Natural Resources

Division: Natural Resources

Hiring Range:

Ranger I: $20.76 - $23.07/hour

Ranger II: $25.91 - $28.79/hour

Flexible 40 hours per week shift work, weekends, evenings, some nights, some holidays Regular Full-time with Benefits

Benefits include: Medical, Dental, Vision, Flex Spending, Defined Benefit Pension Plan, 401(a) Money Purchase Plan, Life & Survivor, Term Life & AD&D, Long Term Disability, Bereavement, Jury & Witness Duty, FMLA, Military Leave, Sick, Vacation, Holiday pay, EAP, Tuition Assistance.

Other benefits: Optional, employee elected, voluntary benefits are available.

Definition: Park Rangers will provide resource protection, community outreach, and education, and public safety on City of Longmont parks, open space, greenways, and public lands.

Principal Duties:

Ranger I/II: Patrol Union Reservoir, McIntosh Lake, City of Longmont parks, greenways, open space, and public lands to ensure visitor safety and resource protection. Provide education and enforcement of the rules and regulations of reservoir and public lands, investigate violations, and write municipal summonses as required. Operate a wide variety of equipment used in the maintenance and management of parks, open space, and public lands. Interact with park visitors to provide direction and customer service. Perform daily patrols which can include hiking, biking, boating, UTVs, or vehicles. Resolve visitor conflicts and problem-solve issues at parks. Provide first aid and coordinate emergency medical responses. Perform boating assists and rescues. Inspect incoming watercraft for Aquatic Nuisance Species (ANS). Performs essential duties and additional tasks in a manner that enhances City Attributes.

Ranger I: Assist the Sr. Parks & Open Space Ranger and Parks & Open Space Ranger II in training new FTE and temporary rangers.

Ranger II: Hire and train new FTE and temporary rangers.

Working Environment: Work is performed outside most of the time, under varying and extreme weather conditions, and includes considerable walking and standing. Work includes exposure to noise, dust, pollen, gases and oils, solvents and occasionally chemicals including a variety of herbicides, fungicides, pesticides and fertilizers. Work requires the ability to communicate and work cooperatively with employees and the public. Incumbents are required to work weekends, holidays, and adjusted schedules as needed. Incumbents in this position must be able to meet the physical requirements necessary to do the job.

Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree in natural resource management, natural sciences, park and recreation management, criminal justice, or directly related field and/or 3 years of experience in natural resource management, outdoor recreation, wildlife, fisheries, ecology, regulation enforcement, boat operation and emergency medical response.

Special Qualifications:

Ranger I/II: Bilingual (English/Spanish) proficiency preferred. Valid Colorado Driver's License is required. Following licenses and certifications required within 6 months of hire: First Aid/AED/CPR; OC Aerosol Spray; Collapsible Baton; Motor Boat Operation.

Ranger II: Following licenses and certifications also required within 1 year of hire: City of Longmont Supervisor Training; Basic Wildland Fire (S130, S-190, L-180); Chainsaw Certification (S-212). Selection The selection process will include complete job description review, personal interview, physical abilities testing, background investigation, criminal background check, and substance screening.

DEADLINE: Open Until Filled an online application is required. This job is Open Until Filled.

The City of Longmont offers Equal Opportunities for employment to all qualified applicants. It is the policy of the City of Longmont not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, ancestry, veteran status, or disability unless related to a bona fide occupational requirement. If you need special assistance in the selection process, please contact the Human Resources Department in advance to make arrangements.

An equal opportunity employer all City of Longmont facilities are smoke-free

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