COSA Jefferson County Open Space is Hiring – Deputy Director

Hello COSA Members,

Jefferson County Open Space is seeking to hire a Deputy Director. The information on this position is below and applications are accepted online at the link below.

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Open Space Deputy Director




700 Jefferson County Parkway, Golden

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Closing Date/Time

03/17/2019 11:59 PM

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Open Space Deputy Director




Open Space

Job Type



· $95,000.00 – $115,000.00 Annually, Hiring Range

Are you seeking more than a paycheck?

Do you want to serve your community in a way that’s friendly, composed, and professional? At JeffCo, we are looking for customer-focused individuals who take pride in their work, have an eye for detail, and believe in a positive attitude. Whether you are coming from a job where travel is mandatory, or leaving a company with an overwhelming schedule, you can find a better quality of life working with the Jeffco community. We offer exciting benefits such as flex time, generous holiday schedules, and regular business hours so you can stay put, spend more time with family, and enjoy all the amenities Jefferson County has to offer!

This position provides you the opportunity to work for a County that thrives on working collaboratively and overcoming challenges. At Open Space we are seeking a personable, natural leader, who is self-motivated, loves what they do and is motivated to share their knowledge and experience with those who they work with.

The Open Space Deputy Director is dedicated in providing astonishing services by promoting Jefferson County Open Space vision, mission, values, brand and culture to create healthy and nature-based experiences to our residents. Strategic planning and management of several division functions is necessary in order to lead innovation and growth of Jefferson County Open Space’s values. The Deputy Director will provide input, insight, and guidance regarding landowner relations, strategic planning, policy and partnership relations. Other responsibilities are budget preparations, land acquisition negotiations, and fostering partnership with County personnel, external entities, the public, or other stakeholders.

Essential Duties

The Open Space Deputy Director will be responsible for:

· Providing strategic leadership by working with local, county, state, federal public land agencies, external organizations, landowners and stakeholders.

· Serving as an advocate for internal and external collaboration to advance the mission of JCOS in order to advance the development of organizational evaluations and plans.

· Supports staff, the Open Space Advisory Committee and the Board of County Commissioners and the director by assisting with timely and efficient communications and analysis, strategy development, evaluation and recommendations.

· Managing the JCOS Land Conservation/Landowner Relations Programs and identify, develop, enhance and coordinate internal and external partnerships with land agencies, cities, park districts, community organizations, businesses and internal county organizations to advance land conservation in and around Jefferson County.

· Developing, updating and coordinating organizational standards, policies and procedures.

· The department budget and provide insight and guidance to the director in preparation and management of division budgets.

· Determining and implementing fiscal practices that maximize funding sources, flexibility, and creativity to carry out program goals.

· Creating, promoting, advancing guiding plans, documents, policies and procedures of JCOS.

· Responding to routine personnel matters affecting employees such as hiring, training, granting leave, appraisals, and corrective action.


Minimum Qualifications:

· Bachelor’s degree in Management, Public Administration, Environmental Science, Natural Resources, Business, Parks & Recreation or equivalent education and work experience

· Five or more years of experience in executive management

Preferred Qualifications:

· Prior experience presenting in front of audiences of all sizes and interests

· Experience in working with other public land owners to develop partnerships and collaborative relationships.

· Prior training or coaching experience

· Prior experience working with property or land owners

Knowledge, skills, and attributes that would be beneficial and lead to success in this role include:

· Ability to write professional documents such as proposals, contracts, scopes of work, policies, and other related documents

· Ability to effectively communicate information to various stakeholders

· Strong work-ethic, self-motivated, self-starter, and strategic persona

· Able to successfully lead and promote initiatives

· Excellent negotiation skills

Additional Information

Colorado Driver’s License at hire and throughout employment. Background check required.

Thank You,


Brandon Norman

Planning, Projects & IT Team Assistant

Office: 303.271.5981, Cell: 720.448.0866